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Traffic and Parking Rules to Keep You Safe on the Island

View traffic and parking rules for Kiawah below. This list has been edited for length. View KICA’s Rules and Regulations for complete information and exceptions.

Traffic Rules

  • All South Carolina laws are enforced. Please take notice that some of KICA’s traffic rules and restrictions on its private roads are more restrictive than the traffic laws of the State of South Carolina.
  • Speed limit is 25 mph unless otherwise posted.
  • Driving or parking on the road shoulder/easements is not permitted, except in emergencies or by permission of the chief operating officer (COO), the director of operations, or director of security.
  • Private motorcycles, mopeds, Low Speed Vehicles (LSVs), golf carts, Segways, motorized scooters, motorized skateboards, hoverboards, motorized bicycles and similar motorized vehicles are not permitted on Kiawah’s roads or leisure trails.

Parking Rules

  • Beach access parking is provided at:
      • Night Heron Park (during hours of operation)
      • Ocean Course Drive (near firehouse)
      • Ocean Marsh Drive
      • Ocean Course Clubhouse
    • Members and their non-rental guests may park at any of these locations. They may also park at The Sandcastle.
    • Renters may park at any of these locations within the area authorized by their pass. For example; renters without a “V” on their pass are not permitted behind the Vanderhorst gate, and cannot use the beach access parking behind this gate.
  • Parking is not permitted on the roads within 25 feet (in any direction) of pedestrian beach access locations.
  • Boats, trailers, mobile homes, campers and vehicles over one-half ton capacity (other than SUVs) may not be parked on a residential property, except while loading/unloading or in an enclosed garage, other approved enclosure or with approved vegetative screening. This includes Sprinter-type vans.
  • Vehicles may not be parked on road shoulders at any time, in front of or across the street from a driveway in any manner that impedes entering or exiting any driveway or access to a mailbox, or overnight on any road. Nor shall any vehicle be parked to impede access to or visibility of leisure trails.
  • Vehicles must be parked in a manner that permits the free passage of emergency vehicles.