Charleston CountyKiawah Island

With 10 miles of undisturbed Atlantic beach and five world-renowned golf courses, including The Ocean Course, host to the 2012 PGA Championship, it's no wonder so many visitors come to Kiawah (pronounced KEE-a-wah) Island and decide to make it their home. Much of Kiawah Island is privately owned, but visitor’s are welcome! Come stay at the award-winning Sanctuary Hotel, or opt from one of the home or villa rentals. If you are just visiting for the day, don’t miss stopping at Beachwalker Park, which is open to the public and operated by Charleston County.

Named for an Indian tribe, Kiawah is only 21 miles south of historic Charleston and offers a variety of recreation and lodging accommodations. Canoe through marsh-lined creeks and waterways; play tennis at the two Kiawah tennis centers, ranked among the top tennis resorts in the U.S. With a variety of restaurants, shopping at Freshfields Village and special children's and nature programs, Kiawah Island is a perfect choice for family vacations.