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Popular amenities for Folly Beach vacation rentals

Stay near Folly Beach's top sights

Folly Beach County Park82 locals recommend
Tides Folly Beach17 locals recommend
Folly Beach Pier93 locals recommend
Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve10 locals recommend
Charleston Outdoor Adventures32 locals recommend
Morris Island Lighthouse119 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Folly Beach

  • Total rentals

    1.2K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    510 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    340 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    430 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    990 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    54K reviews

Your guide to Folly Beach


This tiny barrier island outside of Charleston, South Carolina, has a spirited history: In the 1940s and ’50s, live musicians drew big crowds to concerts on its pier. But in recent decades, Folly Beach has embraced a more mellow spirit. Days here revolve around the water, whether that means kayaking along the river or bobbing on a longboard waiting for a wave, with funky surf shops and crab shacks catering to the beach lifestyle. The famous pier is being rebuilt, but when it reopens in 2023, it will stretch more than 1,000 feet into the Atlantic, with benches for fishing and quiet contemplation.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Folly Beach

June through August brings prime beach weather, with highs in the 80s Fahrenheit and humidity that lasts into the evenings. Like other parts of the Lowcountry, it rains frequently in the summer, but showers are usually brief. Fall is typically peak surf season, as the waves get bigger but the temperatures stay warm enough, in the 60s and 70s, to be in the water. Winter brings average highs in the 40s and 50s and lots of wind, and spring temperatures climb back up to the 60s and 70s.

Top things to do in Folly Beach

Folly Beach County Park

The waves at this beach on the western end of Folly are some of the gentlest on the island, making it ideal for boogie boarding and swimming (don’t worry about bringing gear; there are numerous rentals by the shore). Keep an eye out for loggerhead turtles and brown pelicans, both of which have protected breeding habitats in the park. If you want to surf, head up to the beach around Folly Pier for lessons, or to an area known as the Washout for expert-level swells.

Folly River Park

This park is your entry to Folly’s more tranquil side, the river that runs north of the island. Rent a kayak or paddleboard — or sign up for a guided tour — from an outfitter on nearby Center Street, and then spend the day slowly making your way around the marshes, accompanied only by seabirds (or, if you’re lucky, dolphins). You can also swallow up an entire day fishing or crabbing from the dock. Either way, stick around to watch the sunset over the river.

Morris Island Lighthouse

This lighthouse has suffered damage from a cyclone and an earthquake since it was built in 1876, but it still stands tall — albeit with a slight lean — a few hundred feet off Folly Beach’s shore. You can view the lighthouse, preserved as a historical landmark, by boat (tours often pass it as part of fishing trips) or by driving to the northern end of East Ashley Avenue and taking the 15-minute walk to the beach.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Folly Beach?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 510 vacation rentals in Folly Beach featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Do townhouse rentals in Folly Beach have a kitchen?

    Absolutely! We offer over 60 townhouse rentals with a kitchen in Folly Beach. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do guesthouse rentals in Folly Beach have wireless internet?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 guesthouse rentals with wireless internet in Folly Beach. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • How much does it cost to stay in villa rentals in Folly Beach?

    Experience the best of Folly Beach with our villa rentals, starting at about $150 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Folly Beach?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Folly Beach. Choose from more than 430 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • What are the most popular amenities for Private Suite Rentals in Folly Beach?

    Enhance your stay in our Private Suite Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 10 homes with a kitchen, over 20 homes with wireless internet, over 20 homes with air conditioning, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

  • Do house rentals in Folly Beach have air conditioning?

    Absolutely! We offer over 630 house rentals with air conditioning in Folly Beach. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Where should I stay in Folly Beach?

    Make yourself at home in Folly Beach by choosing from our most frequently booked neighborhoods. We have over 1,180 vacation rentals in James Island, over 500 vacation rentals in Westchester, and over 500 vacation rentals in Fort Lamar.

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Folly Beach?

    Folly Beach has more than 990 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Are there Folly Beach vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 340 vacation homes with pools in Folly Beach, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

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