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 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 boast 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!
From romantic sunset cruises to thrilling fishing charters, there are plenty of ways to get out and enjoy the water!
Enjoy an informative and entertaining horse and carriage tour through historic downtown Charleston!
Golf pros and amateurs alike are sure to enjoy the scenic and well-maintained Charleston area golf courses.
History buffs are sure to appreciate the rich heritage offered in Charleston. Be sure to enjoy some of our historical offerings.
Discover the historical charm of Charleston by touring some of our most popular historic buildings and homes.
See a different side of Folly and get up close and personal with native wildlife with a kayak or paddleboard tour or rental.
Museums are a great way to spend time enjoying Charleston with friends and family. Check out a few of our favorites!
Enjoy one of Charleston’s many educational and entertaining nature parks or our wildly popular aquarium.
Experience native flora and impressive architecture at one of Charleston’s many scenic plantation homes!