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: 46
Average Price: $900,320
Highest Price: $2,150,000
Lowest Price: $285,000

 

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207 E Arctic Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 29439

207 E Arctic Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$2,150,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 3,195 SqFt

Rare Oceanfront Opportunity On Folly Beach! This Home Built In 2018 Sits On A Legally Zoned 2-family Property, And Is Currently Set Up As A Duplex. Rent Both Sides, Rent One Side And Live In The...

316 E Arctic Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 29439

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316 E Arctic Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$1,795,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 3,490 SqFt

This Property Is A Stunning Architectural Gem With Clean, Modern Lines On The Exterior Coupled With Comfortable Multi-level Living Spaces Within. The Architectural Design Highlights The Indoor/ Ou...

420 E Cooper Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 29439

420 E Cooper Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$1,758,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 3,863 SqFt

There Is No Other Property Built To This Standard On Folly! This Masterfully Built Home Was Designed To Be Both Hurricane Resistant And Environmentally Conscious At Its Core. Situated To Capture V...

125 E Ashley Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 29439

125 E Ashley Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$1,450,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Full Baths
  • 2,976 SqFt

125 E Ashley Is A Custom Built 2800sf Duplex And The Perfect Property On Folly Beach For Investment Or Families. Enjoy Many High-end Interior Features Plus 800sf Of Deck Space To Enjoy The Ocean-...

318 W Ashley Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 29439

318 W Ashley Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$1,449,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 3,496 SqFt

This Custom Built Home Is Located In The Heart Of Folly Beach. Featuring An Open Floor Plan With Heart Of Pine Flooring Throughout And Tile And Solid Surface Countertops In The Kitchen And All Of...

406 E Ashley Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 29439

406 E Ashley Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$1,370,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 3,261 SqFt

Looking For A Luxury Vacation Home? Look No Further! This Gem Is One Of The Top Producing Homes On The Island. This Home Is Being Sold Fully Furnished With Recent Updates To Include; Painting In...

1016 E Arctic Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 29439

1016 E Arctic Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$1,350,000

  • 9 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 4,188 SqFt

Welcome To ''mermaid Crossing!'' What An Incredible Investment Property We Have In 1016 E Arctic...this Property Includes The Main House On The E. Arctic Side And A Separate Duplex On The E. Ashle...

1681 E Ashley A, Folly Beach, SC 29439

1681 E Ashley A

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$1,300,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 3,617 SqFt

Great Home With Views Of Ocean And River . 10 Foot Easement Gives You Direct Beach Access . Great Views Of The Marsh And River From The To[ Deck. Four Bedrooms Four Baths. Large Open Floor Pla...

1009 W Ashley Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 29439

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1009 W Ashley Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$1,250,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 2,036 SqFt

This Oceanfront Home Is Situated On The Coveted West End Of Folly Beach, And Is Considered A Premier Lot On The Island. It Has A Huge Vegetation Covered Dune System And A Lush Tropical Environme...

405 W Indian Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 29439

405 W Indian Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$1,245,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 2,944 SqFt

Inspired By Beach Vacations, Surfing Trips & Travels Throughout Southeast Asia, 405 West Indian...aka The Fish...is A Stunning Home Built In 2018 That Is Tucked Away On The West Side Of Folly Beac...

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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