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Folly Beach Public Beach

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Address: Arctic Ave., Folly Beach, SC 29439
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Beach, Pier, Food, Boardwalks, Lighthouse. What else do you need?

We went the weekend before Labor Day. It was busy, but not complete chaos. We were able to find some quiet spots. The lighthouse is DEFINITELY worth the short walk. There are... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2015
Clemson, South Carolina
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Florence, South Carolina
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Reviewed September 6, 2015

More crowded. Parking everywhere and many access points, which was nice. It was clean and well kept. Some decent shell hunting. Not our favorite beach but a nice beach if you're close.

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Clemson, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2015

We went the weekend before Labor Day. It was busy, but not complete chaos. We were able to find some quiet spots. The lighthouse is DEFINITELY worth the short walk. There are some old graffiti-ed buildings that make for great photos. once you get to the beach, it's a pretty quiet place. Much less people-traffic than the rest of the... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2015

as far a beahes go this on is great rented 2 beach loungers and a umbrella for only 25 dollars very quiet beach even though there were lots of people there with kids and all it seemed real quiet there have been to lots of beaches and this one seem way more relaxed then most waves wernt as rough as... More 

Thank sweeperdude
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Reviewed September 1, 2015

A very quiet place to spend the day with your family, surf, sand and no crowds! There are bathrooms and showers. It does cost $10 for parking but well worth it so you aren't at a crowded beach. There was even a Popsicle stand.

Thank John B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

My fiance and I are always drawn to beaches. We took a stroll shortly after arriving to our destination. It was very clean and uncrowded... Just like we like it. Gorgeous views. Only downside is the mosquitoes.

Thank Marie S
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2015

I can't ever say enough! This beach is by far the best beach I've been to in the states. It is so clean, comfortable, AND NOT touristy! :) Talk about perfect.

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Kansas City, Mo.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2015

Nice beach and pier. Parking was of course hard to find and kind of expensive ($10) in some areas. We could see dolphins from the pier. The farther north you go, the fewer people you will see.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2015

By far the best beach in the Charleston area. Why? laid back. You can surf, run with your dog, lie on the beach and do nothing…There is a light house view, a county park that is the best around, great restaurants and shopping. If staying overnight you can park a car and take a golf cart everywhere on the island.... More 

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Reviewed August 29, 2015

I hear that there are “fancy” beaches in South Carolina, but if you are in Charleston and are looking for a clean beach with easy access and good facilities , this is a great place. We went to the county beach the first day. It had clean bathrooms and changing rooms, as well as umbrella and chair rentals–$10 each for... More 

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Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Our extended family spent a week in a beach rental just off the beach. Folly Beach is a lively little beach town that jyst puts you in a vacation mood. Very nice beach and most mornings you will see dolphins down by the lighthouse. We had lots of fun on the surf. Bert's Market has a great selection of food... More 

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