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)

Daily: 7am - 6pm

Fall, Winter & Spring Hours
(Labor Day - Memorial Day)

Monday - Friday: 7am - 5pm
Saturday: 8am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

sandcastle News

Latest Announcements

Get Involved With One of KICA’s Task Forces

KICA’s board of directors approved charters for three newly-created task forces on Monday, July 12. Each of the task forces [...]

Sandcastle Pools Closed Thursday July 8

Due to high winds from the remnants of Tropical Storm Elsa, the pools at The Sandcastle will be closed Thursday, [...]

Aaron James Looks to Elevate KICA Recreation

CONTRIBUTED BY SUE SCHAFFER Over the past decade or more, KICA has committed to increasing its recreational offerings to meet [...]

Beach Rules Overview

The summer season on Kiawah Island is officially in full swing. Please be mindful of the beach rules that are [...]

The Sandcastle to Remove Reservation Requirement on Most Activities, Extend Hours and Open to Accompanied Guests

In early June, South Carolina's governor lifted emergency orders in the state. On Monday, June 14, The Sandcastle removed the [...]

Castle Grille and Sandbar Open for 2021 Summer Season

The Castle Grille (12-5 p.m. daily) and Sandbar (12-6 p.m. daily) open for the summer season Friday, May 28 at [...]

Pools At The Sandcastle

The Sandcastle offers two incredible swimming pools for community members to enjoy.

Pool reservations are no longer required. The pools are open Sunday and Monday from 10am - 6pm and Tuesday through Saturday from 10am - 8pm All members and guests must check-in at the pool entrance gate. Members must present their Member ID amenity card.

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.

Reservations are no longer required for the weight and cardio room use. Reservations are required for fitness classes.

Pool Rules

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 11am - 4pm
Sandbar: Open 12 - 6pm Sunday and Monday, 12 - 7pm Tuesday - Saturday

*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

Sandcastle Access

Community Members
The Sandcastle is open to all community association members and their lineal family members. Currently, guests are not permitted access to The Sandcastle. Members may access The Sandcastle during operating hours with their Member ID amenity card.

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.


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

Unaccompanied Guests
Unaccompanied guests are not currently permitted at The Sandcastle.