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Best things to do in Folly Beach

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Breakfast Spot
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“Cozy cafe serving all-day breakfast & coffee plus sandwiches, salads & wraps has a dog wall of fame”
83 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Known for locally harvested oysters, fried shrimp, hushpuppies, Frogmore stew, beer, & the undisturbed view of the river, marshes, islands, & wildlife!”
67 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.”
33 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Drive to the very north end of Folly beach and walk until you cant walk anymore.. you will enjoy beautiful bare wood on the beach, dolphins feeding, and who knows what other wildlife. Cool Graffiti along the way! Go in the morning or late afternoon is my favorite!”
44 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“This is one of my favorite restaurants on Folly Beach. They don't take reservations, but call about 30 minutes beforehand and you can get added to the list. ”
42 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
Bar
“Hand's down, the best wings and sandwiches for the price. The interior can be a little off-putting for some, but the locals know to go there. Live music most nights after 9:00.”
35 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Funky outdoor cafe with live music, beer & a festive vibe serving diverse eats, from tacos to pho.”
35 locals recommend
Bar
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“Bar food, large craft beer selection, and great burgers! Large outdoor patio with games and a firepit in the winter.”
22 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Looking for Mexican cuisine, head to Taco Boy on Center St. Tacos and margaritas are the go-tos here. They also have a Charleston location. ”
29 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great food, great prices, great local and visitor location. Outdoor and indoor seating. Nice live music many nights a week. A favorite!”
19 locals recommend
Beach
“West/south end of the island is also a very cool walk! if you look hard enough and go early enough at low tide you could find some historic sharks teeth too!!”
25 locals recommend
Bar
“Craft beer and food trucks every night. Marsh views and close to out neighborhood. Dogs are encouraged so the bar is a really fun place to see the puppies interact. We like to go at the end of the day as the sun is setting”
29 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The peel and eat shrimp here is outstanding!! Enjoy delicious seafood, drinks and live music (check schedule online for live music). While waiting for your dinner to arrive enjoy complimentary shell and eat peanuts at your table. 3 locations in the Charleston area. *SKIP this restaurant if anyone in your group has severe peanut allergy!”
9 locals recommend
Locality
“Folly Beach has a bohemian vibe. A very laid back and easy place to relax and enjoy the beach, restaurants and shops. Super close to downtown, historic Charleston which is one of the most beautiful cities in the nation!”
129 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