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Known as “the edge of America,” Folly Beach is a seven-mile-long barrier island located just eight miles south of downtown historic Charleston. A great place to play in the waves, collect seashells, and walk towards the lighthouse, Folly beach has become a wonderful vacation destination for people of all ages, as well as "day-trippers" who are looking to get away for a few hours from city life.
With just enough options for dining and shopping so that you don't feel like you are in a commercial resort, Folly Beach has its own laid back, "bohemian", eclectic vibe. You will find local oysters and locally caught fish as well as great breakfast eateries and the famous Bert's Market which is open 24/7 where the staff always greets you with a friendly smile and a free cup of coffee.
If you like oysters, make sure to plan a visit to Bowen's Island who not only serves up one of the finest oyster roasts around but also introduces you to one of the most spectacular sunsets on the east coast.
There is a public boat ramp, marina and a number of businesses that offer water adventures, including kayaking, paddleboarding and boating adventures.
The Washout, located along East Ashley Avenue, is known as one of the best surfing destinations on the East Coast and with these distinctions, it has become a great place to invest in vacation property or live in your piece of paradise.
The median price of a home on Folly Beach in 2014 was in the mid $600k's, but there a number of condominium complexes in the $200k to $300k range that offer affordable access to this beach community.
We, at Coastal Island Realty, have a special place in our heart for Folly Beach so contact us today to view an ocean front home or a marsh front condo on the island!