Folly Beach, located on the shore of Charleston, South Carolina, is one of my favorite beaches that I've ever visited and is perfect for family fun in the sand. Keep in mind I've been to beaches all over the world, but Folly Beach has seven miles of delicious fine sand, warm Atlantic waters in the summer and I loved the sand bar not too far off the shore. And if you like sea shells, there are a variety of beautiful ones for you to admire and collect.
Perhaps I have a special place in my heart for Folly Beach because of all the fun family memories from our summer vacation at this special place. You can just see the happiness on the faces of my nephew, Tyler, and niece, Alexis, in one of my favorite photos (above) as they had so much fun playing in the sand and swimming in the warm ocean waters. Folly Beach also had a treasure trove of sand dollars that we collected to adorn the small sand castle.
Our rented vacation home was perfectly located right across the street from the beach so the ocean was almost at our doorstep.
Folly Beach is also known as “The Edge Of America” and is located just eight miles south of historic downtown Charleston. During the day you can enjoy relaxing on the beach or water sports including surfing, swimming, fishing, crabbing and shrimping. Some people come here to spend a day while they're visiting Charleston, but I think you'll want to spend at least a week on Folly Beach.
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Book Your Trip
Booking travel online should be quick and easy…not to mention affordable and that's why I like Expedia. Did you know that you can save up to $525 when you book your flight and hotel together at Expedia.com? For the best deals, book 60 days or more before you travel because usually the further out you plan, the better the package rate. ~Marianne Schwab
Top Travel Mistakes to Avoid Now
I have put together a list of the top five travel mistakes people make that translate into paying too much for a vacation no matter where you book your trip (through a travel agent, airline or online). ~Marianne Schwab
Avoid Jet Lag
You're packed and ready to go on vacation, so now comes the most important issue at hand: avoiding jet lag when you arrive at your destination. A survey by Conde Naste said that 93% of travelers get jet lag but you don't have to be one of them if you use my tips. ~Marianne Schwab
About Marianne Schwab TV Travel Show Producer
For over twenty years, TV Travel Show Producer, Marianne Schwab, has been collecting money saving travel tips as a travel producer for high profile television programs. She has flown all over the world and produced live television productions on location from Caesar's Palace on the Vegas Strip to the beautiful island of Oahu. Read more