Your Oceanfront Clubhouse

The Sandcastle is where community members gather for fun in the sun, a refreshing dip one of the two pools, convenient access to the beach, an empowering workout, club and group gatherings and family celebrations.

The Sandcastle is the Kiawah Island Community Association's oceanside clubhouse open to all association members. Member amenities include meeting and event spaces with views of the Atlantic, a fitness center, an oceanfront, waterfall edge swimming pool, a spacious family pool and a summer season restaurant and bar.

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Location & Hours

1 Shipwatch Road  •  (843)768-3875  •  [email protected]


7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Daily


Family Pool Lap Swim: 7-9 a.m.
Pool Decks Open: 9 a.m.
Swimming: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.


5-7 a.m. & 8-10 p.m.

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Pools At The Sandcastle

The Sandcastle offers two incredible swimming experiences.

During the summer season, food and drink service is available from The Castle Grille and Sandbar.

Family Pool and Children's Pool
The family pool is the largest pool featuring lanes for lap swimming and plenty of room for water activities and enjoyment. Children who are not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper and swim liner. An outdoor restroom is located next to the Castle Grille. Boardwalk 8A leads to the beach from the family pool.

The Oceanview Adult Pool
The Oceanview Pool features views of the Atlantic and a waterfall edge. An outdoor bathhouse provides convenient restrooms and showers. An adjacent summer-season bar (ages 21+) shares the deck, putting a refreshing cocktail or beverage practically within reach. Summer season access is reserved for members and their two guests only.


Gym and Fitness Classes

The Sandcastle's members-only boutique fitness studio includes a small gym with cardio equipment, weight machines, free weights, and a fitness classroom. Group fitness classes are offered daily. Working out is a little easier with sweeping views of the ocean throughout the fitness center.

The gym is open to member walk-ins 18+ during operating hours. Fitness classes require online reservations to ensure capacity is not exceeded.

For those looking to maximize fitness results, contact The Sandcastle about personal training services.

Pool Rules

Check in at the pool kiosk or Sandcastle front desk.

Members must be at least 16 to check in but have unlimited access to the facility, provided they meet an amenity’s particular age requirements.

Personal speakers are not permitted.

No running on the pool deck.

No glass is permitted in the pool area.

Children who are not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper and swim liner.

No large floats toys permitted.

No bikes permitted in the pool area.

Smoking and vaping are not permitted.

Chairs are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reserving chairs is not permitted.

The Sandcastle is a family-friendly facility; traditional swimwear is required.

Grille and Bar

Have a bite and a drink as you relax by the pool.

The Sandcastle's summer season grille at the Family Pool focuses on locally sourced ingredients with a menu curated by restauranteurs Brian and Jon Williams of Crystal Coast. Enjoy local seafood, light bites, and grilled poolside favorites. The drinks menu at the Oceanview Adult Pool's bar features refreshing elevated cocktails, mocktails and frozen drinks, led by mixologist Matthew Miller.

Grille and Bar Menus

Memorial Day through Labor Day

Lunch and Wednesday Dinners

Food Menu
Daily: 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesdays: 4-7 p.m.


Bar Snacks Menu
Daily: 4-7 p.m.

Drinks Menu
Daily: 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Order Drinks and Snacks at the Bar

*Menus and hours are subject to change. Rain may cause the outdoor grille & bar to close without notice.

Meeting & Event Space

Gather, Connect and Celebrate

The Sandcastle is host to many community events, meetings, programs and private celebrations in the oceanview clubhouse rooms, on the veranda and around the pool deck. The association also offers event and meeting space at Beachwalker Center and the Cinder Creek Pavilion.

Learn More and Contact
If you are interested in hosting your event at a KICA facility, please contact The Sandcastle. Event coordination services are available.

Access The Sandcastle

The Sandcastle is a private facility for members of the community association.

Members are the deeded property owner/s, their spouse/partner, and dependent children under 23 years old.

Members have access to all amenities*, including extended gym hours. Bring your photo ID to check-in.

Guests are family members (including adult children) and friends. Renters are not permitted.

Members may bring or authorize up to eight guests daily, with several exceptions including fitness facilities and the summer season at the Oceanview Adult Pool.

Accompanied Guests
Complimentary access to amenities* when accompanied by member, including fitness classes and gym (after 5 p.m. only).

Unaccompanied Guests
Access to amenities* with advanced registration in the member portal (click here to log in). A $10/per guest daily fee applies. (Learn how to register your unaccompanied guests here.) Oceanview Adult Pool access: off-season and After Five only. No gym or fitness access.

*if age requirements are met

Age Requirements

Check-in: 16+ | Gym: 18+ | Oceanview Adult Pool: 21+
Kids under age 3

After Five

The Sandcastle hosts an access happy hour from 5 p.m. until the facility closes at 8 p.m. After Five, members can bring guests with them to the gym, and all Sandcastle users (21+ only) can use the Oceanview Adult Pool.


The KICA Board of Directors approved a resolution outlining modified access policies in February 2024. View the complete policies.