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]

Facility and Pools

Clubhouse - 7 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Pools - 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Gym - 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Grille & Bar - Closed for the Season

sandcastle News

Latest Announcements

Water Aerobics Move to The Sanctuary for the Winter

Water Aerobics classes will transfer to The Sanctuary’s indoor pool on Monday, Nov. 29. To attend, make your registration on [...]

Restrooms at Rhett’s Bluff Boat Landing Temporarily Closed

The restrooms at the Rhett's Bluff Boat Landing (102 Rhett's Bluff Road) are temporarily closed as of Monday, Nov. 15 [...]

The Sandcastle to Host Art & Artisan Showcase Nov. 19 & 20

The Art and Artisan Showcase is back at The Sandcastle on Nov. 19 and 20. This two-day showcase will feature [...]

Be Your Best Self at The Sandcastle

The Sandcastle is your destination for fitness on the island. With certified instructors who know you and the island, you [...]

Oceanview Pool Open for Use

The Oceanview Pool at The Sandcastle was temporarily closed for repairs, but has now opened for use. Members are welcome [...]

New Fitness Classes a Great Way to Get Fit and Have Fun

Come have fun while you get fit, flexible or fabulous! No matter what your goals are, there’s a class at [...]

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

Pool Rules

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 is closed for the season

Castle Grille and Sandbar Schedule

Open Memorial Day through Labor Day

Castle Grille: Closed for the Season
Sandbar: Sunday and Monday | 12-6 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday | 12-7 p.m.

*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 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 family members or guests to use the amenities. For questions about the Sandcastle’s guest policy, please contact The Sandcastle’s member services team.

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.

Family Members
Grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren may access The Sandcastle with authorization from the property owner member. Family members may access amenities using their amenity card.



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