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Talk about your out-of-the-ordinary escape. Easy-going. Free-spirited. A little retro. Yet still funky-cool.

It doesn’t matter if you want to grab a surfboard and hang ten, or grab a cocktail and hang out. Around here, things are different. There are no shopping malls, no billboards, no giant office buildings. Just six miles of golden sandy beaches, the East Coast’s longest fishing pier, local dives and burger joints and a hip Bohemian Village vibe. Plus, some of the most interesting characters you’ll ever meet can be found with a walk down Center Street. It’s all here at Folly Beach. It’s all calling your name. And we guarantee you’ll have something to talk about. No wonder locals call it “The Edge of America.”

Folly Beach Attractions Include Folly Beach Pier

an out-of-the-ordinary escape

Set between the Atlantic Ocean and the Folly River, Folly Beach is the perfect place to escape the everyday.

Wake up with a stroll on the beach. Then wander through the seaside village which still retains the charm George Gershwin discovered as he was composing Porgy and Bess here in 1934.

For some afternoon fun, take advantage of the large number of activities enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. You can boat, fish, swim, bicycle, jet ski, parasail, kayak and what many consider to be the best waves on the East Coast. Best of all, when you stay at the Tides Folly Beach, we can help you arrange any excursion you want.

Folly Beach attractions range from the wide-open beaches to the famous Morris Island Lighthouse to the casual dining and great live music. There’s no other place like Folly Beach. This is the getaway you’ve been looking for.

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Charleston Named “Best City In The US” By Condé Nast Traveler Four Years In a Row

Historic downtown Charleston is like a world all its own. One that combines modern sophistication with a treasured past. A city that is rooted in its rich history and southern colonial charm, yet boasts a thriving arts and cultural scene, Charleston is a unique experience just waiting for you discover. And it’s only nine miles away from the Tides Hotel.

The Charleston Lowcountry area includes Downtown Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island, Johns Island, James Island, North Charleston, Folly Beach, West Ashley, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Kiawah and Seabrook.

With so many leisure and business travel options and local events, Charleston, SC has always been one of the country’s top destinations. Recently, Charleston got international attention after it was recognized by Condé Nast as the “Best City in the World” in 2012.

Charleston is rich in culture, it is home to the first theater and first ballet company museum, and musical organization. Charleston is home to the Spoleto Festival each year for the past 30 years and the MOJA African American Arts Festival, not to mention the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.

Besides the historical significance, Charleston offers some great attractions, beautiful landscapes and elegant architecture. Stroll through 330 years of fascinating history and rich culture.

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