Kiawah Island Nightlife: What to Do & Where to Go

Wondering what you should know about the nightlife on Kiawah Island? You’re sure to have all of your days planned to relax on the beach, go golfing, and enjoy the lush scenery. But what about after the sun goes down?

While Kiawah is a slow-paced destination, you might be surprised to learn that there is plenty to do if you’re looking for a late-night adventure! Keep reading to find out what to do on and around the island “after dark” on your next trip:

Kiawah Island Beach at Night

Walk Kiawah’s Beach

Walking along the beach at night is the perfect way to end your day – or give a start to your nighttime escapades. It’s been proven that the beach is actually good for your brain and stress levels, you know?

Walking the beach at night is not only beautiful as it’s perfectly lit by the moon and stars, but it can also be exciting. You might happen upon some crabs or even a loggerhead sea turtle during nesting season (although this is rare, be careful not to shine any lights nearby). Don’t forget to check out the wildlife in the daytime as well, like going to witness our local dolphins strand feeding.



Kiawah Island Ocean Course Clubhouse at Night

Late Night Eats and Drinks

Most restaurants and venues close on the island by 9pm. However, you’ll find Freshfields Village and Bohicket Marina are the most popular places to go for Kiawah Island nightlife that’s nearby!

King Street Grille is one of our favorite options at Freshfields to grab a late-night bite to eat. Open until 11pm with a vast menu of American classics and some more creative dishes, they’re sure to have something you’ll love. Outdoor seating and signature drinks complete the fun sports bar experience here.

You can head up the road, about a mile further, to check out Salty Dog Cafe at Bohicket Marina that’s open until 10pm. You’ll find a fantastic view of Bohicket Creek and a very casual atmosphere here. Plus, it’s perfect for everyone in your family or group with a menu that’s sure to delight everyone.

While you’re here, the favorite local dive bar will surely stand out! Fischer’s Bar & Grill is right next door, and they regularly stay open until 2am during the summer season. However, keep in mind that the kitchen closes earlier – so, no late-night food.



Downtown Charleston Nightlife near Kiawah Island

Explore Downtown Charleston

Only 45 minutes away, downtown Charleston has no lack of late-night activities! There are numerous venues to check out, no matter what type of adventure intrigues you — even a leisurely stroll down the Joe Riley Waterfront Park is worth the drive.

Unique cocktail spots like The Cocktail Club and Prohibition are sure to offer unique and delicious beverages. Ghost tours for the more adventurous among you will have you appreciating architecture and history. Even dessert cafes like Kaminsky’s can be open until 1am to keep you caffeinated – with a delightful assortment of desserts on the side!



Kiawah Island  Sign

Kiawah Island – The Perfect Vacation

Now you’ve had your fill of the fantastic Kiawah Island nightlife. For those planning your trip, you have a great itinerary ready. For the best accommodation options on Kiawah Island, be sure to check out our vacation rentals. And, don’t hesistate to reach out if you have any questions or would like assistance finding your perfect vacation home for you and your group!