Attractions & Things to Do in Folly Beach

Water’s Edge Inn is located in Folly Beach, just 10 miles south of Charleston, SC named by Conde Nast Traveler as 2013’s Best City in the World.  There are countless activities to enjoy on your vacation at Water’s Edge Inn. The links below will include something for everyone.

For the outdoorsy types, the area beaches, parks and natural waterways provide boundless opportunities for adventure and sightseeing.  Enjoy a kayak trip, fishing charter or almost any type of water activity imaginable.

Eating is a serious pastime in Charleston so be sure to check out our restaurants page. Along with dining, historical sites in Charleston abound.  Whether you’re a history buff or not you’re sure to be fascinated with the amazing sites you’ll come across without even trying.

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Folly Beach Attractions

Folly Beach Fishing Pier at sunset

Water’s Edge Inn is a short 5 minute walk from the Folly Beach fishing pier

Morris Island lighthouse on Folly Beach

Morris Island Lighthouse, a historical landmark located on the northeastern tip of Folly Beach.

 

On-site at Water’s Edge Inn

Folly Beach AttractionsFolly Beach Attractions
Beach Chair and Bike Rentals

Boat ChartersFolly Beach hotel guests on a sunset cruise

  • Romantic Sailboat Charters
  • Private Sunset Cruises
  • Morris Island Lighthouse Shelling and Nature Tours
  • Charleston Charter Fishing, Inshore Fly Fishing, and Light Tackle

Area Golf Courses

Charleston SC golf course at sunset

 

Charleston golf courses are of exceptional variety and challenge an array of breathtaking coastal terrains, from true links style to lowcountry forests, there’s quite simply a perfect Charleston course for every player and passion.

 

 

Golf Cart & Jet Ski Rentals

folly beach boy jet skiing

  • Explore the waters with speed and fun by renting jet skis for different lengths of time based on your preference.
  • Cruise the streets of Folly on your own personal golf cart that can be rented for a half day, 1 day, or multiple days according to your stay.

 

Kayak Tours and Rentals

Charleston Outdoor Adventures
1871 Bowens Island Rd

Coastal Expeditions
223-A Folly Road

Flipper Finders
83 Center St.

Sea Kayak Carolina
1731 Signal Point Rd.

Surfing Lessons and Board Rentals

Folly Beach Water Sports (843) 588-3000

McKevlin’s Board Rentals and Lessons
8 Center Street (843) 588-2247

Ocean Surf Shop Board Rentals
31 Center Street (843) 588-9175

Shaka Surf School Lessons (843) 607-9911

Sol Surfers Lessons (843) 881-6700

Attractions In & Around Charleston

Middleton PlacePLANTATIONS AND GARDENS

BOONE HALL PLANTATION
CHARLESTON TEA PLANTATION
CYPRESS GARDENS
DRAYTON HALL
HAMPTON PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE
IRVIN-HOUSE VINEYARDS
MAGNOLIA PLANTATION AND GARDENS
MEPKIN ABBEY AND GARDENS
MIDDLETON PLACE

 

calhoun mansionHISTORIC HOUSES AND BUILDINGS

AIKEN RHETT HOUSE
AVERY RESEARCH CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE
THE CALHOUN MANSION
THE EDMONDSTON-ALSTON HOUSE
THE HEYWARD-WASHINGTON HOUSE

Manigault Interior

 

 

THE HISTORIC DOCK STREET THEATRE
JOSEPH MANIGAULT HOUSE
NATHANIEL RUSSELL HOUSE
OLD CITY MARKET

OLD EXCHANGE AND PROVOST DUNGEON
THE POWDER MAGAZINE

 

charleston museumMUSEUMS

AMERICAN MILITARY MUSEUM
THE CHARLESTON MUSEUM
THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE LOWCOUNTRY
THE GIBBES MUSEUM OF ART
yorktownTHE NORTH CHARLESTON AND AMERICAN LAFRANCE FIRE MUSEUM AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER
OLD SLAVE MART MUSEUM
PATRIOTS POINT/ USS YORKTOWN
SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

 

 

Fort SumterHISTORIC FORTS

COLONIAL DORCHESTER STATE HISTORIC SITE
FORT MOULTRIE
FORT SUMTER NATIONAL MONUMENT

 

 

PARKS AND AQUARIUMS

THE SOUTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM
BATTERY PARK/WHITE POINT GARDENS
THE CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY
CAW CAW NATIONAL & HISTORY INTERPRETIVE CENTER
CHARLES PINCKNEY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
CHARLES TOWNE LANDING STATE HISTORIC SITE
FRANCIS BIEDLER FOREST AUDUBON CENTER & SANCTUARY

 

 

horse buggyCARRIAGE TOURS

CAROLINA POLO AND CARRIAGE COMPANY
OLD SOUTH CARRIAGE COMPANY
OLDE TOWN CARRIAGE COMPANY
PALMETTO CARRIAGE WORKS