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Five Once-In-A-Lifetime Houses to View the Solar Eclipse

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Have you heard a solar eclipse is coming? And while the United States is lucky as a nation (we’re the only country in the world that will be able to see this eclipse in whole), South Carolina is in a particularly auspicious spot. The solar eclipse’s path of totality passes right over Kiawah Island, creating a full two and a half minutes of darkness during the afternoon on Monday, August 21.

Kiawah offers one of the best vantage points to view the solar eclipse. Our luxury Kiawah Island properties all offer unparalleled, private views in a peaceful setting. Imagine: your own personal viewing party for one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena.

Take a look at five incredible properties to view the solar eclipse. Whether you envision yourself on the water or on the golf course, these are perfect places to soak up the lack of sun on August 21 and to enjoy nature’s beauty year-round. As a Kiawah Island Club Member, you’ll also have access to an exclusive eclipse kayak tour— keep scrolling for more information. Freshfields Village also has Kiawah eclipse festivities planned for the whole family.

Best Places to Watch the Eclipse on Kiawah Island

The Oceanfront View

You’ll be within steps of Kiawah’s beach at 1117 Duneside Road, a spacious villa featuring a furnished balcony and deck with oceanfront views. Imagine the stark beauty of witnessing the eclipse over the Atlantic Ocean — whether on the balcony or deck, or from large picture windows overlooking the sea.  This property’s heart pine flooring and soft interior palette creates a rustic-coastal vibe well suited to a beachside eclipse.

The Marshfront View

90 Otter Island Porch

90 Otter Island Road is another top pick for watching the eclipse. Because it’s in a quiet cul de sac on the edge of Bass Creek, this stunning property offers plenty of space and privacy on the ground level to watch. Or, take the elevator to the third floor loft and balcony to get a little bit closer to the action. We think this home’s soaring architectural tower suits a profound event like an eclipse. Galileo himself would love the circular library located inside the tower featuring an arched entry, wall-to-wall windows, and custom mahogany bookshelves.

The Pond View

161 Flyway Pond View

The only way to top watching the solar eclipse is to watch it from a private spa and pool. Enter 161 Flyway Drive. This sprawling home delights with plenty of other prime viewing spots, too: on the front steps, the rear deck, or on the screened porch. In addition to tranquil vistas of Canvasback Pond, the property is just steps from a beach access should you choose to experience the eclipse on the Atlantic Ocean.

The Lagoon View

519 Ruddy Turnstone Lagoon View

Can you imagine a more appropriate place to watch a solar eclipse than from a sunroom? At 519 Ruddy Turnstone, you can take in the event from a fully enclosed, glass sunroom offering expansive views of Kiawah’s peaceful lagoon. What’s more, the sunroom offers direct access to the backyard, featuring a large patio steps from the water.

The Golf View

58 River Marsh Lane

Experience the eclipse surrounded by greenery, from the lush golf course to iconic Lowcountry marsh at 58 River Marsh Lane. Perhaps most important for this occasion is the home’s outdoor amenities — it features more than 1,300 square feet of decking and an immaculate outside kitchen ideal for hosting an al fresco affair. A place for celebration and tranquility at once, the River Marsh Lane estate is an unforgettable choice to view the solar eclipse. After it’s over, relax and reflect on this awe-inspiring event in the infinity pool with views of the 8th and 9th fairways, Bass Pond.

Check out even more incredible properties here, and please don’t hesitate to contact us to see any of these once-in-a-lifetime homes.

Exclusive Kiawah Island Club Solar Eclipse Paddle

Club Members can truly immerse themselves in nature during this celestial event with our guided kayaking tour, led by Coastal Master Naturalists and certified kayak guides from On Purpose Adventures. The kayak tour launches from the Cassique Boathouse.

The Kiawah Island Club is a private club located on Kiawah Island. For more information, visit