Kiawah Island Beach

The Island Life - Beach

Curvaceous dunes, dancing grasses, and lapping waves as far as the eye can see

Ten miles of pristine, private beach is one of the hallmarks of the Kiawah lifestyle. With its east-west orientation, the beach provides a prime spot for basking in both sunrises and sunsets.

A Beach For All Pleasures

The beautiful Kiawah beach makes a perfect sand castle site, ball field, swimming pool, water sports arena, workout facility, yoga studio, bike trail and whatever else a family can dream up.

As one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, it’s no surprise to see Kiawah was awarded the following:

  •  Second Best Island in the World | Condé Nast Traveler 2019
  • Third Best Island in the U.S. | Condé Nast Traveler 2018
  • Top 17 Beach Vacations in US for Total Relaxation | Trip Advisor 2018
  • Top 9 Beaches in Charleston | Condé Nast 2018
  • Top 10 Best Little Beach Towns to Visit in Spring | Coastal Living 2018
  • Top 10 Islands in America | Travel + Leisure 2017, 2016
  • The South’s Best Islands (#6) | Southern Living 2017
  • Top 10 Beaches in America | The Travel Channel 2017, 2016, 2015, 2008
  • Best of the Best in Planned Communities (best ocean views) | Ideal Living 2017
  • The Best 10 Islands in the US (#7) | Condé Nast Traveler 2016
  • Best Beach Resorts in the World (#3) | Travel + Leisure 2015
  • 10 Best Beaches for Family Reunions (#2) | TripAdvisor’s Family Vacation Critic 2015
  • Best American Beach Resorts (#2) | Condé Nast Traveler 2014
  • Number 1 Island in America | Travel + Leisure 2014
  • Top Islands in North America (#5, #1) | Condé Nast Traveler 2014, 2009
  • Top Beach Resorts in the World (#4) | Andrew Harper Readers’ Choice 2013
  • America’s Happiest Seaside Town | Coastal Living 2012