Callawassie Island means surrounding yourself with the best of everything the Lowcountry offers, including the beautiful rivers and oceans that surround the island. Our residents get to know each other through club events, activities and on-island organizations such as the Kayaking club.


Residents and visitors alike can kayak around the island whenever they wish, departing from our community docks or Callawassie Island Paddler’s Point. Venturing around the Colleton River, Port Royal Sound or Harbor River will bring beautiful nature views. Whether you choose to kayak around Callawassie Island, or anywhere else in the world, we have a few helpful tips and how-to’s for kayak beginners.

Learning how to paddle isn’t as easy as it seems. Kayakers need to know how to balance and maneuver not only their paddle, but their kayak and body as well. Let’s start at the beginning.



1. To learn how to hold your paddle, place your hands a little more than one foot apart and when gripping the paddle

2. Make sure your knuckles are in line with the blade

3. When you place the paddle in the water, use the hand closest to the water to pull the blade towards your body – do not push just the single blade backwards

4. Repeat this on either side and voila, you are moving across the water!

To learn more about Callawassie Island and our kayaking club, visit or call 843-987-2125.