The city of Folly Beach is located on the historic Folly island. Folly Beach has a total area of about 48 sq. km. and it is about 16 ft. elevated above sea level. The economy of the city revolves around industries involved in clothing accessories, computer peripheral manufacturing, health services, marinas, marketing consultant firms, hotels and education. Local people offer services in counseling, water sports instruction, public schools, tourist information centers and department stores, to contribute in the development of the economy of the county.