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A Guide to an Unforgettable Day in Charleston

In addition to the beautiful Kiawah Island, residents can take a short drive into Charleston, which is famous for its historic architecture, fine dining, and cultural attractions.

Day in Charleston


Kiawah Island Marathon

The 45th Kiawah Island Marathon is just around the corner, and it's safe to say that it's the biggest event of the year for both runners and spectators alike!

Calling all history buffs! Charleston, South Carolina offers countless locations to investigate and learn about our country’s past. The wealthy seaport city played a significant role in America’s Colonial, Revolutionary, and Civil War eras.

It takes ingenuity, dedication, and a positive spirit to steer through difficult times. Fortunately Timbers Kiawah – Ocean Club & Residences has General Manager Shannon Eckhaus at the helm. Her impressive, decade-long résumé curating Owner experiences across properties in the Timbers Collection, plus a knack for out-of-the-box thinking, turned 2020’s challenges into opportunities for heightened service and deeper connections. Shannon shares how her team delivered a true vacation experience in the midst of a pandemic.

A bonus to having a home at Timbers Kiawah is it puts you near Charleston, SC — consistently rated the #1 city in America by Travel + Leisure. In less than an hour, you can be downtown taking in the many attractions that have made this charming city so popular. We’ve assembled a few spots below that you could combine into a full day of sightseeing.

Since the mid-‘90s, Kiawah Island Golf Resort has dedicated upward of $80 million to capital improvements to their five public championship courses—ensuring the links remain in tip-top shape for the island’s sea of avid golfers.

Nesting season came early this year and now all attention on Kiawah Island is on the beach (and all the beach-facing lights are off after 9pm!). Every spring, sea turtles—mostly loggerheads—make their way from the ocean to the sand to nest, and with over 10,000 acres of land and 10 miles of beach, Kiawah serves as a vital nesting ground for these beloved and endangered turtles.

Here, nature reigns. Life on Kiawah Island revolves around the unique landscape. From the ocean to the marsh to the sand dunes to the maritime forest, Kiawah Island is home to endless acreage of untouched nature. Essentially uninhabited until 1979, Kiawah Island’s appeal lives in maintaining a balance between nature and development.

Traveling to your home at Timbers Kiawah is now as effortless as ownership. Owners and guests now receive access to fly private with Sentient Jet and enjoy a truly unique aviation experience.

Sand dunes on the beach at Kiawah Island

Discover all the reasons to visit Kiawah this Winter