Things to Do in Kiawah Island


The Best Kiawah Island Attractions

Kiawah is a stunning barrier island on the South Carolina coast drawing in thousands of tourists daily in the summer and throughout the year. When you visit Kiawah Island, you’ll be greeted by more than enough activities and attractions. The opportunities are endless.

Whether you’re looking for relaxation or excitement, the list of things to do on Kiawah Island is extensive. Kiawah Island is known as many things: a top golf resort, a popular beach destination, and a beautiful location for biking, boating, and fishing on the Atlantic.

There are enough things to do in Kiawah Island to last more than one lifetime. With five championship golf courses, top-ranked tennis programs, miles of hiking and biking trails and endless waters for boating and water sports, we promise there’s always another adventure ahead!

Championship Golf

Where else in the world can you play seven championship golf courses designed by golf legends like Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson? It’s no surprise that Kiawah Island golf continues to earn international praise and the loyalty of legions of golfers worldwide. Named the No. 1 Golf Resort in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure Golf, Kiawah Island is also home to the Golf Academy which offers cutting-edge golf instruction and fitness training led by a top 100 golf instructor.

Top-Ranked Tennis

Whether you’re a seasoned player or a new recruit, Kiawah Island offers an array of tennis programs through the Resort or the Kiawah Island Club designed for every age and skill level. See for yourself why The Kiawah Island Golf Resort was ranked #1 in the world by and named the #3 U.S. Tennis Resort by Tennis Magazine. Private and group instruction are available to both individuals and families.

Walk, Hike & Bike

If you’re looking for more active things to do in Kiawah Island, the beautiful sea island is known for hiking, biking, and exploring. On thirty miles of paved trails and 10 miles of hard-packed beach, you’ll get an up-close and personal glimpse of some of Kiawah’s most stunning natural views – from beach to maritime forest and back again.

Boat, Fish & Swim

Boating and fishing are among some of the best things to do in Kiawah Island. The tidal creeks, salt marshes, river and open waters in and around Kiawah Island are a water lover’s haven. Paddle a kayak. Indulge in a sunrise ocean swim. Take a sunset cruise on a bow rider. Charter a boat for a day of deep-sea fishing. With both community and private dock access and miles of unchartered waters waiting, it’s time to dive in – and enjoy.

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