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Kiawah Island named to Southern Living’s Best Island list

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In its first ever “Best of the South Awards” Southern Living Magazine has named Kiawah Island as the #6 Best Island following a reader vote which recorded 22,000 entries.

Southern Living describes Kiawah as “A pristine island with an upscale resort and residential community, this sandy strip is separated from Johns Island by the Kiawah River, so it has river and ocean views. Kiawah’s Beachwalker Park is the only public beach access on the island.”

That was not the only distinction for the Island though, as The Sanctuary was named the South’s fifth Best Resort.

Nearby Charleston was featured extensively in the awards as well, most notably as the Best City. It also saw accolades in nearly all of the other categories, including Best Restaurants, Best Hotels, Best Breweries, Best Inns, Best Bars, and Best Shops.