Area Guide

12 Things You Can Do on Johns Island

There is always something to explore on Johns Island, from local farmers markets to natural parks full of history, it’s easy to enjoy life on the island.  Here are 12 activities you can plan to do around Kiawah River that we recommend trying out at least once:

Angel Oak Park Massive live oak tree over 400-500 years old, with sprawling limbs and a picnic area on Johns Island

Blackbird Market – Fresh and prepared local seafood, meats and vegetables, 1808 Bohicket Road

Brownswood Nursery – Charleston’s largest retail and wholesale nursery, Garden Center, 1290 Brownswood Road

Freshfields Village – More than 10 cafes and restaurants and 30 shops including clothing boutiques, an outdoors outfitter, wine shop, spa and grocery, 165 Village Green Drive

Johns Island Presbyterian Church – Historic church that has been part of the Johns Island community for over 300 years, listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Rosebank Farms – Local-grown produce and flowers, 4362 Betsy Kerrison Parkway

Beachwalker Park – Public swimming beach just outside Kiawah River with seasonal lifeguards, snack bar, and umbrella chair rentals, 1 Beachwalker Drive

Bohicket Marina & Market – Boat slips and boat rentals, fishing charters, shopping, and waterfront restaurants, 1880 Andell Bluff Boulevard


Charleston Executive Airport (JZI) – Public airport and hangar space for smaller aircraft, 2742 Fort Trenholm Road

Johns Island Farmers Market – Open-air Saturday market featuring local farmers, artisans, and food trucks, 2024 Academy Road

Mullet Hall Equestrian Center – Trail riding and equestrian events on 738 acres adjacent to Kiawah River, 2662 Mullet Hall Road

Stono Market – Authentic farmer’s market on Main Road with a full line of fruits and veggies year round. Also famous for its country/garden gift shop and lunch cafe. 842 Main Road