Folly Beach Public Beach, Folly Beach

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Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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Folly Beach Public Beach offers loads of space ideal for lounging, surfing, fishing, biking, and kayaking. With thousands of life forms indigenous to the area's waters, you will be mesmerized by the local sea creatures. Several endangered species call these waters home, so you'll likely spot loggerhead sea-turtle and Wilson’s plover. To protect this sensitive wildlife, you must adhere to stated rules. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the rules of the beach on the official website https://visitfolly.com/rules/. A visit to Folly Beach Public Beach represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Folly Beach visit planner to plot your vacation.
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Folly Beach Public Beach reviews

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4.7
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  • We were pleasantly surprised after reading all the negative reviews. Those that complained about a dirty beach have never been to the Santa Cruz boardwalk out west. Don’t get me wrong, I still love... 
    We were pleasantly surprised after reading all the negative reviews. Those that complained about a dirty beach have never been to the Santa Cruz boardwalk out west. Don’t get me wrong, I still love...  more »
  • Beautiful large beach. There are some strong waves, so be careful with little ones. The sand was nice and soft. pier was under construction. 
    Beautiful large beach. There are some strong waves, so be careful with little ones. The sand was nice and soft. pier was under construction.  more »
  • I was looking forward to taking the family to Folly, especially for the sea shelling. After the horrible reviews about the dirty beach, etc., I am now looking for another beach. One where we can... 
    I was looking forward to taking the family to Folly, especially for the sea shelling. After the horrible reviews about the dirty beach, etc., I am now looking for another beach. One where we can...  more »
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  • Surprisingly great beach. Plenty of parking and nearby stores and restaurants. Also there were access points for washing off and bathrooms. The beach itself can get a bit crowded but for the cost (free) it was well worth it. There were life guards and they were VERY attentive, our family felt safe.
  • Came here for a beautiful sunrise. Nice quiet and accessible beach. Parking available on the side of the road, with a pay machine to print out the prepaid parking slips. Beach is walkable with soft sand, and the occasional seashells.
  • I absolutely love coming to Folly Beach!!! It’s a beautiful place with beautiful people! They have gift shops, live music and every kind of restaurant you could imagine! It’s a very relaxed town, and always great memories! My absolute FAVORITE summer hotspot! Great for couples or family, highly recommend the trip!
  • Decent beach but lacks parking and public restrooms/ showers. It seems the locals could care less about visitors and I understand. Expect about a 45min-1 hour delay driving as it is a very small beach with only two lanes. Myrtle beach is much better and more accommodating IMO. This place is good for a day trip, but prepare no restrooms showers and going home with a sandy butt.
  • Beach is beautiful, 4 star only because there is no free parking space near any restaurant. Perfect for family.

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