Welcome to Belle Isle Yacht Club

Belle Isle Yacht Club is located along the Winyah Bay, just south of Georgetown, South Carolina, named in 2018 by USA TODAY 10Best poll voters as #1 "Best Coastal Small Town."  As you enter this gated community, you immediately become part of a world removed from ordinary distractions.  First impressions record an immediate feeling of natural beauty and serenity.  Surrounded by almost 640 acres of park-like gardens, woods, and lakes, you’ll find many, many kinds of wildlife.

It sits on a bluff, looking directly across wide and navigable Winyah Bay to miles of shoreline that will never be developed, thousands of acres of pine forest and salt marsh dedicated to marine conservation by Belle Baruch.

The owners' amenities include the marina, the Yacht Club building, two swimming pools, two tennis courts, an owners' activity building spanning a plantation-era rice irrigation canal, and a private oceanfront clubhouse at Pawleys Island, twenty minutes away.

Villas

There are several styles of villas at Belle Isle Yacht Club.

Amenities

The amenities at the Belle Isle Yacht Club are wonderful.

Why are we redeveloping our marina?

  • Like many marinas along the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), Belle Isle is experiencing significantly reduced hours of access from the water because of recent 1000-year flooding bringing increased silt into this watershed (2015), Hurricane Matthew (2016), and Hurricane Irma (2017) and, chiefly, because the U.S. Coast Guard is no longer dredging the ICW.
  • Belle Isle has the closest full service marina location to the Gulf Stream in South Carolina, and is one of the premier marinas on the eastern seaboard of the United States. Our unique location brings a frequent dredging burden and we are in the planning phase of a project to reduce the frequency and financial burden of a costly maintenance dredge two or even three times each decade.
  • Winyah Bay is the East Coast’s third largest watershed and the area’s largest salt water marsh estuary, where fishing abounds.
  • Belle Isle Marina's redevelopment, when complete, will offer a return to premier boat dockage facilities. 

For Now?

  • Residents are accessing the water around the tidal cycle using public boat ramps as well as our marina.
  • Enjoy a meal with us Thursday through Saturday at Milligan's bar/grill at the Belle Isle Marina. Access through our gated community is achieved by dialing (843) 461-1346 on the gate keypad during grill operating hours. When answered, request access to Milligan's.
  • Watch for updates on the redevelopment project and make your plans to enjoy the water with us soon.

Marina Bar & Grill Hours of Operation and Menu

Members of Belle Isle Yacht Club have full access to the beach house on Pawleys Island for lazy walks on the beach, a restorative rock in the hammock listening to surf sounds on the shaded screened porch, or a day of people watching. The beach house sits directly on the beach and, best of all, has a private gated parking area.

Features & Amenities

Belle Isle Yacht Club is located on beautiful Winyah Bay, surrounded by picturesque gardens and the historic Battery White. The elegant waterfront Yacht Club facility, built in 2008, can be rented for business and social occasions. The two-story floor plan features large versatile open spaces suitable for a variety of functions. The second floor is accessible by stairs or elevator and has a reception area, screened in porch and a commercial kitchen.  

Residents have full free access to this facility year round. 

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The recently refurbished (2018) Rice Canal Club spans a mid-eighteenth century rice canal, a relic from the days in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries when rice was grown on Belle Isle Plantation. Enslaved persons from Africa brought knowledge of how to grow this new crop. Their skills and labor, performed under very difficult conditions and for long days, directly contributed to the meteoric growth of Georgetown County into one of the wealthiest places in North America until the Civil War. The name and placement of this amenity reflects on enslaved Africans' contributions which enabled wealth development in pre-Civil War South Carolina, and with a full spectrum of their adapted culture as integral enrichment in the lowcountry lifestyle we enjoy today.

Residents have full access to this facility by reservation.

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Location / Directions

From the South:
Heading North on Rt. 17, turn right onto Whitehall Avenue. Follow the road for about 2.5 miles until you reach Belle Isle Road. Turn right. Stay left at the fork and continue to follow Belle Isle Road until you reach the Belle Isle Yacht Club gate.

From the North:
Heading South on Rt. 17 from Georgetown, turn left onto South Island Road. Follow South Island Road for about 3.5 miles. Turn on the Belle Isle Road. Stay left at the fork and continue to follow Belle Isle road until you reach the Belle Isle Yacht Club gate.