SEP 15 2021

Is It Okay to Pick Up Starfish, Shells, and More at the Beach?

To some of us, it’s second nature — walking along the beach with our eyes trained on the sand and the lapping surf, looking for treasures cast from the sea. Shells, shark’s teeth, starfish, sand dollars . . . all seem like perfectly innocent (not to mention sought-after) souvenirs to commemorate time at Folly. But … Continue reading Is It Okay to Pick Up Starfish, Shells, and More at the Beach?

AUG 25 2021

Folly Beach Reads

Folly’s appeal is far reaching. People travel from all over the country and the world to walk the beaches, surf the waves, fish from the pier. And some people are expressing their love and appreciation in literature. Folly’s shores and streets have become the setting for several recent novels. Dorthea Benton Frank, maybe the Lowcountry’s … Continue reading Folly Beach Reads

AUG 09 2021

Gershwin on Folly: Summertime and the livin’ was easy

During the summer of 1934, renowned American composer and pianist George Gershwin rented a cottage on Folly Beach while working with Charleston author DuBose Heyward to compose the music for the internationally acclaimed opera “Porgy and Bess,” based on Heyward’s 1925 novel “Porgy.” It tells the sad tale of Porgy, a crippled African American beggar … Continue reading Gershwin on Folly: Summertime and the livin’ was easy

AUG 04 2021

Top Five Spots for Live Music on Folly Beach

There’s nothing like relaxing to live music with cold drink in hand at the end of a sunny beach day. We are sharing some of our favorite places to catch the best live music while vacationing on Folly. This list covers all the bases—whether you want a family friendly environment with a great menu or … Continue reading Top Five Spots for Live Music on Folly Beach

JUL 26 2021

Top Five Reasons to Surf Folly Beach

  If you’re looking to ride some waves on Charleston-area beaches, you can’t do any better than Folly Beach. With a dedicated surf shop and surf schools, quality surfing spots and professional instructors, you’ll want to wax up your board and hit the beach to ‘Hang Ten.’ Gives you a full body workout- Surfing is … Continue reading Top Five Reasons to Surf Folly Beach

JUN 14 2021

How to Avoid Parking Tickets on Folly Beach 

Nothing ruins a fun day at the beach like returning to your car and discovering that slip of paper tucked under your windshield wiper notifying you that you’ve been ticketed. Don’t let a parking violation spoil your good time while visiting Folly. Know the parking rules and regulations so that you can avoid those vexing … Continue reading How to Avoid Parking Tickets on Folly Beach 

JUN 04 2021

Folly Pier update: “Apron” section open, completion estimated for spring 2023 

As of May 13, the Folly Beach Pier rebuilds first phase of construction on the “apron” section (the rectangular deck behind the restaurant and gift shop) has been completed. The Gangplank Gift & Tackle Shop, observation deck, restrooms, and showers are open and accessible to the public, while replacement construction continues for the remainder of the pier … Continue reading Folly Pier update: “Apron” section open, completion estimated for spring 2023 

JUN 02 2021

Let’s go Crabbing!

Crabbing can be a fun family activity to plan with your kids while vacationing on Folly Beach and getting started is easy. You just need some line, a net, bait and a bucket or cooler for your catch. In South Carolina, you are most likely to haul in blue crabs, known for their namesake blue-hued … Continue reading Let’s go Crabbing!

MAY 24 2021

Tips for Avoiding The Worst of Folly Beach Traffic

With only one ingress and egress on and off the island, traffic at Folly Beach can back up quickly, especially during peak season, holidays or festivals. Knowing the best times to arrive and depart probably still won’t help you avoid the traffic completely, but it can at least significantly reduce your gridlock experience, giving you … Continue reading Tips for Avoiding The Worst of Folly Beach Traffic

MAY 17 2021

Protecting the Loggerheads (and how you can help)

Loggerhead sea turtles are an endangered species that nest along Folly Beach, and all along the southeastern US shore. They crawl up the shore from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean to dig a nest in the sand and release their clutch (eggs). Once loggerheads release their clutch, they cover the nest with sand and … Continue reading Protecting the Loggerheads (and how you can help)

MAY 10 2021

Top Five Cocktails on Folly Beach

It’s been a scorching summer, and you’re going to need liquid nourishment to bring you some relief from the heat and humidity. What better way to relax from a hot day at the beach than sipping on your favorite liquor libation with friends or family. We’ve compiled a list of the top five cocktail concoctions … Continue reading Top Five Cocktails on Folly Beach

MAY 03 2021

An Unforgettable Experience: A first look at Folly

Entering Folly Beach for the first time, you drive over the Folly River and one of the initial idyllic images greeting you are the boaters, kayakers and paddle boarders enjoying a beautiful day on the water. When you cross the bridge you pass by the charming main downtown strip of Center Street, highlighted by the … Continue reading An Unforgettable Experience: A first look at Folly

APR 26 2021

Folly Beach Hotels and B&Bs: Where to Stay for your Folly Vacay

If you’re searching for a quick beach weekend getaway or a couples retreat, Folly Beach is conveniently located just off Interstate 26 near Charleston and offers several different hotel and bed and breakfast options from which to choose. Folly’s hotels are better suited for families with kids or a group of friends who want to … Continue reading Folly Beach Hotels and B&Bs: Where to Stay for your Folly Vacay

APR 20 2021

Spending Memorial Day Weekend on Folly

Memorial Day is of course in remmberance of those who’ve died in service to their country, but it also serves as the unofficial start of the season here on Folly Beach. So why not join us in celebrating the arrival of the summer holidays? The weather should be warm, with average temperatures in the low … Continue reading Spending Memorial Day Weekend on Folly

APR 12 2021

Five Reasons Folly Weddings Rule

Charleston gets a lot of hype and hoopla in travel magazines as a top wedding destination, and deservedly so, but you would be remiss to overlook surrounding areas like Folly Beach. Not only are there beautiful beaches and pristine marshlands, there are plenty of places for your guests to stay and more affordable options for … Continue reading Five Reasons Folly Weddings Rule