Warm weather in Charleston has everyone heading toward the water. Just 12 miles from downtown Charleston is one of our favorite spots, Folly Beach. We’ll have you perfectly set up with a Beach Vacation Package that includes all the essentials for a worry-free beach day – beach chairs, towels, a cooler, and a picnic lunch from Kitchen 208. You will be ready for a coastal excursion, and we’re here to lead the way. Whether you want to explore an uninhabited island or dive right in, our list will take you off the beaten path for an exciting Lowcountry adventure.
We recommend scheduling a tour with Charleston Outdoor Adventures. Their Morris Island Eco-Tour starts by boat on Bowen’s Island where you will ride through the serene saltwater creeks and estuaries of the Folly River. Catch a glimpse of a bottle nose dolphin and hear shrimp and oysters popping through the creeks. You’ll end up at Morris Island where you can set out your chairs and enjoy your picnic lunch from Kitchen 208. The Morris Island Lighthouse, a lowcountry landmark, was built in 1876 and is one of the most peaceful places to take in Charleston. The tour will be 2.5 hours, but you’ll spend about an hour here getting the best view of the lighthouse.
Sea breezes and fun times can be found on the Folly Beach Pier. Relax and unwind as you let the tides set your schedule. You will have spectacular views from the second longest pier on the East Coast where Charleston County Parks will provide rod rentals and fishing passes. The pier, open from 6am-11pm, will offer breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and a sea of possibilities when fishing.
Folly Beach is home to the best waves on the South Carolina coast. The Washout, located on the North end of the island, is a hot-spot for surfers. Hurricane Hugo was responsible for making this area is unique. The wind blows through the area where beach homes once stood, creating the perfect roll for bigger waves. Park your beach chairs here to soak in the scenery, or schedule a lesson with Charleston Surf Lessons.
Don’t have your Charleston vacation on the books? This summer, King Street’s Fulton Lane Inn and Kings Courtyard Inn both have packages for those wanting to explore downtown Charleston and the surrounding beaches. With our Beach Vacation Package, you and a traveling partner will spend two days exploring downtown Charleston and a third day basking in the sun at any of Charleston’s beautiful beaches. Call us at 800-720-2688 to start planning your summer vacation to Charleston.