St James • Southport, NC

Updated: Mar 9

The private, gated, coastal waterfront community of St James offers a wealth of amenities as well as club memberships to its property owners. The sprawling 6,000 acres of this gorgeous community hosts over 5,000 full-time residents and many more property owners who like to call St James their second home.

Whether it's purchasing a resale home, new construction, or a homesite to build your dream home, everything you need to enjoy the best of what the Brunswick Islands have to offer is


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Let's explore what this private coastal waterfront community has to offer. The private Oceanfront Beach Club on Oak Island is a great place to start!



The St James Oceanfront Beach Club


24 HOUR GATED SECURITY


St James is a sprawling 6,000 acres so ease of access is important. There are four gates available to both residents and guests and a fifth one planned in The Reserve in the near future.

With four 24 Hour Gated Access Points your privacy and security are of the highest importance in St James. All gates are accessible by residents via electronic pass on your windshield 24 hours, 7 days a week.

The main gate is open 24 hours 7 days a week for guests to enter. See below for the guest hours of the 3 remaining gates. All guests gain passage by having a property owner call the main gate to grant you access or by touring the community with your real estate agent.


St James Marina & Marketplace

Located along the Intracoastal Waterway and within minutes to the Atlantic Ocean, a favorite spot for residents to enjoy indoor and outdoor dining from the Tommy Thompson's Grille and enjoy music at the Tiki Bar.


Amenities offered:

  • Wet slip/dry stack

  • Full-service marina launch, fuel, clean, and store your boat

  • Boating year-round activity at St. James Plantation

  • Harborside Marketplace

  • Tommy Thompson’s Grille and Tiki Bar

  • Fishing


St James Waterway Park

Located on the Intracoastal Waterway fishing, kayaking, bird watching, biking, walking, letting the dogs play, or simply having a picnic, you can do it all at St James Waterway Park.




The Lakefront Amphitheater & Woodlands Loop

In the Woodlands Park area of St James, you'll find a serene lake where residents ride bikes or walk their four-legged furry friends around the loop. You can even drop a line in and catch a few as the lake is stocked with a variety of fish.


The Lakefront Amphitheater hosts concerts while the picnic pavilion is a great gathering place where the grassy lawn lends itself to a game of flag football or frisbee.


Plenty of parking and restrooms make the Woodlands Loop the perfect place to spend the day.


The Clubs at St James Plantation

If you enjoy the Clubhouse lifestyle then St James is definitely where you will want to call home. In addition to the amenities mentioned above, St James offers exclusive membership opportunities to property owners.

Nearby Cities, Beaches, Areas

- everything you need well within reach!


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