Kick back, relax and enjoy the sun. Folly Beach is a massive stretch of coastline and only 15 minutes from downtown Charleston. The sand is clean and there is great surfing, fishing on the pier, kid-friendly currents, water sports, and shopping and dining along Center Street. Sometimes referred to as “the Edge of America” you can stroll the side streets for an up close look at some of the old time conventional beach houses. Folly Beach is a great daytrip away from the hustle and bustle of city life.