Where to Set Up on Folly

A day at the beach isn’t always, well, a day at the beach. If you find yourself sitting in the wrong section of sand  say, next to rowdy guys tossing a frisbee that somehow keeps hitting you in the face your whole day could be ruined. Luckily, you can avoid that problem at Folly. We’ve put together a cheat sheet that will help you find your perfect spot on the beach!

If you want to play sports 

If you’re at the beach to socialize and play volleyball or frisbee, you’ll want to set up to the right of the pier, in front of Blu, the always crowded beach bar. There’s always plenty of twenty-somethings in this area, and plenty of hot beach bodies to stare at.

If you want to bring the kids

There are definitely families sprinkled all over the beach, but the best place to play with your kids is on the the left side of the pier. The drinkers are mostly over in front of the bar so this is the perfect spot to stay clear of rowdy frat boys. Plus, the bathrooms are still close by.

If you want to catch a wave

The Washout has been called the best place to surf in the state. To get there, turn left at the end of Center Street and drive until there are no more houses around. Parking is on the side of the road, but you still have to pay. It’s all surfers at this spot, so you’ll be in good company.

If you want to have some privacy

If you don’t like crowds, stay away from the middle of the beach by Blu and the Tides Hotel. Instead, take a right at the end of Center Street and drive until just before you hit Folly Beach County Park. This end of the beach always has far fewer people on it and the surfers are down on the other end.

If you want to enjoy the view

There is a lovely portion of the beach with a view of the Morris Island lighthouse. It’s a little secluded area that never seems to be too crowded, despite its quaint feel. Turn left at the end of Center Street and drive until you can’t go any farther. Park, get out of the car and walk up the path to the beach. The beautiful inlet has big rocks, a wooded area and, of course, an amazing view.

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  1. Our favorite spot is to the left of the pier (facing the ocean). You will find bright yellow umbrellas and chairs that you can rent from a super nice guy named Mike.

    The surf and people watching are also prime in this location!

  2. My favorite is alittle past the wash out. Crowds are minimal and you can get in some good surf fishing in the mornings. Plus you can take a shot stroll down the beach and see Morris island lighthouse. That is when I know I am at Folly, when I see the lighthouse.

  3. I found the Grill On The Edge a fine place to relax and dine.Folly Beach is a great place to do what ever you want to do including doing nothing.Its even better to do these things with a loved one.

  4. The first time we came there in 1986 we stayed at the Holliday Inn right smack in the middle of where it all happens.. now we stay at the Peir Point and still hang out right smack in front of the hotel….Love it! see u Aug 13th if it all works out .

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