The cozy beach communities just outside of Charleston are often overlooked for higher profile Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head. But Kiawah Island has beautiful, low-key beaches and family-orientedbut not kid-centricfun.
And it has the advantage of being close enough to Charleston (about 20 miles out) that you can easily pop over for a walk around town and dinner. In fact, Kiawah is one of a handful of islands that Charleston residents head to when the beach calls to them.
Here are five ways to do Kiawah like a local: