Kiawah Island, South Carolina

About 30 miles southwest of Charleston, Kiawah Island is a renowned Lowcountry barrier island famous for golf and family-friendly outdoor recreation. And with Inspirato, you can stay in the heart of it all.

Driftwood Dunes offers the best beach access, while Jessamine is the closest standalone home to the world-famous Ocean Course—boasting a private pool and screened-in porch overlooking marshlands. Honeysuckle is a quick bike ride away from the beach, while Tupelo is less than a mile from the island’s town center.

And just a few minutes’ drive from the island’s five golf courses is Sweetspire. This recently remodeled home features a heated swimming pool, media room, and ample indoor-outdoor entertaining space.

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High-End Escape in Lowcountry

Kiawah Island is best known for its five championship golf courses, including the Ocean Course, one of four courses to have hosted every major PGA event and has been named America's Toughest Course by Golf Digest. Along with high-end golf and a destination spa, this private community offers a lush, natural habitat flourishing with wildlife and more than 10 miles of secluded beaches where loggerhead turtles nest. Wildlife and natural habitat exploration is a popular activity for the entire family. With golf, wildlife, top-ranked tennis, a five-star spa, and 20-plus miles of bike trails, there simply isn't time to be idle on Kiawah unless by choice.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Charleston International Airport (CHS)
  • Average Water Temperature
  • Average Temperature
    85°F in summer; 63°F in winter
  • Car Recommended?
  • Closest Big City
    Charleston, South Carolina

Destination Highlights

  • Heron Park Nature Center

    Learn about Kiawah’s unique ecosystem at the Heron Park Nature Center, focusing on preservation of and education about the landscape. See a variety of animals from local diamondback terrapins to a 10-foot-long Burmese python.

  • Beachwalker Park

    Despite being known as a popular spot, you’ll rarely find a crowd at Beachwalker Park. You will find calm surf, lifeguards, restrooms, a snack stand, and loads of gear available to rent. It’s perfect for a fun day in the sun.

  • Ocean Course

    Ocean Course is considered one of the best golf courses in the world, with the most seaside holes in the Northern hemisphere. Play where the pros have played several PGA Championships with incredible views of the Atlantic.



  • Forecasting Your Kiawah Island Vacation

    Kiawah Island boasts an enviable semitropical climate with temperatures that average in the high 80s in the summer and hover around 50 degrees during the winter months. Temperature variations between night and day are usually minimal.


Map of Kiawah Island

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