We carry portable pocket cameras with us basically at all times now, so snapping a couple memorable pictures of our favorite places is more convenient than ever. When you’re visiting Folly Beach, there are certain must see spots or activities that will provide you with the most picturesque backgrounds to commemorate your vacation.
Morris Island Lighthouse- Lighthouses in general make popular postcard images and no trip to Folly would be complete without capturing a photo of the iconic Morris Island Lighthouse. This 161-foot historic landmark, which dates back to 1876, is best viewed from the northern tip of folly and is the perfect setting to enjoy a gorgeous coastal sunrise. And who knows, you might get lucky and glimpse a few dolphins while you’re there as well. It’s also a great place to take a romantic stroll with your spouse or significant other-and some people have been known to pop the question here.
Even locals keep an image of the lighthouse on their phone so you can rest assured it’s not just a tourist thing.
Folly Beach Pier- This 1,045-foot fishing pier featuring scenic ocean views is not only photogenic on its own; it’s also a fantastic place to catch sunsets. Better yet, once you have snapped your photos from the beach you can climb up to the pier, order a drink from the bar at Pier 101 or an ice cream from the gift shop and take it with you as amble along the pier. The Folly Beach Pier has something for everyone so bring your family, friends or sweetie. The kids will get excited watching the fishermen and the pelicans, and lovebirds can enjoy an after dinner sunset walk.
Boat and Sea Kayak Tours- Renting or chartering a boat, sail boat or sea kayak while you’re staying on Folly is easy and it provides you a unique vantage point to see the area including an up close look at Morris Island Lighthouse and opportunities to view dolphins and waterfowl in their natural setting. As a bonus, with most guided tours you will learn about marine ecosystems and local wildlife. Photo opportunities abound on these excursions, which typically run from the morning until late afternoon/early evening. It’s a fun way for friends, family or significant others to explore the local coastline and capture lasting memories of your Folly trip.