At least that is the claim by Folly Beach residents.
Folly Beach is an island about 15 minutes south of Charleston, South Carolina.
It is a beautiful and relaxing beach community.
The two best things for me were that we could walk everywhere and the food was fresh, local, and bountiful with vegetarian options (I would recommend The Drop In, Snapper Jacks, and Planet Follywood).
For my kids the only tough decisions they had to make was whether they wanted to visit the beach:
(bathings suits were optional)
Or go to the pool:
There is the fabulous Pirate Cove playground (there is a lot of pirate lore in the area), for when you needed play time but didn't want to get wet:
Yes Dad was racing Owen to the top...and Owen won!
And of course we took a day trip into Charleston to see some of the beautiful homes:
We ended the day by picking up cupcakes (this one is a vanilla cake with raspberry filling) from Cupcake (trust me these are TOTALLY worth every penny).
The cupcake was the only food I manager to capture because we were always too ravenous to photograph the take out that we got from the local restaurants.
However I can say that the seafood was very fresh (you can't beat it when it comes straight off the boat to your plate and no time to be frozen and wait on a grocery store shelf) and the restaurants care about the food they produce.
If you are looking for a quiet beach getaway that is perfect for anything from a family vacation to a romantic getaway or even a girls only trip Folly Beach is for you.
There are bunches of vacation rentals but I have to recommend the condo, Swell Time, we stayed in because the owners, Charlotte and Boyd, were so attentative and really provide tons of amenities.
So what is your favorite summer vacation location (beach, mountains, desert)?