Voted the #1 Island in North America by Conde Nast Traveller, Kiawah Island is a charming island with unspoiled beauty, private and pristine beaches and some of the best golf in the country. With 10 miles of beach and 30 miles of paved trails, the outdoor activities on Kiawah Island are endless. Kayak or canoe through maritime forests, tidal creeks, salt marshes and along the Kiawah River, or simply relax and unwind on the water’s edge with your fishing rod. Captain Sam’s Inlet on the Kiawah River is the playground and feeding ground of the bottle nose dolphins and is surrounded by vibrant birdlife and wildlife. Keep watch for the turtles during hatching season. The Kiawah Island Night Heron Park Nature Center is worth a visit with local wildlife exhibits, nature tours and interactive displays for the whole family.
Kiawah Island boasts five championship golf courses and two top tennis resorts for sporting enthusiasts, as well as many different water sports. Freshfields Village lies at the crossroads of Kiawah and Seabrook Island and is a shopping mecca with stores to please the whole family. Browse the variety of shops, treat yourself to an ice-cream or visit an art show, outdoor market or music festival. End your day at one of the many restaurants then enjoy outdoor movies under the stars.
The historic town of Charleston is only 20 minutes away and offers plenty of activities for visitors. Explore the gardens, architecture and historic homes by foot or on a horse drawn carriage tour through the town. Visit the South Carolina Aquarium or take a trip around the harbor on a Schooner. Explore a Medieval Castle and Pirate Ship or take an art class at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry.
Make special family memories on this family-oriented island.