Charleston County Park & Recreation

Folly Beach County Park

On the west end of the island, situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Folly River, beachgoers will find Folly Beach County Park. Lifeguards are on duty seasonally along a beautiful beachfront designated swimming area. Skimmer Flats, a major Eastern Brown Pelican rookery, is visible at the west end of the park. Dogs are not permitted on the beach from 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. from May 1 through September 30. At all other times the dog must be on a leash.


  • Beach chair & umbrella rentals (seasonal)
  • Lifeguards (seasonal)
  • Outdoor showers*
  • Portable restrooms (handicap-accessible)
  • Retail area (seasonal)
  • Snack bar (seasona)

Pelican Watch Pavilion:

  • 6 picnic tables upstairs and six downstairs
  • 2 levels
  • 1,200 square feet
  • Beach accessible shelter
  • Capacity of 200 people
  • Grills
  • Horseshoe pit
  • Restrooms
  • Water and electricity access

Rental Fees
Peak Season, April – October

  • Monday – Thursday: $600 (10 a.m. – 30 minutes before closing) or $1,100 (10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.)
  • Friday & Sunday: $1,200 (10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday: $1,500 (10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.)

Non-Peak Season, November – March

  • Sunday – Friday: $600 (10 a.m. – 30 minutes before closing) or $1,000 (10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday: $1,200 (10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.)

Park dates and fees are subject to change and/or cancellation.

More Information
Group planning to have bands, loudspeakers, or other amplified sounds (including DJs), must get approval from the park manager by calling 843-762-9516. The City of Folly Beach requires 2 officers for the evening portion of a combination rental exceeding 74 people and one additional officer is required for each additional 100 people. This is an additional charge of $25 per hour per officer, for a minimum of 5 hours, to the customer above the shelter rental fee.

Due to limited parking at Folly Beach County Park, visitors are encouraged to arrive early, carpool when possible, and expect delays when entering the park. Groups using the Pelican Watch are not permitted to bypass the line and must follow all traffic laws and direction from park management.

Folly Beach Fishing Pier

Fishing, walking, birding, and the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views of the “Edge of America” are just some of the possibilities at the Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fishing Pier, where you can find some of the best saltwater fishing in the area. The pier is a breathtaking landmark that stretches 1,045 feet into the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

At 25-feet wide and 23-feet above sea level, the pier is the 2nd longest on the east coast and offers not only spectacular views, but a variety of fishing tournaments, special events, and dining.


  • 7,500 sq. ft. diamond-shaped platform
  • Full-service restaurant, Locklear’s Beach City Grill
  • Fishing tournaments
  • Rod rentals
  • Restrooms (handicap-accessible)
  • Gangplank Gift and Tackle Shop
  • Beach access/showers
  • Moonlight Mixers

Pier Fishing Passes

Annual Fishing Pass
The Annual Fishing Pass offers free fishing at the Folly Beach Fishing Pier and the Mount Pleasant Pier for one year.

  • Single Pass: $80 or $60 CCR*
  • Senior (60+) Pass: $40
  • Youth (12 & under) Pass: $40

For King Mackerel Fishing, add $30 to listed rates. Get a discounted Gold Pass membership if purchased with an Annual Fishing Pass!

10-Day Fishing Pass
Valid for fishing at the Folly Beach Fishing Pier and the Mount Pleasant Pier.

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