Safe Harbor Reserve Harbor Recertifies as a S.C. Clean Marina

Nestled at the southern tip of Sandy Island on the Waccamaw River, where it intersects with Thoroughfare Creek, is Safe Harbor Reserve Harbor (SHRH). Built between 1999 and 2001, the marina initially served as an amenity for The Reserve HOA. In 2008, Morningstar Marinas purchased the property, opening it up to boat owners from the Pawleys Island area. Safe Harbor Marinas acquired the property in 2020, implementing numerous capital improvements to create the gem we have today.

SHRH originally became a Certified Clean Marina in 2011 and has proudly been recertified. “As custodians of our environment, it is of utmost importance to maintain healthy water quality along our coastlines. We are fortunate to live and work in such an amazing part of the world, so it is our responsibility to work toward maintaining the pristine nature of our coastlines . . . not just for ourselves, but all future generations to enjoy,” General Manager Christine Rosow explains. “We welcome potential members to visit our property and are available to assist others in the process of certification.”

Healthy water quality is crucial not only for the marina but for the Lowcountry as a whole, and SHRH is committed to doing its part to maintain a healthy marine ecosystem. Being a certified Clean Marina helps achieve this goal, reflecting the marina’s dedication to environmental stewardship.

The marina boasts a dry storage building accommodating approximately 200 boats, a harbor with 34 courtesy slips, a fuel dock, two boat forklifts, a clubhouse with a full-service restaurant and bar, and a swimming pool. Additionally, the marina offers gas and diesel fuel, public restrooms, shower and changing facilities, a Ship’s Store, and marina offices. Notably, SHRH is home to one of only two School Bus Boats in the US and is designated by the US Coast Guard as a Hurricane Hole.