Folly Field Real Estate - Hilton Head Island, SC


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The first sign of renovation is in the lack of pavement on those first few streets you pass on the left-hand side; in preparation for new, smoother roadways, these streets are temporarily dirt roads. A few seconds more, and you pass the soon-to-be elite neighborhood of Sandcastles by the Sea, located on a massive spread of land formerly used as a driving range. Villa complexes and more single-family houses line Folly Field Road all the way to the beach, where you begin to see larger homes typical of Hilton Head's luxury reputation. Formerly one of the island's oldest residential areas, Folly Field is undergoing vast remodeling and updating to become a major attraction as one of Hilton Head's premier vacation destinations for residents, beach-seeking families, and high-end vacationers.

Folly Field History:

Folly Field is partially responsible for the explosion of Hilton Head Island as not only a vacation town, but a place to live. Olin McIntosh of the Hilton Head Company built the island's first beach cottages at Folly Field beach in 1953 to generate more ferry traffic from the mainland in hopes that the South Carolina government would then build a bridge to accommodate all the new residents and visitors. When the state still refused, the 1956 Hilton Head Toll Bridge Authority was organized and privately financed by businesses. The bridge worked beautifully, and tolls were removed within three years after their overwhelming success covered the HHTBA's debt.


Near Folly Field Beach and the Islander's Beach Park, which allows permit parking, this neighborhood contains playgrounds, picnic areas, and a boardwalk to the beach. Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort is also located here, as well as the still-under-development Sandcastles by the Sea community.


Tennis: The Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort, under direction of Clint Van Aswegen, is located entirely in the Folly Field neighborhood. 10 lighted, hard-surfaced courts are available for matches and/or lessons.

Adventure Cove: This family fun center has been here for as long as most islanders can remember. Instead of the world-class golfing greens of the gated plantation communities, Folly Field offers playful miniature golf, along with arcade games inside the Adventure Cove building. Back To Top

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