KICA Temporary Fitness Center Now Open

Stick to your resolution in 2018 with island fitness options. KICA is excited to announce that the temporary fitness center, located at 2 Beachwalker Drive next the Kiawah General Store, is NOW OPEN. 

Fitness center hours are:

Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

In the effort to open the facility as soon as possible, current procedures are subject to change. One instructor or member services representative will be onsite during the hours of operation.

– Facility users ages 13 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Users ages 16 and 17 may be unaccompanied.

– As there is no lobby, allow earlier fitness classes to exit before entering for the next fitness class.

– Log your visit to the facility in sign-in log next to the entrance. This provides KICA with important information on usage.

– There is no towel service at this location. Please provide your own.

For questions about KICA fitness options, contact KICA Recreation at sandcastle@kica.us or 843-768-3875.


Keep Our Turtles Safe: Lights Out May – October

Loggerhead sea turtle nesting season is in full swing. Nesting activity typically begins in mid-May, and female turtles will continue coming ashore to nest until August. Nests will begin hatching in July and finish by October.

During nesting season, it’s important that we do all we can to protect this threatened species from any further perils. To avoid unintentional harm to these beautiful creatures, follow these tips during nesting season:

-If your property is visible from the beach, turn out all exterior lights (flood and deck) from dusk to dawn.
-If any interior lights are visible from the beach or cast light on the beach, close blinds or drapes at 9 p.m. or turn them off.
-Flashlights should not be used on the beach at night during nesting season. Do not carry flashlights or play flashlight tag on the beach.
-Fill in large holes dug on the beach at the end of the day, as adults and hatchling sea turtles can become trapped in them.
-Observe sea turtles quietly from a distance – never disturb a nesting sea turtle or hatchlings.
-Do not shine lights on a sea turtle, including cell phones and flash photography.

Help keep Kiawah special and our turtles safe by following these guidelines or sharing them with family, friends and vacation rental guests. Learn more about Kiawah’s Loggerhead population.