Things to do at the Beach in Kiawah Island, SC

The secluded barrier island of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, is the perfect getaway. Over ten miles of white sandy beaches leave no shortage of fun activities and gorgeous scenery for you and your family.

Keep in mind, Beachwalker County Park is the only beach open to the public on the island. The public area has lifeguards, picnic areas, beach chairs and umbrellas to rent, plus plenty of room to bask in the sun or take a dip in the water. There are also grills set up so you can have a cookout with friends. Or, opt to grab refreshments at the snack bar and vending machines. There are a plethora of dining options in the area as well if you choose to venture out.

Take a guided nature tour with Tidal Trails. Every tour starts with an instruction clinic to make sure you feel safe on the water. Plus, the warm, shallow water is prime for learning. You can use a kayak, surfboard, or stand-up paddleboard to truly experience the water. There’s also powerboat tours available to view the area’s marine life such as birds, sea turtles, and dolphins.

Check out Bohicket Marina and Market to get out on the water even more. There are plenty of outdoor adventures including sailing and fishing excursions, or even a Pirates of Charleston adventure for the kids. The trip to the Edisto River comes equipped with costumes, singing, treasure hunting, water cannons, a visit from Sneaky Pete, and more fun.

Ready for a day away from the beach but still want to enjoy the view? There are several Kiawah golf courses for visitors to get out and hit the links. In fact, the Ocean Course in Kiawah has been ranked the fourth best public course in the United States. You can opt to reserve a golf package that also includes delectable dining options.

Want to spend a day with your toes in the sand? Prefer a day of adventure on the waves? There’s something for everyone at Kiawah Island. Enjoy the pristine beaches, the wildlife, the sandy dunes, and all the fun. If you’re making your trip a weekend excursion or weeklong vacation, stay at Andell Inn for proximity to the beach and other activities.