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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 Public Beach
Folly Beach Public Beach
Attraction type: Beaches
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Folly Beach Fishing Pier
Folly Beach Fishing Pier
Attraction type: Piers & Boardwalks; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve
Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve
Attraction type: Beaches; Parks
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Folly Beach County Park
Folly Beach County Park
Attraction type: Beaches; Parks
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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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All places to eat » Places to eat

Lost Dog Cafe
Lost Dog Cafe
Ranked #1 of 33 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Black Magic Cafe
Black Magic Cafe
Ranked #2 of 33 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Price:
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Folly Beach Crab Shack
Folly Beach Crab Shack
Ranked #3 of 33 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Price: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Loggerhead's Beach Grill
Loggerhead's Beach Grill
Ranked #4 of 33 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Price: $6 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rita's Seaside Grille
Rita's Seaside Grille
Ranked #5 of 33 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Price:
Cuisines: Seafood, American, Bar
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Beachside Boutique Inn
Beachside Boutique Inn
$100 - $300
Ranked #3 of 4 Folly Beach B&B and Inns

Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Town & Country Inn and Suites
3.0 of 5
Town & Country Inn and Suites
$122 - $213
Ranked #10 of 59 Hotels in Charleston
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Comfort Suites West of the Ashley
2.5 of 5
Comfort Suites West of the Ashley
$109 - $200
Ranked #21 of 59 Hotels in Charleston
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Regatta Inn
3.5 of 5
Regatta Inn
$198 - $323
Ranked #1 of 4 Folly Beach B&B and Inns
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Water's Edge Inn
3.5 of 5
Water's Edge Inn
$201 - $316
Ranked #2 of 4 Folly Beach B&B and Inns
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Tides Folly Beach
3.0 of 5
Tides Folly Beach
$129 - $325
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Folly Beach
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Wentworth Mansion
5.0 of 5
Wentworth Mansion
$451 - $567
Ranked #1 of 59 Hotels in Charleston
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French Quarter Inn
4.0 of 5
French Quarter Inn
$302 - $748
Ranked #2 of 59 Hotels in Charleston
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The Spectator Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Spectator Hotel
$338 - $929
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.