People-watching on Center Street is itself a favorite Folly pastime.
Shops, restaurants, and people line Center Street, the heart of Folly that ends at the Atlantic Ocean.
Folly Pier, which is being rebuilt due to marine borers, is set to reopen spring 2023.
Artist Chris Kemp is the face behind this mural at McKevlin’s Surf Shop and the cover art for each issue of The Folly Current. The April issue celebrated the 20th anniversary of Lost Dog Cafe.
The Folly Current.
Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve on the east side of the island offers views of the historic Morris Island Lighthouse and the full moon.
Folly Beach County Park is the ideal base for beach strolls, with views of two bird sanctuaries, as well as ocean and marsh vistas.
Jenny Brown can be found leading wave riders from her Shaka Surf School at Sixth Street East.
Shark teeth abound on Folly, but searchers are likely to have luck looking near the pier.
Chico Feo’s tacos.
Chico Feo’s tacos, tree canopy, and laid-back island vibe draw a steady stream of regulars and visitors.
Brunch at Lost Dog Cafe is a must.
The sunsets, as well as the fried seafood and oysters, at Bowens Island are the stuff of legends. Allow plenty of time, or you’ll be watching the sun go down while in line for a table.
Jack of Cups executive chef-owner Lesley Carroll puts her unique spin on dishes such as her rich curries and one-of-a-kind offerings like Lil’ Bao Wows, steam buns with fried tofu, gochujang caramel, fresh herbs, sesame seeds, and sprinkles.
A trip to Folly isn’t complete without a stop at Bert’s Market, its slogan is, “We may doze but we never close.”
Spirit of Folly by local artist Jim Rocco.
Islander on Center Street.
Clothing, boards, gear, and more at McKevlin’s Surf Shop.
The Sand Dollar Social Club is a Folly institution. Pay your $1 “dues” and be admitted for cheap beer, darts, pool tables, and live music.
Planet Follywood bar and grill adds even more local color at Center Street and Erie Avenue.
Every Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. local artisans descend upon the parking lot of The Washout restaurant to sell their wares, such as handmade soaps, jewelry, and paintings.