Whether you stay in Charleston or Folly Beach it's worth taking a day to explore what's just next door. Enjoy beach yoga on folly for your bachelorette party or go downtown to historic downtown Charleston to have drinks and shop.
There are so many things to do while you are here in the Lowcountry! Folly Beach is a fun and eclectic place, enjoy a day on the beach or book a boat and go look at dolphins. While downtown Charleston has so much beautiful architecture and world class food and drinks.
There are a lot of great places to eat on Folly Beach in South Carolina! You can get fresh and local seafood served up no frills at Bowen's Island Restaurant just off the beach about a mile. Or you could have smoked chicken wings and burgers at Rita's, but everyone's favorite there are the Grilled Tuna Nachos!
One of my personal favorites is Jack of Cups with lots of fusion cuisine and beers on tap. Then there is pizza at Woody's or tacos at Taco Boy but another cool place to hang out is Chico Feo with fun asian/mexican foods focusing on freshness and the simple traditions from which they come.
The best way to ensure you see dolphins on Folly Beach or Charleston SC is to charter a boat to go find them. This could mean purchasing tickets per person and leaving from the Folly Beach boat landing or you could get a private boat just for your group from the City Marina in downtown Charleston. You could cruise the harbor and see the historic city skyline and other attractions like Fort Sumpter where the first shots of the Civil War were shot off.
Morris Island is also nearby and it is fun to go there to find shark's teeth. If you are planning to do this you better ask your captain and make sure the tides are low enough that you can find them. Whatever you choose you will likely find dolphins along the way by happenstance since we have a resident population of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins that number near 350 in the Charleston County waters.
Kayaks and Paddle Boards are also very cool options for exploring the inland waters and saltwater marsh ecosystem. FlipperFinders.com and CharlestonSUPSafaris.com are two great local options for water adventures.
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