Find the best place to stay — Folly Beach

Where to stay around Folly Beach?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,688 holiday lettings near Folly Beach. From 1,385 houses to 428 condos, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Folly Beach is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Folly Beach?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Folly Beach:

  • Charleston Oceanfront Villas: 425 holiday homes
  • Waters Edge: 457 holiday homes
  • Sunset Point: 451 holiday homes
  • Historic Old City: 540 holiday homes
  • Old Village: 89 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Folly Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Folly Beach. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sunset Cay Marina: 4,113 holiday lettings
  • Folly Beach Fishing Pier: 4,114 holiday lettings
  • Folly Beach County Park: 4,106 holiday lettings
  • Morris Island Lighthouse: 4,118 holiday lettings
  • The Governor's House Inn: 3,819 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Folly Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Folly Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,385 houses in Folly Beach. Our other popular types of Folly Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Condos: 428 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 385 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 204 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Folly Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 864 holiday homes with pool available in Folly Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Folly Beach, South Carolina, USA your home away from home

    Folly Beach is a six mile long barrier island known as "the Edge of America". Its wooded coastline was the first sight of land for many settlers. Modern-day Folly Beach has a friendly small-town atmosphere with just 2,000 inhabitants, making it a favorite getaway for vacationers.

    Things to Do in Folly Beach, SC

    The long sandy coastline is one of the main attractions for holiday rentals in Folly Beach. The area is ideal for watersports including sailing, windsurfing, parasailing, jet skiing and boating. It is a premier surfing destination, particularly at The Washout which was carved out by the powerful surf during Hurricane Hugo. Folly Pier, Clouds, Piddleys and the Old Coastguard Station also offer good surfing conditions. Surf rentals and lessons are offered from the many surf shops along the beachfront. Other things to do on Folly Island include crabbing and shrimping. Take a fishing charter, hire a bicycle or enjoy bird watching during your stay on this island retreat.

    Places to Visit Around Folly Beach, SC

    Visit the Morris Island Lighthouse from your Folly Beach holiday home or stroll along the 1000-foot pier to watch the shrimp boats or spot dolphins. James Island County Park has a 50-foot climbing wall, bouldering cave and fishing dock. The historic city of Charleston, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter, is one of the best preserved historical cities in America. Take a carriage tour to see some of the historical buildings which are over 300 years old, visit the museums and stroll along the harbor. Drayton Hall and the Magnolia Plantation are architectural masterpieces with guided tours available.

    Weather in Folly Beach, SC

    Folly Beach holiday rentals enjoy a pleasant semi-tropical climate all year round. The summer months have average highs of 88°F (31°C) and even the Atlantic Ocean reaches 80°F (26°C) in the summer. The mild winter months have highs of around 60°F (15°C) making Folly Beach very popular with snowbirds and visitors from colder regions. The area very rarely has frost or snow and the wettest months are in the summer.

    Travel to Folly Beach, SC

    The nearest major airport to Folly Beach holiday rentals is Charleston International (CHS) Airport which is about 18 miles away. It is a joint civil-military airport and is the busiest airport in South Carolina making it very easy to reach from domestic and international destinations. Folly Beach is easy to drive to along I-526 and SR 171 across the bridge to the island. Hilton Head (HHH) Airport also has domestic flight connections and is about 53 miles from Folly Beach. A hire car is recommended to reach Folly Beach and for exploring the surrounding area.

    Activities and attractions in Folly Beach

    Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in town? You'll be sure to enjoy Folly Beach for its surfing and fishing. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Folly Beach a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Ocean Course (5.6 mi / 9 km)
    • Splash Zone Waterpark (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
    • Osprey Point Golf Course (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
    • Turtle Point Golf Course (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
    • South Carolina Aquarium (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
    • Patriots Point Links (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)

    Seasonal weather averages in Folly Beach

    Travellers enjoy Folly Beach for its surfing. If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 30°F.

    Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Folly Beach

    Travellers love Folly Beach for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Folly Beach. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Folly Beach County Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
    • White Point Gardens (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
    • Waterfront Park (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
    • Charleston Waterfront Park (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
    • Cannon Park (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
    • Angel Oak Tree (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)