Folly Beach Real Estate

A funky little beach town, Folly Beach is often penned “The Edge of America” because of its six mile stretch of shoreline that seemingly tips a hat to the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. Real estate on Folly Beach consists of oceanfront estates, ocean view condos, Intracoastal townhomes, and inland houses. Generally, oceanfront real estate on Folly Beach ranges in price from $1 million to $3 million, depending on the square footage, upgrades, acreage, and location. Condos with views of the ocean range in price from $260,000 to $400,000. Vacation rental and short-term rentals are available for designated homes and condos; prices on rental units vary depending on the season. Hotels on Folly include the upscale Tides Hotel, Waters Edge Inn, and Regatta Inn. Unlike the beaches of Kiawah Island, Seabrook, and Edisto, Folly Beach is a true seaside town with a rather rambunctious crowd comprised of wealthy homeowners, barefoot natives, tanned surfers, and relaxed tourists. Locals often lament to “keep Folly Folly,” which is a plea for city municipalities and federal agencies to guard against over-development and from visible beach erosion. Read More

Market Snapshot

Total Listings: 20
Average Price: $2,534,835
Highest Price: $6,318,000
Lowest Price: $749,000

 

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Photo of B - 113 E Arctic Avenue, Folly Beach SC

B - 113 E Arctic Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$6,318,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 3,159 SqFt

Have You Been Dreaming Of Owning The Ultimate In Lavish, Luxurious, And Elegant Folly Beach Oceanfront Living? Are You The Discerning Buyer Looking For A Deluxe 4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath Condo With Ocea...

911 E Arctic

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$3,950,000

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 2,583 SqFt

Large Open Floor Plan. Porch Across Ocean Side Of House 6 Bedrooms 4 Baths - Great Rental Income Or Year Round Living

1570 E Ashley Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$3,829,900

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 3,395 SqFt

Panoramic River And Ocean Views! With Construction Already Underway, Welcome To 1570 E Ashley Ave, The Latest And Greatest Folly Beach Gem! You Have An Existing Dock, Rooftop Deck, And Nothing But...

508 E Cooper Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$3,500,000

  • 8 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 3,870 SqFt

Renovated, Turnkey Investment Property Located On Folly Beach South Carolina. Possessing 4 Short Term Rental Licenses, This Quadruplex Is One Of A Kind For The Island As Such Properties Rarely Exc...

Photo of 310 Shadow Race Lane, Folly Beach SC

310 Shadow Race Lane

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$3,500,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 4,128 SqFt

True Deep Water Home At The Beach! Located Within Easy Walking Distance To The Beach And All Of The Restaurants And Bars That Folly Has To Offer But With The Tranquility (and Sunsets!) Of The Rive...

Photo of 402 E Huron Avenue, Folly Beach SC

402 E Huron Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$3,200,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 3,816 SqFt

Welcome To Luxury Island Life At 402 East Huron On Folly Beach. An Amazing Opportunity To Purchase An Exclusive Property In A Secluded Location Yet Close To The Beach And All That Folly Has To O...

B - 1699 E Ashley Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$2,990,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 2,812 SqFt

Incredible Ocean Views Abound In This Amazing Oceanfront Single Family Home. There Is A Full Service Elevator That Can Be Accessed On The Ground Level Which Services All Three Levels Of The Home,...

A - 112 E Indian Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$2,800,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 1,950 SqFt

New Constuction!!! Deep Water!! Prominently Situated On The Marsh Front Of Folly Beach, This Charming Custom Home Has Deep Water Access On The Folly River With A Gorgeous Shared Dock And Its Own P...

Photo of 1007 W Ashley Avenue, Folly Beach SC

1007 W Ashley Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$2,799,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 1,812 SqFt

Folly Beach Oceanfront On The Highly Sought After Quiet West End! Generous 0.29 Acres On The Beautiful Front Beach. Updated Home, With An Excellent Rental History. Buyer And Buyer's Agent To To...

304 E Erie Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$2,750,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 2,982 SqFt

Folly's Iconic Lizard House! Extensively Renovated In 2020 & 2021, This Piece Of Folly History, Highlighted Twice By The Post And Courier Provides Luxury Lifestyle Living And Large Group Entertain...

As a result of a few incidents involving intoxicated beach-goers, Folly now bans booze from its beaches. However, residents and visitors need only walk down the boardwalk to find a refreshing beverage at one of Folly’s famous drinking holes. Restaurants and bars such as Taco Boy, Rita’s Seaside Grill, Lost Dog Cafe, Snapper Jack’s, Folly Beach Crab Shack, Blu Restaurant and Bar, and Planet Follywood offer delicious dishes, cold beer, and creative libations. Once the appetite is whet, residents and visitors can enjoy perusing through the surf shops, jewelry, art, and gift stores located down the main strand. An eccentric town, Folly has a 1960s aurora, Jimmy Buffett vibe, and fresh Bohemian style. To this end, bathing suits are the same as dress suits, unruly hair is a given, shoes are optional, and margaritas always have salt rims.

From a historical standpoint, Folly is famous for its legendary pirate tales, brave bootleggers, and wartime heroes. Dating back to 1696, the island was known as “Coffin Island.” Folklore suggests that the name was given because ships would dump disease-ridden passengers here in an effort to avoid quarantine. During the Civil War, Folly became a favorite spot for Union troops to coerce. Because of its thick, jungle-like forest, the name was changed to “Folly,” an English word meaning “dense foliage.” By 1920, Folly Beach was a popular hangout for locals, and the subsequent construction of the pavilion, pier, boardwalk, and oceanfront hotel all contributed to Folly’s fortune as a place for beach-lovers to permanently call home and business owners to invest in coastal real estate.

Perhaps Folly’s most iconic structure is the Morris Island Lighthouse, a registered historic site that was originally erected in 1767 by the Colony of South Carolina. Through the years, battles, wars, hurricanes, and sand shifts all caused damage to the lighthouse. Since 1800, Congress has continuously appropriated funds to repair and restore the lighthouse to its original radiance. Save the Light, a grassroots organization established in 1999, has worked diligently to keep the structure standing. Remarkably, the lighthouse still has the capability to shine, even though the restoration is not yet complete.

Recreational activities in Folly Beach include fishing off the pier, surfing the waves at Washout, biking through designated trails and lanes, paddleboarding down the Folly River, and, of course, basking in the sun. The town does not have its own recreation department, but organized sports are offered through the City of Charleston and nearby James Island. Folly Beach County Park is located on the west end of the island and is a great place to catch some rays. Lifeguards are on duty according to the season. Children residing on Folly Beach are zoned for James Island Elementary, James Island Middle, and James Island Charter School, all of which are top-rated schools affiliated with Charleston County School District. Nearby by private school options include James Island Christian School, Porter-Gaud School, The Nativity School, Charleston Collegiate School, and the Charleston Day School.

Folly’s carefree, laid back attitude, intrinsically married to its salty spirit, makes it the perfect home for those who desire to embrace its eccentric persona.



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