A true laid-back, beach community well known for its massive fishing pier, Folly Beach is unlike any other city or region of Greater Charleston. Think funky. Hip. Different. Fun. That’s Folly, the town where George Gershwin was staying when he composed the classic Porgy and Bess. Today, this Charleston County town continues to inspire its 3000 or so residents and its endless array of visitors. Eclectic may be the best adjective to describe this town whose remarkable, but fragile coastline unfortunately gets re-adjusted by every tropical storm or hurricane that approaches it. It is best recognized by its unique mix of surf shops, restaurants, gift shops, offices and bars along Center Street; the main road and gateway to this vibrant community that is accessed through James Island.
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