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.
Location & Hours
1 Shipwatch Road • (843)768-3875 • [email protected]
High-Season Summer Hours
(Memorial Day - Labor Day)
Monday - Friday: 7am - 6pm
Saturday: 8am - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 6pm
Fall, Winter & Spring Hours
(Labor Day - Memorial Day)
Monday - Friday: 7am - 5pm
Saturday: 8am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Attend the Sandcastle Book Club Virtually
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Sandcastle Activities – Reservations and Fitness Class Updates
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Spring Sandcastle Pool Sessions Begin March 22 | New Gym Session
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The Sandcastle’s Oceanview Pool to Be Adults-Only for the Spring 2021 Season
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Director of Recreation Kay Narmour to Retire
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The Gym Has Reopened with Limited Reservations
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With a variety of fitness and social activities, a gym, two pools, seasonal dining, and meeting and event space, there's more to share with your loved ones than just the view.
Pools At The Sandcastle
The Sandcastle offers two incredible swimming pools for community members to enjoy. Due to COVID-19 reservations are required for daily pool sessions.
Outdoor showers and restrooms are open from March through September. 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 wearing diapers are not permitted in the family pool, but may enjoy the adjacent children’s pool. An outdoor restroom is located next to the Castle Grille. Boardwalk 8A leads to the beach from the family pool.
The Oceanview 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 fitness center includes cardio equipment, weight machines, free weights, and a fitness studio. Group fitness classes are offered daily. Working out is a little easier with sweeping views of the ocean throughout the fitness center.
The Sandcastle is offering limited fitness and personal training.
All members and their guests must check in to use the pool. Members must present their Member ID amenity card. Pool check-in is at the pool entry in the summer or at the front desk the remainder of the year.
Chairs cannot be reserved. Small coolers are allowed, but glass around the pool deck is not permitted. Please bring your own towels; they are not provided.
Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children wearing diapers may only use the children's pool and are not permitted in the family pool.
There are no lifeguards on duty. Swim at your own risk. No diving.
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.
Castle Grille and Sandbar Schedule
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day
Castle Grille: Open Daily from 12 - 5pm
Sandbar: Open Daily from 12 - 6pm
*In inclement weather, these outdoor facilities may close at any time.
Payment is available by credit card only.
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 open to all community association members and their authorized guests. Island renters are not permitted access to The Sandcastle.
Members may access The Sandcastle during operating hours with their Member ID amenity card or the fitness center after-hours with fingerprint access. Members may authorize their family members or guests to use the amenities. Some guest fees apply. For questions about the Sandcastle’s guest policy, please contact The Sandcastle’s member services team.
Lineal Family Members
Grandparents, parents, children, and grandchildren are lineal family members who may access the Sandcastle with authorization from the property owner member. Lineal family members receive a Member ID amenity card.
Members may bring guests to The Sandcastle for a fee of $5 per guest, charged to the member’s account.
Members may provide advance authorization for a guest to enjoy the Sandcastle without the member’s presence, by submitting the guest within your member account. A guest fee of $10 will be charged to your account when your guest visits the Sandcastle.