Park the Car and Explore By Bike
My family has been visiting Kiawah Island, SC for years. Each year as we drive across the bridge over the marsh to the resort entrance, we unroll the windows to smell the warm, salty air and instantly relax. Once the car is parked, it stays parked. Our form of transportation for the week is by bicycle along the 30 miles of biking paths that crisscross the island.
Delight in Nature
Nature is the main attraction here- it even has a nature center where families can report their latest sightings or learn about the wildlife found on the island. Over the years, we've seen deer, white egrets, alligators, and even a bobcat on the dunes.
Our most unique experience was witnessing a group of dolphin's "strand feeding" at Captains Inlet. After biking south on the beach for several miles, we parked the bikes and walked to the inlet in hopes of seeing it. Strand feeding is a most remarkable sight where a group of dolphins herds a school of fish onto the shoreline of the Kiawah River. The dolphins then beach themselves onto the shore to feed. Your best chance to witness this event is at low tide, and we were fortunate to experience this unforgettable display.
Enjoy Family Time
Aside from biking, we spend our time at the beach, the pool with the fun "super slide", and on our screened in porch playing cards. It just doesn't get much better than that. Check out our simply awesome free Kiawah Island itinerary including lodging, restaurant, and activity recommendations for your family.