5 Historic Photos of Charleston’s Beautiful Beach Towns

5 Historic Photos of Charleston’s Beautiful Beach Towns

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We’re throwing it back to two of Charleston’s five beautiful beach towns circa the 1930s thanks to The Charleston Museum! While you may no longer be able to take a turn on the swing ride at eclectic Folly Beach or enjoy a breezy #viewfromthetop from Isle of Palms‘ ferris wheel, one thing remains the same: endless fun in the sun. Scroll on for a peek back into the past and discover our favorite beach activities to enjoy today!

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Folly Beach

Visitors flock to Folly for the same things its residents enjoy! You’ll find excellent pier and surf fishing, on the water activities, an enticing variety of restaurants and bars, live music and some of the best surfing on the east coast. Learn more then check out Folly’s live surf cam!

Isle of Palms

Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway just 12 miles from historic Charleston, Isle of Palms features a beautiful beach, championship golf and tennis, a marina and endless recreational opportunities both on and off the water. Enjoy live music and beach volleyball followed by ice cream along front beach for the perfect afternoon on Isle of Palms. Learn more!

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