The Town of Seabrook Island's Comprehensive Beach Management Plan was first adopted in November 1992, and was most recently updated in December 2019. The preparation and updating of the town's plan was a joint effort between the Town of Seabrook Island, the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association, the Seabrook Island Club and the St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center.
The town's current Comprehensive Beach Management Plan was adopted by ordinance of Seabrook Island Town Council on December 17, 2019. The plan was subsequently submitted to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) for review and approval. Upon approval by SCDHEC, the town's plan will become a part of the State Beachfront Management Plan.
About Beach Management Plans
Pursuant to Section 48-39-350 of the S.C. Code of Laws (the "Coastal Tidelands and Wetlands Act"), the Town of Seabrook Island must prepare, in coordination with SCDHEC, a local comprehensive beach management plan which must be submitted to SCDHEC for review and approval. By law, the town's plan must contain, at a minimum, the following components:
By law, the town's comprehensive beach management plan must be updated no less than every five years in coordination with SCDHEC.