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Top 4 Reasons To Visit Beachwalker Park

Situated only 25 miles from Charleston, Kiawah Island is internationally recognized for its award-winning resort amenities ranging from world-class championship golf courses and highly-acclaimed tennis centers to luxurious Lowcountry dining, and miles upon miles of unspoiled, uncrowded, and natural barrier island beaches. 

Consistently ranked one of Dr. Beach’s Top 10 Beaches in America, Kiawah Beachwalker Park is a tropical beach paradise unlike any other on the South Carolina coastline. The shoreline stretches uninterrupted for 10 miles from Captain Sams Inlet on the west end of the island to the Ocean Course in Vanderhorst on the eastern tip of Kiawah Island with unique beach activities for the whole family, including your dog!    

Kiawah Beachwalker Park is the only public access point to the private beaches on Kiawah Island. There is a paved parking area with a small admission fee between Memorial Day and Labor Day and free parking in the off-season, outstanding amenities for a beach day, and a wide, wheel-chair accessible boardwalk through the coastal forests down to the Atlantic shoreline and the tidal inlets of the Kiawah River. Whatever paradise means to you, you’ll find your beach paradise at Beachwalker Park on Kiawah Island.  

1. KIAWAH BEACHWALKER PARK AMENITIES


Kiawah Beachwalker Park boasts outstanding facilities with everything you need for a family beach day including restroom and shower facilities, picnic areas with grills, a snack bar, and dog washing stations for your pup! A short stretch of beach in front of the boardwalk is lifeguarded in the summer months for safe swimming and stress-free family beach days! 

On the topic of a stress-free beach day … there’s no need to cart around beach gear on vacation! Beach and Games to Go will deliver all your beach games and gear to your Kiawah Island vacation rental (including cargo wagons to haul it all!) and reserve your beach chairs and umbrellas with Island Beach Services and they’ll even set it up for you on the beach closest to your vacation rental boardwalk!

2. BEACHWALKER PARK RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES


Kiawah’s Beachwalker Park is a beach paradise for everyone from sun-worshippers and beach bums to nature lovers and adventure seekers. Recreational activities range from kayaking and canoeing the tidal inlets, surf fishing or river fishing at Captain Sam’s Inlet, family surf lessons, and epic beach bike rides along the secluded and scenic shoreline.   

The Tide Chart is your best friend for the best beach day on Kiawah Island! Right after the high tide, the sand is hard-packed and perfect for a beach bike ride from the boardwalk at Beachwalker Park all the way to the Ocean Course on the east end of the island. Kiawah Exclusives partners with Surfscooter Bike Rentals to offer our guests bike rentals and tag-alongs made for the sandy beaches, delivered to your door, with a 5% discount for our guests.

The beaches on Kiawah Island are wild! It’s not uncommon to encounter pods of bottlenose dolphins playing in the ocean waves or strand-feeding at Captain Sam’s Inlet, white-tailed deer grazing in the sweet grass and sea oats, and Loggerhead sea turtles in the dunes during nesting season. If you’re in the right place, at the right time, you may even experience hundreds of tiny sea turtles taking their first steps into the warm Atlantic waters. For ultimate wildlife viewing, plan your bike ride or beach stroll for dusk or dawn – there’s no place more beautiful for wildlife viewing at sunrise or sunset than the beaches of Kiawah Island.

3. KIAWAH BEACHWALKER PARK LEASH LAWS FOR DOGS


Dogs are allowed on the beaches of Kiawah Island year-round with strict rules and regulations in place to preserve the dunes and protect our local wildlife. The Town of Kiawah Island Beach Patrol regularly patrols the beaches and local ordinances are strictly enforced. Regardless of where you roam, owners must always remain with their pets, have the pet under voice control, and always carry a leash in case it is required. Electronic leashes are not allowed on Kiawah Island. 

Critical Habitat Area: Dogs are prohibited year-round in the critical habitat areas at Captain Sam’s inlet on the west end of the island and after the Ocean Course Clubhouse on the east end of the island. 

Dog Use Area: There is a designated dog-use area located in Vanderhorst Plantation between the eastern boundary of the Beach Club and the pedestrian access to the Ocean Course Clubhouse. Pets must be under strict voice control and must be leashed from 7 PM to 7 AM. 

Seasonal Dog Leash Area: On the other areas of Beachwalker Park, pets must be leashed at all times from March 16 to October 31, and may be off leash from 7 AM to 7 PM between November 1 and March 15.

4. BEACHFRONT RENTALS AT BEACHWALKER PARK


Wherever you stay on Kiawah Island, you’ll find a boardwalk to Kiawah Beachwalker Park close to home! Kiawah Island comprises three unique neighborhoods: West Beach Village, East Beach Village, and the Vanderhorst Beach neighborhood with dozens of beach boardwalks leading from the private villa communities and luxury oceanfront homes to the beaches of Kiawah. 

Browse and book any of our luxury Kiawah Island villa and home rentals online or call our on-island team at (843) 768-0273 to help match you with the perfect home to find your beach paradise on Kiawah Island.


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