Folly Beach, also known as the “edge of America”, is a quiet beach town located just a short drive from the bustling city of Charleston, South Carolina. Visitors flock here each year to enjoy the charming beach vibes during the day and the lively, historic Charleston area attractions at night. Folly Beach itself is a relatively small island, taking up only 18 square miles. Because of the cozy size, Folly Beach has maintained a very laid-back and uninhabited atmosphere. The island is relatively free of “tourist” attractions, though Folly does boast an impressive culinary scene, chock full of fresh seafood options. Despite the lack of attractions, visitors will find plenty of water activities to keep busy during the day, including surf lessons, paddle board tours, kayak rentals, and more. Charleston is located about 20 minutes north of Folly Beach and the drive is well worth the wait. Charleston offers a plethora of things to do, from historic carriage tours and scenic gardens to the famous South Carolina State Aquarium and world class dining. Be sure a trip to Charleston is part of your Folly Beach tradition!