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Folly Beach, South Carolina

Folly Beach was not always the easygoing beach town it is today.

From the 1920s through the 1940s, carnival rides and big band leaders such as Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey attracted crowds to the island Folly Beach, South Carolina -  a beautiful photo taken at the beachnow known as “The Edge of America” from up and down the East Coast. By day, vacationers and visitors would lie in the sun and play in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. By night they would dance to some of the huge names of music at the Atlantic Pavilion.

Folly Beach – known as Coffin Island before the War Between the States – also played a role in producing a great American folk opera. George Gershwin holed up in a bungalow at 708 West Arctic while composing “Porgy and Bess,” which was first performed in 1935. He also reportedly judged a local beauty contest while in town.

Today, the island’s life revolves more around the beach and ocean than the arts. The Folly Beach Pier, built in 1995, draws anglers from around the world, and the Washout, on the northeastern end of the six-mile-long island, is the premier surfing site in the Southeast. The island also features a full service marina and boat landing.

Despite stories to the contrary, the island was not named in honor of a monumental mistake. During the Civil War, Union troops advancing on Charleston gave the island its name because they spent weeks clearing the dense folly brush that engulfed the island and provided cover for Confederate spotters. The name Folly certainly was an improvement.

Just eight miles south of downtown Charleston, about a 15-minute drive, Folly Beach is ideal for those who enjoy the sun and surf in a laid-back environment that isn’t far from the dining options and entertainment offered in the more “civilized” world.

Properties for Sale in Folly Beach, SC

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$2,475,000 • Active • 3863 sqft
509 Arctic, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Beds: 6 Baths: 5 Full, 1 Half
Listing Office: Carolina One Real Estate
MLS# 18030694


$2,145,000 • Active • 4028 sqft
611 Arctic, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Beds: 6 Baths: 5 Full, 0 Half
Listing Office:
MLS# 18000025


$1,950,000 • Active • 1676 sqft
1735&1737 Ashley Ave, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Beds: 5 Baths: 2 Full, 0 Half
Listing Office: Carolina One Real Estate
MLS# 19001016


$1,525,000 • Active • 2036 sqft
1009 Ashley, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Full, 0 Half
Listing Office: Dunes Properties of Chas Inc
MLS# 18024488


$1,495,000 • Active • 1928 sqft
211 Arctic, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Full, 0 Half
Listing Office:
MLS# 19000961


$1,489,000 • Active • 2825 sqft
6 Summer, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Full, 1 Half
Listing Office:
MLS# 18032323


$1,475,000 • Active • 1796 sqft
903 Ashley, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Full, 0 Half
Listing Office: Dunes Properties of Chas Inc
MLS# 18024489


$1,475,000 • Active • 3246 sqft
1105 Arctic, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Beds: 6 Baths: 3 Full, 0 Half
Listing Office: Carolina Elite Real Estate
MLS# 19000027


$1,435,000 • Active • 2066 sqft
801 Arctic, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Full, 1 Half
Listing Office: Avocet Properties
MLS# 18023555


$1,424,888 • Active • 1944 sqft
1013 Arctic, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Full, 1 Half
Listing Office: Brand Name Real Estate
MLS# 18029819


$1,399,995 • Active • 3769 sqft
1679 Ashley, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Beds: 5 Baths: 5 Full, 0 Half
Listing Office: Salmonsen Realty
MLS# 17005506


$1,350,000 • Active • 1667 sqft
1737 Ashley Ave, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Beds: 5 Baths: 2 Full, 0 Half
Listing Office: Carolina One Real Estate
MLS# 19001017


$1,300,000 • Active • 3617 sqft
1681 Ashley A, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Full, 2 Half
Listing Office: Fred Holland Realty
MLS# 18003535


$1,290,000 • Active • 2084 sqft
1622 Ashley, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Full, 1 Half
Listing Office: Keller Williams Realty Charleston West Ashley
MLS# 17028283


$1,200,000 • Active • 2211 sqft
1681 Ashley B, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Full, 1 Half
Listing Office: Fred Holland Realty
MLS# 18003467


$1,195,000 • Active Contingent • 3400 sqft
1408 Ashley, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Beds: 5 Baths: 3 Full, 1 Half
Listing Office: Applegate Real Estate
MLS# 18003457


$1,195,000 • Active • 3542 sqft
616 Erie, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Full, 1 Half
Listing Office: Avocet Properties
MLS# 18027802


$1,099,000 • Active • 2517 sqft
122 Indian, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Full, 0 Half
Listing Office: Carolina One Real Estate
MLS# 18022847


$1,060,000 • Active • 1074 sqft
204 Huron, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Full, 0 Half
Listing Office: Dunes Properties of Chas Inc
MLS# 16007691


$1,050,000 • Active • 2632 sqft
122 Arctic, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Full, 1 Half
Listing Office: Carolina One Real Estate
MLS# 18021223


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