Located just 20 minutes from Charleston, Folly Beach is a fun destination to plan a daytrip during your time on Isle of Palms. Read on below to learn more about what makes Folly Beach such a great place to visit during your stay!
An Idyllic Beach near Charleston
Folly Beach is well-known for a variety of reasons. Between its family-friendly atmosphere, laid-back ambiance, and ideal surfing conditions, it’s no wonder that so many visitors to Isle of Palms choose to make a detour to Folly Beach for the day. It’s the perfect follow-up to a day in Charleston!
Folly Beach is a fun beach where water-based recreation is the name of the game. Surfing is perhaps Folly Beach‘s most popular activity. The most iconic surfing spot in Folly Beach is known as The Washout, a singular strip of the beach that is home to the biggest waves in the region. If you don’t already have a surfboard, you can rent one from local rental shops like McKevlin’s Surf Shop or Ocean Surf Shop. You can also take surfing lessons from Folly Beach Surf Lessons, Charleston Surf Lessons, or Shaka Surf School.
Not only will you and your guests find some of the best surfing conditions on the East Coast at Folly Beach, but you can also partake in stand-up paddleboarding, jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking, boating, and fishing. Local rental shops such as Tidal Wave Water Sports, FB Watersports, and Folly Beach Adventures can help get you started.
In terms of fishing, Folly Beach is an angler’s delight. You can have your pick of pier fishing, surf fishing, river fishing, and deep sea fishing. Species of fish commonly caught here include black drum, whiting, bluefish, pompano, red drum, sheepshead, spotted sea trout, perch, Spanish mackerel, flounder, and king mackerel.
There are also a variety of boat charters and eco-tours based out of Folly Beach. Tideline Tours, Water Music Charters, Island Hopper Charters, Sail Folly, and Flipper Finders are great local businesses that are happy to help you explore Folly Beach.
Whatever you decide to do during your beach day on Folly Beach, you’re sure to have a blast!
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