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Often times called "The Edge of America" by its residents, Folly Beach is a picturesque barrier island stretching six miles along the South Carolina coast. The island was named after its coastline, which was once densely packed with trees and undergrowth, as the Old English name for such an area was "Folly."

Here, warm ocean breezes along sandy beaches turn annual vacationers into long-time residents. If you're looking for a family-oriented vacation destination where the pace is slow and the activities are abundant, consider the wide array of Folly Beach rentals.

Take advantage of the year-round surfing, swimming, or fishing. Kayak and paddle board down the Folly River for marsh views, and a close up look at the ecosystem. Dolphins are a very common sight to see surfacing and splashing in the river and the ocean. Walk along the 1,045-foot Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier, where bird-watching and fishing, as well as breathtaking views, are available. The pier is the second longest pier on the East Coast.

Folly Beach is also home to the Morris Island Lighthouse, first built in 1767 before being destroyed during the Civil War. There is a grassroots effort to restore the lighthouse by stabilizing it and controlling the erosion. The beach in this area is perfect for an afternoon stroll, very scenic, Instagram-worthy, and great for shelling.

Located only 11 miles to the south, Folly Beach is the closest beach to downtown Charleston where the city is bustling with history, tours, high-end shopping, markets, and world-class restaurants. Take a walk down the historic waterfront area at Waterfront Park, The Battery, and see Rainbow Row. Charleston was voted the #1 city in the U.S. again by readers of Travel + Leisure…for the 6th consecutive year!

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Woody's Pizza- 39 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439- 843-588-0088


The Crab Shack- 26 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439- 843-588-3080

Bowen's Island Restaurant- 1870 Bowens Island Rd, Charleston, SC 29412- 843-795-2757

Snapper Jacks- 10 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439- 843-633-0174

Locklear's On Little Oak- 2293 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412- 843-207-4169


Taco Boy- 15 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439- 843-588-9761


Home Team BBQ- 1205 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29407

Melvin's BBQ- 538 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412- 843-762-0511

Smokey Oak Taproom- 1234 Camp Rd, Charleston, SC 29412- 843-762-6268


Rita's Seaside Grille- 2 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439- 843-588-2525

Bohemian Bull- 1531 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29439- 843-225-1817


The Washout- 41 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439- 843-633-0143

Fine Dining

Blu Restaurant & Bar- 1 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439- 843-588-6658


ST. James Gate- 11 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439- 843-588-0002

Pier 101 Restaurant & Bar- 101 E. Arctic Ave, Folly Beach, SC 29439- 843-633-0246

Drop In Bar & Deli- 32-B Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439- 843-633-0234

Chico Feo- 122 E. Ashley Ave, Folly Beach, SC 29439- 843-906-2710

Jack of Cups- 34 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439- 843-633-0042


Lost Dog Café- 106 W. Huron Ave, Folly Beach, SC 29439- 843-588-9669

Black Magic Café- 103 E. Erie Ave, Folly Beach, SC 29439- 843-633-0025

Ice Cream

Dolce Banana Café- 18 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439- 843-633-0187


Revelry Brewing- 10 Conroy St, Charleston, SC 29403- 843-203-6194

Tradesman Brewing Co.- 1647 King St Ext., Charleston, SC 29405- 843-410-1315



The Links at Stono Ferry- 4812 Stono Links Dr, Hollywood, SC 29449- 843-763-1817

Charleston Municipal Golf Course- 2110 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412- 843-795-6517

Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club- 20 Dunvegan Dr, Charleston, SC 29414- 877-897-1016


Coastal Expeditions- 2223 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412- 843-406-0640

Splash Zone Waterpark at James Island County Park- 87 Riverland Dr, Charleston, SC 29412- 843-406-6990

Serenity Tree Yoga- 601 W. Ashley Ave, Folly Beach, 29439- 843-732-0753

Photo Session with Sand Castle Photography- www.sandcastlephotos.com843-489-5430

Shaka Surf School- 6th St East, Folly Beach, SC 29439- 843-607-9911

Fishing / Sight-seeing

Island Hopper Boat Charters- 843-906-4656

Atlantic Breeze Charters- 843-489-1554

Charleston Saltwater Fishing- 843-834-1061

Flipper finders Boat & Sea Kayak Tours- 83 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439- 843-588-0019

Beach Shopping

McKevlin's Surf Shop- 8 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439- 843-588-2247

Ocean Surf Shop- 31 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439- 843-588-9175

It's raining, now what?

Terrace Theater- 1956 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412- 843-762-9494

Earthling Day Spa- 245 E. Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401- 843-722-4737

Escape In 60- 45 S. Market St, Charleston, SC 29401- 843-709-6266