Folly Beach Public Beach, Folly Beach

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Folly Beach Public Beach offers loads of space ideal for lounging, surfing, fishing, biking, and kayaking. With thousands of life forms indigenous to the area's waters, you will be mesmerized by the local sea creatures. Several endangered species call these waters home, so you'll likely spot loggerhead sea-turtle and Wilson’s plover. To protect this sensitive wildlife, you must adhere to stated rules. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the rules of the beach on the official website A visit to Folly Beach Public Beach represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Folly Beach visit planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Folly Beach is really beautiful! It is difficult to park your car, so think strategically...take a shuttle or carpool. There are not a lot of public parking lots and the ones there are very small...  more »
  • Beautiful day when we were there. Medium crowds. Good beach access with readily available bathrooms nearby. Not a lot of rental type activities at our location could be good or bad. Very enjoyable...  more »
  • A very nice and clean beach, the "Folly Beach", pretty close to Charleston, SC. It's definitely a beautiful place for surfing, swimming or just walking among the beach with your friends and family. I personally recommend the gorgeous sunrises in the morning. Next to the beach there are also some markets to buy souvenirs and restaurants to enjoy local food.
  • Beach is clean and lots of open beach so there’s plenty of room for people to spread out. The sand is soft except for the rows of broken shells ready to stab your feet. We were out from 2-6 pm and there was lots of shallow water for little ones to play in. The pier was closed for repairs so pay attention for bathrooms when you approach the beach so you know where to go. Parking near the restaurants was a challenge. We were uncomfortable parking in people’s front lawn but that’s how it is. I recommend bringing food with you and turning left on Ashley. There was plenty of parking. We enjoyed the walk to the light house. The sand is soft and slightly difficult to walk in. Leave grandma in the car with the AC.
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