Kiawah Island is a vacation resort near Charleston in South Carolina. Kiawah Island has only one road access which is the Kiawah Island Parkway. While the island is surrounded by water and has an endless shoreline, there's much more to Kiawah than beaches. As well as luxury accommodation, there are golf courses with a total of ninety holes to play and thirty miles or more of walking trails plus lakes for water-orientated sports.
While all those facilities add up to make a fantastic resort, the best thing about Kiawah Island is that it's pet-friendly almost everywhere. The accommodation on Kiawah Island is definitely several notches above camping level. The Kiawah Island Resort has villas which cater for families with fur babies.
While dogs may be able to be unleashed inside the houses, out and about, they must stay on their leash and for a very plausible reason too. Many of the trails on Kiawah Island run alongside ponds and lakes which are known to be populated by alligators. Dogs and alligators just don't mix. Dogs shouldn't be allowed to wade in the shallows, even when on their leash, or they could end up being an alligator's lunch.
There are a few recommendations, apart from staying well away from alligators, to consider when taking your pet on vacation to Kiawah Island. There are no water supplies on the trails. In the summer months the weather can be very hot, so always take bottled water and a bowl wherever you venture with your dog.
The island has a long-standing problem with ticks even in the cooler winter months. Make sure you treat your dog with an appropriate product before leaving home. Check the manufacturer's instructions to see the time it takes to become effective or have a word with your pup's vet about the best course of action to take. Puppy poop doesn't belong on Kiawah Island. Pick it up and dispose of it.