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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Folly Beach, South Carolina, USA your home away from home

Folly Beach is a six mile long barrier island known as "the Edge of America". Its wooded coastline was the first sight of land for many settlers. Modern-day Folly Beach has a friendly small-town atmosphere with just 2,000 inhabitants, making it a favorite getaway for vacationers.

Things to Do in Folly Beach, SC

The long sandy coastline is one of the main attractions for holiday rentals in Folly Beach. The area is ideal for watersports including sailing, windsurfing, parasailing, jet skiing and boating. It is a premier surfing destination, particularly at The Washout which was carved out by the powerful surf during Hurricane Hugo. Folly Pier, Clouds, Piddleys and the Old Coastguard Station also offer good surfing conditions. Surf rentals and lessons are offered from the many surf shops along the beachfront. Other things to do on Folly Island include crabbing and shrimping. Take a fishing charter, hire a bicycle or enjoy bird watching during your stay on this island retreat.

Places to Visit Around Folly Beach, SC

Visit the Morris Island Lighthouse from your Folly Beach holiday home or stroll along the 1000-foot pier to watch the shrimp boats or spot dolphins. James Island County Park has a 50-foot climbing wall, bouldering cave and fishing dock. The historic city of Charleston, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter, is one of the best preserved historical cities in America. Take a carriage tour to see some of the historical buildings which are over 300 years old, visit the museums and stroll along the harbor. Drayton Hall and the Magnolia Plantation are architectural masterpieces with guided tours available.

Weather in Folly Beach, SC

Folly Beach holiday rentals enjoy a pleasant semi-tropical climate all year round. The summer months have average highs of 88°F (31°C) and even the Atlantic Ocean reaches 80°F (26°C) in the summer. The mild winter months have highs of around 60°F (15°C) making Folly Beach very popular with snowbirds and visitors from colder regions. The area very rarely has frost or snow and the wettest months are in the summer.

Travel to Folly Beach, SC

The nearest major airport to Folly Beach holiday rentals is Charleston International (CHS) Airport which is about 18 miles away. It is a joint civil-military airport and is the busiest airport in South Carolina making it very easy to reach from domestic and international destinations. Folly Beach is easy to drive to along I-526 and SR 171 across the bridge to the island. Hilton Head (HHH) Airport also has domestic flight connections and is about 53 miles from Folly Beach. A hire car is recommended to reach Folly Beach and for exploring the surrounding area.

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My family was comming down to Charleston for a wedding. We decided to make it a week long family outing. This house was absolutely breathtaking. Very clean, large, spacious, plenty of closet space. Only 2 short blocks to the beach front access. Everyone had a fantastic time and will definately look to come back. If you are out looking for wonderful seafood Crosby's is down the street not too far you can get the fresh seafood right off the boat there. If you are looking for the best crabcakes check out BLU at the Holiday Inn. The shops are really cute and the people are very friendly around town. Only minutes from the Morris Island Lighthouse (if you go at the right time you can see lots of dolphins as well as the blue crabs). It was an experience my children will never forget. Minutes to Charleston and not far away from Sullivan Island / Isle of the Palms.
  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009