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The name Folly comes from an Old English term meaning "dense foliage."When Europeans first landed on the island in the early 1600s, they discovered a Native American tribe called the Bohickets. It is unclear what happened to them after the land was deeded to William Rivers in 1696 Pirates were known to sail along the South Carolina coast and the many inlets, sounds, bays formed by barrier islands and sea islands like Folly Island. Two of the most memorable were Edward Teach, known as Black Beard, and Suede Bonnet.
Folly Beach Living:
Folly Beach is known as The Edge of America. With beautiful sunsets and a laid back atmosphere and one of the most relaxing places on earth. People from Composer and pianist George Gershwin and local writer, Dorothea Frank,
and artist flock to Folly Beach to master their craft. A quick commute to Charleston makes it a great place for professionals to live.
Folly is also known as the surfers beach. With the Washout being a favorite surf spot. Folly also has great local
spots for dining.