My family is from the Charleston area and Folly is our favorite beach. We grew up on Folly and now we love bringing our children back to Charleston to enjoy Folly just like we did.
Laid back.... that may best describe Folly Beach.
Life on Folly Beach follows a fun, relaxing pace. During the winter, it is a small town at the end of the highway. In the summer, it is a vacation destination. Locals proclaim, "We have the best waves, the best nightlife and the best beach atmosphere along the Charleston Coast.”
Folly Beach is a natural barrier island that forms the outermost western tip of Charleston Harbor. It is the home of the famous Morris Island Lighthouse, colorful locals, sand, sun and some of the best surf on the East Coast. Also home to many species of endangered wildlife, Folly is a nature-lover's dream complete with a maritime forest and dolphin-filled waters. Due to the abundance of outdoor activities and water sports, this normally sleepy beach town comes to life during the warmer months, welcoming visitors and locals alike to water-ski, fish, crab and surf. Folly offers the best of both worlds with six miles of beach on one side and equally stunning river views on the other.
For many, Folly is considered "Charleston's Beach" because it is conveniently located just 10 miles from the Downtown Charleston (20 minute drive). Although it's close to all the great things Charleston has to offer, it is truly a unique spot. A dazzling combination of bohemian style and laid-back hospitality make this quiet little beach town a true gem on the "Edge of America".