Local businesses are the backbone of our economy, and supporting local business in Kiawah is so important to keeping the charm alive in this small beach town! Kiawah offers visitors a perfect balance of natural Lowcountry beauty, southern charm, and world-class resort amenities. Explore the island on 30 miles of paved trails through acres of scenic landscapes of untouched maritime forests, tidal creeks, and captivating lagoons. Tee off on one of five award-winning golf courses, master your tennis skills at our world-class tennis facility, or simply switch to island time on 10 miles of pristine sandy beaches along the Atlantic coastline.
There’s no shortage of dining and shopping on Kiawah Island. Indulge in classic Lowcountry cuisine, signature seafood dishes, or embrace the island style and shop for new beach wear. Wherever you stay on Kiawah Island, you’re only a short bike ride away from Freshfields Village, a charming open-air shopping destination with a diverse selection of high-end stores, salons and spas, cafes and restaurants, and family-friendly events throughout the year.
Our favorite stores and restaurants here on Kiawah Island are home-grown. They were started here in the Lowcountry and showcase our local community culture. Kiawah Island is full of Lowcountry southern charm, with plenty to share! Stop by Freshfields Village to shop locally and bring home a piece of the Island.
Restaurants & Bars
A cafe and gourmet market, named after Kiawah Island’s historic avenue, using locally sourced ingredients to offer an ever-changing assortment of salads, sandwiches, cheese and charcuterie boards, takeaway meals, drinks, and more.
The highlight of FortyEight is the ability to taste their 48 featured wines every day. Using the interactive WineStations, you are able to get a sample taste, a half glass, or a full glass of any of their 48 exceptional wines, just by inserting your FortyEight SmartCard.
In addition, there are many wines and craft beers to choose from and a wonderful selection of craft cocktails! Their menu features local, regional, and international cheeses, savory charcuterie platters, seasonal salads and paninis, flavorful entrees and flatbreads, local artisan chocolates, and delightful and tempting sweets.
For classic French cuisine in a casual, inviting atmosphere, visit Hege’s Restaurant. Offering dinner six days a week and weekend breakfast, Hege’s menu features fresh, seasonal, local products prepared in light, natural sauces.
An independently owned coffee shop located in Freshfields Village – the heart of Kiawah and Seabrook Island. The coffee beans are locally sourced from the award-winning King Bean Coffee Roasters in Charleston, SC. Java Java offers a variety of pastries, some baked in-house and others provided from a local bakery Sweets & Treats. Their breakfast and lunch options are made to order with fresh ingredients.
Kiawah Spirits offers a wide range of classic spirits with exceptional personal service. There are over 60 local spirits, over 110 small batch bourbons and ryes, and over 100 single malt scotches for purchase.
La Tela Pizzeria is a locally owned and operated Neapolitan style pizzeria with a casual and family-friendly atmosphere. The open kitchen features a wood-fired oven and a pasta machine from Italy. They make all pasta, pizza dough, bread and mozzarella in-house. The menu consists of traditional Italian dishes, simple salads and specialty pizzas. They do not take reservations, so bring your party anytime, no matter the size.
Founded on Sullivan’s Island in 2012, The Co-Op is a grab-and-go beach bodega serving breakfast, gourmet sandwiches, coffee, and of course, the famous house-made frosé. The Co-Op is an experience. It’s a lifestyle. It is the tranquil sounds of waves crashing. It is the weight off your shoulders on the first day of vacation. Come connect with The Co-Op!
A convenience store for island residents and guests, The Station offers a gas station, environmentally friendly car wash, and a gourmet deli. The menu features traditional breakfast, as well as lunchtime classics like corned beef Reubens, club sandwiches, chicken fingers, French fries, and more. The Station Cheeseburger is a local favorite! Fresh coffee, fountain sodas, snacks, and a large selection of beer and wine are always available. The gas island offers 8 filling stations, gasoline and diesel, and easy access in and out of Freshfields Village.
Vincent’s Drug Store & Soda Fountain combines an old-fashioned atmosphere with innovative pharmacy technology. The drugstore boasts an extensive selection of vitamins, supplements, and over-the-counter medications, as well as personal care items, small gifts, greeting cards, and classic board games.
Take a step back in time at the soda fountain which features all the classics from root beer floats and malts, to banana splits and sundaes. For something more substantial, try a cheeseburger, hot dog, corn-dog, or chicken sandwich. Vincent’s Drugstore prides itself on making memories for generations to come while providing excellent service in pharmacy care.
Gift Shops & Specialty Stores
Doin’ the Charleston is the Lowcountry destination for gourmet foods, gifts, accessories for entertaining, custom gift baskets, and the largest selection of beach music CD’s on the coast.
Looking for the best products for your pet? Look to Dolittle’s. With over 20 years of experience, this award-winning store knows how to help you pamper your pet. Dolittle’s offers top quality toys, treats, collars, beds, and so much more.
Holly & Brooks is a local women’s clothing, shoe, and accessory boutique offering high-quality selections and superior service. Whether you are looking for a bold, colorful beach bag or a pair of earrings to make your outfit pop, Holly & Brooks will provide special attention to everything on your shopping list.
One of the few remaining independent bookstores in the state, Indigo Books offers a wide selection of domestic and international fiction, mysteries, and classics. Biographies, history, politics, sports, science, and nature titles fill the nonfiction shelves. Southern authors and local interest books, children’s and young adult books, travel and cooking titles round out the incredible selection.
They also offer greeting cards, stationery, gift wrap, and paper tableware. Blank journals, office supplies, jigsaw and pencil puzzles complete the mix.
Islands Mercantile captures the relaxed look and feel of the islands with a wide selection of the finest logo apparel for Kiawah and Seabrook guests, plus tees, fleece wear, toys and gifts for adults and children. Enjoy the laid back atmosphere, Southern hospitality, incredible selection, and service.
Waft into the studio to select the pre-made gourmet soy wax candles we pour on-site or explore the art of fragrance by creating your own custom scent! Explore over 120 fragrances, then sit at our fragrance bar and let our friendly staff help you come up with a mix you’ll love. Add your personal touch by selecting from a variety of containers and designing a label.
The gallery features original artwork by local artist, Patricia Reno Huff. In addition, group and private classes are offered in oil, watercolor, and pastel. For a schedule of classes and more information, contact the artist by email.
SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters is an island-focused sports store providing an assortment of goods for golf, fishing, canoeing/kayaking, bicycling, and the beach. In addition to equipment, apparel, footwear, and accessories, they also offer bike and kayak rentals, and just about anything else a guest would need.
Stay Near Freshfields Village
Kiawah Exclusives offers an exclusive collection of 105+ Kiawah Island condos, villas, cottages, and private vacation homes, many of which are in close proximity to Freshfields Village! Whether you prefer to bike, walk, or drive from your vacation home, you’ll be sure to love your stay with Kiawah Exclusives.
You can customize your stay with a choice of cozy condos, luxury villas, and private free-standing cottages – all with easy access to Kiawah Island’s 10-miles of beautiful beaches. Our exclusive selection of Kiawah Island vacation rentals also includes spacious and private Kiawah family homes with swimming pools & spas, indoor & outdoor entertainment areas, private beach boardwalks, and all the essentials for the perfect vacation on Kiawah Island.