Folly Beach is located in Charleston County
south of Charleston
along Highway 171 near the Atlantic Ocean. Folly Beach is on Folly Island, separated by James Island
Folly Beach is a barrier island, six miles long and the closest beach to historical Charleston, South Carolina. Folly Beach is the home of sea, sand, and surfing, historical and cultural sites; a maritime forest; Morris Island Lighthouse; gourmet food, endangered species of birds; and southern hospitality.
Folly Beach is part of the Charleston-North Charleston metro area.