Elope to Folly Beach SC
Updated: Mar 30
Dreaming of a beach elopement? Charleston, SC has 3 main local beaches, Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, and Sullivan's Island. There are several others, but they either require special permission, or incur a travel fee. (Due to heavy traffic and one way on and off Folly, we have had to add a travel fee of $100) To view photos from all beaches, please visit our photo website!
One of the most iconic parts of Folly Beach is the Morris Island Lighthouse. This area of the island is at the far point, and there is a 1/2 mile walk to the location. Most of the walk is a closed road, but the last 200-300 yards is up a sand dune across to the beach.
In the same area as the lighthouse, is the boneyard section. They make great photos! As well as the seawall.
As you see in the first photo there is also a rock pile.
The next most iconic area of Folly beach is the pier.
This is a fishing pier, and often has many people fishing. The building area on the sand has a gift shop and a restaurant.
This area of Folly Beach is right as you come onto the island, and go to the beach side. It is next to the Tides Hotel and by all the restaurants and shops on Folly Beach making this one of the busiest sections of the island.
At the opposite end of Folly Beach, is the Folly Beach County Park. There is an entrance fee. There is the Pelican Watch Pavilion that can be rented for events, or the Dunes House is available for public use.
Here are a couple of photos of an August 2020 elopement:
View more recent photos on our photo website!