JAN 14 2020

Landshark Landmark: Center Street Shark A Folly Fixture

Folly Beach’s Center Street Landshark is a quirky landmark you may have noticed jutting out from a tourist shop next to City Hall, but just how did it get there and why? In 1991, not long after Hurricane Hugo ravaged the Lowcountry, Ed Hollingsworth and his friend Bill Perry derived a plan to mount a … Continue reading Landshark Landmark: Center Street Shark A Folly Fixture

JAN 13 2020

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Beach Lovers

There’s something inherently hopeful about starting a new calendar year – of hitting the reset button and beginning again with a fresh slate. That renewed sense of hope is the reason we march into each New Year clutching a list of resolutions meant to improve upon the people we were the previous year. We strive … Continue reading 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Beach Lovers

JAN 07 2020

Places to Bring Your Pup: Dog-friendly Establishments on Folly

Let’s face it, if you’re a dog owner, most of the decisions you make about where to go to eat or have drinks are contingent upon whether the venue allows your pet to join you. If you’re visiting Folly with your pooch there is no need to fret: many great spots around town offer dog-friendly … Continue reading Places to Bring Your Pup: Dog-friendly Establishments on Folly

JAN 02 2020

5 Ways Cold Water Swimming Offers Health Benefits

For most people, jumping into the water during the winter seems insane. Surfers know that swimming is awesome any time of year, even if they ultimately don wet suits. It’s common to see visitors from Canada lounging in the ocean in temperatures that would drive a good many of us into the closest heated building … Continue reading 5 Ways Cold Water Swimming Offers Health Benefits

DEC 30 2019

New Year’s Eve Beach Bash at Tides

There’s no better place to celebrate the best party night of the year than Folly Beach, and there’s no better venue to ring in the New Year than at Charleston’s only full-service ocean front hotel, Tides Folly Beach. Their New Year’s Eve Party kicks off at 8 p.m. and goes until 1 a.m. Festivities will … Continue reading New Year’s Eve Beach Bash at Tides

DEC 24 2019

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas — Folly Style

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when here by the sea, Not a creature was stirring, not even an anemone.Our flip-flops still sat in sandy piles by our doors,In hopes that the cold weather would soon be no more. The tan-legged little children were nestled snug in their beds,While visions of Rita’s root beer floats danced … Continue reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas — Folly Style

DEC 13 2019

‘Jam on:’ Folly Beach Bluegrass Society endures as Bluegrass Buddies Acoustic Jam

Jamie Wilson, a mother who was in search of something to do besides change diapers and feed babies, decided to do something different with her life. She decided to learn how to play music to distract her from the everyday doldrums that many new parents succumb to when they have young children—and Jamie had four … Continue reading ‘Jam on:’ Folly Beach Bluegrass Society endures as Bluegrass Buddies Acoustic Jam

DEC 06 2019

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

NOV 26 2019

Audubon Study Shows Folly Birds Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

Audubon has released an extensive new report called “Survival by Degrees: 389 Species on the Brink,” that shows the potential impacts on birds’ range, nesting and migration patterns from climate change.  Primary findings indicate that two-thirds of bird species in North America are at risk of extinction from climate change. The study features a zip … Continue reading Audubon Study Shows Folly Birds Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

NOV 19 2019

Folly Restaurants and Bars Open on Thanksgiving Day 

In the event that you are visiting Folly over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, we have compiled a list of restaurants and bars that will be open in some capacity on Turkey Day. We have also indicated which places will be serving some form of Thanksgiving-style fare. Rita’s Seaside Grille Rita’s Seaside Grille will be serving … Continue reading Folly Restaurants and Bars Open on Thanksgiving Day 

NOV 18 2019

Best Places to Watch Sports on Folly

Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you need to forego seeing your favorite sports team or athlete play. Whether you’re a fan of football, hoops, baseball, hockey, NASCAR or soccer, Folly offers an array of options to catch your live sporting event of choice. We’ve compiled a list below of some of the best … Continue reading Best Places to Watch Sports on Folly

NOV 11 2019

Fishing the Folly River

The best part about fishing on Folly Beach is that it is a great activity that you can engage in year-round. Whether you decide to go it on your own or join a private fishing charter, you can expect to catch several different local species, including red drum/redfish/spot tail bass, black drum, spotted sea trout, … Continue reading Fishing the Folly River

NOV 06 2019

8 Reasons to Stay on Folly Beach for the Holidays

It’s hard to believe the holidays are even close, but you won’t find us complaining — after all, ’tis the most wonderful time of the year. It’s a season filled to the gills with friends, family, festivities and, naturally, good tidings of great joy. And while you could certainly have a very merry time no … Continue reading 8 Reasons to Stay on Folly Beach for the Holidays

OCT 26 2019

Halloween, Folly Style

While you could try to Trick or Treat on the Edge of America this All Hallows Eve, the real party (and most of the island’s residents) will be at the annual Folly Beach Halloween Carnival. Wear your costume, whether you’re a scary ghost, fairy princess, classic vampire, or any other goblin and come to Folly … Continue reading Halloween, Folly Style

OCT 25 2019

The History Altering Path of Hurricane Hugo

Around midnight on September 21, 1989, a category 4 storm named Hurricane Hugo struck the Lowcountry coastline near Charleston, raging ashore with lashing rain and sustained winds of 135 miles an hour.  The Charleston peninsula barely dodged a direct hit from the towering tidal surge, which reached a maximum height of 20 feet and ravaged … Continue reading The History Altering Path of Hurricane Hugo