Summer in Charleston means beach! There's nothing like a vacation on Kiawah or Seabrook Island before heading back to school. August is the official last month of summer, and there is still time to get out on the beaches of the Lowcountry.

Typically, August is a hot and humid month with a chance of rain, so come prepared with all types of warm weather clothing and a list of indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy. Read on for some great Kiawah Charleston Events in August.

What is the Weather in Charleston SC in August?

The weather in Charleston SC in August is still hot and humid with temperatures in the 80s and 90s daily. Be ready to break a sweat, even if you aren't doing much. July and August tend to be the hottest months, so if you're traveling here, be sure to bring light clothing, swimsuits, sunscreen, sunglasses, a sunhat, and flip flops. August also tends to be a fairly rainy month along the coast of South Carolina. Come prepared with rain gear and activities in mind for rainy afternoons.

Can't Miss August Events in Charleston, SC

Charleston Farmers Market

The Charleston Farmers Market is a Saturday tradition in downtown Charleston. Located in Marion Square at the corner of King Street and Calhoun Street vendors offer everything from original artwork

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Second Sunday on King

King Street in downtown Charleston, SC is recognized by the U.S. News & World Reports as one of the 10 Best Shopping Streets in the U.S. Every 2nd Sunday of the month King

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Things to do in August in Charleston

  • Visit Charleston Museums & Art Galleries

Charleston is home to world-class museums and art galleries that are perfect for exploring when the weather is too hot or rainy to spend the day outside. The Charleston Museum is one of the oldest museums in the country and the Postal Museum offers an inside look at the history of the U.S. Postal Service. Art aficionados will find some of the most iconic Southern art and culture here as well at spots like the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, the Martin Gallery, Haley Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Helena Fox Fine Art.

  • Spend the Afternoon Shopping

Go shopping in downtown Charleston and Freshfields Village, which is near both our Seabrook Island and Kiawah Island rentals. You can find whatever you're looking for, whether it's clothing, jewelry, art, home decor, food, and more.

  • Get Out on the Water

This time of the year, there's no better place to spend the afternoon than on the water. You can go boating, paddleboarding, swimming, fishing, surfing, and so much more. Kiawah Island beaches boast 10 miles of sandy shoreline to lounge, walk, and bike, plus you can enjoy the resort pool or book your stay in a rental with a private pool. Seabrook Island also features beautiful beaches and pool access for guests. Whether you just need to cool off or you want to spend the entire day in the water, the Charleston Coast offers plenty of opportunities to splash around.

Your New Home, Just Minutes from Charleston!

Kiawah and Seabrook Islands are ideal beach destinations to experience the best of the Lowcountry.

Our stunning preserved lands and secluded communities offer a tranquil setting just 30 minutes from bustling historic Charleston.

Consider these beautiful barrier islands when looking for a new place to call home or when you’re ready to make your vacation home dreams come true.

Pam Harrington Exclusives offers over 40 years of real estate experience on Kiawah and Seabrook Island, as well as in other areas of the Lowcountry. Browse our available properties online today. Then, contact us to schedule a showing or request an island tour!