Are you in need of a little retail therapy? You don’t have to drive all the way to King Street to find excellent shopping near Charleston, SC. Whether you’re on the hunt for Lowcountry artwork, one-of-a-kind gifts, upscale clothing, or gear for your outdoor adventures, Kiawah Island shops have so much to offer. Explore the bustling Freshfields Village, rent kayaks and paddleboards at one of the local outfitters, or take a stroll beside the waterfront shops and restaurants at Bohicket Marina. Here are some of the best places to go shopping on Kiawah Island. Make sure to request access to our complimentary Destination Guide for more recommendations about things to see and do during your trip!
Where to Find the Best Kiawah Island Shops
With more than 30 boutique shops, excellent restaurants, spas, and a Kiawah Island grocery store, Freshfields Village has it all! This charming open-air shopping village offers a relaxed yet upscale vibe. Here you can find chic clothing, jewelry, menswear, beachy home decor, children’s apparel, toys, and so much more. Browse the colorful swimsuits at Las Olas, treat yourself to a fabulous new dress at Lilly Pulitzer, or find a great novel to read by the beach at Indigo Books. If you’re searching for water sport or bicycle rentals, Seacoast Sports and Outfitters has a wonderful selection of outdoor gear, rentals, clothing, shoes, and more.
When you’re ready to take a break from shopping, head inside one of the many Freshfields Village restaurants. While there are many amazing restaurants on Kiawah Island, some of the very best are located here. Tantalize your taste buds with Peruvian shrimp tacos at Cantina 76, grab a cup of coffee at Java Java, or head to Hege’s on Kiawah Island for authentic French cuisine. Afterward, stop into FortyEight Wine Bar and Kitchen for a refreshing glass of wine.
Freshfields Village Events
In addition to excellent shops and restaurants, Freshfields Village also hosts several fun events throughout the year, and you won’t want to miss a single one! From live music and wine tastings to cultural celebrations and holiday festivities, there is always something going on. Some of the most popular annual events include the May Sip and Stroll, Gullah Celebration to Fight Island Hunger, Music on the Green Series, Summer Farmer’s Market, Starlight Cinema, and the Holiday Festival Weekend, among others.
Bohicket Marina and Market
Located right next to Freshfields Village, there are a variety of coastal shops and eateries at Bohicket Marina and Market. Browse the local artwork at The Frog Gallery, check out the unique gifts at Doin the Charleston, or enjoy a soothing massage at Synergy Day Spa. Then, stop into The Ice Cream Boat for a sweet treat! Coming soon to Bohicket Marina, a visit to The Salty Dog Cafe should also be on your itinerary! After a great day of shopping, this would be the perfect place to dine by the water and watch a classic Lowcountry sunset. The restaurant is set to open sometime in May 2019, so mark your calendar!
Plan Your Kiawah Island Getaway With Andell Inn
After an exciting day exploring all of the best Kiawah Island shops, come relax and unwind at Andell Inn. Our boutique hotel is within walking distance from Freshfields Village and Bohicket Marina. All of the best shops, restaurants, and area attractions are just steps away! Take a dip into our saltwater pool or let us create the perfect handcrafted cocktail for you at The Porch Bar. Some of the most beautiful island views can be seen right from the inn.
Each of our villa-style suites features luxurious amenities, full kitchens, and plenty of space for work or relaxation. When you book your stay in our Two Queen Studio, you can enjoy incredible water views from your window. Make sure to take advantage of our current specials and book your Kiawah Island getaway today. We look forward to seeing you soon!