Folly Beach, SC, USA

Folly Beach, SC, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 3,776 vacation rentals near Folly Beach. From 1,769 houses to 671 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Folly Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Get your jollies at Folly Beach, South Carolina

Ready for some southern fun? This lively beach town sits on Folly Island, a long strip of sandy land off the South Carolina coast, just minutes from Charleston. This small area's got big beaches, tasty seafood, and some interesting historical sites like the Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve. And with Folly Beach vacation rentals, y'all will find a side of southern charm and hospitality at every restaurant, surf shop, and souvenir store you visit. Folly Beach boardwalk and pier are the happening spots for sun and fun. It's also rich in biodiversity, with coastal marshes begging to be explored.

A small town with a big ol' range of activities

Center Street's the main road here, so mosey on down there for some shopping and eating. Food lovers will find all kinds of southern flair at Folly Beach's many restaurants, so get a side of grits with those fried oysters. And what better place to enjoy these eats than on the waterfront? The boardwalk's a few steps from the uber-wide beach and it has something for everyone. Wanna laze on the shore with a cold beer? You have a ton of beach bars beckoning you. If you'd rather dive in the water, there's surfing, kayaking, and more.

Historical forts, busy boardwalks and a picture-perfect pier

Take a long walk on the 1,000-foot Folly Beach Pier, smack dab in the middle of the bustling boardwalk. Charming Charleston with its cobblestone streets and pastel antebellum houses is just 10 miles away from many Folly Beach vacation rentals. Or set off for Sullivan's Island where you can visit the historical military site of Fort Moultrie or see where the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter National Monument. And the kids can cool off at Splash Zone Waterpark or Blackbeard's Cove Family Fun Park.

Cool breezes and occasional rain help you beat the heat

The warm vibes match the weather when you book Folly Beach vacation rentals. Busy season and hot weather starts in May and lasts through September, with highs in the mid 80s. This is also the rainy season, with July and August being the wettest months. Keep in mind this exposed coast may get an occasional storm during hurricane season, which is July to November. The mild winters, which have temps in the 40s, are a great time to whale watch. And it's the south, so yeah, it's humid, but Folly Beach has the benefit of cool sea breezes to take the edge off.

A barrier island with lots of openings for wildlife

If you wander on the westward side of this barrier island, you'll be amazed at the maze of inlets, bays, and waterways. On the Atlantic side you'll find out why this straight strip of coast may be why Charleston Locals refer to it as the "Edge of America." The edgy coast is a great place to watch migrating whales, and take a seashell for a souvenir: South Carolina has 700 species of them. The island's rich ecosystem is also home to sea turtles, coastal birds, and loads of plant life.