Folly Beach is a lovely little beach town on a barrier island in Greater Charleston. The beach is a popular surf spot and the town is a popular beach-going destination for residents and visitors alike, with lots of cozy beach cottages and a small but bustling business district.
Golden Sun Taxi . A solar-powered golf cart taxi service that can get you around town. 8-seater vehicles that can accommodate groups large and small.
phone: +1 843 588-3474address: 101 E Arctic AveExtending out from the center of town, this long pier is an excellent place for fishing and makes for a pleasant walk over the waves, particularly at sunset.
Morris Island Lighthouseaddress: at the east end of Folly IslandSituated off the coast, Morris Light is a picturesque tower that was once a functioning lighthouse, but was abandoned as erosion caused it to be isolated from the shoreline. Today it's preserved as a local landmark, viewable from a quiet and scenic beach.
Folly BeachThe beach here is one of the most popular in the area, and gets quite crowded in summer. However, it's busiest at the center of town near the pier; quieter sections can be found to the east and west of town, though parking will be harder to find. The waves are relatively high for a Carolina beach, making it a popular surf spot.
phone: +1 843 588-2426address: 1100 West Ashley AvenueA park at the western end of the island with a nice stretch of beach with lifeguards on duty in season and wildlife viewing areas.
The Porgy House“The Porgy House” is a cottage on the island where Charleston authors Dubose and Dorothy Heyward lived in the 1930s. In June of 1934, American composer and pianist, George Gershwin came to town to write an opera based off of Dubose’s novel, Porgy. Gershwin stayed at a beachfront cabin near the Heywards and spent most of his summer at their house writing the music for the opera, “Porgy and Bess”.
phone: +1 843 588-3080address: 26 Center StreetA fun seafood restaurant where you can get crab legs, shellfish, and shrimp by the bucket, with Southern favorites like shrimp and grits. Outdoor shaded patio and very laid-back setting; indeed, this place is something of a local hang-out.
phone: +1 843 588-6464address: 1 Center StA mid-rise hotel right in the middle of town, facing the beach next to the pier. Rooms with balconies and one king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds. Onsite restaurant and cafe, heated pool, fitness room, room service, free Wi-Fi.