Folly Beach "The Edge of America"

Located near James Island and downtown Charleston, you will discover the beauty and diversity of Folly Beach, SC, referred to by locals as "The “Edge of America”." From painted sunrises and sunsets, to rich history, delicious seafood and expansive beautiful beaches, Folly is a unique and charming island town that is a great place to call home. Folly Beach bungalows range from $500k to ocean front villas that are $1M+. 

Folly Beach is home to numerous surf spots, the most popular being the Washout, 10th Street and the Folly Beach Pier. Despite its usually calm conditions, Folly Beach has gained prominence as one of the more popular surf spots along the East Coast. Folly Beach is an eclectic beach community with surf shops, restaurants, gift shops, offices, and bars along Center Street; the main road and gateway to the community. Some popular attractions include: Snapper Jack's, Rita's, Taco Boy, Drop In Deli, Lost Dog Cafe, Ocean Surf Shop, Mckevlins Surf Shop, Blu, The Surf Bar and so much more! 

The history of Folly Beach Island is a captivating story of pirates, shipwrecks, soldiers, and dancing. It is a story of the hardships and hurricanes that have shaped a thriving beach side community.

Folly Island was named after its coastline which was once densely packed with trees and undergrowth, as the Old English name for such an area was "Folly." The first official document that mentions the island is a land grant from King William III to William Rivers that dates to September 9, 1696.

The City of Folly Beach is now home to over 2,400 residents and countless numbers of visitors who come to enjoy this laid-back beach community full of amazing food, relaxing beaches, and a quaint charm unlike anywhere else in the world! Welcome to "the Edge of America!"


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Updated: 8th December, 2019 3:50 PM.