“Shell Point Boat Landing” is a 2.5-acre parcel tucked deep in the Shell Point subdivision in the Town of Port Royal. The original developers of Shell Point had intended this parcel to be developed into an amenity for the neighborhood with water frontage, a boat landing, a dock and playground. However, over time those amenities were never constructed and the property remained in its natural vegetated state.
The ecological features of this property include forested uplands, emergent wetland maritime forest and tidally-influenced marsh frontage on Archer’s Creek, a tributary of the Broad River flowing into Port Royal Sound. A dry creek runs from east to west through the tract that occasionally floods Broad River Drive at very high tides.
The public benefits resulting from OLT ownership of Shell Point Boat Landing include protection of water quality associated with Archer’s Creek and the Broad River, storm surge protection, the scenic view of upland forests from those waterways, the relatively natural habitat of the property and scenic forested road frontage along the public roadway of Broad River Drive.