You’ve likely heard of the southern darling city of Charleston, but did you know about the stunning island just a 45-minute drive away? Kiawah Island is a Lowcountry escape beloved by golfers, beach bums, and families alike. Its preserved, naturally rich landscape is home to flora and fauna that include endangered Loggerhead turtles and majestic live oaks. Its beach and marshlands have over 30 miles of bike paths. And its village and golf courses offer plenty of ways to unwind when you’re not sunning on the sand or splashing in the surf. It’s an island escape with a southern flair that’s not to be missed. Here are five quintessential Kiawah experiences to plan for during a trip to the island.
1. Going for a wind-in-your-hair bike ride on the beach
Unlike other beaches, the sand on Kiawah Island is hard-packed and suitable for bicycles. A bike ride along