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Things to do in Folly Beach

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Breakfast Spot
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“Prepare to wait in line for breakfast seating, but a long time favorite of everyone. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Some of the best local seafood Charleston has to offer. Its sort of a hole in the wall and "off the beaten path" but if you like fried seafood and fresh oysters with a great view you better not skip this one. ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“when you arrive on Folly, take a left on East Ashley Avenue, at the only stop light on the Island, go all the way to the end of the road, until you find a cul-de-sac. Park and walk approximately .5 mile along a partially paved path to find the lighthouse. You can walk beyond the main lighthouse viewpoint, if the tide is low enough, for even better views, just look for the foot path to the left of the beach.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“Asian Fusion w a southern twist! Many yummy dishes. Want something different, small indoor, unique atmosphere, outdoor booths on street & large outdoor space in back. Menus changes every 3 months...”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
“Local, surfing, funky atmosphere. Watch surfing on large screen TVs. Indoor & outdoor spaces. Good food, live music & dancing at night. Check it out! ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Park
“This is without a doubt, a must see and checkbox item while you visit. Amazing sunset and sunrise views and great for fishing or photo opportunities! Also, fun to grab a drink at the bar right on the pier or if you want a cool treat...get some ice cream at the store right on the pier.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is a great place to grab lunch while you take a break from the beach. Or grab breakfast before heading out to the beach. Either way you can't go wrong. The kids meals are plated on frisbees that you can take as a souvenir when you leave:)”
  • 33 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Locals and tourists alike have loved Taco Boy for close to 15 years! Funky atmosphere with authentic Mexican interior.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
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“Totally unexpected what’s inside and in the backyard. Great food, great beer and close to folly. Good for kiddos too. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Local hangout, Costa Rican flair, simple island menu, tacos, bean and rice bowls, live music. Very ecclectic”
  • 37 locals recommend
Beach
“West end of Folly Island where the ocean meets the Folly River. Magnificently naturally beautiful. Fisherman, walkers, swimmers, incredible sunsets! In the season concessions for chairs & food. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
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“Food, live music, sports bar, large outside deck, and good selection of drinks. This is the spot to go after a day at the beach. Grab a drink, listen to some music, or watch your favorite team on one of their many TVs”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“A dog park meets a bar with great local beers and microbrews, all with amazing marsh views. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Panoramic views from the rooftop will have you enjoying yourself in no time at all”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Located in the Tides Hotel is the Blu restaurant, or the quintessential beach side tiki bar outside on the veranda. Large deck overlooking the ocean. It's a great place to people watch ;-)”
  • 23 locals recommend
Locality
“ We are Phillip & Debbie Fortner. After many years in real estate and various other ventures, we are now semi-retired at Folly Beach. Our goal is to provide five-star accommodations for our guests at The Sea Breeze. Whether you are here for a few days or a few weeks, we want your visit to be filled with great memories! Previous visitors have said great things about us and we hope you will too! “Exactly as advertised! Best small beach town! Folly has lots to offer and a short drive to plenty of tourist destinations! The rental was easy to access, clean and had exactly what we needed for a great price.” Kelly A. June 2019 “We had a great stay. Easy walk to downtown Folly but far enough from the noise. Beach right across street. Accommodations great. We will stay here again.” Margaret S. April 2019 ”
  • 146 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Breakfast Spot
“Prepare to wait in line for breakfast seating, but a long time favorite of everyone. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Some of the best local seafood Charleston has to offer. Its sort of a hole in the wall and "off the beaten path" but if you like fried seafood and fresh oysters with a great view you better not skip this one. ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“Asian Fusion w a southern twist! Many yummy dishes. Want something different, small indoor, unique atmosphere, outdoor booths on street & large outdoor space in back. Menus changes every 3 months...”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
“Local, surfing, funky atmosphere. Watch surfing on large screen TVs. Indoor & outdoor spaces. Good food, live music & dancing at night. Check it out! ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This is a great place to grab lunch while you take a break from the beach. Or grab breakfast before heading out to the beach. Either way you can't go wrong. The kids meals are plated on frisbees that you can take as a souvenir when you leave:)”
  • 33 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Locals and tourists alike have loved Taco Boy for close to 15 years! Funky atmosphere with authentic Mexican interior.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
“Totally unexpected what’s inside and in the backyard. Great food, great beer and close to folly. Good for kiddos too. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local hangout, Costa Rican flair, simple island menu, tacos, bean and rice bowls, live music. Very ecclectic”
  • 37 locals recommend

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