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Winter on Kiawah Island  

When you’re looking for a scenic and relaxing place to unwind, Kiawah Island is it. Year-round, this vacation destination provides travelers with a tantalizing place to land and dig their toes into the sand and a winter getaway is no exception to the rule. When travel plans next bring you this way to spend winter on Kiawah Island, the following guide will help you elevate every moment in the name of unforgettable fun. 

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What You Can Expect When it Comes to Weather 

When you’re trying to determine when the best times to visit Kiawah Island are, there’s a good chance you’ll be contemplating local weather patterns. The good news is that a winter trip to Kiawah Island typically comes with plenty of mild temperatures in place. Winters here are relatively short, and the weather is overall cool and refreshing. Visitors can enjoy daily highs lingering in the low 70s with nighttime averages in the mid-40s. Far from the cold, ice, and snow, Kiawah Island is a revitalizing winter retreat for many guests.   

Fun Activities to Add to Your Itinerary 

With inviting weather on your side, there’s not a lot you have to leave off the to-do list when you head to Kiawah Island in the winter. Even if you want to get out on the water, it’s a possibility this time of year as long as you’re prepared with a wetsuit if surfing is your style. Winter is also a good time of year for a kayak trip thanks to mild surf. Oyster season in South Carolina runs from September through December which means your winter getaway to Kiawah Island will align perfectly with this savory experience. Local hot spots like the Atlantic Room commonly serve up fresh oysters throughout winter much to the delight of locals and visitors alike. If you’re looking forward to spending time angling on your own, winter is a prime time to reel in sheepshead around Kiawah Island’s shoreline rocks and docks. For great sightseeing this time of year, consider renting a beach bike and pedaling your way through a stay. Golf is another great activity to add to the itinerary, with five public golf courses available to enjoy across Kiawah Island that are open year-round. 

Annual Seasonal Events 

If you’re heading this way in December and you love to run your way to fun, you’ll be on time to participate in the annual Kiawah Island Marathon. This event starts and ends at The West Beach Conference Center and participants are treated to gorgeous maritime forest and marsh views along the route. A December getaway to Kiawah Island also means opportunities to enjoy holiday décor across the island. Many local restaurants have holiday menus in place this time of year and if you’re traveling with little ones who want to see Santa, the annual holiday parade is a must! 

What to Pack for Your Trip 

Above all, you’ll want to make sure that you pack layers when you’re getting your suitcase ready for a journey to Kiawah Island in the winter. A light jacket you can put on for the cooler evening hours is also recommended. Don’t leave sunscreen behind if you plan on heading out and exploring the shorelines this winter because the sun still works wonders in the winter across Kiawah Island. 

Book your stay Today

Elevate your getaway to Kiawah Island in comfort, luxury, and style when you book your stay at the Andell Inn. Reach out today to learn more and to start planning your winter trip! 

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