What to do on Kiawah Island This Winter

What to do on Kiawah Island This Winter

Kiawah Island is a hidden gem during the winter months, and there’s no shortage of things to do to make the most of our mild Lowcountry winters.

Here are our favorite winter activities for the whole family.

Get Active Outside

Because the weather on Kiawah Island is so mild, outdoor activities are popular all year long.


Grab your golf clubs and tee up at one of the island’s seven world-class courses. These courses have each earned accolades and praise from the golf industry, and The Ocean Course itself is one of only four golf courses ever to have hosted each type of PGA event. And as an Owner at Timbers Kiawah, you can play each of the five legendary courses.


If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, grab your surfboard and paddle out. You might need a wetsuit, but the waves in winter are much better during the cooler months compared to the summer.

Kayaking & Boating

Kayaking and boating are not just summer activities. Go for an adventure and spend the day exploring the creeks and marshes on the water.


The best way to see the island is by bike! There are over 30 miles of bike trails to choose from around the island. Timbers Kiawah has complimentary bike rentals for our Owners to enjoy.

Try The Local Cuisine

Winter is the perfect time to dive into some local oyster goodness. While the traditional oyster season is September through December, the truth is, you can enjoy these tasty treats all year round here.

Freshfields Village has a large array of restaurants and cafes to choose from. Take this opportunity to savor local dishes, get to know your neighbors better, and lend your support to local businesses during the slower season.

Restaurant Recommendations

FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen

Hege’s Restauarant

Learn About the Natural Wildlife

Kiawah Island is a nature lover’s dream. With 18 mammal species, 30-plus reptile species, and over 300 types of birds, there’s always something fascinating to see.

From loggerhead sea turtles to playful dolphins and elusive bobcats, the island is teeming with wildlife. Plus, there are plenty of ways to support conservation efforts and get up close to these incredible creatures. Head over to the Heron Park Nature Center or just go for a stroll along the marshes.

You’ll be amazed at what you see!

Embrace the Serenity

One of the best things about Kiawah in winter? The peace and quiet. Take a break from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the serene beauty of the island.

In a nutshell, Kiawah Island in winter is a perfect blend of outdoor adventure, delicious eats, wildlife wonders, and peaceful moments.

It’s the ultimate retreat for anyone looking to unwind and recharge.

What to do on Kiawah Island This Winter