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

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Total Listings: 44
Average Price: $955,568
Highest Price: $5,500,000
Lowest Price: $272,000


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1 Woody Ln, Folly Beach, SC 29439

1 Woody Ln

Folly Beach, Sc 29439


  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 2,291 SqFt

Once In A Lifetime Opportunity - Never Before On The Marketa Well-hidden Jewel, Rivers Retreat Is 5.3 Acres Of Spectacular And Very Private Property On The Beautiful Folly River Completely Surrounded By A 23 Acre Conservation Easement. Located On The Back Side Of Folly Island, This Secluded Property Has Over 500' On Deep Water And A 1,100' Private Driveway. Facing West, You Will Enjoy Awe-inspi...

1216 E Arctic Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 29439

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1216 E Arctic Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439


  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Full Baths
  • 3,506 SqFt

Stunning Luxury Home With Incredible Ocean Views. Gorgeous Open Floor Plan With Gourmet Kitchen With Island, Soft Close Cabinets And Drawers, Granite Counter Tops, Gas Range Plus Built In Wall Oven And Microwave, Fireplace In Family Room. 3 Large Bedrooms On First Floor With Two Full Bathrooms(one Has A Clawfoot Tub). 2 More Large Bedrooms And A 6th Room With Full Bathroom, Master Suite Has Cof...

1210 Tabby Drive, Folly Beach, SC 29439

1210 Tabby Drive

Folly Beach, Sc 29439


  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 2,728 SqFt

Deepwater Paradise On The Folly River, Just A Block Away From The Sand And Surf! Breathtaking Lowcountry Views With Covered Pier Head, Floating Dock And Boatlift. Deepwater Dock Has 14,000 Lb. Covered Boat Lift As Well As Drive On Boat Dock For 22' Boat Or Less. Hop In The Boat And Take A Short Ride To Kiawah Or Morris Island. Soak In The Sunsets From The Comfort Of Your Home Or Out On Your Pri...

A - 1679 E Ashley Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 29439

A - 1679 E Ashley Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439


  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Full Baths
  • 3,769 SqFt

This Beautiful Custom Built Home Was Designed By Carl Mccants, Iii. Along With The Breathtaking Veiws Of The Atlantic Ocean You Will Have From Practically Every Window, Including The Rooftop Deck, Your Personal In-ground Pool Is In Your Back Yard. This 2 Story Spacious 5 Br 5 Ba Home Has All The Comforts Of Prestige Beachfront Living. Antique Heart Pine Floors Throughout. The Kitchen Is Equippe...

342 Shadow Race Lane, Folly Beach, SC 29439

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342 Shadow Race Lane

Folly Beach, Sc 29439


  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 2,853 SqFt

Sunrises Over The Atlantic Ocean...sunsets On The Folly River...paradise! Walk, Ride Your Bicycle Or Take The Golf Cart To The Beach, Shops, Restaurants Or Nightlife...come Back To One Of The Quietest Areas On The Island, Sunset Point...walk Down To Your Own Private Dock With Water/electricity/12'x 25'covered Pier Head/12'x 26'floating/ Dock And The Unbelievable Sunsets From Yo...

1622 E Ashley Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 29439

1622 E Ashley Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439


  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 2,084 SqFt

Amazing Views Of The Ocean, Folly River, Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge And Morris Island Lighthouse From This Beautiful Home. Located Across The Street From The Ocean With Sweeping Ocean Views From The Front Porch, This Home Is Currently A Very Desirable Vacation Rental Property, But Would Also Make A Perfect Home For Anyone. Just Steps From The Beach, This Home Has Water Views In All Directions. W...

909 E Arctic Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 29439

909 E Arctic Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439


  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 2,390 SqFt

Absolute Bargain! Unbelievable Price! Ocean Front! Excellent Income Earner!! Priced Low And Firm For Your Pre-approved Buyer Who Wants A Great Deal On A Super Home In Folly Beach. Hurry It Won't Last Long At This Low, Low Price So Do Your Buyer A Favor And Write Me A Squeaky Clean Full Price Offer Today --and Save Yourself The Fun Of A Full Price Counter Offer! Don't Miss This Golden Opportunit...

1 Sumter Drive, Folly Beach, SC 29439

1 Sumter Drive

Folly Beach, Sc 29439


  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 1,900 SqFt

Welcome To 1 Summer Place On Folly Beach! This Stunning Ocean-front Property Is Truly A One-of-a-kind Vacation Home. The Home Has Been Beautiful Upgraded And Maintained Throughout. In The Last Two Years Home Has Had New Hardiplank Siding Installed, New Hot-water Heaters Installed, New Roof, New Bermuda Style Impact Shutters/hurricane Shutters, New Stairs Leading From The House To Driveway, ...

804 W Cooper Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 29439

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804 W Cooper Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439


  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 2,944 SqFt

Located 500' From The Ocean, It Provides Extra Safety From Storms As Well As Separation From The Crowds And Traffic. New Construction Home With 4 Br And 3 Ba On An Oversized, Wooded, & Secluded Lot That Is Only A Very Short Walk To The Beach. The Home Features 9'ceilings, 8' Solid Doors, Hardie Shake Siding, 10' Deep Decks (screened And Open), Hardwood Floors, Granite Countertops, Stainless Ste...

B - 1653 E Ashley Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 29439

B - 1653 E Ashley Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439


  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 2,200 SqFt

Here Is Your Chance To Own A 4 Br Oceanfront Home On Folly Beach That Will Hold A Large Family, Performs Well On A Rental Program, And Doesn't Break The Bank. Enjoy The Sunrise And Seascapes From Large Oceanfront Balconies. Walk Onto The Beach When You Want To Gather Shells, Take A Dip In The Ocean Or Get A Closer Look At The Passing Dolphins And Shrimp Boats. Hardwood Floors Downstairs With A...

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

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