Family Friendly Vacation Ideas while Vacationing at Folly Beach, SC

Do you have a family vacation planned this summer? Have you ever considered Folly Beach, SC to be your next destination? Great! Folly Beach, SC has a lot to offer anyone who comes to visit the island. Families love to visit year-round and the summer offers even more for you to take advantage of. Depending on what your family likes to do or wants to be adventurous in, there is something here for everyone. We always have specials you can take advantage of as well!

A good start is to find out what kind of vacation you’d like to have. Would you like to have a relaxing one where you can bring your pets and family and just hang out or would you like to be adventurous and discover the island and what it holds? For many families, it can be a little of both and that is just what we have to offer. Our little island has many different opportunities for you to escape, enjoy and have fun with. If you have a child who loves turtles, then Folly is the way to go! Folly has many loggerhead turtle nests around the beaches that sometimes if you’re lucky, you will be able to see each day if the turtles have hatched. Another way to discover the island is to head down to the Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve where you can’t swim but you can take a nice walk on the trail and discover the wildlife that happens to be there. There is a $1.00 per person charge to get into the park but know that the money goes towards preserving the park.

 

If your family is looking for a different kind of adventure, then maybe head to Folly Beach Chair Company where you are able to rent different things such as stand up paddle boards, bikes or surfboards. Take the stand-up paddle boards to the sound area and what a workout you will have. The cost isn’t too bad either and have a little fun while learning to use the paddle boards. Many of the locals you will find are out on the boards themselves enjoying the wildlife that you will see. If you’d like to be even more adventurous then possibly renting a boat and heading over to Morris Island or Fort Sumter for the day and explore a little there. We even hear that the surf fishing at Morris Island is wonderful and you might see a dolphin or two while you are there. Spending the day at the beach is another family-friendly favorite and maybe if you are lucky, you will get to find some shark teeth during your stay.

 

Just like spending the day at the beach with the surf, sand, and fun; eating dinner might sound like a good deal too. Folly has a little of everything that you might be looking for while on a family vacation. While there aren’t many fast food restaurants on the island, there are still a lot of different restaurants that you can check out. Depending on your mood and seeing how you may not want to cook for a night or two while enjoying your stay in Folly Beach Vacation Rentals, there are plenty to choose from. Taco Boy is a local favorite as well as Blu Beach Bar & Grill. Both offer excellent food and have food that all ages will enjoy. Looking for something a little different, it’s just a short drive over to Charleston to find other amazing restaurants there.

 

And just before your vacation is over, bringing home a little piece of Folly is just what the doctor ordered! Folly has to offer some pretty interesting and fun shops for you to enjoy. If you are looking for candy such as salt-water taffy to bring home, head on over to Sugartime where the candy is endless. Want to just grab something for during your stay and don’t want to head to a large grocery store? Stop over at Bert’s Market for a fun little treat and you will be treated just as if you were a local. There are so many different stores that you can head into and just browsing is perfectly alright as well. With so many options and different things to do in Folly, it’s hard to get them all done in one trip. That’s why you need to make coming to Folly Beach, SC a family vacation every year and enjoy what we have to offer year-round. Just come on down the “Edge of America” and you will have a marvelous time!

Where To Rent Golf Carts in Folly Beach

More and more, many residents and vacationers alike are opting to get around by way of a golf cart instead of driving or walking. Whether it’s gas or electric it’s still going to be cheaper to operate than your car. If you want to try out a golf cart before purchase or you’re here vacationing and need one temporarily, there are local businesses that would be happy to rent you a golf cart for however long you need it.

Folly Beach Restrictions for Golf Carts
Do not drive on Center Street.
Do not drive after sunset.
Obey all traffic laws.
Do not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Do not drive on sand dunes or beach.
For your safety-cross over Center St only at the light on Ashley.
Be a careful and safe driver: Use hand signals when turning. Do not make erratic turns and stops.
Keep arms and legs inside cart at all times!
Do not drive through large puddles of water.
For your safety Stay off East Ashley as much as possible.
Keep charger dry and charge nightly.

Following are the places you can rent golf carts in Folly Beach SC.

Folly Beach Golf Carts
 
Folly Beach Golf Cart Rentals
Address: 112 E Hudson Ave, Folly Beach, SC
Phone: (843) 442-5056
Website: https://www.follybeachgolfcarts.com/
Locally owned and operated. Offering 4-8 person golf carts, 4 person low speed vehicles, beach chairs, coolers, beach wheelchairs, beach umbrellas and more. Call to reserve your next golf cart!

Folly Beach Adventures
Address: 112 E Indian Ave, Folly Beach, SC and 109 East Ashley, Folly Beach, SC
Phone: (843) 696-2217
Website: http://www.follybeachadventures.com/
Folly Beach Rentals, Golf Carts (4, ,6, 8-seat), Bikes, Kayaks, Sup, Surf Boards. Folly Beach Adventures specializes in outdoor equipment rentals, guided tours and teen summer camps on Folly Beach, SC and the beaches around Charleston, SC.

Charleston Golf Cart Rental
Address: 117 E Ashley Ave, Folly Beach, SC
Phone: (843) 225-7433
Website: https://www.charlestongolfcartrental.com/
Golf Cart (4 and 6 passenger) rentals, sales and repairs. Rent a golf cart and get a free surfboard rental for a limited time.
 
 

What to Pack for a Spring Break Beach Vacation

At Folly’s Best Rentals we know plenty about Spring Break. We know you’re counting down the days until you can ditch the stress of school and work, enjoy the beach and waves, and sip on strawberry daiquiris with your best friends. We also know it’s important to bring all the necessary items when you’re packing for your spring break vacations. The following list should help you with that.

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Large Beach Bag

Using an oversized beach bag as your carry-on for traveling to your spring break destination will also double as an efficient way to carry items to the beach with you.

~ Ticket(s) for airlines and any events you’re attending
~ Cell phone
~ Headphones
~ Sunglasses
~ Medications
~ Wallet (keep some cash on you in case you run into any issues with your cards)
~ Snacks
~ Reusable water bottle (make sure it’s empty if you’re going through airport security!) and no glass on the beach!

toiletries

Toiletries

Don’t bring your whole medicine cabinet with you! Stick to the necessities. If you want to travel light don’t bring these at all. You can pick up anything you need at a local drugstore.

~ Deodorant
~ Floss
~ Toothpaste & Toothbrush
~ Sunscreen
~ Moisturizer
~ Travel-sized shampoo, conditioner and soap
~ Makeup
~ Razor
~ Advil or Tylenol
~ Hair Brush or Comb
~ Hair Dryer
~ First Aid Kit
~ Antibacterial gel

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Clothing

Keep in mind that anything you forget can easily be replaced by shopping at any of our local specialty shops or malls.

~ Multiple Swimsuits
~ Tanktops and/or Tees
~ Sweatshirt or Sweater
~ Shorts and Capris
~ Your favorite pair of jeans
~ 2 to 3 cover-ups (That sun gets hot!!)
~ 1 nice outfit for going out
~ Sandals and/or Flip-flops
~ Casual dress shoes
~ Sneakers and socks
~ Sleepwear and Robe
~ Underwear
~ Basic, cheap jewelry

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Miscellaneous

~ Large Beach Towel
~ Kites for flying
~ ID (if you’re staying within the U.S., use your driver’s license!)
~ Disposable camera (so you don’t have to worry about your phone or nice camera getting sandy or wet!)
~ Chargers (get a few cheap portable phone chargers)
~ A good book to read
~ Beach hat large enough to shield your from the sun
~ Koozies (May you always have a cool drink in your hand. No glass!)
~ Zip-lock bags or waterproof pouch for your wet swimsuit
~ Address Book of Important Names, Address & Phone #s
~ Corkscrew

Nobody wants to arrive at their vacation destination only to realize they’ve forgotten something important. Check off every item on this list and you’ll be set to have the greatest spring break ever!

 
 

Things to Know About Spending Spring Break at Folly Beach SC

With Spring Break fast approaching it’s a great time to brush up on the rules and regulations that keep Folly Beach a safe and desirable destination for families and singles alike.

Once you’ve made the decision to spend Spring Break 2018 at Folly Beach, be sure to check out our vast assortment of affordable spring break rentals. Our rentals are beautifully decorated and fully furnished with all the comforts of home. From single bedroom units up to six bedrooms to accommodate up to 15 people, we’re sure to have the perfect place for you and your traveling spring breakers.

The following rules are put in place and enforced by the City of Folly Beach.

Spring Break on Folly Beach

Folly Beach Rules

• No glass or open containers on the beach.
• Fireworks and open flame fires are prohibited in the City of Folly Beach.
• Surfing without a leash is prohibited. Surfing is also prohibited from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from 2nd block east to 3rd block west, known as the swimming zone.
• Stay off the dunes! Use public walkovers for all beach access.
• Do not litter! Have beach pride and take all of your trash and personal belongings with you when you leave.
• Swim with caution. Strong rip currents are common.
• Garbage pickup is Monday and Thursday morning.
• Lights out for Sea Turtles on front beach from May 1 to September 30. Exterior lights must be off at night so endangered sea turtles can nest.
• Do not leave tents, chairs, holes, etc. on beach. They impede nesting sea turtles.
• No bicycles, skateboards, etc. allowed on sidewalks.
• Parties with more than 25 guests must have a party permit from Folly Beach Public Safety.

Parking on Folly Beach

Parking Rules and Regulations for Folly Beach

• All four tires must be off the sidewalk or pavement.
• No parking on sidewalks, dunes, or revetments.
• No parking within 15 feet of a hydrant or intersection.
• You must park in the same direction as traffic.
• No blocking private driveways or roads.

Leashed Dogs on Folly Beach

Dog Rules and Regulations for Folly Beach

• Dogs are prohibited from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 1 to September 30.
• Dogs must be leashed at all times.
• Pick up dog waste and dispose of in trash cans.

Golf Cart Rules on Folly Beach

Folly Beach Golf Cart Rules

• All carts must be registered within the City of Folly Beach and display proper registration decal.
• All drivers must be at least 16 years old with a valid state driver’s license.
• Golf carts are prohibited from driving on Center St. and driving after sundown.

Follow these sensible rules and we can all maintain beautiful Folly Beach not just during Spring Break but for the entire year and beyond. We hope you’ll consider spending Spring Break 2018 with us at Folly Beach!