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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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Group Surf Lessons on Folly Beach South Carolina
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US$65.00*
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Private Surf Lesson on Folly Beach South Carolina

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Great beach! Great views!

Folly Beach is huge! You can walk or run for hours on this beach. Kids loved playing football without landing on top of anyone. We were here off season, which made us appreciate... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Cari W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Folly Beach is huge! You can walk or run for hours on this beach. Kids loved playing football without landing on top of anyone. We were here off season, which made us appreciate the beach and space much more. Very clean.

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Weaverville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So many beautiful sea shells. I love well shells and there are some nice ones here. I saw so many star fish of different colors while walking early in the morning and after the moon was up. I have taken some of the most beautiful sunset pictures on this beach. It's perfect in so many ways for so many things.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I visited Folly Beach in August on a VERY hot and beautiful day. This was our first visit as we are both from out of town. Public parking was easy to find. The beach was clean. The sand is very similar to New Jersey sand. You could rent chairs and umbrellas. We didn't do this, but when... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I go here with my family several times every summer on day trips. It used to be full service with a restaurant, deck and multiple showers but that all got wiped out by a hurricane a few years ago. Now there is a small concession near the entrance gate, a host of port-a-potties, a few outdoor showers and that's about... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...this is more than a pet friendly beach, they are welcome as long as the owners clean up after them. Long beautiful beach with breathtaking views. Look for shells or if really lucky a sharks tooth, take a walk on a stunning wooden pier and have a picnic on the soft sand. We loved this place

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large public beach. Sand is on the firm side. Parking is a pain and many of the nearby restaurants are very over priced. Rather average experience.

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During the summer Folly is kind of a bros beach, but it's clean, well maintained, has a great pier and offers surfing, paddle boarding, and more. Dogs on leash allowed!

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's clean!! It's spacious! It's the ocean ... it's beautiful! Check out the city website for beach rules. This was helpful because we travel with a dog. Bring your own lawn chair if you're here in the off-season. It's a great walking/running beach! We were surprised that on a 70 degree day with <10mph wind in February, it's chilly! Folly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Huge Beach Parking at Pier Lots of nicnac shops and not a far walk to the beach Had a great time taking pics and walking the huge amazing pier Love the ocean and playing in the water especially making sand castles

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I have been coming to Folly my whole life. It is a great place to spend the day, hanging under the prior or walking in the surf and looking for treasures. There is a good variety of different types of restaurants near the beach and the Buffalo Shrimp they serve on the prior is my favorite! At the far end... More 

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