My family recently took a trip to Folly Beach, SC. Folly Beach is by far one of our favorite vacation spots. It’s small and not overly commercialized and less than a 30 minute drive to the action of downtown Charleston.
For places to stay you can find anything from a nice condo overlooking the ocean to a fully loaded beach house. We chose to stay in this beautiful 2nd row condo. The condo was stocked with everything we needed from kitchen gadgets to beach toys. We were walking distance to all of the restaurants, bars and shops Folly Beach has to offer. And best of all every morning we woke up to a beautiful ocean view.
Here are some places you don’t want to miss when you visit Folly Beach:
You have to visit Lighthouse Inlet. Take a drive to the very north tip of Folly Island. You’ll have to park and walk down a paved path to get to a quiet beach. Once you get to the beach you’ll find it’s a perfect place for the kids to play in the water with minimal waves. You will see the abandoned lighthouse in the ocean. You will also be likely to see dolphins swimming around close by. This is a place you don’t want to miss.
Another must see place near Folly Beach is the Angel Oak Tree. This enormous, breaktaking tree is said to be 400-500 years old.
While at Folly Beach you will want to check out some of the restaurants and bars along Center St. Some of our favorites were Folly Beach Crab Shack, Blu Restaurant and Bar, Loggerheads Beach Grill and Folly Beach Brewing Company.
If you have any Folly Beach favorites please be sure to share them in the comments. We are always up for new ideas when we return for our next vacation!