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Central Kiawah Island - TravelStorys

Central Kiawah Island

Location Trip Time Travel Type Language
South Carolina 45 minutes English

Bike along the island's scenic pathway. Discover the wildlife, ecology, and conservation stories unique to Kiawah Island.

Tour Excerpts

About this Tour

Let Kiawah Conservancy be your guide on this audio tour of central Kiawah Island. Encounter many unique environments along Kiawah Island's bicycle path, including expanses of tidal salt marsh, maritime forests, and freshwater wetlands. Then, step back in time as you hear about the Kiawah's plantation-era days.

This audio tour is optimized for cycling, but you can experience it in many different ways. If you choose to walk the route, expect long pauses between the stories.

Kiawah Island is about 25 miles southwest of Charleston, South Carolina. It is nestled between Folly Beach and James Island to the northeast, and Seabrook Island, Wadmalaw Island, and Rockville to the southwest.

Kiawah Island is a remarkable place where native landscapes, wildlife, and people coexist for the benefit of all. Many people know Kiawah Island for its private beach, golf resort, and views of the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you are a golf or wildlife enthusiast or both, memories are built on the natural wonders here.

This tour begins at the Heron Park Nature Center, the start of the Kiawah Island biking route pathways. Along the way, you will encounter a dozen points of interest that include information on the island's natural environment and cultural history. You will also learn more about recreational opportunities that exist throughout the central part of the island.

This route takes you to Naturally Kiawah Garden, Rhett's Bluff, Vanderhorst Plantation House, Marsh Island Park, Allee of the Oaks, and Osprey Point Preserve.

Additionally, you will visit Bass Pond and Creek – one of the premier fishing locations on Kiawah. Also, you will learn Native American history and culture at the oyster shell mound and stop at Sanctuary Gardens, which is not only a five-star hotel but also an internationally recognized Audubon garden.

Tour Sponsors


The Kiawah Conservancy sponsors this tour. The Kiawah Conservancy is committed to preserving and protecting Kiawah Island through land conservation, habitat restoration, research, educational forums, and community outreach.

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If you enjoy this tour, check out all nine audio tours presented by Kiawah
Conservancy: The Preserve, Central Kiawah Island, Western Kiawah Island, Eastern Kiawah Island, Kiawah Paddling, Kiawah Photographers, Beach Scavenger Hunt, and Kiawah Pond Life.

In addition, you can find other tours in South Carolina or wherever your travels may take you at TravelStorys.com. Every place has a story.