Back over on the West Ashley side of the river, Folly Beach reigns supreme as the most popular stretch of sand in Charleston, and one of the most famous anywhere in the United States. Drawing a diverse mix of families, locals, couples and teens, the retro beach town has a lively boardwalk scene and a number of bars and restaurants within easy walking distance set against Charleston’s natural beauty. Nearby, James Island County Park has a playground, a water park, kayaking, and an impressive holiday lights display from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. If you are ready to see this popular beach, as well as other highlights of Charleston, the first step in planning your trip is to visit the itineraries at AFAR Journeys created by the members of the AFAR Travel Advisory Council .
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