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Folly Beach Recreation

Folly Beach is blessed with such an amazing environment. 
The beach, marsh and river allow both visitors and residents 
the opportunity to swim, fish, boat, and sun bathe while 
enjoying the natural scenery of the lowcountry. 

Beach: There are more than 6 miles of coastal shoreline for 
all to enjoy. The beach can be accessed via public beach 
access ways that are at the end of each block. A wheelchair 
ramp can be found at West Ashley and 9th Street. 

Folly Beach Pier: Extending 1,045 feet into the Atlantic Ocean, 
the 25 feet wide Edwin S. Taylor Pier is a wonderful place 
to fish, walk, bird watch and enjoy the spectacular views. 
A gift and tackle shop, restaurant, and 1400 square foot 
covered sheltered can also be found on the pier. Fishing 
poles can be rented for a fee. Please call 843-588-3474 for 
additional information.

Folly Beach Parks: Folly River Park (located off of Center 
Street near the entrance to Folly Beach) Pirate Cove Playground 
(East Erie Street)

Folly Beach County Park (located on the west end of Folly 
Beach): During the summer months there are lifeguards on 
duty in designated swimming areas. The park is surrounded 
by 4000 feet of ocean and 2000 feet of river. 

According to the Post and Courier (9/4/08), Major Carl 
Beckmann hopes to create 8 to 12 small community parks 
throughout the island in the near future. The parks will 
feature benches, picnic tables and a select few will 
have walking trails. For a list of additional parks 
in the Charleston County, please click on the following link: 

Folly Beach Surfing: Located on the eastern end of the 
island is the "Washout" area. This site is considered 
one of the best places to surf in the Charleston region. 
Surf board rentals are an option as well as lessons 

Click on the following link to access the 
current tide:

Folly Beach Boating:

There is a public boat landing located off of Center Street 
on the Folly River. Please click on the following link to 
view the approximate location of the ramp. In addition, 
the link/document outlines additional boat landings in the 
Charleston region:

If you are interested in a custom boat tour or a sunset 
cruise or prefer a day of fishing on a chartered boat, 
please visit the following websites: 

Folly Beach Deep-Sea Fishing: The world famous 
blackfish banks off Charleston Harbor are accessible 
for deep-sea enthusiasts via charter and head boats. 
The Gulf Stream is approximately 60 miles off the coast. 
A popular website concerning Charleston fishing is: 

Folly Beach In-Shore Fishing: The backwaters of the 
lowcountry provide opportunity to catch redfish/red 
drum, trout, flounder, bluefish, snapper & bass. 
Also, please visit:

Marina’s In-close proximity to Folly Beach: 

Buzzard’s Roost Marina/Stono Marina
2408/2409 Maybank Hwy
Charleston, South Carolina
(843) 559-1526 & (843) 559-2307

Charleston Maritime Center
10 Wharfside Street
Charleston, South Carolina
(843) 853-3625
Dolphin Cove Marina
2079 Austin Avenue
Charleston, South Carolina
(843) 744-2562
Stono Marina
2409 Maybank HwyCharleston, South Carolina
(843) 559-2307

Mariner’s Cay Marina
3-A Mariners Cay Drive,Folly Beach, South Carolina
(843) 588-2091  

Ashley Marina 
33 Lockwood Drive
Charleston, South Carolina
(843) 722-1996
Bristol Marina
145 Lockwood Drive
Charleston, South Carolina
(843) 723-6600

Charleston City Marina
17 Lockwood Drive
Charleston, South Carolina
(843) 723-5098

Sea Kayaking: 

Folly Beach Parasailing: