The barrier island between South Carolina’s Folly River and the Atlantic Ocean is a little piece of heaven. Days start on Folly Island sharing sunrise with dolphins and end with one of the best sunsets the East coast has to offer. Folly Beach offers some of the best in fishing, kayaking, surfing, beach combing and nature watching all year long.
Fisherman’s Folly: The Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier, one of the longest on the East Coast, is a renowned fishing tournament spot with bait and tackle at the ready. Common island catches on both ocean and river sides include giant drum, Spanish and king mackerel, spotted sea trout, sheepshead, bluefish, whiting, red drum, flounder and perch as well as the prized Florida pompano. For offshore fishing, charters are available every day for deep-sea fishing adventures.
Nature Trails: Hike to the Eastern tip of the island for an incredible view of the historic Morris Island Lighthouse from one of Folly’s three county parks. Spot loggerhead turtles nesting and bald eagles soaring in the sky. Home to many an endangered species, the island is active in protecting and encouraging their continued abundance.
Surf’s Up: Folly Beach offers some of the best surfing on the East Coast. Hosting a number of surfing contests every year including the Wahine Contest in May, Folly’s "Washout" is considered the top spot on the Island. Local surf shops offer both lessons and board rentals and can give you tips on the best times and locations for surf breaks.
Culinary Delights: Some of the best food on the coastline can be had on Folly Beach. From gourmet meals made from fresh local catches to oyster roasts at neighboring Bowen’s Island, you’ll find something to suit the most discerning – or simple of tastes.
If you should need to venture beyond the natural wonders that Folly has to offer, historic downtown Charleston is just 15 minutes away.