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
  • No glass allowed on 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: Independence Festival in the Park
When: Thursdays July 4, 2019
Time: 6 pm - 10 pm
Where: Night Herron Park

This festival will kick off following the Annual Bike Parade at Night Heron Park with many attractions for family and friends to enjoy. Festivities include: live music, face painting, jump castles, carnival games, and much more. Food and beverage tickets will be on sale at the park starting at 4 pm and at the event. Food will be served until 9:15 pm, featuring a cookout menu inspired by traditional holiday favorites. Food prices range from $5-$15. Night Heron Grill will close for food service at 4 pm, bar will be open until 10pm. Fireworks in the park begin promptly at 9:15 pm.


What: Independence Day Fireworks
When: Thursdays July 4, 2019
Time: 9:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Where: Night Herron Park

Fireworks at Night Heron Park begin at 9:15 pm, and fireworks on the Sanctuary Beach begin at 10 pm. No coolers permitted. Please leave pets at home during fireworks for their comfort and safety.


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