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Located 25 miles south of historic Charleston, South Carolina, Kiawah Island has earned a reputation for excellence in world-class activities and amenities, while preserving a natural and unspoiled habitat for generation after generation to enjoy. The island’s 10-mile pristine beach, featuring oceanfront homes and villas, is rated among the top 10 US family beaches by National Geographic Traveler magazine.
Hosting the 2012 PGA Championship is Kiawah’s most recent claim at establishing itself among the great golf destinations in the world. The famed Ocean Course was the stage for the 1991 Ryder Cup matches, one of the most exciting it the event’s history, earning it the nickname “The War by the Shore”. The Pete Dye masterpiece was also host to the 2007 Senior PGA Championship. Golfers can enjoy 4 other public courses when visiting Kiawah Island: Cougar Point, Osprey Point, Turtle Point, and Oak Point. Claiming the #1 ranking in the world by Tennis Resorts Online, the avid or novice player will have plenty of opportunity for time on the courts. Kiawah features tennis locations in both the West Beach and East Beach areas of the island, offering Har-Tru clay (19) and hard (5) courts.
There are numerous other activities to consider that will allow you to reconnect with nature and family, including swimming, biking, kayaking, and fishing. The Night Heron Park area offers many family amenities, including the nature center and children’s camp and programs. If a slower pace is more to your liking, you can enjoy the spa or visit the island’s various shops to peruse the latest fashions and variety of unique items. There are dining options to fit everyone’s tastes both on the island and within minutes via car to nearby Johns Island and Charleston.
Whether you are searching for a oceanfront home or villa or something tucked away from the beach, Kiawah is sure to have the perfect place for you. Many people have come to call Kiawah home after discovering the natural beauty of the seemingly endless beaches and the ever-changing salt marshes and lagoons offering a haven for abundant wildlife, all located just 40 minutes from historic Charleston.
Kiawah Island is comprised of three main areas: West Beach Village, East Beach Village, and Vanderhorst Plantation.