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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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Island Hopper Boat Charters
Island Hopper Boat Charters
Owner description: Island Hopper Boat Charters is a family owned and operated charter company serving Charleston and Folly Beach since 1997. We offer private boat charters including shelling trips... more Owner description: Island Hopper Boat Charters is a family owned and operated charter company serving Charleston and Folly Beach since 1997. We offer private boat charters including shelling trips, dolphin watches and sunset cruises. Capt. Randy Smith is native to the area and places great emphasis on safety and fun. less
Attraction type: Eco Tours; Lighthouses; Other Outdoor Activities; Boat Tours
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Folly Beach Fishing Pier
Folly Beach Fishing Pier
Attraction type: Piers & Boardwalks; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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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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Golden Sun Taxi
Golden Sun Taxi
Owner description: Golden Sun Taxi is the #1 way to get around Folly Beach, loved by locals and visitors alike. A ride in one of our 8-seat Solar-Powered Golf Carts is an essential part of the beach... more Owner description: Golden Sun Taxi is the #1 way to get around Folly Beach, loved by locals and visitors alike. A ride in one of our 8-seat Solar-Powered Golf Carts is an essential part of the beach experience. We aim to go above and beyond to make your time in Folly Beach as memorable and hassle-free as possible. Taxi Service: Call or text for a ride when you need it, or book ahead! We can easily accommodate big groups, as well as smaller groups and couples. Event Transportation: Our 8-seater 'Solar Carts' are the perfect solution for your event's transportation! We help with many weddings, bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, family reunions, charitable events, and more. Our professional, uniformed drivers and sustainably powered vehicles ensure that you can enjoy yourself, while we make sure everyone gets from A to B-safe and satisfied. We are at your service. How can we help? less
Attraction type: Taxis & Shuttles
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Shaka Surf School
Shaka Surf School
Owner description: Shaka Surf School was born in May 2004. The idea was to do the work that we love and use our worldwide experience from a full life dedicated to this sport and life style. We... more Owner description: Shaka Surf School was born in May 2004. The idea was to do the work that we love and use our worldwide experience from a full life dedicated to this sport and life style. We thought that Folly Beach was missing a fun and responsible surf school, that dedicates full time to teaching the Soul of Surfing. Incorporating generations of experience with intuition and passion for surfing. We Love to teach surfing because we believe that the more we teach , the more we learn! And Surfing is that kind of sport, that you can keep learning for ever. The surf camps are very special for us, the act of just being around a group of kids is a refreshing and rejoicing experience! less
Attraction type: Yoga & Pilates; Beaches; Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing; Other Outdoor Activities
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Lost Dog Cafe
Lost Dog Cafe
Ranked #1 of 29 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Tokyo Crepes
Tokyo Crepes
Ranked #2 of 29 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: French, Fast Food
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner
Black Magic Cafe
Black Magic Cafe
Ranked #3 of 29 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Price:
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Mediterranean
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Outdoor Seating
Jack of Cups
Jack of Cups
Ranked #4 of 29 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Rita's Seaside Grille
Rita's Seaside Grille
Ranked #5 of 29 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Price:
Cuisines: Seafood, Barbecue, American
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Comfort Suites West of the Ashley
2.5 of 5
Comfort Suites West of the Ashley
$105 - $206
Ranked #17 of 59 Hotels in Charleston
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Holiday Inn Express Charleston
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express Charleston
$104 - $221
Ranked #21 of 59 Hotels in Charleston
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Value Place Leeds
2.5 of 5
Value Place Leeds
$47 - $107
Ranked #23 of 59 Hotels in Charleston
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Regatta Inn
3.5 of 5
Regatta Inn
$210 - $344
Ranked #1 of 4 Folly Beach B&B and Inns
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Beachside Boutique Inn
Beachside Boutique Inn
$114 - $199
Ranked #3 of 4 Folly Beach B&B and Inns
Tides Folly Beach
3.0 of 5
Tides Folly Beach
$125 - $450
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Folly Beach
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

French Quarter Inn
4.0 of 5
French Quarter Inn
$290 - $668
Ranked #1 of 59 Hotels in Charleston
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The Restoration on King
4.0 of 5
The Restoration on King
$286 - $725
Ranked #2 of 59 Hotels in Charleston
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Wentworth Mansion
5.0 of 5
Wentworth Mansion
$393 - $556
Ranked #3 of 59 Hotels in Charleston
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.