When you need a break from the stresses of your daily life in the big city, a trip to the quaint and relaxing Folly Beach in beautiful South Carolina is in order. You can have plenty of room for your family or friends to stretch out and relax in your spacious Folly Beach vacation home, and you may enjoy a fabulous location just a short walk from the beach. In fact, many vacation homes in Folly Beach have beach views or access, which can add to your amazing time on vacation.
There is seemingly no end to the possibilities that you can enjoy for outdoor fun while visiting Folly Beach. Just minutes from your Folly Beach vacation house, you can enjoy swimming, sunbathing and more. There are also fun opportunities for parasailing, deep sea fishing, sailing, whale and dolphin watching, kayaking and other excursion activities from the beach if you desire to add a little adventure to your relaxing vacation. When you need a change of pace, you can explore other Charleston area beaches nearby, such as Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Sullivan's Island and Isle of Palms.
A massage is the perfect accompaniment to your relaxing beach vacation, and there are several spas that you can visit close to your Charleston area vacation house that offer a wide range of massage packages and beauty treatments. The Malama Massage Therapy spa and the Folly Beach Massage spa are both top options to consider. Because of the popularity of massages for those on vacation, it is wise to make your reservation at one these spas ahead of time so that you are ensured a convenient time spot for your massage.
A trip to the coast would not be complete without treating yourself to some fabulous local food and drinks at the hottest spots in town. There are two top dining options to consider when you are out and about looking for someplace great to eat. Snapper Jacks on Folly Beach has a fun nautical theme to it that you will love as well as some of the best local seafood in the area. When you want to pick up some snacks and drinks or when you are looking for a relaxing yet upbeat nightspot to head to, the Surf Bar is a great option to consider.
With a humid subtropical climate, you will find that the best time of year to visit Folly Beach for fun in the sun is during the late spring to early fall months. During this period of time, the average high temperature ranges from the mid 80s to low 90s, providing you with perfect beach weather. The average high temperature in January, the coldest month of the year, is 59 degrees. The area receives more than 50 inches of rain each year, and there usually is a light accumulation of snowfall as well during the peak winter season. Rainfall is fairly even throughout the year, but there is an increase in rain during the months of June through August, so you may wish to carry an umbrella.
Folly Beach is located just south of Charleston, which makes it rather easy for you to reach. You can fly into the Charleston International Airport or take a train to reach the area. Then, you can rent a vehicle to travel south on Route 171 to Folly Island. If you are traveling into the area by car, keep in mind that Highways 15 and 17 as well as Interstate 26 all converge in Charleston, making it convenient to reach the city from many locations.