A slender barrier island that was once an important staging site for Civil War battles, Folly Beach is now as carefree as they come. A bevy of lively restaurants, cafes, and shops is centered around Folly Beach's village, drawing tourists enamored with the coastal lifestyle and aesthetic. With around 2,600 residents, the town promises a tight-knit atmosphere amid beautiful surroundings. In Folly Beach, homes for sale include everything from rustic cottages to seaside stunners with direct beach access.
While Folly Island is fairly low-key these days, it was once the stomping grounds of pirates. Black Beard and Stede Bonnet were known to frequent surrounding inlets and bays. But they weren't the only famous residents. The creators of Porgy and Bess, George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward, spent some time on the island as they composed their legendary opera.
Those looking for Folly Beach real estate will be impressed by the selection of available homes. There's a huge variety in a range of price points, square footage, and amenities. Beachfront homes come with the biggest price tags, though with the island's manageable size, just about any home will be a stone's throw from the water.