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6 Things to Do on Kiawah Island During Winter

6 Things to Do on Kiawah Island During Winter

January 17, 2023

Categories: The Island

South Carolina Winter Activities to Consider

South Carolina is known to be a hotspot for outdoor recreation — from the sand and surf to panoramic mountain vistas. While South Carolina may not experience the same amount of snow and ice as northern states, Jack Frost’s chilly grip still stakes a presence during the winter months. However, the cold doesn’t slow us down, and there’s still an abundance of activities to try on Kiawah Island this winter!

Read on to discover the top six things to experience on Kiawah Island during winter.

Bike Through The Island

Feel the breeze through your hair and see Kiawah from a different perspective — by bike. With over 30 miles of biking trails, the options for exploring are endless. With trails winding through the maritime forest and along tranquil lagoons, you never know what you may discover on your path. Spend time taking in the serene beauty of nature while burning off some energy and bonding with your loved ones.

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Hunt for Shells

Searching for seashells along Kiawah Island’s 10 miles of pristine shoreline is an excellent South Carolina winter activity for the whole family. The Island’s thriving coastal ecosystem provides the opportunity to find a variety of unique and exciting shells — all while taking in the magnificent views of the Carolina coast. With more than 700 different species of seashells inhabiting the coastal waters, you are sure to find a keeper!

Related: A Local’s Guide to the Top Beaches Near Charleston

Play a Round of Golf

With mild winters, golfers can still enjoy teeing off for a competitive round of golf. As you play through the course, you can enjoy the beauty of the winter landscape. On Kiawah Island, you can choose from five public and two private premier golf courses, each showcasing its unique scenery of the Lowcountry.

Learn More: Ranking Public-Access Golf Courses in South Carolina

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Spend a Day at the Spa

Close your eyes and relax while spending a day at the incredible Sanctuary Spa at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Allow yourself to be pampered with a massage treatment or custom facial by their expert staff. With various treatments available, there is no doubt you’ll leave rejuvenated and refreshed.

In addition to the Sanctuary Spa, Kiawah Island Club Members enjoy exclusive access to the Club’s private spa — Sasanqua. Clodagh Design is the mastermind behind the Sasanqua Spa, designed to strengthen your connection to the outdoors by using natural treatments and products. Spend the day unwinding with seven private treatment rooms, outdoor hydrotherapy pools, dry saunas, steam showers, a salon, and a retail space.

Related: How to Spend a Day at the Sasanqua Spa on Kiawah Island

Shop ‘Til You Drop at Freshfields Village

Nothing takes the stress away quite like a shopping day. While you could visit nearby Charleston for your shopping excursion, we suggest spending the day strolling through Freshfields Village. With more than 30 shops, Freshfields will surely have something for everyone.

Start your day by ordering a latte and a muffin from Java Java, then explore the variety of shops and boutiques until lunchtime. Cantina 76, FortyEight, and Fuji Sushi Bar and Grill are some of our favorite lunch spots for a quick bite and adult beverage!

Learn More: How to Spend a Day at Freshfields Village

Throw a Line Out

Believe it or not, fishing during the winter can often provide a more bountiful catch! Test your luck and look for them inshore, near rock piles, and at the end of docks. Make sure to switch up the bait you use, as they can be picky. Eventually, they’ll decide to take a bite. You can also try crabbing during the South Carolina winter months, where the males can be found in rivers and creeks.

Related: Hook ‘Em: The Best Fishing Charters on Kiawah Island

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Experience the Best of Winter on Kiawah Island

Don’t let the cold temperatures keep you inside this holiday season. Take part in all the incredible winter activities in the area, and you’ll see just how splendid a South Carolina winter can be.

If you are not yet a resident of Kiawah Island, we invite you to discover the luxury properties and home sites within our gates. We also allow you to build your custom home alongside some of the best builders in the Lowcountry.

Once you have purchased your new home with us, you can explore becoming a Club Member and begin participating in all the exciting events and activities on Kiawah Island this holiday season. Contact us today if you have any questions or would like to schedule a visit to experience the Island firsthand.