Dear New Seabrook Island Property Owner:

Welcome to Seabrook Island! As Executive Director of the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association (SIPOA), I am delighted that you have chosen to be part of our unique and vibrant community. Whether you are here full time or part time, enjoy walking on the beach or participating in recreational activities or social groups, Seabrook Island has much to offer. Information regarding the wide range of available activities and facilities is enclosed in your Welcome Packet materials.

Seabrook Island has a Newcomers Committee that is sponsored jointly by SIPOA and the Seabrook Island Club (SIC). The Committee sponsors semi-annual social events to provide an opportunity to meet other newcomers as well as members of island organizations. This is a great way to meet other residents and discover that you are readily welcomed by the community.

SIPOA facilities include The Lake House, Oyster Catcher Community Center, Gate House and Crabbing Dock. The Lake House, constructed in 2009, includes our Fitness Center, indoor and outdoor pools, library, and meeting rooms. In addition to fitness equipment for exercise with or without the assistance of a personal trainer, The Lake House hosts many popular wellness classes and events and is home to many special interest groups that bring together Owners with common interests. Please see The Lake House staff for facility tours and more information. The Oyster Catcher Community Center includes meeting space and an outdoor pool for the exclusive use of Property Owners and their accompanied guests.

The Island House, Beach Club, Equestrian Center, Racquet Club and golf courses are Seabrook Island Club facilities. Your SIC membership packet contains information on Club facilities and events.

There are many excellent sources of information on a wide array of Seabrook Island topics. The information below contains contact information, general information about Seabrook Island, SIPOA Bylaws, Covenants and Rules and Regulations. SIPOA resources and information are also located at: sipoa.org. SIPOA also sends weekly eblasts to Owners with timely information and updates. If you would like to receive our eblasts, please click this link  to sign up, or email your request and contact info to receptionist@sipoa.org. Our Seabrook Island blog, “Tidelinestidelinesblog.com, is a timely source of island and local area information. We encourage you to become a follower and to visit the site on a regular basis. The Town of Seabrook Island website, townofseabrookisland.org has additional information about Town-related topics of interest. The Town website is also the source for the most up to date information regarding weather emergencies.

Our community thrives on Property Owner involvement. To facilitate your participation, please take the opportunity to enroll in e-voting for the SIPOA annual meeting when you provide us with your contact information.

The SIPOA Board of Directors meets monthly and Property Owners are welcome to attend. The meetings are usually held at the Lake House on the 3rd Monday of each month at 1:00 pm. Please consider volunteering for one of our many committees to contribute your ideas, thoughts and talents.

If you have questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact me, the SIPOA staff, or your Board of Directors. Again, on behalf of the SIPOA staff and community, welcome to your new home!

Heather Paton, MCM, CMCA, LSM, PCAM
Executive Director

Effective January 1, 2005, all new property owners are required to purchase a club membership as outlined by the Seabrook Island Property Owner Association (SIPOA) covenants. A limited number of memberships at the Social and Full Membership levels may be available to those that don’t own property on Seabrook Island.


We want to be able to communicate with you, so please be sure that we have your current mailing address, email addresses, and phone numbers on file. You can use the fillable New Property Owners Form and email it to our Finance Administrator, Allison Townsley at atownsley@sipoa.org.

SIPOA Monthly Newsletter – Currents
Currents is a monthly administrative newsletter – you can sign up for it through this link.

SIPOA Website
Our website is public; however, some information, like meeting minutes or creating guest passes, are restricted to property owners only through gateaccess.net. You can receive your new property owner login information by emailing atownsley@sipoa.org.

Governing Documents

Please take the time to review these documents, as they are necessary and informative, and apply to all Seabrook Island property owners.

Please note that ANY exterior work to be performed at a property from painting, to landscaping, or even tree trimming, must be approved by our ARC department. You can fill out the ARC form, and submit it to arc@sipoa.org for approval. For more ARC information, click on the links below:

ARC Tips

Backyard Buffers

ARC Frequently Asked Questions

Note: If you plan to use your property for short-term rentals as an Airbnb or VRBO, you must apply for a Seabrook Island business license. You can fill out the form here, through the Town of Seabrook Island website.

Access to the Island

Property owners are able to enter the community with vehicle barcodes on their personal vehicles. Guests will have to use a guest pass to enter the community. Please contact the administrative office for barcode fees.

Vehicle Barcodes
You can request your owner vehicle barcode by filling out the New Vehicle Registration Form.

Guest Passes
Visit gateaccess.net  to request guest passes. You can input these pass requests via your computer, tablet, or smartphone!

SIPOA Contacts

Administrative Office

The Lake House


Security Gate

2020 Board of Directors


Berkley Electric – 843-559-2458

Seabrook Island Utility Commission (Water & Sewer) – 843-768-0102

Comcast/Xfinity – 800-934-6489

AT&T – 855-419-8511

Villa/Regime Communities

If you are not familiar with the regime company for your specific property, please click here for the regime / association management list.

Garbage Pickup

Trash, recycling and bulk pick-up are provided by Priority One through SIPOA. If you do not have a garbage or recycle roll cart, please email the receptionist at receptionist@sipoa.org to request what you need.

2020 Garbage Schedule

Recycling Information

Post Office

Johns Island / 2860 Maybank Hwy; (800) 275-8777

Fresh Fields Post & Computer / 130 Gardeners Circle; 843.768.2626; postcomputercenter.com/

More Information

“Who Does What?”

Committee Descriptions and time Commitments

Gate Access System Instructions

Special Interest Groups

Tips for Helping Loggerheads

Top 10 Things You Should Know About Seabrook Island