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About Kiawah Island

Located a little more than twenty miles from Charleston, South Carolina, Kiawah Island is a great place for families to visit while on a vacation. This seaside town and barrier island boasts pristine sandy beaches, green trees and clean air. Although the island is predominately a golf and beach resort, there are Kiawah island vacation rentals that can boost the relaxation factor of your vacation significantly and will help you save on your travel expenses.

Things to do

Although Kiawah Island is known for its many golf courses, there are plenty of activities that families staying in a Kiawah Island rental can participate in. Many of the best activities are outdoors and involve viewing wildlife, biking or kayaking. Visit Night Heron Park for a picnic, or fun in the Olympic-sized pool. The Night Heron Park Nature Center is a must for families and is a place where they can see animals and insects ranging from butterflies to alligators.

Marsh Island Park is another attraction that your family will enjoy when away from the Kiawah Island rental. The park houses the Marsh Island tower and provides great views of the saltwater marshes and the Kiawah River. Kiawah Beachwalker Park is open year-round with the exception of holidays and has the only public beach access on Kiawah Island. Lucky families may even have the chance to see the dolphins. In addition, enjoy thirty miles of bike path, perfect for a day of taking in the sights. One of the most enjoyable and family-friendly attractions and activities is the Kiawah River and kayaking or canoeing to view the bald eagles, heron and egrets.


When traveling it is best to know what is considered the best time to travel, or the peak season on Kiawah Island, SC. Rentals should be reserved as quickly as possible when traveling during the late spring and early fall months as this is considered the peak travel season for the area. During these months the weather tends to hover in the 80s, making it the perfect time to visit due to the many outdoor activities that take place. Kiawah is one of Charleston’s ocean islands, located just south of the city. Spring and summer midday temperatures average in the 80s and sometimes climb into the 90s, with cooling ocean breezes. In fall, temperatures can range anywhere from the 60s and 70s to the 80s. Overall, Kiawah Island has a very pleasant climate, year round.


Annual events are scattered throughout the year in Kiawah Island, SC. On the 4th of July, celebrate with festivities that include not only a fireworks display, but also live music and a patriotic parade. In October the island goes to the dogs, and families can enjoy and participate in Dogtoberfest fundraiser. Near the end of November, they have the annual tree lighting celebration, which is a great way to stay in the holiday spirit. Come the month of December there is the Kiawah Island Golf Resort's annual marathon.


As with most activities on the island, it starts and ends with the golf courses, and that is no different for restaurants. Visit the famous Ocean Course at The Ryder Cup Bar or The Atlantic Room for a bite between rounds or simply a delicious meal for the family. Beaches & Cream, besides having a clever name, serves up some of the best ice cream on the entire island. Go to Jasmine Porch or Southern Kitchen for a more down-home, relaxing vibe and comfort foods. It's clear - you won't go hungry on Kiawah Island you'll probably never want to leave after tasting the food.

Kiawah Island is a beautiful golf haven just waiting for you to arrive and tee off. Vacation rentals abound and you'd be doing yourself and your family a favor by choosing one instead of a hotel. Save money, cook meals at home, and enjoy the flawless weather right from your beach rental.
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