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Folly Beach Home
4 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 8 4 8 Min stay varies
Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 8
Dishwasher • Microwave • TV (Antenna)
"Loved this house! ! It was the perfect getaway for our family. Clean. Roomy. Had everything we needed. Perfect location right on the beach. Not too crowded. Owner was great to work with. We look forward to returning! !"
- Stacy Alexander Fry, Oklahoma
(10) Excellent (10 reviews)
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Folly Beach Home
4 BR / 1.5 BA / Sleeps 8 4 8 Min stay varies
Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
4 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms Sleeps 8
Microwave • Air Conditioning • DVD Player
"We had a wonderful week at Munster's Folly! It is as described in previous reviews so we knew what to expect. The location did not disappoint. A beautiful beach at our back door made it the perfect location for a family. We brought a fold out canopy..."
- Erin Howe, PA
(4) Excellent (4 reviews)
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Folly Beach Cottage
4 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 9 4 9 Min stay varies
Cottage / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 9
4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 9
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Sea Salt is a charming cottage with all the amenities of home. Walk out your door and your at Folly Beach within a minute. Enjoyed the warm water, the long walks along the beach, beautiful sunsets, a lighthouse at the end of the road, and being so..."
- Sherri Gray, Danvers, MA USA
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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About Folly Beach

Folly Beach, SC Travel Tips

Located just 12 miles south of Charleston, Folly Beach offers fun and sun on the Atlantic Coast. Known locally as the Edge of America, this resort town is a great getaway in South Carolina.
 

A Short History of Folly Beach

Folly Island was named for its dense undergrowth, known as folly in Old English. From the 17th century on, the area was inhabited by Native Americans, English settlers, and shipwreck survivors. Thousands of Union troops used the island as a base during the Civil War, and the area was briefly abandoned in the postwar years. Folly Beach’s proximity to Charleston led to its rediscovery in the early 20th century, when it grew to become the celebrated resort town that it is today.
 

What Folly Beach Does Best

Known for its beaches, fishing, and musical entertainment, Folly Beach offers plenty of family-friendly fun. Stroll the pier, catch a performance or some fish, and take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean.
 

Take a Swim

It’s free to swim on Folly Beach, and there’s public access to the sand at the end of each block. Folly Beach County Park is a popular spot to catch some rays, and it also offers basic amenities like showers, picnic facilities, and umbrella rentals. Center Street Beach is another hotspot for sunbathing, swimming, surfing, and jet skiing. If you’re feeling adventurous, go offshore and book a windsurfing, kayaking, or sailing excursion.
 

Go Fishing

If you love to fish, you’ve come to the right place. In the past, the Folly Beach Pier was home to amusements and performances. In the early 21st century, however, it was rebuilt as the Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fishing Pier, and it’s now known for its fantastic fishing opportunities. Drop your line from this impressive 1,000-foot pier, where you can rent equipment or even join one of the monthly fishing tournaments. If you want to get closer to the water, go river fishing from your own boat or one of the area’s many charter boats, or go surf fishing from the shores of Folly Beach.
 

Catch a Performance

From the 1930s on, Folly Beach was known for its musical attractions. Big bands including the Glenn Miller Orchestra and Tommy Dorsey played on the boardwalk, and George Gershwin spent a summer on Folly Beach, where he famously composed the opera Porgy and Bess.

The musical tradition is still alive here, and visitors can dance to regular performances in the pavilion at the end of the Folly Beach Pier. The island also hosts several musical events, like the Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival and the Folly Jazz Festival, inspired by the big bands of the 1930s and 1940s.

Both a relaxing beach town and an action-packed fishing village, Folly Beach is a great place to get away from it all. Whether you'd rather kick back on the beach, jet ski through the surf, catch a prizewinning fish, or dance the night away, make Folly Beach your next weekend retreat.
  Located on the East Coast, Folly Beach, South Carolina, is a popular tourist destination. Situated on Folly Island, SC, the beach offers plenty of fun in the sun and opportunities for surfing. Vacationing families will find that Folly Beach rentals are a great way to enjoy the area and waterfront views. By choosing Folly Beach vacation rentals, you won’t need to give up the comforts of home throughout your stay. Those visiting Folly Beach will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere common in beach towns. Charleston International Airport is closest, and you’ll want to rent a car once you’re in the area. Folly Beach is a barrier island, and you’ll find easy access once you’ve arrived.
 

Neighborhoods

Three regions comprise Folly Beach: east, west, and center. Located on the east end of Folly Beach is the Morris Island Lighthouse. The west is home to Folly Beach County Park. In the center of Folly Beach is the business district and the pier. You may find waterfront Folly Beach rentals in all areas. Folly Beach vacation rentals ensure access to activities and events without giving up comfort. You may find Folly Beach house rentals online. Choosing a by-owner rental property is a great way to save on vacation costs.
 

Attractions

Look for Folly Beach, SC, rentals near popular attractions to save on gas and travel costs. It’s a marine lover’s paradise: You’ll find that surfing is the main activity to enjoy. Plenty of wildlife will keep photographers busy, and dolphins call the water home. There are plenty of family-friendly activities to enjoy. Beach patrons can’t bring alcohol, so you won’t need to worry about exposing kids to drunken antics. The main beaches are the Washout, Lighthouse Inlet Beach, Folly Beach County Park, and Center Street Beach. Fishing is a popular activity, but you’ll need a license first. There’s no need to worry, though. Folly Beach makes it simple to get a fishing license. The island provides a variety of fishing opportunities. Enjoy deep-sea fishing or take the kids to Folly Beach Fishing Pier and join a fishing tournament.
  Surfers know that Folly Beach is one of the best surfing spots on the East Coast. Top surfing spots include the pier, the Washout, and 10th Street. You can find current surf conditions online before you hit the waves. Consider these locations when looking for vacation rentals. Folly Beach, SC, offers plenty of surfing opportunities and yearly competitions.
  Families will find plenty of fun on the water as well. There are many opportunities to rent personal watercraft or boats or even take the kids parasailing. Kayaking is a great way to see the beauty of Folly Beach up close. Don’t feel like sailing? That’s OK. Why not join a boat charter with an experienced captain? You could take the kids to watch dolphins play in their natural habitat.
 
There are advantages to staying in houses or condos when in Folly Beach rather than in hotels. When vacationing with kids, having access to a full house or condo saves time and money. Full bathrooms, laundry facilities, and kitchens ensure that you can keep home’s comforts. Folly Beach condo rentals are available in the east, west, and center regions. They have great locations and easy access to activities. Many find that they are the perfect choice.

Events

Folly Beach visitors will find year-round events to keep families entertained. While there are fewer visitors during the off season, there is still plenty to do and see. Popular festivals include the Festival of the Arts, the Sea and Sand festival, and the Holiday Festival of Lights. The Folly Beach Farmers Market provides cultural, arts, and shopping delights on a weekly basis. Regardless of when you stay, you’ll find that Folly Beach, SC, vacation rentals are the best choice.