Looking for a great way to relax on vacation, while getting some exercise at the same time? Kiawah Island is a fun destination that’s heavy on natural scenery to take in and offers a variety of interesting things to do for people of all ages. From animal feeding to painting, sailing, and golf, there’s something here for everyone. Rolling green vistas and shimmering beaches line most of this gorgeous and pet-friendly property. A car may be the quickest way to move around the island, but it’s not the best way to get a view of all the beautiful sites. For that, you should rent a bicycle and set out on the trails, which will lead you over several miles of the isle. There are more than 30 miles of biking trails, as well as 10 miles of beaches to ride around and explore, while one pedals along Kiawah Island and its neighboring Seabrook Island.
Witness Stunning Views from Hidden Watch Towers
A very cool way to absorb all the exquisite views of Kiawah Island is to bike around and search for the many hidden watch towers. Most of these aren’t accessible from the roads that run around the island, but they can be easily accessed by a bike rider that’s keeping an eye out for them. Kiawah Island is home to a cluster of hidden watch towers, each of which stands more than 30 feet tall. Ready to go, but didn’t pack your bike? No problem. There are plenty of bike rentals available for guests, such as Alligator Bike and Seacoast Sports. One place that is worth biking to for a visit is a large body of water located along the Kiawah River and Bass Pond, known as Rhett’s Bluff, which offers visitors a glimpse into the past. Here, history buffs and those who are interested in learning more about the region will be spoiled at the site, as it holds the burial place of both Mary and James Shoolbred, who were English settlers that arrived in 1790 and owned the Western part of Kiawah Island for more than 40 years. After getting acquainted with the area, one can ride along the private docks and absorb the remarkable marsh views, or admire the scenic River Golf Course’s lush greens.
Bike Through the Vanderhorst Planation
Visitors to the Carolina Islands should not miss the opportunity to bike along the Vanderhorst Plantation, which dates all the way back to 1670 when the first English settlers to the isle developed the beautiful 2,700-acre estate for Arnoldus Vanderhorst to be used for cotton, cattle, and corn production. It was restored in 1975 and offers one a glimpse of the history that is associated with the island, as well as some spectacular views. It’s worth getting off your bike for a while to explore the area.
Ride Along Seabrook Island
No visit to the Charleston area is complete without venturing over to Seabrook Island. Take a bike for two along this peaceful region and enjoy the scenic view as you gaze out at the ships out on the harbor. You may even spot some sea turtles, which are native to the land. The nearby marina provides the opportunity for boating, crabbing, swimming, canoeing, and fishing, which are perfect outdoor activities to do, while you take a break from your bike ride. For those who enjoy their privacy, they will adore the naturally secluded atmosphere found on the property of Beachwalker Rentals, which is great for a leisurely bike ride or walk on the beach. Whether you’re new to the area or a repeat guest, the opportunity to enjoy your stay at this location abounds, as it offers a complete beach experience and superb rentals for the occasion.
Written by Wes Smith