Surf Angling the Morris Island Lighthouse (Folly Beach): Set up shop for a day of casting into the surf right where Folly turns toward Morris Island and its iconic lighthouse rises from the waves. Fish shrimp on a popping cork or let a bottom rig sit with shrimp or mullet. Redfish and flounder are frequently caught here (as are small sharks and rays — have your pliers handy). It’s also one of the better places to try saltwater fly fishing. Try an intermediate slow sinking fly line instead of a standard weight forward floating line, and use weighted flies like the Clouser Deep Minnow, the Dupree Spoon fly, and a few varied crab patterns.
Directions from Charleston: Take Hwy 17 S to left onto Folly Rd. Head 10 miles to Folly Beach to left on Ashley Ave. Park when the road dead ends. It’s a 10 minute walk on the beach or paved access road to the island’s northern tip.