Duneside Dr. (TRI-072)

Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Photo by Emil

The majority of Kiawah Island is a private gated residential community. Its 10-mile long sandy beach is known for its natural tranquility. The only public access to the beach is at Beachwalker Park, which is managed by Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission. Parking is $8 for standard vehicles. Lifeguards are on duty in the swimming zone during the summer. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Boats, surfboards, and motorized watercraft are not permitted in designated swimming zones. For more information about the park visit http://www.ccprc.com/index.aspx?nid=1411.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Charleston Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
31°C
Mostly clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Duneside Dr. (TRI-072) is sampled bi-weekly from May 1st to October 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Through its Beach Monitoring Program, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) monitors the level of enterococcus bacteria at 122 sites along South Carolina’s coast. Testing is conducted during the beach season from May 15th to October 15th. Monitoring levels of enterococcus bacteria is the best way to determine whether disease-causing pathogens may be present in ocean water.

DHEC monitors 27 sites at our local beaches (Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, Kiawah, and Seabrook). Monitoring sites are located near public access points to ensure the public’s safety. DHEC monitors our local beaches twice a month. When sample results are published on the Program’s website, Charleston Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

A “Green” site = test result of 103 MPN/100 mL or lower OR a test result between 104 and 500 MPN/100 mL followed by a test result the next day of LESS than 104 MPN/100 mL

A “Red” site = a test result of 500 MPN/100 mL or higher OR a test result between 104 and 500 MPN/100 mL followed by a test result the next day of 104 MPN/100 mL or GREATER

A “Gray” site = no test result

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Duneside Dr. (TRI-072)

Kiawah Island, South Carolina

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Charleston Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
31°C
Mostly clear

Photo by Emil

The majority of Kiawah Island is a private gated residential community. Its 10-mile long sandy beach is known for its natural tranquility. The only public access to the beach is at Beachwalker Park, which is managed by Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission. Parking is $8 for standard vehicles. Lifeguards are on duty in the swimming zone during the summer. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Boats, surfboards, and motorized watercraft are not permitted in designated swimming zones. For more information about the park visit http://www.ccprc.com/index.aspx?nid=1411.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Duneside Dr. (TRI-072) is sampled bi-weekly from May 1st to October 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Through its Beach Monitoring Program, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) monitors the level of enterococcus bacteria at 122 sites along South Carolina’s coast. Testing is conducted during the beach season from May 15th to October 15th. Monitoring levels of enterococcus bacteria is the best way to determine whether disease-causing pathogens may be present in ocean water.

DHEC monitors 27 sites at our local beaches (Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, Kiawah, and Seabrook). Monitoring sites are located near public access points to ensure the public’s safety. DHEC monitors our local beaches twice a month. When sample results are published on the Program’s website, Charleston Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

A “Green” site = test result of 103 MPN/100 mL or lower OR a test result between 104 and 500 MPN/100 mL followed by a test result the next day of LESS than 104 MPN/100 mL

A “Red” site = a test result of 500 MPN/100 mL or higher OR a test result between 104 and 500 MPN/100 mL followed by a test result the next day of 104 MPN/100 mL or GREATER

A “Gray” site = no test result

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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