Folly Beach

The Folly Beach story is one of pirates, shipwrecks and soldiers. It’s also the story of hardship and hurricanes and a coastline beach community. The name Folly comes from the coastline which is densely packed with trees and undergrowth. The Old English name for that kind of area is Folly. The 1st document of history that we have shows a land grant to William Rivers from King William III in 1696. Mr. Rivers eventually sold it to owners that did not live on the island. We do know that the Bohicket Indian tribe lived there until the great number of Europeans forced them to move elsewhere.

During the Civil War, Folly was occupied by Federal troops beginning in 1863. The Federal army used Folly Island as its main strategic base for the battle to take Fort Sumter. After the Civil War, Folly Beach Island was virtually abandoned. Folly became a melting pot for regular folks and temporary camps became permanent camps, became cottages.

From the 1940s onward, the building work steadily proceeded, reaching a peak in the 1960s with the construction of the Ocean Plaza with its amusement rides, boardwalk, shops and pier. The Folly Pier was a musical hub for the greater community with all the big bands playing. People from all over the country developed a love for the community that is, more than most, a people’s beach.

One of the most famous people to visit Folly Beach Island during these years was the composer and pianist, George Gershwin. It was while staying here that he composed the classic opera Porgy and Bess.

Houses here range in style from a 100 square foot 1960’s bungalow to a $1,000,000 plus property overlooking the lighthouse.

Folly Beach is also known as the end of the world and hosts an annual Flip Flop Drop, and Big Kahuna Fish Tournament. Its laid-back atmosphere may call you to make it Home.

Thank you to Folly Beach, A Brief History, by Gretchen Stringer Robinson for much of this information.

A History of Folly Beach

2016 Population

2,782

Median Home Price

$499,950

Municipal Government

City of Folly Beach

Service District

Charleston Water System

S.C. Electric & Gas Co.

Folly Beach Public Works

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Schools:

Charleston County School District

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68 W 9th Street B Folly Beach, SC 29439

Folly Beach  |  Folly Beach

$1,995,000

3 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 2,309 sqft

Listing courtesy of Elaine Brabham and Associates

Oak Island  |  Charleston

$456,000

0.35 acres

Listing courtesy of A House in the South Realty

201 W Arctic Avenue 210 Folly Beach, SC 29439

Charleston Oceanfront Villas  |  Folly Beach

$1,489,000

4 beds 3 baths 1,620 sqft

Listing courtesy of EarthWay Real Estate

264  Little Oak Island Drive  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Little Oak Island  |  Folly Beach

$1,800,000

3 beds 3 baths 2,422 sqft

Listing courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.

1619  Wigeon Lane  Charleston, SC 29412

Riverfront  |  Charleston

$499,900

3 beds 2 baths 1,456 sqft

Listing courtesy of AgentOwned Preferred Group

1624  Wigeon Lane  Charleston, SC 29412

Riverfront  |  Charleston

$575,000

3 beds 2 baths 1,440 sqft

Listing courtesy of AgentOwned Realty Charleston Group

1872  Arsburn Road  Charleston, SC 29412

Charleston

$165,000

0.42 acres

Listing courtesy of Adler Wayman Real Estate

1984  Folly Road B103 Charleston, SC 29412

Pelican Pointe Villas  |  Charleston

$385,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,133 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

811 W Ashley Avenue 5 Folly Beach, SC 29439

Folly Beach

$350,000

5 beds 6 baths 1 half bath 4,104 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

101 W 2nd Street 101 Folly Beach, SC 29439

Waters Edge  |  Folly Beach

$925,000

3 beds 3 baths 1,660 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate Folly Beach

2123  Tides End Road  Charleston, SC 29412

The Preserve at The Clam Farm  |  Charleston

$699,999

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,178 sqft

Listing courtesy of ERA Wilder Realty

514 W Ashley Avenue  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Folly Beach

$1,150,000

0.24 acres

Listing courtesy of Deseta Realty Group LLC

74  Sandbar Lane  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Folly Beach

$2,725,000

5 beds 4 baths 1 half bath 2,736 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

2  Mcdonough Road A-3 Folly Beach, SC 29439

Mariners Cay  |  Folly Beach

$69,000

0 sqft

Listing courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate

2393  Folly Road 2n Folly Beach, SC 29439

Marsh Winds  |  Folly Beach

$615,000

3 beds 3 baths 1,392 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

2143  Shrimp St   Charleston, SC 29412

Sol Legare  |  Charleston

$394,999

5 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,454 sqft

Listing courtesy of Jeff Cook Real Estate LLC

1699 E Ashley Avenue B Folly Beach, SC 29439

E Folly Bch Shores  |  Folly Beach

$2,990,000

5 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 2,812 sqft

Listing courtesy of Fred Holland Realty

2085  Shrimp Street  Charleston, SC 29412

Charleston

$749,990

3 beds 1 baths 1 half bath 1,116 sqft

Listing courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate

314 E Huron Avenue  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Folly Beach

$849,000

1 beds 1 baths 630 sqft

Listing courtesy of The Exchange Company, LLC

504 W Ashley Avenue  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Folly Beach  |  Folly Beach

$1,899,900

8 beds 5 baths 1 half bath 3,020 sqft

Listing courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC

130  Howard Mary Drive A Charleston, SC 29412

Sable On The Marsh  |  Charleston

$625,000

3 beds 3 baths 1,664 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

E-7 W 10th Street  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Sunset Cay Marina  |  Folly Beach

$56,000

0 sqft

Listing courtesy of AgentOwned Realty Charleston Group

410 E Indian Avenue  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Folly Beach

$12,000,000

5.07 acres

Listing courtesy of Dunes Properties of Chas Inc

222 E Hudson Avenue  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Folly Beach

$879,000

3 beds 1 baths 912 sqft

Listing courtesy of Three Real Estate LLC

222 E Hudson Avenue  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Folly Beach

$879,000

0.24 acres

Listing courtesy of Three Real Estate LLC

158 W Mariners Cay Drive  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Marshview Villas  |  Folly Beach

$530,000

2 beds 1 baths 1 half bath 1,064 sqft

Listing courtesy of EXP Realty LLC

410 E Indian Avenue  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Folly Beach

$12,000,000

4 beds 2 baths 1,464 sqft

Listing courtesy of Dunes Properties of Chas Inc

67 W 9th Street E-20 Folly Beach, SC 29439

Sunset Cay Marina  |  Folly Beach

$55,000

0 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate Folly Beach

1864  Arsburn Road  Charleston, SC 29412

James Island  |  Charleston

$965,000

4.02 acres

Listing courtesy of Bennett Construction & Realty

1653  Folly Creek Way E-4 Charleston, SC 29412

Palmetto Pointe  |  Charleston

$1,100,000

3 beds 3 baths 1,917 sqft

Listing courtesy of AgentOwned Preferred Group

1984  Folly Road A212 Charleston, SC 29412

Pelican Pointe Villas  |  Charleston

$365,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,133 sqft

Listing courtesy of EXP Realty LLC

2  Mcdonough Road C-19 Folly Beach, SC 29439

Mariners Cay  |  Folly Beach

$31,900

390 sqft

Listing courtesy of Fred Holland Realty

138  Marsh View Villas   Folly Beach, SC 29439

Marshview Villas  |  Folly Beach

$450,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,064 sqft

Listing courtesy of Petigru Properties, Inc

201 W Arctic Avenue 114 Folly Beach, SC 29439

Charleston Oceanfront Villas  |  Folly Beach

$1,450,000

3 beds 3 baths 1,305 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate Folly Beach

67  West 10th Street B2 Folly Beach, SC 29439

Sunset Cay Marina  |  Folly Beach

$55,000

0 sqft

Listing courtesy of Infinity Realty

311 E Huron Avenue  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Folly Beach  |  Folly Beach

$1,299,000

3 beds 2 baths 1,248 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

2  Mcdonough Road B-19 Folly Beach, SC 29439

Mariners Cay  |  Folly Beach

$34,000

0 sqft

Listing courtesy of Realty One Group Coastal

206  Sandbar Lane  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Folly Beach

$1,549,000

3 beds 2 baths 1,671 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

24 W 9th Street  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Folly Beach

$2,950,000

4 beds 5 baths 1 half bath 4,500 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate Folly Beach

1008  Mariners Cay Drive  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Mariners Cay  |  Folly Beach

$2,099,880

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,150 sqft

Listing courtesy of Landcrafters Inc

2395  Folly Road 2c Folly Beach, SC 29439

Turn of River  |  Folly Beach

$695,000

3 beds 3 baths 1,477 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

2  Mcdonough Road B-13 Folly Beach, SC 29439

Mariners Cay  |  Folly Beach

$35,000

390 sqft

Listing courtesy of Mary Ann Meyers Charleston Realty Inc.

218 E Ashley Avenue A & B Folly Beach, SC 29439

Folly Beach  |  Folly Beach

$1,899,000

7 beds 4 baths 2,880 sqft

Listing courtesy of Realty One Group Coastal

312 E Huron Avenue  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Folly Beach  |  Folly Beach

$895,000

2 beds 1 baths 900 sqft

Listing courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC

114  W Arctic Avenue C101 Folly Beach, SC 29439

Pier Pointe Villas  |  Folly Beach

$1,050,000

3 beds 3 baths 1,363 sqft

Listing courtesy of Healthy Realty LLC

100  W 2nd Street 100 Folly Beach, SC 29439

Waters Edge  |  Folly Beach

$1,099,999

3 beds 3 baths 1,668 sqft

Listing courtesy of Harbourtowne Real Estate

1555  Terns Nest Road  Charleston, SC 29412

Riverfront  |  Charleston

$1,300,000

3 beds 2 baths 1,680 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

2165  Rosebush Lane  Charleston, SC 29412

James Island  |  Charleston

$1,100,000

12.10 acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty

16  Center Street 2 Folly Beach, SC 29439

Folly Beach

$460,000

1 beds 1 baths 420 sqft

Listing courtesy of Sweet Grass Real Estate, LLC

81  Sandbar Lane 4 Folly Beach, SC 29439

Turtle Bay  |  Folly Beach

$899,000

3 beds 3 baths 1,568 sqft

Listing courtesy of A House in the South Realty

1756  Sol Legare Road  James Island, SC 29412

James Island

$899,900

7.88 acres

Listing courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate

1217 E Ashley Avenue  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Folly Beach  |  Folly Beach

$1,700,000

0.38 acres

Listing courtesy of Mary Ann Meyers Charleston Realty Inc.

819 E Arctic Avenue  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Folly Beach

$2,900,000

4 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 2,232 sqft

Listing courtesy of Fred Holland Realty

268  Little Oak Island Drive  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Little Oak Island  |  Folly Beach

$3,380,400

4 beds 4 baths 1 half bath 3,164 sqft

Listing courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate

106 W Arctic Avenue 3-C Folly Beach, SC 29439

Pavilion Watch  |  Folly Beach

$1,100,000

3 beds 3 baths 1,352 sqft

Listing courtesy of Southeastern Management Group,

1012  Lighterman Way  Charleston, SC 29412

The Preserve at The Clam Farm  |  Charleston

$698,000

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,206 sqft

Listing courtesy of Realty One Group Coastal

113 E Arctic Avenue B Folly Beach, SC 29439

Folly Beach

$5,299,000

4 beds 4 baths 1 half bath 3,159 sqft

Listing courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate

1993  Wild Wing Lane  Charleston, SC 29412

Riverfront  |  Charleston

$400,000

3 beds 2 baths 1,728 sqft

Listing courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.

136  Marsh View Villas   Folly Beach, SC 29439

Marshview Villas  |  Folly Beach

$525,000

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 1,300 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

Battery Island  |  Charleston

$429,000

2.50 acres

Listing courtesy of AgentOwned Preferred Group

1902  Bowens Island Road  Charleston, SC 29412

Bowen Island  |  Charleston

$925,000

0.63 acres

Listing courtesy of Dunes Properties of Chas Inc

206 W Arctic Avenue  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Folly Beach  |  Folly Beach

$1,495,000

0.24 acres 70 by 149 lot size

Listing courtesy of Dunes Commercial Properties

1689 E Ashley Avenue  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Folly Beach  |  Folly Beach

$2,250,000

3 beds 2 baths 1,000 sqft

Listing courtesy of Dunes Commercial Properties

Holland Island Creek   Charleston, SC 29412

Charleston

$495,000

1.04 acres

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate Folly Beach

2035  Sol Legare Road  Charleston, SC 29412

Battery Island  |  Charleston

$750,000

23.03 acres

Listing courtesy of Ravenel Associates Real Estate. LLC

1579  E. Ashley Avenue  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Folly Beach  |  Folly Beach

$650,000

0.24 acres

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

1211  Tabby Drive  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Tabby Island  |  Folly Beach

$200,000

0.38 acres

Listing courtesy of Mary Ann Meyers Charleston Realty Inc.

East Huron Avenue  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Folly Beach

$165,000

0.24 acres

Listing courtesy of A House in the South Realty

East Huron Avenue  Folly Beach, SC 29439

Folly Beach

$165,000

0.24 acres

Listing courtesy of A House in the South Realty

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