Folly Beach

Folly Beach

Best place to surf in the state

Folly Beach is a city on Folly Island just south of Charleston, known for its bohemian, laid-back vibe as well as its family-friendliness. Folly has a bustling commercial district with shops and restaurants, live music, and entertainment.

Folly Beach is also known for being the best place to surf in the state at spots like the Washout and The Pier, which is currently being replaced by a new concrete pier.

No Shortage of Activities or Rich History

Union soldiers came ashoreVisitors love it for all that it has to offer, from its beautiful beach, surf, and pier fishing, to its multiple parks and public boat ramp. The Folly Beach area has a significant history. It is where Union soldiers came ashore in the Civil War to invade the City of Charleston in the 1860s.

Morris Island Lighthouse Visitors and residents alike delight in the Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve with amazing views of the Morris Island Lighthouse, which was built in 1876, as well as the County Park on the south end of the island.

An Adventurer’s Paradise

One can also explore the maritime forest and surrounding marshlands and waterways. Surfing, paddle boarding, motorboating, sailing, kite surfing, fishing, shrimping, crabbing, and other water sports are some of the many activities one can enjoy at Folly Beach.

One of the Best Towns in the South

The population of Folly Beach is just under 3,000, and it continues to be one of the safest places to live in the United States. The pace is slow, and the weather is amazing most of the year.

Another allure of Folly Beach is the nearby high-ranking schools (James Island Charter and Murray-LaSaine Montessori), which makes it an ideal place for young families to put down roots and enjoy a beach lifestyle.

With no shortage of sandy beaches, waterways, or natural habitat marshes to experience, there is never a dull moment - unless you want there to be. That is why Folly Beach is considered one of the best towns in the South.