How to Plan the Ultimate Adventure From Greenville to Charleston

Do you need a change of scenery? Yes, you live near mountains, but you need a heavy dose of sun and sand. It’s time for you to escape from Greenville to Charleston. Whether you want to relax at the beautiful sands of Folly Beach or savor delicious local flavors on Sullivan’s Island, heading south to the Lowcountry is the perfect way to mix it up.  

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How to Get From Greenville to Charleston 

Traveling from Greenville to Charleston is an easy trip that requires little effort and route planning. Hop on I-385 out of the city through Simpsonville until it meets with I-26 near Clinton. From there, you will follow the Interstate all the way to the Holy City! Once you reach I-526, you can choose to branch off towards West Ashley or Mount Pleasant, depending on whether you’re staying at Sullivan’s Island/Isle of Palms or Folly Beach. Or you can follow I-26 right through the city and take the Ravenal Bridge to IOP/Sullivan’s Island or Highway 30 to James Island (connecting to Folly Beach). The choice is yours! Regardless of the route you take once arriving, the journey is only about three and a half hours long. Below are the three fastest routes depending on your Charleston Coast Vacations rental destination! 

How to Spend Your Beach Getaway From Greenville to Charleston 

Relax on the Beach 

While the mountains of the Upstate are beautiful, there’s nothing quite like the beaches of the Lowcountry. Whether you’re staying at Sullivan’s Island, IOP, or Folly Beach, relaxing on the sand is a must during your trip from Greenville to Charleston.  

Enjoy the Beautiful Coastal Weather 

If you want to stay active during your beach getaway from Greenville, you’ll find plenty of fun outdoor activities to take part in as a family. Discover some of our favorite things to do in the Charleston area in a few of our blogs! 

Savor the Lowcountry 

The Lowcountry is home to some of the most renowned flavors on the East Coast. With so many incredible local restaurants, choosing which ones to visit during your trip can be a tall task. Check out some of our favorite places to taste the top flavors in our city below! 

Plan Your Beach Vacation With Charleston Coast Vacations 

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 beach getaway from Greenville today by browsing our rentals. We look forward to welcoming you to the Lowcountry! 

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! 

Book Your Stay Today

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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.