As visitors cross the bridge connecting the mainland to Folly Beach, the island’s entrance sign welcomes them to the Edge of America. In my mind, Folly Beach is the Edge of Heaven. October is the best month to visit — both the crowds and temperatures are down, and the weather is perfect to explore the island. The island’s laid back attitude calms our hectic lives and creates space for enjoying family, nature, seafood, and nearby historic Charleston.
Enjoy a walk at sunrise on the Atlantic beach, explore lush marshlands teeming with wildlife, view Morris Island Lighthouse beyond the sea oats, wet a line at the Folly Beach Pier, and even surf a wave at the “washout.” Tomorrow’s coffee at sunrise on the deck seals the deal — Folly Beach changes us for the better.