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The St. James Plantation Lifestyles

When you think about that ideal Carolina lifestyle, just minutes from your front door, most will agree that one planned community hosts the best of the best in lifestyle activities on the Carolina Coast.  This one place is St. James Plantation near Southport, NC.

St. James Plantation hosts dozens and dozens of activities sponsored by various clubs and associations to keep your days and weekends full.  From Bridge, to the motorcycle club, to fishing, shell collecting clubs, the list goes on and on.  The following groups activities are the main organizations and hobby clubs that draw the biggest base and actually have great participation in throughout St. James Plantation.

Golf-   Of course this is one of the most popular lifestyles at the community.  With over 81 holes to play, extravagant clubhouses, this definitely is the anchor of community activities.  The four courses include, The Reserve at St. James Plantation, The Founders Club, The Members Club and the Players Club.  All are great courses for all levels of players.

Tennis-   The courts at St. James Plantation are Har-Tru courts. Nearby, you have an expansive viewing deck and a great tennis shop. A Tennis pro and staff are available for lessons and for setting up activities.  Speaking of activities with this club, St. James Plantation has over 300 members and counting – which means teams, leagues, events and lessons for every season. The Tennis association is also a member of the United States Tennis Association.

Beach Club- St. James by The Sea, the residents’ private beach club that’s perched on the rare, south-facing beach of nearby Oak Island, NC.   Residents have access to the beach year round, including parking, a kitchen area and showers.  Many clubs meet yearly to participate in beach activities.  The Beach club is just a few minutes from the front gates of St. James Plantation.

Fitness- Nothing tops the list for baby-boomers more than fitness and health.  St. James Plantation hosts Indoor swimming, free weights, cardio equipment, great group classes and our state-of-the-art fitness centers are just the beginning. Other activities offered are Yoga, Pilates or Tai Chi.  There is also a sauna, steam room and massages offered!  Remember, there are also miles and miles of walking and biking trails available to use year round.  

There is so much to do for your health and fitness at St. James Plantation.  Please contact Carolina Plantations to learn more about all these great benefits and amenities at St. James Plantation. 

Marina Mania, The Marina at St. James Plantation

Living in on the Carolina coast, one of the most popular recreational pastimes is boating.  Small day cruisers, larger yachts, sailing vessels, there are many water vessels to choose from.  In coastal NC, many families generally choose from a 18 foot to 25 foot powerboat. These boats are easy to run, easy to maintain, and easy to store. So, whether your boat will be a single console or dual console, the coastal lifestyle is not complete without a boat. 


So, once you’ve made that jump into owning a boat, where do you keep it?

One of Brunswick counties most popular relocation destinations for boating and the marina lifestyle, there is no better community than The Marina at St. James Plantation near Southport, NC.

The Marina at St. James Plantation hosts an upland protected marina basin that hosts 155 wet-slips, the marina also hosts 2 Dry-Stack Storage barns that stores 320 boats.  So, all you need to do is call the Harbor Master before you leave your home, and they will have your boat in the water upon your arrival.  There are also several shops and a Deli that serves outstanding lunches and beverages.

The Marina at St. James Plantation is just a few minutes from waterfront restaurants both in Southport and also neighboring Holden Beach, where you can pull your boat up to several waterfront restaurants and have a great Sunday afternoon lunch.

The Marina at St. James is also only 4 miles from the Lockwood Folly inlet, which puts you just miles to some of the best fishing pockets in the Atlantic offshore. 

So when you are considering your coastal destination for that total lifestyle that takes you beyond the golf courses, think of the coastal and boating lifestyle that is perfect at St. James Plantation.