Things to do in Kiawah Island

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  • Brown_Samantha
    Kennewick, WA1,379 contributions
    Maybe we came on a weekday and mid morning, not a lot of people. The $15 fee has in and out privileges and maintains a nice boardwalk all the way to the beach, showers, changing rooms, bathrooms, clean and friendly staff, picnic tables. We thought it was well worth the fee.

    The beach has nice soft white sands. Not a lot of seashells like Folly Beach. There is a wide stretch of wet and packed sand, perfect for walking and people bike on the beach. Waves were quite calm so that made it great for families with young kids.

    We did not go down to where the dolphins were. No tip there. Spent about two hours here. Super relaxing. They are starting to build up around the beach area. Quiet is probably short lived.
    Written 4 May 2022
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  • TravelingMama
    New York, NY353 contributions
    Convenient options - restaurants, ABC, wine, groceries, multiple banks, vet and pet store. Beautiful flowers and common area. Some stores dog friendly. All shopkeepers I encountered were lovely and helpful.
    Written 10 July 2022
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  • AZYank
    Buckeye, AZ24 contributions
    Great place to take kids / grandkids. They have a new playground that got a lot of attention. The kids also liked the nature center and frisbee golf. The pool and other activities are reserved to those whose reservations are thru an official Kiawah rental agency so, having rented thru VRBO, we didn't have access. With the wonderful beach, we didn't see the need for the pool.
    Written 9 July 2022
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  • Bridge
    1 contribution
    I played college tennis and was on the pro circuit for 6 months. Having played tennis all over the world, I can confidently say that the Roy Barth Tennis Center is one of the very best in terms of facilities, pros, consistency in what they teach, and the friendliness of the environment. I see why they are the number one tennis resort in the country year after year. If you are a beginner or a pro or something in between, it is a great place to play tennis!
    Written 10 March 2022
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  • preciousness22
    United States803 contributions
    This was a beautiful gallery. I enjoyed viewing all the locally handmade baskets and the artwork. It was nice to be able to view the artwork.
    Written 28 November 2021
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  • rmfsinc
    Massapequa, NY23 contributions
    Lovely beach scenic view many interesting shops and restaurants The park in the center of the town has cute chairs made of lawn grass very unusual and unique for photo op
    Written 13 August 2022
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  • nevbrian
    Dublin, Ireland99 contributions
    Exceptional location, from the moment we arrived we received 5 star service all the way it was a truly great day from start to finish ,course,caddies and drinks on the veranda hopefully return some day thank you Kiawah
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • TDHSNJ
    New Jersey709 contributions
    This is a great golf course in a long line of many great courses on Kiawah Island. They have a nice clubhouse, well-appointed clubhouse, driving range and a nice layout that traverses in and out of wetlands and homes. It was a challenging day for us as the wind was whipping and seemed to be in our face most of the day. However, the course was in great shape and it was an enjoyable day of golf. For the price of the green fees, it would be nice if there was a GPS on the carts to give you distance and location to the green.
    Written 21 March 2022
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  • S J
    1 contribution
    There were 4 of us that went on a 3 hour Inshore Charter and had a wonderful time. We caught 4 sharks and 2 got away! Capt. Brad was very knowledgeable of the area and knew exactly where to catch the fish. I would highly recommend a fishing trip with Sonny Boy Charters.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Stucolco
    Johns Island, SC1,587 contributions
    Although Chamber Music Charleston typically holds some of their chamber music concerts at local houses on Kiawah Island, they were allowed to use The Chapel at the Sanctuary for their March concert. The venue was ideal, with excellent acoustics, the musicians, Zac Hammond (oboe), Jenny Weiss (violin), Ben Weiss (viola), and Tim O’Malley (cello), all excellent, and the musical selections by Marcello, Mozart, Britten, and Morricone, all very enjoyable to hear. An excellent concert in an ideal venue!
    Written 15 March 2022
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  • NCgirls
    Mooresville, NC32 contributions
    Super quality bikes can be found at Alligator Bikes for your Kiawah stay. A MUST if you plan to visit. We go a lot the these were the first bikes that didn’t squeak from salt damage! Matter of fact Alligator will charge you if you ride in the surf. Our bikes looks like new and boy did we ride and ride them. I highly recommend their easy rental, drop off and pick up.
    Written 15 July 2022
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  • Michael G
    Dallas, TX142 contributions
    Great course. You really have to pick your spots as you work your way around the course. Holes 14-16 along the ocean create a completely different feel from the rest of the course. While it is a great course, the green fees are a little steep for what you are getting.
    Written 21 March 2019
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  • jmgrier
    Marlborough, MA111 contributions
    My husband and I visited on our babymoon to make some commemorative candles. We made a reservation since it was a Friday afternoon, but I think we could have easily walked in during this time of year. Our hostess was very kind, and we did not feel rushed at all. So many scents to choose from, good variety for every taste. Plenty to do in the shopping center while we waited two hours for the candles to set. Would definitely recommend.
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • Michael
    Aiken, SC11 contributions
    Second time playing here. Love the layout and conditions. Bag drop and clubhouse staff were great. Only reason I gave four stars vs. five stars was the starter and ranger. The starter made us wait on the first tee so a single who was running late could join our group. This held us up so much so that the group in front of us cleared the green and was already on No. 2 by the time we could tee off. Even more weird was the late single had his wife ride along with their tiny dog. Out on the course, on the 5th hole, the ranger told us we were a hole behind and we needed to pick it up. I tried to explain the first tee situation but the ranger’s reply was that he was at the first tee and knew everything (he wasn’t). Anyway the tardy single quit after 9 and we caught the group in front on 17. We finished in around 4 hours. No apology from the ranger.
    Written 22 January 2022
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  • jmt0279
    South Carolina43 contributions
    Bill and Wendy Henzy, owners of Kiawah Fine Jewelry are the best! Great customer service, and selection with competitive prices. Highly recommend shopping here for that special something or souvenir from Kiawah or Seabrook. Their name is deceiving. They do sell fine jewelry, but also affordable jewelry for a special memory of a vacation.
    Written 26 January 2016
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