What To Do: Besides being a prime scenic spot for photo sessions, Folly Beach has much to offer to anyone visiting Charleston and looking for a fun beach day! Folly typically attracts a younger crowd, as it is known by surfers for one of the most consistent surf breaks on the US Atlantic coast, ‘the Washout’, where glassy waters await. If you’re not into surfing, there is still plenty to see and do. The #1 activity to do in Folly, as rated by Trip Advisor, is The Folly Beach Fishing Pier. Redfish, flounder, sea trout and whiting are among the catch you will be casting for on the pier. The Folly Beach Fishing Pier also hosts Shag Nights throughout the summer with a DJ and dancing and has become one of the most well known events offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. And don’t forget to check out paddleboarding and Kayaking. Coastal Expeditions will hook you up when it comes to water sports rentals and they offer the best location along the calm waters of Folly creek. If it’s your first time, or you are looking for a guided and exciting recreational activity, sign up for their dolphin tour to allow their guides to show you the secrets of the Lowcountry!
Food and Supplies: One of the most popular hangouts on Folly is Bert’s Market on Ashley Avenue. This quaint little shop has become home to everyone in the area, and is open 24 hours a day. Early morning surfers can stop by and pick up some last minute wax for their boards. Beach bums can pick up a drink to cool down, or one of their popular hot dogs for an evening snack. You’ll also love the Front Beach behind the Tides Hotel for easy access to some of the best beach restaurants and bars.