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Folly Beach Public Beach

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Address: Arctic Ave., Folly Beach, SC 29439
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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US$45.00*
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2-Hour Salt Marsh Cruise from Folly Beach
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Group Surf Lessons on Folly Beach South Carolina
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Private Surf Lesson on Folly Beach South Carolina

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Beautiful!

Folly beach is a beautiful, wide, sandy beach. I could hang there all day listening to the waves and enjoying the sun. While we were there it was not too crowded, but it was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Folly beach is a beautiful, wide, sandy beach. I could hang there all day listening to the waves and enjoying the sun. While we were there it was not too crowded, but it was cooler and windy. The pier is cool. There is a nice gift shop, restaurant, and outdoor bar on the pier.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This beach, Sullivan's Island, and Isle of Palms are the three top beaches to visit if you are in the Charleston area. This beach tends to be on the younger side as compared to the other two. Regardless, lots of fun here!

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Thompson s Station, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and I drove to Folly Beach from Charleston. Neat little town. We found the county park to get to the beach. Cool morning so not many people there. Lots of shells.

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Orillia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great Beach no garbage, no drunks! If you like to hang out on the beach, this is the beach to be, only one major hotel, which keeps the population down.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Folly Beach is a beautiful beach with a very laid back, relaxed feel. Great for taking walks and combing for shells. We stayed at the Tides which is located right on the beach and there are volleyball nets up there. It is also a dog friendly beach.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed sitting on this beach and people watching. Walked on the pier which is very fisherman friendly. Surfers were in the ocean and under the boardwalk is where they hung out in colorful hammocks. We will go back this weekend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of space to get a tan or throw around a ball. Good for shelling and a nice long walk on hard sand.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery and easy to access. Unfortunately it was cold, cloudy, and windy when we went. Still had a great time on the pier, and walking the beach looking for shells.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was 80 degrees and sunny. The surf was up and the water pretty cold but for Feb. 24 it was great!

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a gorgeous beach to walk and look for sand dollars and sea shells. Sometimes you can see a beach-fisherman catch something cool, like a baby hammerhead shark.

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