Folly Beach is a 6-mile long, barrier island on the Carolina coast. This beach is geographically the closest to downtown Charleston, SC. Folly Beach is referred to by locals as the “Edge of America” and it is widely known for its laid-back, island vibe. The island is inundated with good food, great beaches, and a rich history. Surfing and kite-boarding are among the daily activities of Folly Beach lovers. This little town is a must-see for any beach-goer!