charleston sea islands
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The ebb and flow of river life.

Kiawah River will be home to a new story for the Charleston sea islands. Stewardship of the land and water is what guides us. Through decades and seasons of caring for these 2,000 acres situated just across the river from Kiawah Island, we know the joys of spending sunny days and starry nights here, among the herons and osprey.

To establish a new waterfront village just 15 miles from Charleston—a place to celebrate traditional Lowcountry pastimes and to create a healthy future on this beloved, rejuvenating landscape—we’ve gathered the finest land planners, architects, engineers, and builders. And we’re partnering with farmers, artists, wellness experts, fishing guides, historians, naturalists, chefs, gardeners, and other creative collaborators.

This land and water inspire us all. We hope you’ll join us.

our history

Centuries on
the sea islands.

Native Americans lived and fished here first. Ships arrived from England, Barbados, and Bermuda by the 1690s as Charles Town was founded and, and Kiawah River’s acreage was originally granted to Thomas Stanyarne by King Charles II's Lords Proprietors in 1698.

After the Revolutionary War, this land was farmed for hundreds of years, a tradition that continues to this day. After rice and indigo, cotton and vegetables were the primary crops. Owners included generations of Johns Island farmers; the Freeman family still farms here and will continue do so for many generations to come.

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Inspired by
a Saltwater Riverside.

Carolina Wren

Legacies for Charleston.

Founded in 1945 by J.C. Long, The Beach Company has led landmark and community-defining projects ever since. That includes the development of Isle of Palms as a residential beachfront community, as well as nearby, Kiawah Island.

Each project is evaluated by its potential to improve both the quality of life of residents and the long-term economic vitality of the region. The Beach Company is honored to be at the helm of Kiawah River at the start of this new sea island village.

“This impressive tract will be developed as a green conservation community, employing state-of-the-art principles of sustainability.”

Kevin O’Neill, VP of Development
Begun in 1945 to create a lasting vision for the Isle of Palms, The Beach Company still works from its hometown, with offices on King Street in downtown Charleston.

Newsworthy

Food

Farming the Sea Islands

Nestled among the marsh grass of the sea islands riverfront is the blossoming Kiawah River community. Formerly known as Mullet Hall, Kiawah River embodies sea...

Wellness

Kiawah River’s Healthy Lifestyle

Staying well at Kiawah River is easy. With over 15 miles of nature trails throughout the woods and along the water at Kiawah River, there’s no...

Events

‘Tis the Season for Tradition

The holidays are a time for tradition, a time to reflect on the year and dream about the year ahead. We have big plans for...

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