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Living It Up on Folly Beach

Folly Beach, located on historic Folly Island in South Carolina, is sometimes referred to by locals as the Edge of America. The beach is a particular favorite for surfers, as there are numerous excellent surfing spots along the beach. Travelers can find the best prices on Folly Beach hotels by searching

Downtown Fun

This somewhat eclectic and playful beach town offers something for everyone. The more than 6 miles of pristine beach attract surfers from all over the world. Among the most popular surf spots on Folly Beach are the Folly Beach Pier, 10th Street, and the Washout. Visitors will find a host of restaurants, surf shops, bars, and gift shops along Center Street, the community’s main road. While surfing is one of the beach’s main attractions, the beaches also offer opportunities for sunbathing, swimming, kite boarding, and kayaking. James Island County Park boasts a bouldering cave and a 50-foot climbing wall. Festivals abound throughout the year, including the Lowcountry Cajun Festival and the East Coast Canoe and Kayak Festival in April. Outdoor reggae concerts take place frequently throughout the summer months.

The Water’s Edge Inn offers the charm of Key West with ample Southern hospitality. Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, each of the private villas and hotel rooms at the Water’s Edge offers a view of the Folly River or the surrounding marshlands. The hotel is located within easy walking distance of the beach and local restaurants. Room rates begin at around $200 per night. The Water’s Edge Inn can be reached at 843-588-9800.

There are many great restaurants to choose from in Folly Beach. Folly Beach Crab Shack is known to offer the best raw bar in the area and a relaxed atmosphere. Loggerhead’s Beach Grill is the spot to be when you’re looking for fun, fresh seafood, and an array of drink options in a laid-back atmosphere.

Beachside Getaways

As a barrier island off the coast of South Carolina, Folly Beach is also known for its wild beauty. Nature lovers may wish to take an eco-tour of the local salt marshes, while anglers may prefer a deep-water fishing trip. If you’re looking to simply relax and get away from it all, a beach chair and the bohemian attitude of Folly Beach could be just what you are looking for.

Tides Folly Beach Oceanfront is a beach resort situated right on the Atlantic Ocean. Guests can enjoy the hotel’s private beach as well as an ice cream parlor, full-service restaurant, and a host of activities such as jet skiing, boating, surfing, kayaking, parasailing, and cycling. Each of the hotel’s rooms overlooks the ocean. Room rates begin at about $110 per night. The hotel can be contacted at 843-588-6658.

Relaxing on the Beach

Folly Beach is ideal for a relaxing getaway or for surfing enthusiasts who want to hang ten on one of the best surfing spots in the world. makes it easy to find the best prices on Folly Beach hotels by searching multiple accommodation options at the same time.

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Beach resort near Charleston with award-winning sustainable restaurantLocated right on the Atlantic Ocean beach, the newly-renovated Tides Folly Beach Resort is the only full-service beachfront... More

Great location
Such a great location. We loved the interior of the hotel. Toilets are very loud and birds are loud at night. The view is so pretty. Jay who works at The Tides is wonderful. Jay was always...
May 31, 2014