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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.- 6 p.m. Daily


5-7 a.m. and 6-10 p.m. Daily

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Closed for the Season

sandcastle News

Latest Announcements

Fuel Up For February With New Fitness Offerings

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Amy Cook Takes on New Role as Director of The Sandcastle

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Sandcastle Extended Access Closed Jan. 10-22

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Property Owners’ Parties (POPs) Partners with KICA to Expand Celebrations to All Association Members

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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.


Gym and Fitness Classes

The Sandcastle's 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 walk-ins 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.

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult (at least 18 years old).

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.

Castle Grille and Sandbar

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

Enjoy an ocean breeze while you dine for lunch at the Castle Grille and sip on something cool from the Sandbar. Through the summer season, the tremendous team from Cru Catering run the kitchen and offer a delicious menu with poolside service.

Closed for the Season

Castle Grille & Sandbar

Closed for the Season

Memorial Day through Labor Day

View occassional off-season Sandbar hours at

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.

Community Members
KICA members are welcome to enjoy The Sandcastle’s amenities by checking in at the front desk with their amenity card. Members may authorize their lineal family or accompanied guests to use the amenities. For questions about the Sandcastle’s guest policy, please contact The Sandcastle’s member services team.

Lineal Family
Grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren may access The Sandcastle with authorization from the property owner member.



Accompanied Guests
Members may bring guests to The Sandcastle for a fee of $5 per guest, charged to the member’s account.