A Folly Beach Escape

Fulton Lane Inn & Kings Courtyard Inn guests, meet your Assistant Innkeeper: Margaret Baxley!Photo of Margaret Baxley, Assistant Innkeeper at Charming InnsMargaret is a Southern gal and long time member of  the Charming Inns family. She joined our team during her days at the College of Charleston. First, as a Wentworth Mansion concierge and later transitioning into her Assistant Innkeeper role at our two King Street inns. Margaret already spends her days in one of the greatest places on earth: downtown Charleston. But when she's away from work, she retreats to the second-best place on earth: the beaches of Charleston. Here's how to spend a perfect summer day, through the eyes of our resident surfer girl. The Innkeeper's View- Margaret's Summer To-Do List: Margaret at the Folly River It's not a true Charleston summer unless... I spend my time off kayaking or stand up paddle boarding along the Folly River...through the marshes, past the Morris Island Lighthouse... Experiencing the lowcountry from the water is amazing. If you're a novice, there are many companies out this way who rent equipment and give lessons. Here's one of my favorites, Charleston SUP Safaris. A summer day at Folly Beach in South Carolina I go to a Friday Night Dock Party at Crosby's Fish & Shrimp on Folly Road. The dock parties have live music, cold drinks and some amazing fried seafood, caught right off the dock you're dancing on. Sunset at Folly Beach I eat some fresh seafood from Bowen's Island Restaurant: it's fun and so casual. The restaurant is a local's secret. It's off the beaten path- you'll miss it if you don't know its there. Margaret's beach of choice, Folly Beach, is a beautiful 15-minute drive from our King Street inns. You'll watch a skyline of steeples disappear into a road of bridges, marshes, rivers and eventually, Folly's funky little beach town. If you're staying with us this summer, be sure to chat up Margaret for more surf and sand suggestions. No Charleston trip on the books? It's not too late. Take a look at Fulton Lane Inn and Kings Courtyard Inn summer rates and specials to squeeze in one last summer vacation. Learn more

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