Folly Beach, also known as the "edge of America", is a quiet beach town located just a short drive from the bustling city of Charleston, South Carolina. Visitors flock here each year to enjoy the charming, sleepy beach vibes during the day and the lively, historic Charleston area attractions at night.

Folly Beach itself is a relatively small island, taking up only 18 square miles. Because of the cozy size, Folly Beach has maintained a very laid-back and uninhabited atmosphere. The island is relatively free of "tourist" attractions, though Folly does boasts an impressive culinary scene, chock full of fresh seafood options. Despite the lack of attractions, visitors will find plenty of water activities to keep busy during the day, including surf lessons, paddle board tours, kayak rentals, and more.

Charleston is located about 20 minutes north of Folly Beach and the drive is well worth the wait. Charleston offers a plethora of things to do, from historic carriage tours and scenic gardens to the famous South Carolina State Aquarium and world class dining. Be sure a trip to Charleston is part of your Folly Beach tradition!

Boat Charters

From romantic sunset cruises to thrilling fishing charters, there are plenty of ways to get out and enjoy the water!

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Carriage Tours

Enjoy an informative and entertaining horse and carriage tour through historic downtown Charleston!

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Charleston Golf Courses

Golf pros and amateurs alike are sure to enjoy the scenic and well-maintained Charleston area golf courses.

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Historical Forts

History buffs are sure to appreciate the rich heritage offered in Charleston. Be sure to enjoy some of our historical offerings.

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Historical Houses

Discover the historical charm of Charleston by touring some of our most popular historic buildings and homes.

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Kayaks & Paddleboards

See a different side of Folly and get up close and personal with native wildlife with a kayak or paddleboard tour or rental.

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Museums are a great way to spend time enjoying Charleston with friends and family. Check out a few of our favorites!

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Parks And Aquariums

Enjoy one of Charleston’s many educational and entertaining nature parks or our wildly popular aquarium.

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Plantations & Gardens

Experience native flora and impressive architecture at one of Charleston’s many scenic plantation homes!

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Surfing Lessons & Rentals

Folly Beach offers great waves for surfers! Take a few lessons or rent all the gear you need.

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