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


With Halloween approaching, historic South Carolina gears up for spooky tours and haunted houses. Get in the spirit with our recommendations for some creepy-crawly Lowcountry outings infused with local history and legends.

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.

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.

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.

We interviewed Julie and Jan Sessor who have been Owners at Timbers Kiawah since we opened our doors!

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.

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.