Kiawah Island, South Carolina



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Kiawah Island, SC
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Bicycling

Open daily from 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Bicycling is arguably the most popular pastime on Kiawah Island. There are 30 miles of flat, paved trails providing access to virtually the entire island. Half-day, full-day, three-day, and weekly rates available. Deliveries are available on rentals of two or more days. Child seats, tow carts. helmets, jogging strollers, and three-wheelers are available at both locations.

    There are two shops on Kiawah which provide bicycle rentals:

  • West Beach Bike Shop at 843-768-6005
  • Night Heron Bike Shop at 843-768-6006.

For those wanting a guided tour of Kiawah, the Kiawah Island Nature Program offers year-round Island Bicycle Tours covering 7 miles of some of the most lovely land on the Atlantic.


Swimming

  • Ocean swimming is popular April through October. Beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, and surf kayaks are available for rental. Kiawah Inn and Shipwatch guests can call 768-6097 or ext. 6097. All other villa guests can call 768-6098 or ext. 6098

  • Turtle Point Pool is located in East Beach Village adjacent to the Turtle Point pro shop. A 60ft. pool with a maximum depth of 4 1/2 ft. and a wading pool for children. Swimming lessons are available for all ages and abilities, for reservations please call 768-2121 ext. 4056. A daily or weekly charge may apply and is open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday - Friday and 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturdays.

  • Night Heron Park Pool is the Resort's largest pool complex, offering a 25m pool, lap lanes, and a wading pool. A daily or weekly charge may apply and is open from 9 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Sunday - Friday and 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturdays.

  • Inn Pool Complex is reserved for Kiawah Island Resort guests and offers an "adult only" pool, a family pool, and a wading pool. Complimentary towel service is available. Pool hours are 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
    This facility is unsupervised and children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent.

Night Heron Park

Night Heron Park is a 21-acre park with playing fields and a well-equipped playground offering something for all members of the family. There are scheduled events year round and amenities include:

  • Fitness trail
  • Sand Volleyball court
  • Full court Basketball
  • Soccer field
  • Competition pool
  • Fishing lake
  • 18 miles of leisure trails
  • Nature programs
  • nature room
  • activities center

Tennis

If tennis is your game, Kiawah has 21 clay courts, 5 hard courts, 3 lighted courts and 2 fully-stocked pro shops with well-known experts providing, year-round tutorials.

  • West Beach Tennis Center with pro shop, 14 Har-tru courts and 2 lighted hard courts
  • East Beach Tennis Center with pro shop, 9 Har-tru courts one lighted and 3 hard courts and 1 lighted
  • Lessons - daily one hour and one-half hour clinics, and two-day mini camps
  • Ranked in the top three of Tennis magazine's 50 best tennis resorts in America
  • Host site of the 1990 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships

Golf

The Eastern Seaboard is legendary for its fine golf courses, and some of the best and most famous are in the Charleston area. Kiawah Island - alone - has four "designer" 18-hole championship courses with a fifth being developed. The award winning golf facilities include:

The Ocean Course
  • 7,308 yards, par 72 designed by Pete Dye
  • 18 ocean-oriented holes
  • America's host site of the September 1991 Ryder Cup Matches
  • 1997 World Cup of Golf
  • Ranked 3rd of "Best Resort Courses" in America by Golf Digest
  • Named "America's Toughest Resort Course" by Golf Digest
  • Reservation may be made 60 days in advance
Osprey Point
  • 6,678 yards, par 72 designed by Tom Fazio
  • Built around 4 natural lakes
  • Features special emphasis on monguls throughout the course
  • Ranked 54th of "Best Resort Courses" of 1992 by Golf Digest
  • Opened in 1997, Osprey Point Clubhouse overlooks the course
Turtle Point
  • 6,324 yards, par 72 designed by Jack Nicklaus
  • 3 ocean holes
  • Ranked 44th of "Best Resort Courses" of 1992 by Golf Digest
  • Popular setting for amateur and professional tournaments

And just outside the gates of Kiawah Island is an exciting new Scottish style course.

Oak Point
  • 6,759 yards, par 72 designed by Clyde Johnston
  • Located on Bohicket Road before the gates at Kiawah Island
  • Built among lagoons and marshlands
  • Scottish-American style course
  • Ranked among the top 50 courses in South Carolina by readers of Golf Week

Island Dining

There are numerous dining choices available on Kiawah and just outside the front gates. These establishments offer diverse and delicious cuisine. Here are just a few:

  • Jasmine Porch - Contemporary Lowcountry Cuisine
  • Topsider Lounge - Live Entertainment, Happy Hour
  • Indigo House - Italian and Mediterranean Menu
  • Heron Park Grille - Elegant Southern Cooking
  • Sweetgrass - Serving Family Favorites
  • Chopstix Chinese - Food Court
  • Kiawah Pizzeria - Food Court
  • Carolina Chicken Co. - Food Court
  • Ocean Course Restaurant - Great Seaside Views
  • Sundancer Bar & Grill - Light Fares from Burgers to Salads.
  • The Privateer - Elegant Lowcountry Cuisine
  • Abaco's Steakhouse - Great Steaks
  • Rosebank Farms Cafe - Unique Lowcountry Specials
  • Fiddleheads - Deli Meats, Pizza, Bakery, Hot Sandwiches
  • Alano's - Pizza, Hoagies, Pasta, Salads
  • The Dining Room at Osprey Point - Fine Dining with a substantial wine list.
  • Scooper's - Delicious selection of gourmet ice creams

The Market

Kiawah Island Resort's newest and only market located in Town Center. Its the perfect place to stock up on food items such as milk, eggs, sweet treats, gourmet coffees, newspapers, wines, and more. Ask about the "order ahead" packages that are perfect for stocking the villa for your stay. Call 768-2775.


Beach Services

If you require umbrellas,chairs, boats and/or any other beach equipment there is a rental shop on the island. Call 843-768-6098.


Beachwalker County Park

Located outside the gates of the Resort.

 

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