After about 14 blocks from Center Street on East Ashley Avenue, you will see the famous “washout” on Folly Beach, an area where there are no homes on the oceanfront side of the street, and serves as a gathering spot for surfers and others enjoying the beach. Once you pass the washout, only Ashley Avenue remains and there are two rows of homes, oceanfront and marshfront. At the end of Ashley Avenue a little over 17 blocks from Center Street is the parking area and walkway to view the Morris Island lighthouse. This neighborhood has a high concentration of vacation rental properties, and is a peaceful environment away from the hustle and bustle of Center Street.
The oceanfront homes are mostly large structures capable of housing 3 or more families at a time. The beach is more private, as there are not as many blocks behind you sharing the same beach. Sprinkled in are a few cottages that allow smaller families to enjoy the privacy, and make great off season romantic getaways. The 2nd half of this neighborhood have tandem lots, 2 lots on the oceanfront side of Ashley Avenue. The “B” lot is truly oceanfront, with the “A” lot sitting just behind.
The marshfront homes offer some of the best values on Folly Beach. You are across the street from the beach, an easy walk, and you save on oceanfront prices. Off the back of the property, probably off a huge screened porch and deck, are sweeping 180 degree views of marshgrass, the Folly River, the Cooper River bridge, and the Morris Island lighthouse. The suns sets off the back of the island creating memories shared with the whole family.