Kiawah Island: Surrounding Sights and Scenery

Tour the picturesque location of HGTV Dream Home 2013.
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Indigo Park

HGTV Dream Home 2013 is located in Indigo Park, Kiawah Island's premier green neighborhood.

Kiawah Sunrise

A 10,000-acre barrier island located about 21 miles south of Charleston, Kiawah is known for its natural beauty: tidal marshes, sandy beaches, maritime forests and freshwater ponds. The island is also home to stunning wildlife, from majestic great blue herons to rare sea turtles.

Pristine Beach

Kiawah Island boasts 10 miles of pristine beach along the Atlantic Ocean, serving as a recreational area for visitors and residents, and a habitat for a variety of plant and animal species

Turtle Point Golf Course

An early design by PGA champion and golf course designer Jack Nicklaus, Turtle Point is known for its narrow fairways and small greens, all of which demand great accuracy and intelligent strategies. Golfers can enjoy a mix of scenery throughout the 18 holes, from ocean to marsh.

The Sanctuary Golf Course

Set along the shores of Kiawah Island, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is consistently ranked as one of the top hotels in the country. Completed in 2004, the four-story resort was designed to feel like it's been on Kiawah for centuries, with stately brick and stone walls, elegant ironwork and traditional Southern-style decor. Guests enjoy a wide range of luxurious amenities, from the award-winning spa to the tropical-style Loggerhead Grill. 

Freshfields Village

Located at the crossroads of Kiawah, Seabrook and Johns Island, Freshfields Village is a one-stop shop for groceries, home decor, dentists, salons and more. The Village also hosts cultural events, including outdoor concerts and movies, art exhibitions and food festivals. 

Johns Island

Located about 18 miles northeast of Kiawah, Johns Island is home to beautiful beaches, dozens of wildlife species and hundreds of majestic live oaks -- including Angel Oak, one of the largest living oak trees in the world. 

Isle of Palms

Further northeast -- about 40 miles from Kiawah -- Isle of Palms boasts a healthy mix of vacation homeowners and year-round residents. Popular activities on the seven-mile-long island include soaking up the sun on wide, sandy beaches and playing golf at the Wild Dunes resort, which features two Tom Fazio-designed courses.