"The Edge of America", or Folly beach in Charleston, SC has unique character when referring to its restaurants, nightlife and locals. Mostly a residential beach community, locals can be seen soaking up sun, surfing or even fishing on their pristine Folly Beach Fishing Pier. Folly is not lacking on its restaurants and bars so go have a bite and a cocktail and "hit that happy hour up".
Folly Beach has long been an integral part of coastal South Carolina's historical charm. Folly Beach is an eclectic experience that offers a laid-back Bohemian atmosphere that is also family friendly. Folly Beach is home to a variety of interesting wildlife, including loggerhead turtles, Atlantic bottle-nosed dolphins, and brown pelicans. Another great attraction is the magnificent Folly beach Fishing Pier that extends more than 1,045 feet into the Atlantic Ocean and features both fishing tournaments and shag dancing contests.
Folly Beach has a long and rich history. I t has been home to pirates, shipwrecks, and a Union occupation during the Civil War. Famous composer and pianist George Gershwin composed his classic Porgy and Bess while staying on Folly. Folly Beach is nothing if not resilient; major fires hit Folly in 1957 and 1977 and Hurricane Hugo caused devastating damage to Folly Beach and the surrounding barrier islands in 1989.
Most of the bars and restaurants on Folly Beach, South Carolina are concentrated at the end of Folly Road right before it dead ends into the Atlantic Ocean. One will find hip pizza joints, unique taco bars, casual dining restaurants, seafood restaurants and sports bars all along this stretch of the Folly Beach, SC. If you venture a block or two to the right or left of the end of Folly Road...you may stumble into a local Folly Beach bar with live music and good old, low country, fried bar food. Hint, Hint!
Folly Beach, SC