Folly Island is a barrier island in the Atlantic Ocean near Charleston, South Carolina. During the American Civil War, the 7-square-mile island served as a major staging area for troops of the Union Army that were attacking Confederate forces in the Charleston region. The largest settlement on Folly Island is Folly Beach.
The Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fishing Pier is a breathtaking landmark that stretches 1,045 feet into the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean. At 25-feet wide and 23-feet above sea level, the pier is the second longest on the east coast and offers spectacular views.
The view of the pier itself is also quite impressive.
location folly beach, charleston, sc
photographer patrick e connolly