Located about 20 minutes south of the bustling Charleston area, Folly Beach offers a quiet beach town atmosphere that visitors love. The island of Folly Beach is mostly residential with a small yet charming downtown area and a small number of local entertainment purveyors. Though Folly Beach is free of flashy attractions, visitors can enjoy a wide array of water entertainment, including surf lessons, paddleboard marsh tours, kayak rentals, and more.

When it comes to food and drinks, Folly Beach is anything but small. With over 25 restaurants on our 12 square mile island, you can enjoy fresh local seafood, fine dining, casual beach eats, outdoor spaces, live music, and lots of festive beachy cocktails. 

Check out some of our favorite Folly Beach attractions and restaurants below!

Folly Excursions & Adventures

Boat Charters

Get out and enjoy the scenic Charleston area waters during your stay by taking an exciting boat charter!

Fishing Charters

Get out on the water with an inshore fishing guide service, catering to all types of anglers from novice to the expert.

Kayak & SUP Lessons

Experience a different side of Folly Beach by exploring local inlets and marshes on a kayak or stand up paddle board.

Surfboard Rentals

Take part in a time honored beach tradition during your stay – surfing! Surf lessons and board rentals are available.

Folly Restaurants & Bars

Alfredo's on Folly

106 West Hudson
(843)633–0225

Alfredo’s is a counter-service Italian eatery for a fast, casual dining experience.

Bert’s Market

202 East Ashley Ave.
(843) 588-9449

Local grocery store that also serves up great sandwiches, soups, and sushi.

Chico Feo

122 East Ashley Ave.
(843) 906-2710

Folly Beach’s home of the laid back, taco eating culture.

Drop In Deli

32 Center St.
(843) 633-0234

Serving the Folly Beach community sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts, & more.

Jack Of Cups

34 Center St.
(843) 633-0042

Pub grub, house-made sangria & craft beer offered in a casual, cozy setting.

Loggerhead’s Beach Grill

123 West Ashley Ave.
(843) 588-2365

Fresh seafood at a fair price. Enjoy lunch or dinner on the deck!

Lost Dog Cafe

106 W. Huron St.
(843) 588-9669

Locals’ favorite breakfast and lunch spot. Coffee, cappuccinos and lattes.

Lowlife Bar

106 E. Hudson St.
(843) 633-0460

A multi-cuisine restaurant serving lunch, dinner and drinks.

Planet Follywood

32 Center Street
(843) 588-7380

Succulent burgers, fresh seafood, creative salads, & much more.

Rita’s Seaside Grille

2 Center St.
(843) 588-2525

Burgers, salads, and local seafood. Signature margaritas and live music!

Snapper Jack’s

10 Center St.
(843) 633-0174

Sports bar, restaurant and live music venue. Check out the popular rooftop bar!

St. James’ Gate

11 Center St.
(843) 588-0002

Tasty traditional Irish pub fare in a fun, casual setting.

Taco Boy

106 E Ashley Ave
(843) 588-9761

Tasty Mexican cuisine, fresh margaritas and live music.

Wiki Wiki Sandbar

15 Center St.
(843) 588-9454

Tropical drinks. Plate lunches. Live music. Private events. Weekend brunch. Fun Times.

Woody’s Pizza

39 Center St.
(843) 588-0088

Folly Beach’s premier provider of handmade pizzas, salads, and more.