Surf Angling the Morris Island Lighthouse (Folly Beach)

Surf Angling the Morris Island Lighthouse (Folly Beach)

The former Coast Guard station on the north end of Folly Beach is a favorite local escape with a maritime forest and empty beaches. Set up shop for a day of casting into the surf right where the island turns toward Morris Island and its iconic lighthouse rising 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 as are small sharks and rays.

Directions from Charleston: Take Hwy 17 S and bear left onto Folly Rd. When you reach Folly Beach, take a left on Ashley Ave. Park when the road dead ends. From the parking area, it’s about a 10-minute walk either on the beach or the paved access road to the island’s northern tip.

Folly Beach Fishing Pier: 843-588-3474 /

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