Folly Field Real Estate


Founded in the early 1950’s and one Hilton Head’s original neighborhoods, Folly Field Beach is located on the north end of Hilton Head Island along the Atlantic, nestled between Port Royal Plantation and Palmetto Dunes. Oceanfront, eclectic and situated within close proximity to Hwy. 278, Folly Field is close to the commercial shopping and dining centers of Port Royal Plaza and Shelter Cove Harbour. It offers prospective owners a variety of property styles and choices. There are over 100 single-family homes located in the Folly Field area, with more underway and nearly 1,700+ villas. Folly Field is also home to two of Hilton Head’s newest public beach access parks, complete with ample parking and facilities. This is a predominantly non-gated community with a few exceptions in some villas complexes. There is an active Property Owner’s Association, which hosts periodic community gatherings, and charges an annual POA fee to owners.

Current Folly Field Listings

This entire Folly Field enclave is close enough to the Atlantic that no matter where you live, you are no further than a short 10-minute walk to the beach. From five-story seaside condominium complexes to the burgeoning neighborhood of Sandcastles By The Sea, to large oceanfront homes,

Folly Field styles range from modest beach cottages to well-appointed Italianate mansions, low maintenance one-bedroom beach villas to three-bedroom penthouse suites. There are several moderately priced villa complexes, some gated, including Island House, Sea Cloisters and Hilton Head Resort, as well as near-ocean complexes like Fiddlers Cove and Stones Throw. Many have their own tennis courts and swimming pools.

Shopping, golf, tennis, dining and various other Island activities are just a short drive away. There are also several newer, expansive oceanfront and ocean-oriented single family homes and townhomes tucked In among Hilton Head’s older, charming beach cottages.

The Folly Field community is all about the beach.  For the diverse mix of long-time permanent residents and visitors who return year after year, the lifestyle is relaxed and easygoing.

Nearby is Folly Field Beach and the Islander’s Beach Park, which allows permit parking. The Island Beach Park contains playgrounds, picnic areas, and a boardwalk to the ocean. This area is a favorite of local residents. There are also beach-oriented restaurants and bars including popular Coco’s at the Beach at the Hilton Head Resort.

Folly Field’s mid-Island location makes all the area recreational activities, as well as historical points of interest, easily accessible. Coastal Discovery Museum and the historic Mitchelleville areas are good starting points.


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