Community Spotlight: West Beach on Kiawah Island

Community Spotlight: West Beach on Kiawah Island

April 19, 2022

Categories: Real Estate

Discover the Benefits of Living in West Beach 

Situated closest to the main gate, the West Beach community on Kiawah Island fully encompasses the ease of luxury living. With convenient Island access and close proximity to Charleston, West Beach residents truly get the best of both worlds. 

Continue reading to take an inside look at living in West Beach on Kiawah Island. 

Amenities Nearby the West Beach Community 

The properties in West Beach are conveniently situated near the following Island amenities and points of interest

1. Cougar Point Golf Course & Clubhouse

Avid golfers will appreciate the close proximity to the Cougar Point course. Extensively renovated in 2017, this Gary Player Design course has garnered rave reviews from both residents and visitors alike. With scenic marsh views and a challenging landscape, Cougar Point is a must-play golf course on Kiawah Island. 

Following a day on the green, head to the Cougar Point Clubhouse for some post-round relaxation. Enjoy classic American cuisine and drinks at The Player’s Pub, toasting to a round well played. The clubhouse also features a full-service pro shop, a luxurious locker room, and a spacious porch overlooking the 18th hole perfect for taking in the beautiful scenery.

2. Sandcastle Community Center & Beach Club

The Kiawah Island Community Association’s oceanside clubhouse, The Sandcastle, is also located in the West Beach community. Here, association members enjoy several amenities including meeting and event spaces, a fitness center, an oceanfront swimming pool, and a children’s pool as well as a seasonal restaurant and bar.

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3. Freshfields Village

West Beach residents enjoy convenient access to Freshfields Village. As the premier shopping and dining destination on the Island, you can often find residents grabbing a bite to eat or browsing the many local shops. When living in the West Beach community, you can rest assured that anything you may need is just a short trip away. 

4. Proximity to Downtown Charleston

Out of all of the Kiawah Island communities, West Beach is closest in proximity to Charleston. This easy access to the city is especially convenient for residents who work downtown or those with children who attend school in the city. 

5. Kiawah Island Club Membership

Last but not least, West Beach residents are eligible to join the prestigious Kiawah Island Club with a qualifying property purchase. With exclusive access to upscale restaurants, private golf courses, and other luxurious amenities, Members are able to experience the Island in a whole new light. 

The Enclaves within West Beach 

Courtside Villas

Located within walking distance of Kiawah’s white sand beach, Courtside Villas is comprised of cozy one-bedroom, one-bathroom villas. With views of the state-of-the-art tennis courts, each unit is fully equipped with a galley-style kitchen, a combined dining and living area, a spacious bedroom with a walk-in closet, and a generously sized screened porch. Plus, units on the second level also enjoy an elegant vaulted ceiling.

Duneside Villas

With sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, these townhouse-style villas are located along the Island’s natural dune line. Just steps to the beach, each spacious unit features large living areas with vaulted ceilings and fireplaces, a dining room, a full kitchen, and a breakfast area as well as multiple sundecks and an oceanfront screened porch to relax and enjoy the stunning views. 

Fairway Oaks

Situated along the 16th and 17th fairways of the Cougar Point golf course, Fairway Oaks Villas is comprised of two, three, and four-bedroom units. Each villa boasts a spacious kitchen and living area as well as expansive sliding glass doors that lead to a deck overlooking the emerald fairways, maritime forest, and winding lagoons.

Greenslake Cottages

These modern cottages are located along the Kiawah River, offering residents a peaceful retreat. Featuring vaulted ceilings, cozy fireplaces, outdoor living areas, and private driveways with covered parking, these charming single-family homes provide everything you could want and more. Plus, with spacious kitchens and a combined living and dining area, you will have plenty of room to entertain visitors or simply unwind with your family. 

Inlet Cove

Located just steps away from the Kiawah River, the single-family cottages of Inlet Cove grant residents access to a unique community with magnificent views. Exclusive to this neighborhood, residents enjoy an Olympic size community pool with a bathhouse, a deepwater dock with access to the river, and a screened cookout cabana perfect for outdoor entertaining. 

Middlewoods East 

One of Kiawah Island’s oldest neighborhoods, Middlewoods East is the perfect place for residents looking for convenience coupled with privacy. With sweeping views of the tidal marsh and maritime forest, certain properties even provide residents with the opportunity to launch a kayak or paddleboard right from their backyard.

Middlewoods West 

Located in the heart of Kiawah Island with miles of paved bike trails surrounding the neighborhood, Middlewoods West offers a perfect setting for spending quality time with loved ones.

Oyster Rake

A quaint neighborhood with awe-inspiring views of the maritime forest and serene marsh, Oyster Rake is a quiet, laid-back neighborhood. Its location provides residents with the added convenience of being just a bike ride away from Freshfields Village and East Beach Town Market, and only a short walk to the beach, the Straw Market, and The Sandcastle.


RiverView is a highly walkable neighborhood spanning eleven acres of riverfront landscape. Designed by Live Oak Design Studio, the charming properties of this enclave range from grand cottages to unique townhomes. Each property features luxurious finishes, expansive windows, and ample outdoor spaces that overlook the serene riverside setting and native live oak trees. 

Royal Subdivision 

As one of the Island’s premier neighborhoods, Royal Subdivision is set among picturesque tree-lined streets and bordered by the natural dunes of Kiawah’s beach.

Seascape Villas

Just a short distance from the beach, these one and three-bedroom villas offer stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and lush lagoons. Each unit features a rustic exposed beam vaulted ceiling, a large great room with a fireplace, and an exterior deck to soak in the salty breeze. 

Shipwatch Villas

With a convenient beachfront location, two elevators, and dramatic top-floor penthouses, Shipwatch Villas embodies island luxury. Each one, two, or three-bedroom unit also has a private deck perfect for taking in the spectacular ocean views.

Sparrow Pond Cottages

Also walking distance to the beach, these single-family cottages are just a short stroll to the scenic Sparrow Pond. Here, residents and vacationers enjoy bike rides, picnics, and games. The family-friendly neighborhood also offers easy access to a private community swimming pool, among other amenities. Designed for ease of living, the cottages feature open floor plans, spacious decks, screened porches, and a two-car garage.

The Cape

An oceanfront community, The Cape is a 14-acre collection of condominium residences. Ranging in size from approximately 1,700 to 3,700 square feet, each unit boasts expansive terraces, floor-to-ceiling windows, and premium appliances. Residents of The Cape also enjoy access to an endless array of amenities, including a rooftop lounge, a beachside fitness studio, an outdoor pet washing station, and more. With all of these luxurious features, life at The Cape is nothing short of spectacular. 

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The Pointe

Spanning 5.3 coastal acres between Cassique and the Island’s main gate, The Pointe graces the shore of the Kiawah River. Designed by award-winning architects at Thomas & Denzinger, these striking homes are the perfect combination of contemporary and charming. With stunning architecture, including expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, the homes at The Pointe provide indoor and outdoor living spaces to maximize marsh and water views. What’s more, a private neighborhood dock and kayak launch allow you to further explore the waters surrounding the Island.

Timbers Kiawah 

A gated enclave of just 21 thoughtfully designed oceanfront residences, Timbers Kiawah Ocean Club & Residences is the epitome of luxury. Here, you can often find residents laying out by the beachfront pool or gathering with friends at the clubhouse. As the first and only Private Residence Club on Kiawah Island, owners enjoy all the benefits of owning a home coupled with first-class resort services and amenities. 

Explore West Beach on Kiawah Island

A convenient location coupled with stunning scenery, it’s no wonder West Beach is a coveted community on the Island. Whether you’re looking for a cozy villa or an expansive homesite to build your dream home, there is a property for you in West Beach. 

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