Welcome To Folly Beach South Carolina
Folly Beach has always been a part of coastal South Carolina’s history and charm. Nestled between the Folly River and the Atlantic Ocean, just fifteen minutes from downtown Charleston, the barrier island of Folly Beach truly offers you the best of both worlds.
Locals refer to our little corner of the world as the “Edge of America”. When you wake up in the morning you’ll enjoy the sunrise on the beach and finish your day watching a spectacular sunset on the Folly River. On the eastern tip of our Island you’ll find an outstanding view of the Morris Island Lighthouse from one of our three county parks.
The Fishing Pier, which extends more than 1,045 feet into the Atlantic Ocean, hosts fishing tournaments and if you want to fish, you can rent everything you need at the shop on the Pier.
You’ll catch sight of loggerhead turtles nesting, dolphins playing and see bald eagles soaring in the sky. Folly is home to many endangered species and we do our part in protecting and encouraging their continued success.
Accommodations range from quaint cottages, ultra modern beach houses, to sleek condominiums and a luxury hotel. So no matter what your budget needs, Folly is sure to fit into it.
You’ll also find some of the finest food on the coast here in Folly Beach. Whether you’re looking for a gourmet meal, a seafood feast or a tasty sandwich, you’ll find it here. If you prefer to cook at home, you can shop one of our local markets and prepare fresh local fish in your own kitchen.
Folly’s local shops offer a variety of goods and services. Everything from bathing suits, surf boards and surfing gear, to souvenirs, local art, sea shells and gifts – all within minutes in our quaint little town.
No matter what your interests – tennis, fishing, kayaking, surfing, theater, arts or beach combing, Folly Beach offers it all year long. In fact our surfing is some of the best on the east coast and Folly hosts a number of surf events throughout the year.
There is simply no place like Folly Beach – and our web site is dedicated to providing all the information you need to have a wonderful time here on Folly Beach, the “Edge of America”.