Best Attractions & Activities

With all of the things to do and see in a city, deciding how to spend your time can be quite an agonizing decision. 10best has narrowed all of the available attractions in Kiawah Island to a list of the most appealing and reputable, to aide in your decision making. You can rest easy knowing that any choice you make from our list is sure to please.

The River Course

Situated on the banks of the Kiawah River, this surprisingly hilly course is considered another Fazio masterpiece. Even though these fairways are generous, overhanging trees can be problematic if the tee shot is not placed properly. The...  Read More

Kiawah Beachwalker Park

Although Kiawah (21 miles south of Charleston) is a private island, public access to the shore is available at this county park. The quiet beach offers a broad stretch of sand from which folks can enjoy the sun and water, and swimming is...  Read More

Marsh Island Tower

If you're yearning for time away from the masses and want to take in Kiawah's incredible scenery, head to Marsh Island Park and this elevated tower. Located near the eastern end of the populated area of the island, the tower looks out towards...  Read More

Ocean Course – Kiawah Island

Aptly named, this tough, well-known course features scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean from every hole. Fairways are moderately wide, primarily because there's no rough on the course. With water everywhere, and even an island green, keeping the...  Read More

Turtle Point – Kiawah Island

This fabulous course features narrow fairways with a few overhanging trees that affect approach shots. Watch out for the wind, because several holes play directly towards the Atlantic Ocean. Only precise approach shots will find the small greens...  Read More

Night Heron Park

The locus of much leisure activity on the island, this 21-acre park offers a 25-meter pool and a kids' pool for folks who don't want to deal with sand (although the ocean is easily accessible, too). A soccer field, playground, volleyball and...  Read More

Cougar Point at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Unless you're hitting it down the pipe, leave the driver in the bag on this relatively short course. Accuracy off the tee is a must since most fairways are bordered by hazards – namely marshlands. Miss these small greens, and par becomes a...  Read More

Osprey Point – Kiawah Island

Utilizing the natural lay of the land, this course incorporates such natural hazards as lakes, marshlands, and densely wooded areas. Extraordinarily scenic, the course features wide-open fairways and relatively large, well-mounded greens. As...  Read More

Heron Park Nature Center

A premium has been placed on maintaining Kiawah's long-term ecological balance, and this center elaborates the hard work and helps visitors maximize their experience of it. Inside, exhibits showcase local wildlife, and the informed staff offers...  Read More

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