January 15, 2018
Sand Hole Ordinance
This past summer the Town began finding enormous sand holes were being dug along the beach by patrons. The size of the holes began posing a threat to public safety as well as a hazard for nesting Sea Turtles population. In November 2017, Town Council passed an ordinance that prohibits changing the contour of the beach by digging holes. The only exceptions are digging by authorized personnel or at authorized special events.
The ordinance also prohibits being in possession of or using a metal shovel on Kiawah’s Beach. Plastic shovels are allowed to be used but can be no longer than 14″ in length. Violators will be fined and can be reported to Beach Patrol at 843-518-2880 or Code Enforcement at 843-768-9166.