October 1, 2022

Freshfields Village for the Locals

The best vacations can sometimes be the ones you take at home. So with cool temps rolling into the Lowcountry, it’s time to enjoy the beautiful sights we have right here at home! There’s so much Kiawah Island has to offer, and an easy and breezy staycation is the perfect way to enjoy it.

Check out our carefully crafted itinerary with all of our favorite must-do’s whether you’re a visitor or a local!


There is no shortage of beautiful places to stay on Kiawah Island. Located only minutes from Freshfields Village, these options will surely leave you feeling well rested and renewed.

Andell Inn

Steps away from the shops and restaurants at Freshfields Village, the Andell Inn has all the southern charm with modern amenities. The boutique hotel offers guest rooms and suites with stunning views, beach access, and a saltwater pool. This hotel has everything you could ask for and more!

The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is a stunning luxury oceanfront hotel located at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. It is also conveniently located just 21 miles from Charleston and delivers Forbes Five-Star service and unequaled accommodations. A perfect option for the entire family!

Pam Harrington Exclusives

Pam Harrington Exclusives is the way to go if you’re looking for a rental. They offer luxury Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island rentals, including luxury homes, villas, and condos. No matter what you are looking for, Pam Harrington Exclusives has a rental that will make your vacation one to remember!


Kiawah Island has more to offer than just beautiful beaches! Here are some of our favorite activities that will get you acquainted with the island like a pro.

Picnic at Angel Oak Tree

The Angel Oak Tree is considered one of the country’s oldest living things and has become the quintessential Charleston, SC symbol and an absolute must-see when visiting Kiawah Island. Grab lunch to-go from one of our delicious spots in the Village, including Café Eugenia or The Co-Op, and enjoy a beautiful picnic under the Angel Oak Tree.

Kiawah Beachwalker Park

This ten-mile stretch of coast is perfect for taking in some beautiful ocean views. Beachwalker Park is an excellent alternative to some of the more crowded beaches. The park is also just a short bike ride from the Village! Rent a bike at SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters and head towards Kiawah Island.

The Goatery at Kiawah River

The Goatery at Kiawah River is an artisan dairy specializing in the best Grade A milk and cheeses. Book an appointment for any of their exciting activities, including goat yoga or a private farm tour. Then hop back to Freshfields Village for some shopping fall shopping at Luminary, SHOWROOM Kiawah, Johnny Was, and more!


It’s time to get moving and take in the stunning sights on Kiawah Island! These adventurous activities will give you the excitement and rush we all look for while on a staycation!

Kayaking Through the Lowcountry Marshlands

Rent kayaks at Seacoast Sports and Outfitters and explore the infamous Lowcountry marshlands. Explore the different waterways and see marine wildlife up close. Then, head back to The Village to enjoy some tacos and tequila at Cantina 76!

Golf at One of the Five Golf Courses

Kiawah Island offers public access to five top-rated golf courses. These include the Ocean Course, Cougar Point, Osprey Point, Turtle Point, and Oak Point. So hit the greens for the day, and then be sure to enjoy a delicious meal at La Tela Pizzeria, Hege’s, or King Street Grille in the Village afterward!

Horseback Riding on Seabrook Island

Seabrook Island Equestrian is a full-service Equestrian Center that offers beach horseback riding. Activities include guided trail rides, pony rides, and riding lessons. These options are open for riders of all skill levels! Be sure to satisfy your appetite with a meal at FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen or Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill!


Who else is ready to explore Freshfields Village as a local? Don’t forget to share your fun by tagging us on social media!