Timbers Kiawah Blog

4 Fascinating Ecosystems: Kiawah Island Plants and Animals

Beach, marshland, river, and wood – the native flora and fauna of Kiawah Island captivate the imagination and inspire awe. Join us on our journey through Kiawah’s natural world.

kiawah island river beach sunset


We invite you to celebrate Thanksgiving with Timbers Kiawah—from here or afar—with Chef Teddy’s favorite turkey brine recipe. The extra prep promises to create a flavorful, chef-quality main dish for your family and friends.

South Carolina oyster season kicked off in late September, and in honor of the salty-sweet Crassostrea virginica (or Eastern Oyster) we’re outlining all the ways the crustacean inspires and enlivens beach living on Kiawah Island. From shucking and roasting to interior-design inspiration, this month is all about the mighty South Carolina mollusk—rich in flavor and Lowcountry tradition.

Chef Teddy’s pimento cheese recipe is a decadent and evocative taste of our Lowcountry heritage. Savor a taste of Timbers Kiawah from home with our quick-and-easy recipe.

Enjoyed in the clubhouse upon arrival to Timbers Kiawah on Saturday afternoons, Chef Teddy’s sweet peach tea has become an evocative warm welcome to Owners at our Lowcountry residence club. Enjoy the version with spirits—or without—to savor a taste of Timbers Kiawah from home.

A native New Yorker who trained under a James Beard chef, dominated the Washington DC food scene and has even thrown down with Bobby Flay and competed on season 5 of The Next Food Network Star, Chef Teddy Folkman arrived at Timbers Kiawah with an impressive resume. But it’s his love of place that really makes him stand out.

Timbers Kiawah is honored to once again participate in the Backpack Buddies Chili Cookoff at Bohicket Marina. The annual chili cook-off benefits the Backpack Buddies program, run by the Kiawah Women’s Foundation and Backpack Buddies Seabrook Island.

Life is different in the Lowcountry, and we want our Owners to live, breathe and, of course, eat everything that makes life on Kiawah Island so special.

Freshfields Village is a fun, family-friendly option for dining on Kiawah. A five minute bike ride from Timbers Kiawah, it's a lively destination with a great variety of restaurants, coffee shops, a grocery store and shopping. Here are our six favorite restaurants.