Here are the top ways to enjoy Charleston Eco-Friendly style! 

Traveling to Charleston is a great way to experience the beauty of nature and enjoy all the recreational activities the area offers. We are surrounded by breathtaking beaches, marshes, and islands here in the low country. The perfect way to travel in an eco-friendly manner in Charleston is to get out and enjoy nature! If you’re looking for the best spots around Charleston, take a look at our Vacation Guide! This guide is your key to a fantastic trip with all the insider knowledge.  

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Eco-friendly travel to Charleston

Water Adventures

Exploring Charleston’s beach areas is full of opportunities to see nature and reconnect with the world around you. Whether you’re staying on Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, or Sullivan’s Island, something amazing is waiting for you. Paddleboard Folly Creek at sunrise, kayak next to a pod of playful dolphins, or try something completely new and learn how to kiteboard!  

Coastal Expeditions

Charleston has no shortage of unique waterways to explore. One of the best ways to explore the area is by kayaking or paddleboarding! These easy-going activities are easily enjoyed in IOP. Coastal Expeditions offers rentals for personal exploration or guided tours to learn more about the miles of undeveloped coastline! This is the perfect place to experience nature and learn more about the South Carolina coast! 

Couple paddleboarding.
Charleston Outdoor Adventures

If you are staying in Folly Beach, Charleston Outdoor Adventures will connect you with the best eco-friendly activities. If you want to go kayaking, take a two or three-hour tour, or simply enjoy the area by renting for the day. Paddleboarding is also available! Take a guided two-hour tour or experience the Lowcountry in an entirely new way and take a sunrise paddle! Watch the saltmarsh come alive and enjoy the peace and quiet. No matter what you want to enjoy in Folly Creek, an experience is waiting for you! 

Sealand Adventure Sports

Sullivan’s Island is characterized by quiet residential areas and three miles of beautiful coastline. When visiting this area, there are many ways to enjoy the waterways. Sealand Adventure Sports offers Paddleboarding, kiteboarding, surfing, and much more! You can buy equipment, rent for a day, or take private and group lessons! What are you waiting for? Grab your gear and get out on the water.  

Barrier Island Eco Tours

Visiting Capers Island is truly incredible. This barrier island is undeveloped and offers visitors a unique look into the natural landscape of coastal South Carolina. Barrier Island Eco Tours is the perfect guide! The island is located just north of Sullivan’s Island and is accessible by boat. Explore one of the few untouched coastal areas on the east coast and see nature at its finest! Book this nature and wildlife boat tour today! 

Catch Waves in Folly Beach

If you’re looking to surf in the Charleston area, then Folly Beach is your destination! Charleston isn’t known for prime surfing conditions, but beginners to experienced surfers can enjoy the varied conditions of the area. The best spot in Folly Beach is known as the “washout,” but sandbars are also a great choice if you’re looking for a more private spot. For lessons and rentals, visit Isla Surf for all your needs. 

Land Adventures

If you’re looking for adventures on the land, Charleston has plenty! From exploring nature trails to visiting beautiful parks in the area, exploring the coast on land is sure to please. See the Lowcountry from an entirely different perspective.  

Sullivan’s Island Nature Trail

When you think of Sullivan’s Island, you probably think of the beautiful beach and all the activities on the water, but the island is also home to many land activities to enjoy. One of the best ways to experience the land is by hitting the Sullivan’s Island Nature Trail! Walk the winding boardwalk straight through the lush greenery. There are also areas to stop along the way and take in the beautiful sights of Sullivan’s Island. Visit the trail and step into another world!  

Folly Beach County Park

Located between Folly Creek and the ocean, Folly Beach County Park is a great place to have an afternoon picnic and enjoy the outdoors. This park is also a great location to grab beach chairs, boogie boards, and umbrellas for the day. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy the surrounding beach and be close to beach day essentials, this is a great spot to visit!  

Isle of Palms County Park

Also featuring ocean access, the Isle of Palms County Park features a playground, a picnic area, grills, and even a sand volleyball court! This is a great spot to bring the entire family and enjoy a day at the beach. After visiting the park, walk on the beach and enjoy the natural beauty of the Isle of Palms!  

Woman with bike on beach.
Bike Riding on Folly Beach

Exploring Folly Beach doesn’t have to be on foot! Grab a bike from Folly Beach Adventures and explore the streets of Folly! There are so many places to see, from the beach to the streets. During your ride, stop at the local shops that line the streets and get lunch at one of the local restaurants.  

Electric Biking on Sullivan’s Island

Are you looking for a more exciting bike riding experience? Explore the area on an electric bike from Rebellion Roads! Explore the area with ease and take in all the sights and sees! Riders can rent bikes for personal excursions or take guided tours around the area. One of the most popular tours is the Shores EBike Tour. This tour starts in Mount Pleasant’s Old Village, Shem Creek, and then to the shores of Sullivan’s Island. The tour lasts about two hours, making this the perfect way to spend the afternoon! 

Folly Beach pier
Make the Charleston coast your eco-friendly destination!

There are so many ways to enjoy eco-friendly travel to Charleston. Bike ride from Mount Pleasant to Sullivan’s Island, catch the swells on Folly Beach, relax at a local park, or take a guided eco-tour. No matter what outdoor activities excite you most, the Charleston coast has it! Make one of our properties your sanctuary. Bring the whole family and stay in one of our beachfront homes or enjoy the peace and quiet in one of our cozy villas. 

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Pros and Cons: Your Ultimate Charleston Beach Guide

From a vast history to stunning shorelines to Southern hospitality, South Carolina’s Lowcountry is known for so much! However, there’s no doubt that many people visit year after year for the sandy Charleston, SC beaches. Below, we’ve laid out the pros and cons of the city’s nearest beaches, so you can decide which best fits your vacation needs.

We’ve once decided on a location for your beach getaway, you’ll have to plan the rest of your trip. Our complimentary Charleston, SC Destination Guide is the perfect resource! It’s full of the best attractions, places to eat, shopping, and more in the area.


Explore the Top Beaches in Charleston, SC

Folly Beach


Folly Beach definitely has the most character than any of the other Charleston, SC beaches on this list. Center Street is at the heart of the lively downtown, lined with laid-back restaurants and surf shops. The town and it’s people are known for their funky and colorful vibes making it a fun place for kids and adults. When it comes to things to do in Folly Beach, you’ll never run out of activities and things to see. Your kids will love the six miles of shoreline, while the adults will enjoy all the great places to grab a drink with a view. Folly Beach is also known to have the best surfing in the state. “The Washout” or “Hollywood” is a section of the beach with no homes because they were destroyed by Hurricane Hugo. With no houses to block to wind, the area is said to get the best waves in South Carolina.


During the summer, Folly Beach is a hot spot and for good reason, but that means the traffic to get on and off the barrier island can get thick on the weekends. An easy way to avoid that crowd is to just stay directly on Folly Beach! We have more than 100 vacation rentals available on the island, so we’re sure to have the perfect home base for your getaway.

Isle of Palms


Because of Wild Dunes, we vote Isle of Palms as the most family-friendly beach near Charleston. The resort houses countless state-of-the-art amenities including two golf courses, community pools, private beach access, and more! If you’re not staying in the resort, the ISLE OF PALMS COUNTY PARK offers rentals, bathrooms, changing rooms, lifeguards, and paid parking. The town has more of your classic laid-back beach vibe. Beach shops and OCEANFRONT RESTAURANTS sit along Ocean Boulevard perfect for an evening stroll with an ice cream cone from the local Ben and Jerry’s. Isle of Palms is also extremely pet-friendly because the city allows dogs on the beach all day and year-round. Many of our IOP vacation rentals allow dogs, so your furry family doesn’t have to miss out on the fun!


Isle of Palms may be the most popular of the three beaches on this list. Like we said, it’s a classic beach town with lots of amenities, so naturally, it attracts a lot of people from all over. The beach is wide and long, so it rarely seems crowded, but it’s also no longer one of our best kept secrets!

Sullivan’s Island


Sullivan’s Island is much less crowded and is a popular spot for locals to go for a sunset walk. Bonus- you can see the Downtown Charleston from the far westside of the island. The small town is mostly made up of restaurants, and that’s what it’s known for. Some of the Lowcountry’s most beloved eateries call Sullivan’s Island home. Some of our favorites include THE OBSTINATE DAUGHTERPOE’S TAVERN, and HOME TEAM BBQ. The small beach town is much slower than the rest of Charleston and provides the perfect place to relax.


Sullivan’s Island has only a small number of short term rentals but mostly allows long-term stays with a minimum stay of 28 days. This can be a bummer for families wanting to stay on the island for a week-long vacation. We currently have one property on our program that rents short term, but most require a longer commitment. Luckily, Isle of Palms is right next door. The two barrier islands are connected by a short bridge making it an easy beach to enjoy if you are staying on IOP. The long-term stay requirement is popular among retired couples and has become a great option for remote workers.

Choose Your Ideal Beach House

Now that you know all the pros and cons of the three Charleston, SC beaches, it’s time to book a getaway to your favorite!

Our collection of rentals in SULLIVAN’S ISLANDISLE OF PALMS, and FOLLY BEACH provide you with tons of incredible choices for your family beach trip. Our rentals feature new renovations, flawless decorations, ocean views, and special amenities to ensure you have a top-notch comfortable stay. Plus, our concierge team can help you plan your trip every step of the way. 

Start planning your Charleston getaway by browsing our VACATION RENTALS. We look forward to welcoming you to the Lowcountry! 


Where Are the Most Instagrammable Spots in Charleston, SC?

Are you ready to capture some remarkable photographs for your Instagram profile? If so, you’re in luck because we’re ready to help you make it happen! That’s why we gathered some ideas to create this list of the most Instagrammable spots in Charleston, SC. Check out these spots and share pictures that your social media followers will love! (You’ll also have a fantastic time visiting all of these places in-person, of course.)

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5 of the Most Instagrammable Spots in Charleston, South Carolina

1. The Pineapple Fountain

This one is a must-see and should be on your general Charleston, SC, bucket list. It’s the famous Pineapple Fountain! This gorgeous fountain has been the focus of images in magazines, paintings, television shows, and more. Now, it’s time to add it to your Instagram profile! Head to Waterfront Park, take a stroll, and strike a pose in front of the trickling water.

2. Rainbow Row

Another fantastic place to take photographs is Rainbow Row. It’s a row of over a dozen colorful houses that are rich with history. In fact, it represents the longest group of Georgian houses in the United States. You can find them between 79 and 107 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC.

3. The Angel Oak Tree

Did you know that nearby Johns Island is home to an oak tree that’s over 60 feet tall and estimated to be more than 400 years old? The Angel Oak Tree is simply captivating with its long-reaching branches and shady overhangs. Make sure you take plenty of pictures around this Southern icon! Just keep in mind that it’s a very popular tourist attraction, so there might be crowds when you visit.

4. Folly Beach

Of course, you can’t go to the Charleston Coast without soaking up some sun on the family-friendly beaches! It’s one of the best things to do for free here. Grab a beach towel, put on some sunscreen, and don’t forget your phone as you plan a Folly Beach photoshoot. Head to shore during sunrise or sunset for magical backgrounds, and remember to check out the variety of restaurants in town too!

5. A Beautiful Vacation Rental With Charleston Coast Vacations

An oceanfront patio

Is there anything better than being able to take fun Instagram pictures from the comfort of your gorgeous living room, oceanfront patio, rooftop deck, or serene pool? This daydream can be a reality with Charleston Coast Vacations! We have a variety of beautiful properties with stunning views inside and out. Take a look at our collection of villas and beach houses today and book your favorite!

This is Where You Will Find the Best Charleston Shopping

Who says you can’t do a little shopping during your vacation? Not us! There’s always room in your itinerary to check out the lovely shops and boutiques along the Charleston Coast. With great stores in Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, and Sullivan’s Island, you won’t have a minute to get bored. Plus, you’ll end up with plenty of souvenirs and gifts to bring back home after a day of Charleston shopping!

Read on to learn all about the top spots to shop in Charleston, South Carolina, and don’t forget to view our free Destination Guide. It’s full of additional recommendations for activities and attractions in our beautiful coastal area.

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Your Guide to Charleston Shopping

Isle of Palms 

Are you planning a vacation to Isle of Palms? You’re in luck if you like to shop, because there are numerous stores to check out here. Feel free to visit Island Surf Co. For some great surf gear and rentals, the Sand Dollar Gift Gallery for unique items, or the Marina Market for supplies to take on your boat. You can also always stop by Harris Teeter to grab some quick groceries or ingredients for dinner!

Folly Beach

Don’t worry if you’re headed to Folly Beach instead. This area has plenty of options as well! Consider shopping at Beachwear & Gifts, Mr. John’s Beach Store, or McKevlin’s Surf Shop. Just don’t forget to try some of the delicious food at all of the great restaurants here, like Jack of Cups Saloon! Your taste buds won’t be disappointed.

Sullivan’s Island

Last, but certainly not least, is Sullivan’s Island. Some of the store we recommend are Almost Pink, GOLDBUG, and Shades of Charleston. If you have a sweet tooth, consider saving time to indulge in the tasty treats that Beardcat’s Sweet Shop offers. Their gelato is absolutely decadent!

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Now that you know all about some of the best places for Charleston shopping, it’s time to book your trip. Luckily, Charleston Coast Vacations has an excellent collection of rental properties available in all three of these areas! You’ll have no trouble finding the perfect villa or beach house, whether you’re planning a family vacation or romantic getaway.

How to Enjoy the Most Festive Christmas in Charleston

Are you ready to celebrate Christmas in Charleston? We’re ready to help you! Here at Charleston Coast Vacations, your experience is our No. 1 priority. That’s why we love to offer local tips and recommendations about how to enjoy our incredible area to the fullest. Read on to learn about fun festivities and awe-inspiring activities that you can get involved in this holiday season.

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The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating Christmas in Charleston

Attend a Fun Event

Christmas in Charleston isn’t complete without attending our variety of unique, must-see events. It doesn’t matter if you’re here for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. There are festivities that people of all ages and interests can enjoy! Here are just some of the many possibilities:

Note: Please be aware that while the above events are still on for 2020, they might have limited hours or capacity as well as special rules that attendees must follow due to COVID-19. We recommend visiting the official websites for the most up-to-date information before your trip.

Go Holiday Shopping

The Christmas fun doesn’t stop there. If you visit Charleston, SC, for the holidays, then you need to spend some time exploring local shops. The Charleston City Market is one of the best places to find gifts for family and friends. (Make sure you treat yourself to something nice, too!) This historic market in Charleston has dozens of unique vendors and an open-air section where you can enjoy the cool weather as you browse.

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There’s one more essential aspect of the perfect Christmas in Charleston: a beautiful property in the area! Luckily, Charleston Coast Vacations has numerous options in Isle of PalmsFolly Beach, and Sullivan’s Island. Whether you’re looking for a quaint villa for you and your special someone or a spacious beach house for your family, we have what you need.

Browse the options now and find your home away from home for the holidays!

How to Create the Best Charleston Coast Bucket List

Are you planning a trip to Charleston, SC? The Holy City has been ranked one of the top travel destinations in the United States by several publications, so it’s no surprise that there are numerous things to do in the area! With so many options, how do you know which activities are the best? We like to say that there are no bad things to do in Charleston, but we certainly have some favorites! Read on to discover 10 activities that you should consider adding to your Charleston Coast bucket list!

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Top 10 Activities to Add to Your Charleston Coast Bucket List

Historic Charleston City Market

Discover one-of-kind treasures at the Historic Charleston City Market! This open-air market in the heart of downtown Charleston is one of the oldest in the country, which makes the structure itself a landmark. However, it’s what’s inside that really counts! The market is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 a.m., and it features rotating vendors who sell everything from locally famous sweetgrass baskets to handmade jewelry! It’s a great way to take a piece of the Holy City home with you.

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

Walking the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge is one of the best things to do in Charleston for free! This cable-stayed bridge is 2.5 miles long and connects downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant. You can park near Waterfront Park in Mount Pleasant and access the bridge’s sidewalk via a side street. The bridge boasts a steady incline, so it’s good exercise with great views of the Cooper River!

Charleston Tea Plantation

The Charleston Tea Plantation, also known as the Charleston Tea Garden, boasts 127 acres of tea plants. It’s also the only tea garden in the country where visitors can tour the fields. The most popular way to explore the tea garden is with a Trolly Tour. It’s the only cost of visiting the plantation and takes you on a 30-45-minute tour of the property. During the tour, you’ll learn more about the plantation’s history, growing process, and more!

Dock Street Theatre

Are you looking for live entertainment in the Holy City? Look no further than Dock Street Theatre! This historic landmark was the first building to be constructed for the purpose of hosting the performing arts. Since 1736, America’s first theatre has hosted numerous theatrical performances. Be sure to view the shows to see what performances are happening during your visit!

Waterfront Park

Waterfront Park is one of the most iconic sites in Charleston! This 8-acre park beside the Cooper River is a great place for couples, families, and even pets to play outside in downtown Charleston. Relax in one of the wooden porch swings with views of the water or take a photo in front of the famous Pineapple Fountain. Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar is located next door, so be sure to stop in to try some Lowcountry oysters on the half shell with house-made cocktail sauce!

Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter, an island in the Charleston Harbor, is a must for your first time visiting Charleston, SC! This historic landmark was the site of the first cries of the Civil War. Visitors are welcome to travel to Fort Sumter via a tour boat.

Folly Beach

A trip to the Charleston Coast wouldn’t be complete with a day at the beach! We recommend Folly Beach, as it’s one of the best beaches in South Carolina for families. This beach boasts 6 miles of shoreline and is a great place for surfing, tanning, and all the beach activities in-between! There are also several family-friendly restaurants and bars right off the shore, so it’s easy to spend the entire day there!

Angel Oak

Nature lovers need to see the Angel Oak Tree! Located on Johns Island, this impressive southern live oak tree is several hundred years old and has grown 66.5 feet tall and 28 feet in circumference. You really can’t get a feel for how large it is until you see it in person, so we recommend it to all our guests! While you’re on Johns Island, grab a quick bite to eat at Tattooed Moose, which was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives!

Vendue Rooftop Bar

Get a panoramic view of downtown Charleston at Vendue Rooftop Bar. Rated the No. 1 rooftop bar in the city, this bar is known for its craft cocktails and savory shareables. From spiked cold brews to spicy margaritas, there’s a cocktail creation for your taste buds!

Spot Bill Murray

Tell any native Charlestonian it’s your first time in the city, and they’ll likely reply, “Keep an eye out for Bill Murray!” This famous actor has made his home in Charleston and can be seen blundering around the city.

Book a Rental with Charleston Coast Vacations

A property in Charleston, SC

Add a stay in one of our rentals to your Charleston Coast bucket list! Charleston Coast Vacations offers more than 100 properties along the Atlantic Coast. Search homes on Folly BeachIsle of Palms, and Sullivan’s Island for your trip to the Holy City! Our rentals are also just a short drive away from most of the activities listed above, so it’s easy to check every item off your bucket list!

Browse a full inventory of our rentals to plan your trip to the Charleston Coast!

Here Are the Best Happy Hours in Charleston

Where is your go-to spot for a cold beverage after a fun-filled day in Charleston, South Carolina? If you ask five different locals, you might get five totally different answers. That’s because there are simply so many fantastic bars in our area! Whether you’re visiting for the first time or you’re looking to try something new, we can help. Check out the list of possibilities below and discover the best place for happy hour in Charleston, SC, for you!

We included several of our favorite bars below, but there are many more that you should visit while you’re here. Access our free Destination Guide to get the full list of our recommendations for bars, restaurants, outdoor activities, and so much more. It’s the key to an unforgettable Charleston vacation!

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Enjoy the Best Happy Hour in Charleston, SC

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  • Barsa: every day from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Book the Best Vacation Rentals in Charleston

Now that you know where to find some of the best happy hour deals in Charleston, SC, it’s time to find a vacation rental near your favorite spots! You can score some incredible deals on properties with Charleston Coast Vacations for your upcoming getaway. 

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Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway with your special someone, a family reunion, or a group trip with old friends, we have an excellent townhouse or villa waiting for you. There are several beautiful options in Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, Sullivan’s Island, and more. Browse all of our properties now!

Everything You Need to Know About Folly Beach Fishing

There’s something relaxing and magical about being out on the open water, fishing pole in hand. When you stay on the Charleston Coast, you have some of the best fishing in the South at your fingertips. It’s time to grab your pole and tackle box– here is everything you need to know about Folly Beach fishing

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3 of the Best Places to Fish on Folly Beach

The Folly Beach Fishing Pier

Editor’s Note: As of 2020, the Folly Beach Pier may be under construction during the time of your visit. The pier will be open during some of the construction, but there is a chance it will be closed during your visit. 

The Folly Beach Fishing Pier is arguably the most popular spot to go fishing on Folly Beach. Locals and visitors have been coming to the iconic pier since 1995 and have fond memories of casting a line from the many fishing stations. It’s such a popular attraction that they even hold fishing tournaments here!

Shore Fishing 

What’s better than sticking your toes in the sand as you sit back, relax, and wait for a fish to bite? Shore fishing is one of our favorite options for Folly Beach fishing. One of the best spots to cast a line is the Morris Island Lighthouse Trail. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s also a local secret known for great fish! The water between Morris Island and Folly Beach forms a sort of funnel that fish are forced to swim through. 

Folly Beach Fishing Charters

One of the main benefits of a fishing charter is that you get to be out on the water! There’s something special about feeling the sea breeze and being out on the ocean. Plus, going with a charter means that they provide you with all the gear you’ll need. Here are some of the most popular Folly Beach fishing charters: 

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Are you ready for your Charleston getaway? Enjoy Folly Beach fishing and more when you book your stay with Charleston Coast Vacations! We offer stunning vacation rentals all over the Charleston Coast, including Folly Beach. Whether you’re looking for an ocean view condo or a large home on the beach, we have one for you! Browse our properties to start planning the vacation of a lifetime.

3 of the Best Places to Get Folly Beach Kayak Rentals

Charleston’s beautiful climate means that you can enjoy outdoor activities at nearly any time of year! There’s no shortage of things to do outside, and one of our favorites is to get out on the water. See the coast from a new perspective when you get one of these Folly Beach kayak rentals! Don’t worry about lugging your kayak from home to use during your vacation– we have plenty of options here. 

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3 of the Best Places to Get Folly Beach Kayak Rentals

1. Folly Beach Adventures 

Directions to Folly Beach Adventures 

Folly Beach Adventures has it all! Whether you’re looking for a golf cart for the week or Folly Beach kayak rentals, you can find it here. You can choose to rent their sit-on-top kayaks by the half-day, full-day, or week. If you’re renting one of our waterfront homes, consider renting a kayak for the week so it’s readily available for a relaxing morning paddle!

2. Flipper Finders Boat & Sea Kayak Tours

Directions to Flipper Finders Boat & Sea Kayak Tours

Flipper Finders Boat & Sea Kayak Tours offers both kayak rentals and tours. They offer a variety of kayak options and everything that goes along with it. Don’t worry about getting life jackets or any prior instruction– they’ll do it all. They will even help with launch assistance in certain circumstances! Or, you can opt to get your kayak delivered to your vacation rental. If you have never been kayaking before or want an experienced guide to show you all the best places to go, consider a tour instead of a rental. 

3. Charleston Outdoor Adventures

Directions to Charleston Outdoor Adventures

Charleston Outdoor Adventures is all about getting out on the water. Not only do they have kayak rentals and tours, but they also have boat tours, paddle boarding, and fishing. They’re also right next to the famous Bowen’s Island Restaurant, so you can grab a bite afterward! You can either opt for a marsh tour or rent your own kayak to explore the beautiful area on your own terms. There aren’t any other rental locations in this area, so it’s truly a unique experience!

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Are you ready to book your stay with Charleston Coast Vacations? Don’t settle for a boring hotel– a vacation rental is the way to go. We have a variety of stunning homes all over the Charleston Coast, including Folly Beach. Take a look at our vacation rentals and see for yourself! We’re happy to suggest where to get the best Folly Beach kayak rentals, our favorite restaurants, or anything else that will make your getaway special. Book your getaway today and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime. 

Learn Everything About Folly Beach Surfing

Surf’s up! If you’re a local on the Charleston Coast, you know that Folly Beach is one of the best places to go surfing in the area. However, if you’re visiting, it’s always a challenge to know where those rad barrels are. Luckily, we’re here to help! Here’s everything you need to know about Folly Beach surfing. 

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Can You Surf at Folly Beach?

Yes! Folly Beach is one of the top places on the Charleston Coast to go surfing. There are a variety of good surf spots along the beach that we will explain below. 

Where Can I Surf at Folly Beach?

Here are some of the top spots to catch some waves on Folly: 

  • The WashoutThe Washout, also known as Hollywood, has been named the number one spot to go surfing by the experienced surfers in our area. The Washout was created when the infamous Hurricane Hugo wiped out a block of beachfront homes. Now, the wind is able to push across the beach and onto Folly River. It is rumored that this wind creates these incredible swells perfect for surfing. 
  • Around the Folly Pier– While you are not allowed to surf within 200 feet of the pier (keep in mind that this might change during construction, maintenance, and repairs), the waters alongside the pier can be a great place to surf at. Surfing is also not allowed here from mid-May to September. 
  • 6th Street East– The waves are known for being fair to good here. 
  • 10th Street East– 10th Street East is a very popular spot for Folly Beach surfing. The waves don’t break as big as The Washout, but they come close!

Check the Surf Cams

Folly Beach is a surfing town, and there are plenty of surf cams you can use to check the swells. A surf cam is the best way to know the current conditions of the water. That way, you don’t have to pack up your board and get to the beach only to find out that the waves aren’t good that day! 

Rent a Board

When you go on vacation, you shouldn’t have to worry about lugging a surfboard around! There are plenty of places to rent a board on Folly Beach. Many of our vacation rentals come with a credit toward beach gear with VayK Gear. You can easily use this credit to rent surfboards for you and your entire family! 

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Are you ready to experience the beauty of the Charleston Coast? Our Folly Beach vacation rentals will be your home away from home during your getaway. From stunning oceanfront properties to villas overlooking the water, we have something for everyone. Browse our Folly Beach vacation rentals and book your stay today! Some incredible Folly Beach surfing awaits.