Kiawah Island is perhaps the most spectacular and lush resort ever established on a barrier island. It’s also home to one of the southeast’s four Diamond oceanfront resorts and is 21 miles southwest of Charleston.
Kiawah Island is a private resort and preserve hosting people from around the globe while remaining home to 18 species of mammals and more than 140 species of birds. Its maritime forest is dominated by oak, palmetto, pines, hickory, sweetgum, magnolia, redbay, sassafras, wax myrtle and yaupon holly in the lower understory and sea oats along the dunes.
Seabrook Island is a private, semi-tropical 2,200-acre resort island 19 miles southwest of Charleston. The island’s maritime forest of palms, live oaks, pines and magnolias take you to the days when it was a remote barrier island.
It’s not uncommon to catch site of a white tailed deer walking gracefully beneath a moss-draped oak. Seabrook Island was developed with great care to preserve its natural surroundings and wildlife habitat. Seabrook Island is arguably the most private of all our resort islands. The security force allows property owners, invited guests, and club members access through the gate, which is manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Seabrook is an incorporated community with an active, yet modestly sized, year-round population.