About This Place
Kiawah Island is a beach and golf resort located on a barrier island 15 miles (24 km) south of Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 1,163. It is a major U.S. tourist site which offers expensive spacious villas, large highly acclaimed golf courses, beaches, and other attractions. Kiawah Island is home to the Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
As defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and used by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes only, Kiawah Island is included within the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 13.5 square miles (35.1 km²), of which, 11.2 square miles (28.9 km²) of it is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²) of it (17.58%) is water.