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Folly Beach is one of several wonderful barrier islands near Charleston, and by far the one with the most distinctive personality. Featuring 12 square miles of sandy beach, maritime forest, sand dunes and tidal creeks, Folly Beach protrude farther into the Atlantic than any other inhabited area in South Carolina, and that position, along with its carefree Bohemian lifestyle, earned it the nickname “Edge of America”.

The name “folly” comes from Old English meaning a clump of trees, and that is what British settlers first say in the 17th century, when the heavily- wooded island was first used for timber harvesting. Largely unsettled and wild for most of its history, Folly Beach saw its first large population come in the form of Union troops who landed on the island during the Civil War and used it as a staging base for attacks on Charleston.

The first bridge to the island wasn’t built until 1920, when Folly Beach was first developed for homesites and beach recreation. A grand ocean-front pier and pavilion was built in the 1940’s that became a popular destination for Charlestonians, who came to Folly Beach to splash in the surf and dance to the sound of big band music. Part of the Folly Beach musical tradition includes a visit by George Gershwin in 1935, using the windswept island as inspiration for his famous opera Porgy and Bess.

The late 20th century brought a boom in summer house building, and Folly Beach became a haven for surfers, beach combers and musicians, who instilled the flavor of good times and relaxed living.

Today, the island features two county parks, numerous restaurants and nightclubs, and a fabulous new 1,045-foot fishing pier that stretches beyond the Edge of America into the pounding Atlantic surf, and has become a great destination for families, anglers, and anyone who wants an unparalleled view of the sea.

Stunning homes and condos have also taken advantage of Folly Beach’s spectacular natural surroundings, and offer ocean vistas over miles of foaming surf, as well as secluded hideaways amid towering live oaks, and serene settings overlooking acres of pristine marshes and creeks.

Only 25 minutes from downtown Charleston, Folly Beach is a short drive from the historic architecture and culture of the “Holy City”. But the laid- back atmosphere, enjoyed in warm, sub-tropical so well-suited for flip-flops and cool drinks on breezy oceanfront decks, makes the Edge of America a very desirable address.

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  • 2395 Folly Road Folly Beach $636,000.00

    2395 Folly Road · Folly Beach

    Enjoy sunrise seeing Morris Island Lighthouse from the front porch. At the end the day there are sun

    $636,000.00 View Now
  • 512 Cooper Avenue Folly Beach $2,100,000.00

    512 Cooper Avenue · Folly Beach

    Welcome to the Folly Beach ''Wave'' house. This Craftsman style house is perfect if you are looking

    $2,100,000.00 View Now
  • 116 Erie Avenue Folly Beach $1,350,000.00

    116 Erie Avenue · Folly Beach

    Great property on Folly beach just a few minutes to Center Street and all it has to offer. Single fa

    $1,350,000.00 View Now
  • 292 Little Oak Island Drive Folly Beach $1,695,000.00

    292 Little Oak Island Drive · Folly Beach

    Incredible Waterfront Home with Breathtaking Views, Private Dock and Boatlift! Located in the highly

    $1,695,000.00 View Now
  • 1675 Ashley Avenue Folly Beach $1,700,000.00

    1675 Ashley Avenue · Folly Beach

    Wonderful ocean front cottage!! Exterior freshly painted! Interior recently updated! Very cute! Lig

    $1,700,000.00 View Now
  • 1653 Ashley Avenue Folly Beach $2,049,000.00

    1653 Ashley Avenue · Folly Beach

    Imagine oceanfront living in this stunning home! Sweeping oceanfront views that take your breath aw

    $2,049,000.00 View Now
  • 288 Little Oak Drive Folly Beach $1,289,000.00

    288 Little Oak Drive · Folly Beach

    The owners have put their heart and soul in this custom built home designed with water views from ev

    $1,289,000.00 View Now
  • 13 Mariners Cay Drive Folly Beach $519,900.00

    13 Mariners Cay Drive · Folly Beach

    Welcome to 13 Mariners Cay , the only first floor one story villa on the market with direct access t

    $519,900.00 View Now
  • 309 Ashley Avenue Folly Beach $4,500,000.00

    309 Ashley Avenue · Folly Beach

    Imagine living in your dream beach front home where you can watch the sun rise and be just steps fro

    $4,500,000.00 View Now