While it’s true, most travelers flock to beaches in the summer, there are still plenty of fun activities to do at the beach when the fall arrives. With its year round mild temperatures, Charleston SC’s beaches can still be sunny and warm well into November or even December. The water is still warm from the summer months, the sunrises over the Atlantic are just as breathtaking, there are far less people than in the busy summer season, and all of this combined makes for an abundance of fall fun in the sun on Charleston’s beaches. And, with the current desire for many to practice social distancing, the fall might be the best time to visit. It also makes it a great time of year to play beach volleyball or sand soccer and to go on a nice jog or walk along the beach without being super hot. Get out your beach chair, bring out the sand toys and enjoy the warm sun while you have the beach to yourself.

In the past, autumn beachgoers found that they love staying at the beach during the fall as typically, after Labor Day, the kids are back in school and everyone is back to business. While many school systems have returned to students attending school in the classroom, there are some areas where families now have a chance to extend remote working and distance learning into the fall months. Not only is it less crowded during this season, but it gives you a chance to discover new attractions that you might have missed when going in the summer.

Some favorite beach activities and attractions for families to enjoy while staying at Folly Beach SC during the autumn months include:

  • Watch a sunrise
  • relax with a book on the sand
  • Have a Coke and a hotdog at Bert’s Market
  • Enjoy the fresh catch of the day at the local Folly Beach restaurants
  • Take surfing lessons, or rent a kayak or paddleboard
  • Venture to the northeast end of Folly Beach to see the historical Morris Island Lighthouse
  • Grab a pole and spend an afternoon fishing off the iconic Folly Beach Pier
  • Enjoy Brunch at The Lost Dog Cafe or Rita’s Seaside Grille
  • Shop along Center Street and take home a one-of-a-kind souvenir

You can still lounge on the beach as long as the weather is good, but you may want to include more sightseeing activities on your itinerary. Because of Charleston’s rich and varied history, including the role it played in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, there are a myriad of historic sites to visit, not to mention its reputation as a top culinary destination.  Some of the Southeasts best restaurants are located in downtown Charleston, including Husk, Fig, The Ordinary, and Halls Chophouse.

One of the top reasons to enjoy visiting the beach in the fall is that you can experience the destination like a local. Hang out on the beach enjoying slightly cooler temperatures without crowds, try some of the popular local restaurants with little to no wait. You can also enjoy off season specials on activities like sunset sails, dolphin cruises and standup paddle boards.

After all, there’s never a bad time to go to the beach!

Let us help you plan your fall getaway to Folly Beach! With our dedicated Concierge team you’ll enjoy all the same great amenities offered within the Luxury Simplified Retreats portfolio plus exceptional service, impeccable cleanliness and all the conveniences of an everyday home. And, should you need any recommendations during your stay, our team is happy to provide suggestions for restaurants or answer any questions so you don’t have to worry about anything – except for packing the sunscreen. Start planning your trip today by booking one of our luxury Folly Beach rentals