With some awesome day trip options in the surrounding area, renting a car makes good sense. Without one, it’d be much harder to enjoy everything that Folly Island Beaches, 25 miles away, has to offer. Folly Beach County Park, Folly Beach Fishing Pier and Ocean Course alone justify the drive. Sullivan’s Island Beach is another popular option. It’s 19 miles away and boasts a range of interesting things to see and do. USS Yorktown, Charleston City Market and Patriots Point are only the start.