Beachwalker Park on Kiawah Island – One of America’s Top 10 Beaches

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

Beachwalker Park on Kiawah Island – One of America’s Top 10 Beaches

Charleston County’s Beachwalker Park is located on the western end of Kiawah Island and is about 30 minutes from downtown Charleston.   Tennis and golf are featured here, as well as interpretative tours of the fauna and flora of the island.  This is certainly a nature-lovers coast, so visitors should pack their canoes and kayaks to paddle through the tidal inlets or walk down to St. Sam’s Inlet to see thousands of birds.  The water is not clear here, but it is clean and provides for fantastic seafood for low-country cooking.  Visitors can also pack their bicycles, since the sand is compact enough to ride along the 10-mile long barrier island.       

Beachwalker Park (Kiawah Island, SC): Kiawah Island's Beachwalker Park is eighth on the list of Top 10 Beaches produced annually by coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as 'Dr. Beach,' director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research.  Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, known throughout the United States and internationally as Dr. Beach, is regarded as the country's leading authority on beach quality and ratings. A Ph.D. coastal scientist, professor of environmental studies and Director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University and acclaimed author, Dr. Leatherman is perhaps best known for his annual America's Best Beaches Top 10 List.

Dr. Leatherman's first Top Beach list was issued in 1991. Since then, every year around Memorial Day, beachgoers and beach communities anxiously await his latest list of the ten best public recreational beaches for swimming, walking, scenery, sports, and other activities. Beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean are objectively evaluated using a rating scale that covers 50 different criteria, ranging from beach width, sand quality, water temperature and strengths of currents to human impact issues such as lifeguards, the presence of litter and undesirable noise.

The list of 2010 top ten beaches includes the same four beaches in the Southeast U.S. as last year's list, two in Florida, one in North Carolina and one in South Carolina: Cape Hatteras moved up three places, from seventh place to fourth place this year. Kiawah Island's Beachwalker Park moved up two places, from tenth to eighth place. Florida's Siesta Beach remained in second place and Cape Florida State Park dipped a few spots from eighth to tenth place.

Here list of the Top 10 Beaches in America:

  1.  Coopers Beach – Southampton, New York – National Winner
  2.  Siesta Beach – Sarasota, Florida
  3.  Coronado Beach – San Diego, California
  4.  Cape Hatteras – Outer Banks of North Carolina
  5.  Main Beach – East Hampton, New York
  6.  Kahanamoku Beach – Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
  7.  Coast Guard Beach – Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  8.  Beachwalker Park – Kiawah Island, South Carolina
  9.  Hamoa Beach – Maui, Hawaii
10.  Cape Florida State Park – Key Biscayne, Florida

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