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Folly Beach

A barrier island where you can see loggerhead turtles nesting, dolphins playing and bald eagles soaring in the sky, Folly Beach offers a kick-off-your-shoes beach lifestyle where the livin’ is easy and the fish always seem to be biting.

All of the beaches on Folly Island are superb, but, arguably the Folly Beach County Park, at the island’s west end, is perhaps the best with amenities like 2,500 feet of ocean frontage, picnic areas and boogie board, bicycle, umbrella and chair rentals available between Labor Day and Memorial Day. “Drop a line” is a common local saying and for good reason. Anglers can select from surf fishing, river fishing, pier fishing and deep-sea fishing. Head to the Folly Beach... more

A barrier island where you can see loggerhead turtles nesting, dolphins playing and bald eagles soaring in the sky, Folly Beach offers a kick-off-your-shoes beach lifestyle where the livin’ is easy and the fish always seem to be biting.

All of the beaches on Folly Island are superb, but, arguably the Folly Beach County Park, at the island’s west end, is perhaps the best with amenities like 2,500 feet of ocean frontage, picnic areas and boogie board, bicycle, umbrella and chair rentals available between Labor Day and Memorial Day. “Drop a line” is a common local saying and for good reason. Anglers can select from surf fishing, river fishing, pier fishing and deep-sea fishing. Head to the Folly Beach Fishing Pier, which is 24 feet wide extending more then 1,045 feet into the Atlantic Ocean, making it perfect for fishing, strolling and bird and dolphin watching. For adventurous types, you can kayak around Folly Beach and James Island, jet ski, parasail or ride a bicycle along Folly’s six mile of beachfront.

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Folly Beach
Folly Beach
Owner description: Folly Beach is on a barrier island with a classic small beach village only 15 minutes from historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Guests of Folly Beach may enjoy kayaking... more Owner description: Folly Beach is on a barrier island with a classic small beach village only 15 minutes from historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Guests of Folly Beach may enjoy kayaking, fishing, parasailing, paddle boarding, surfing, jet skiing, scooter and bike rentals, boating, site seeing and so much more! Be sure to check out the many local restaurants and bars, the Porgi & Bess House, the Morris Island Lighthouse, the Folly Beach Fishing Pier and Folly Beach County Park. Folly Beach is all about fun and relaxation and is the only beach in the Lowcountry that permits adult beverages on the beach. Please drink responsibly and be sure your beverages are always in a plastic cup. Welcome to the Edge of America! less
Attraction type: Beaches
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Folly Beach Fishing Pier
Folly Beach Fishing Pier
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Charleston Adventure Tours
Charleston Adventure Tours
Owner description: Welcome to Charleston Adventure Tours & Folly Beach Adventures! We offer personalized attention to the beach & adventure traveler and will do our best to tend to your needs. Folly... more Owner description: Welcome to Charleston Adventure Tours & Folly Beach Adventures! We offer personalized attention to the beach & adventure traveler and will do our best to tend to your needs. Folly Beach Adventures and Charleston Adventure Tours specializes in small group adventure tours in Charleston SC and on the surrounding Islands. Folly Beach Adventures is Charleston's premiere rental operation. less
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Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge(Charleston)
Attraction type: Bridges
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Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist(Charleston)
Attraction type: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Smoking Pot
The Smoking Pot
Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Delivery
Lost Dog Cafe
Lost Dog Cafe
Ranked #2 of 26 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Tokyo Crepes
Tokyo Crepes
Ranked #3 of 26 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Dessert, French, Fast Food, Creperie
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Black Magic Cafe
Black Magic Cafe
Ranked #4 of 26 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Price:
Cuisines: American, Bakery, Mediterranean, Café
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Rita's
Rita's
Ranked #5 of 26 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Price:
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Tides Folly Beach
3.0 of 5
Tides Folly Beach
$121 - $448
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Folly Beach
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Town & Country Inn and Suites
3.0 of 5
Town & Country Inn and Suites
$107 - $173
Ranked #5 of 54 Hotels in Charleston
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Comfort Suites West of the Ashley
2.5 of 5
Comfort Suites West of the Ashley
$102 - $191
Ranked #16 of 54 Hotels in Charleston
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Water's Edge Inn
3.5 of 5
Water's Edge Inn
$234 - $336
Ranked #1 of 3 Folly Beach B&B and Inns
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Beachside Bed and Breakfast
Beachside Bed and Breakfast
$129 - $249
Ranked #2 of 3 Folly Beach B&B and Inns

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King Charles Inn
3.5 of 5
King Charles Inn
$190 - $518
Ranked #10 of 54 Hotels in Charleston
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Nearby recommended accommodations:

French Quarter Inn
4.0 of 5
French Quarter Inn
$320 - $652
Ranked #1 of 54 Hotels in Charleston
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Wentworth Mansion
5.0 of 5
Wentworth Mansion
$466 - $556
Ranked #2 of 54 Hotels in Charleston
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The Restoration on King
4.0 of 5
The Restoration on King
$328 - $710
Ranked #3 of 54 Hotels in Charleston
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