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Don't Miss These Hidden Gems on Folly Beach

Perry Baker Perry Baker
Perry is a former photojournalist who now serves as the Interactive Manager for DiscoverSouthCarolina.com.
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Folly Beach is proud of its funky, eclectic vibe and you only have to take a walk around downtown to experience it. This throwback beach town offers something for everyone so go explore and see what you can find. Here are a few places to start:

The Drop-In Bar & Deli – This fun spot is known for its great sushi and dive-bar atmosphere. Try the Flat Foot Floozy, a black bean burger with avocado, or the War Pig, a pulled pork sandwich with a choice of sauces.

Folly Boat – This boat was washed ashore during Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and the owner was never located. "Folly," as she is known, has been the scene of wedding proposals, selfies and testaments of young love.

Bowens Island – Located five minutes from Folly Beach, this unique restaurant is well-known for its locally sourced oysters, fried shrimp, hush puppies and Frogmore Stew. Add to the culinary experience by washing it down with cold beer or delicious iced tea. Sitting right on the marsh, Bowens Island is not to be missed.

Morris Island Lighthouse – The defunct lighthouse lies just north of Folly Beach on Morris Island at the entrance to Charleston Harbor. When the 161-foot lighthouse was completed in 1876, it stood 1,200 feet from the edge of the water. Today, the lighthouse is surrounded by the ocean and has become a popular landmark.

Perry Baker
Perry is a former photojournalist who now serves as the Interactive Manager for DiscoverSouthCarolina.com.