Located across the mouth of Charleston Harbor from affluent Sullivan's Island, Folly Island, SC, is a coastal community on the Atlantic Ocean. It's just south of Charleston proper, and it's easily accessible from downtown. The best way to drive in is by using the James Island expressway, which merges with Folly Road and continues over a series of bridges right into the heart of downtown at Folly Beach and the pier. Residents and visitors can also get around by boat, and there are a variety of private docks, boathouses and marinas. For many residents and visitors, it's just the right amount of distance from the busy downtown of Charleston — close enough to be convenient while still a bit removed from the hustle and bustle. (read more about living in Folly Island)
Folly Island is located on a stretch of pristine beach. As a result, there are a variety of resorts and hotels in the town. It also happens to be one of the most famous places on the East Coast for surfing. Aside from the beautiful beaches, the famous surf and the resort lifestyle, boating is one of the most popular forms of recreation in the community. For visitors towing their own watercraft in to the town, Charleston County Parks operates the Folly River boat ramp at the Beach Road Bridge. Many of the properties along the river have their own docks as well. Down the river and in the sounds, there's plenty of opportunity for fishing, relaxation or observing nature. The Folly Beach County Park provides panoramic ocean and river views along with a beach and plenty of opportunities to explore the local wildlife, and there are plenty of other opportunities to relax throughout the community.
With a variety of housing options, from detached single homes to waterfront condos in newer developments, Folly Beach has something for everyone. People love living here for the resort lifestyle and the feel of a laid-back surfing, fishing and boating community. Finding the perfect place for you may take a little bit of local knowledge. Feel free to contact our experts after perusing what's available on condo listing here.