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Waterfront homes can be found along the Folly River, which is part of the Intracoastal Waterway, as well as oceanfront homes situated next to the wide sandy beach at Folly. Interior lots and homes are less expensive and most are within a convenient walk of the beach. Condominium developments have been built in recent years, some on the island, and some on the mainland on Folly Road, nearby.
Many local artists call Folly Beach home. The sunrises and sunsets are inspiring; the wildlife incredible and the happy people here help artists to see the good side of life.
What is the average cost of a single family home on Folly Beach?
Folly Beach SC | Single Family Homes $466,800
Folly Beach Recreation
Folly Beach offers a variety of activities for residents and visitors including boating & chartered boating, camping, fishing, golf, hiking, jet skiing, kayaking, parasailing and swimming. Residents enjoy bike riding and walking along the palm-lined streets, lit in the evening with old-fashioned lamp posts. The Folly Beach Fishing Pier, which offers opportunities for bird watching, fishing, and walking stretches more than 1,045 feet into the Atlantic Ocean. A large covered shelter is located at the pier's end.
There are various rental places throughout Folly Beach to fulfill your recreational needs. In additional, there are several experienced boaters that offer Folly Beach ocean charters through the waters and marshes around Folly and nearby islands. Whether it's family fishing, watching dolphins, touring the Morris Island Lighthous, crabbing and fishing, or simply enjoying a sunset cruise, there is an age appropriate charter for your family.
Hiking is a much sought after experience on Folly Beach because it's a small barrier island with flat, sandy ground. A favorite hiking destination is the northeast tip of the island where you can see the Morris Island Lighthouse. A paved path leads to an opening of sand and beach.
Folly Beach County Park, located on the west end of Folly Beach offers 4,000 feet of oceanfront beach, lifeguard-monitored swimming (which is seasonal), and picnicking.
Folly Beach Fishing Pier
Folly Beach Pelican Watch
Annual events enjoyed in Folly Beach
Salsa Under the Stars Put on your dancing shoes, because DJ Luigi of Latin Groove will spice up the night with the best in Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and Reggaeton music. The Folly Beach Fishing Pier, host of the popular Moonlight Mixers “Shaggin’ on the Pier”, brings Latin music to Folly Beach again this summer with the premier salsa event, Salsa Under the Stars. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at Locklear’s Beach City Grill and the Gangplank Gift and Tackle Shop.
The Folly Beach Surf Kayak Competition - Come participate in the Folly Beach Surf Kayak Competition for men’s, women’s, novice, & junior divisions. This popular & exciting traditional surf kayak event begins at the Folly Beach Fishing Pier. Even if you don’t paddle, come out to watch the fun as competitors shred, thrash, and slash in the surf!
Moonlight Mixers - Put on your dancing shoes and shag the night away at the Folly Beach Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier, where DJ Rob Duren will be spinning the hottest oldies and beach music.
Folly Beach Resources
City of Folly Beach
Folly Beach Boards & Commissions
Folly Beach Departments & Phone Numbers
Folly Beach Employment Opportunities
Folly Beach Tax Information
Folly Beach Voter Information
55 Center Street
Hours: Mon.& Fri. 2-6; Wed 9-12; Thurs. 4-8
107 E. Indian Ave
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5; Sat. 9-12
The city of Folly Beach is served by the Charleston County School District which oversees many academically inclined schools in the Charleston area.