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Kiawah Island

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Address: , Kiawah Island, SC
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Activities: Golfing, Viewing wildlife
Description: A major golf course, beautiful beaches and miles of conservation land make...
A major golf course, beautiful beaches and miles of conservation land make this private island a desirable attraction.
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Nice beach/NO LIFEGUARDS!

I visited during the week and early in the day so I found it quite odd there were no lifeguards on a public beach that I paid to get on. However, it was a very nice beach and had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I love to look for great finds in local boutiques. So this was right up my alley. I love the stores, even though some were a little pricey but that was to be expected in such high end type of location. Beautiful area very relaxing and great area to walk, talk and shop. My girlfriend and I had a great... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I visited during the week and early in the day so I found it quite odd there were no lifeguards on a public beach that I paid to get on. However, it was a very nice beach and had proper bathrooms. It's worth the day trip.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I liked the not too crowded public beach. You can rent chairs and umbrella on the beach. You do pay a small fee to park your car but it is worth it.

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Strasburg, Ohio
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

For the last 20 years, we have visited Kiawah every other summer and it is a trip that we look forward to as soon as the previous vacation ends. There is no better beach vacation than Kiawah, as we rent a house and enjoy all the comforts of home in a beautiful setting.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Kiawah is extremely beautiful, but a little Stepford-esque. Hard to go anywhere, getting to anything off the island takes 15-20 minutes just to get out of Kiawah. Not much to do there if you are not a golfer. Jose was beautiful, beach was great, not many restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We beached, biked, golfed and played tennis! The views are breathtaking - most beautiful beaches, sunsets, and open views to be imagined! Would return in a heartbeat!

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Avoca, Iowa
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This was a great island and a beautiful beach. The day we went the flies were biting so that was bad but the ocean was warm and we had plenty of room to spread out. I liked that there was a shop close and real bathrooms and showers available.

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Oakton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I grew up going to Kiawah with my family in the 80s/90s and then took a break from it until I returned twice in the past 4 years. Kiawah has a lot to offer, from wide, clean beaches to bicycle trails, excellent golf courses, tennis, pools, shopping and restaurants. Partnered with the beautiful nature found on the island, it is... More 

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Pennsylvania
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51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A peaceful island if you can get access to it. Visited family there with a vacation property and the beach and neighborhoods were very well kept. The beach is great early in the morning and late in the evening. The island is pretty quiet, so I assume most of the fun and excitement happens in the houses there, which are... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

First time here, and everything surpassed my lofty expectations. Simply excellent. Beautiful grounds, great restaurants and golf. Excellent beaches.

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