Kiawah Island Beach 

Kiawah Island Beach

Kiawah Island Beach, located about 20 miles from downtown Charleston, boasts 10 miles of pristine beaches. The island has two main areas, commonly referred to as East Beach and West Beach. Kiawah is a private gated community, and the only public beach access is located on the west end of the island at Beachwalker County Park. Kiawah Island is committed to preserving the natural environment, so this area has some of the widest and least crowded beaches in the area.

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Kiawah Island Beach Rules and Regulations

  • Dogs allowed on the beach year round
  • Pets must be leashed May 16 - Oct 31
  • Pets are allowed to be off leash from 7 am - 7 pm everywhere on the beach except in critical habitat areas Nov 1 - March 15
  • Between the eastern boundary of the Beach Club and the Ocean Course Clubhouse allows dogs off leash under control year-round from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • No glass, plastic carryout bags, plastic straws, Styrofoam, balloons or drones allowed on the beach
  • No open fires or fireworks allowed on beach
  • No vehicles allowed on beach
  • No sleeping on beach
  • Public nudity prohibited
  • Bikes allowed on beach but must be walked across boardwalks
  • Stay off sand dunes
  • Do not interfere with sea turtles
  • No digging holes and no metal shovels

Current and Upcoming Events
at Kiawah Island Beach

What: Kiawah Film Series
When: Apr. 12, 2024
Time: 3 pm - 5 pm
Where: The Sandcastle
Admission: Free

The April installment of the Kiawah Film Series will screen a great movie!  Titles to be announced.

What: 18th Annual Blues by the Sea
When: Apr. 14, 2024
Time: 3 pm - 7 pm
Where: Freshfields Village Green
Admission: Free

Blues by the Sea is back! Bring a chair, picnic blanket, and cooler to enjoy the sounds of music by the sea.

This year's lineup includes Jon Lee & the Apparitions, the Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling, and Gerard Delafose & the Zydeco Gators.

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