The charming, laid-back beach town community of Folly Beach is on Folly Island, just 10 miles from historic Charleston, SC. It is Charleston's closest beach and unique in it's small town, casual appeal. Life on the barrier island is part seaside adventure, part surf lesson, part Hemingway and part Pat Conroy. During the winter, it's a quiet town at the end of the highway. In the summer, it's a vacation destination. Locals proclaim, "We have the best waves, the best nightlife, and the best beach atmosphere along the Charleston Coast. But don't tell anybody." Folly Beach offers dining, recreation, casual shopping, oceanfront & creek side accommodations, sunbathing, and beach combing. Recreation options suit all with swimming, fishing, boating, surfing, kayaking, cycling, para sailing and much more.