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“Wonderful beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Beachwalker County Park

Beachwalker County Park
Beachwalker Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
843-768-2395
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Type: Beaches, Parks, Outdoors
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charlottesville, va
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Wonderful beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We visited for the day from Charleston and it was wonderful. There is a changing area and outdoor showers as well as a small snack bar. The beach was clean and beautiful. The waves were small and perfect for young kids or those who are worried about strong currents. You can rent umbrellas from the lifeguard for 10 dollars and parking is around 7 or 8 I think. If you plan to park at the public beach access go early as we heard that spaces really fill up (especially on the weekends) by noon.

Visited July 2013
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Boston
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“Dolphins!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

One of our favorite things that we did on our trip to Kiawah was walking one day and riding bikes another day to the mouth of the Kiawah River at Beachwalker Beach. If you go during low tide, you will see dolphins strand feeding. It is an amazing sight to see. Definitely go, but be respectful of the dolphins and stay back from the river bank. When we were there, an ignorant group of people walked to the rivers edge to get a closer look and the dolphins swam away.

Visited July 2013
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Portage, Michigan
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“Best beach in Charleston area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This beach is a little out of charleston. There is a $8 parking fee. Picnic tables available in parking area. Small snack bar. Outdoor shower. Changing area and bathrooms. You can rent chairs and umbrellas. We walked along this beach and found lots of creatures in tide pools-starfish, conch, class, horse crabs, other crabs. Dolphins swimming off the shore. It was a great place. We were there in May so it was not busy. Family oriented beach. Bring sunscreen!!

Visited May 2013
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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“Bring your sunblok and relax!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Great beach!
I believe our entry fee was $8 for a carload. There was a clean bathroom, changing rooms and a small snack bar.
The snack bar provided a tasty snack and a cold drink. We also liked the fact chairs and umbrellas were available for rent --$25 for 2 chairs & 1 umbrella. The beach was clean and the water was warm and also very clean. Many singles, families with children and older folk enjoyed. I've been to many, many beaches - this is the near the top of my list!!!

Visited June 2013
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Virginia
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“See the dolphins strand feed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Besides being a great beach for swimming and shells, this is THE place to see the dolphins work together to push their dinner up on the banks of the inlet to the Kiawah river.

When you get down to the beach, turn right and walk a mile or so until you get to the river inlet. Anywhere from the head of the inlet to several hundred yards up shore is a good place to wait and watch. Then, as if on queue, right before low tide, the dolphins appear. I've heard it can be hit or miss, but we were lucky enough to see two dolphins.

The problem we ran into is that on the other shore, where the dolphins were, there were a bunch of people too dumb to realize that standing right at the shoreline and following the dolphins deters them from doing their thing. When the smart dolphins manage to move away from the dumb people, they work together to push fish up on the shore and grab them. It's pretty neat.

So by all means go see the dolphins, but please be respectful enough to hang back from the shoreline 50 yards or so - you'll get a much better show!!

Hint: Take water and sunscreen. It can be a long hike for young kids under 8 or so. A large wheeled stroller or bikes with kid carriers would work well if you have little kids.

Visited June 2013
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