Parks and Playgrounds

For the kids (and young at heart) our tiny beach town features 2 fun dedicated playgrounds – one on each end of the island. Both are free and each offers a slightly different experience.

Wave Watch Park – 500 West Cooper

Bring a picnic to enjoy in the covered gazebo and watch your kids burn off some energy on the colorful surfing themed gated playground. Bike racks are available.

Pirates Cove – 510 East Erie

Climb aboard a playground pirate ship or to the top of the climbing dome, skate the ramps in the skateboarding park, play a round of tennis or basketball on the courts,  or even have a perfect picnic in the park in the covered gazebo. Pirates Cove park also offers public restrooms, bench seating, and water bottle refill stations.


Folly River Park – 58 Center Street

Kids may also find swings and room to roam at the Folly river park. The park often hosts events (including the Farmer’s Market on Monday evenings), both public and private.

Folly Beach County Park1100 West Ashley Ave

The county park offers a designated beachfront swimming area with seasonal lifeguards, outdoor showers, a snack bar, and portable restroom facilities.