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

MAR 25 2021

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

MAR 09 2021

Why Plastic and Styrofoam Aren’t Allowed at the Beach?

Try to imagine for a minute, if you will, what eight million metric tons of plastic might look like. Got a clear visual? Now picture that overwhelming mass of plastic filling the surf at Folly Beach. That’s right — that’s how much plastic waste makes its way into the world’s oceans each year… a whoppin’ … Continue reading Why Plastic and Styrofoam Aren’t Allowed at the Beach?

FEB 24 2021

10 Reasons to Spend your Spring Break in Folly Beach

Spring Break is quickly approaching and there is a lot to do on Folly Beach that make it the best place to spend the break while enjoying a little time off with your family. While we understand we can’t possible include everything to do in Folly in ten reasons, incorporate some of these plans and … Continue reading 10 Reasons to Spend your Spring Break in Folly Beach

FEB 01 2021

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

JAN 20 2021

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 11 2021

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

JAN 06 2021

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

NOV 02 2020

Spending Thanksgiving on Folly Beach

Naturally, any beach town is going to draw the most visitors during the summer when the weather is warmest and schools are out, but if you want to find a quieter time to experience all that Folly has to offer you should consider spending Thanksgiving here. There are many advantages to booking your Turkey Day … Continue reading Spending Thanksgiving on Folly Beach

OCT 13 2020

Folly Favorite: McKevlin’s Surf Shop

McKevlin’s Surf Shop Folly Beach is a popular destination for many local surfers, but it wasn’t always that way.  Years ago, the sport was considered to be strange and unpopular with the mainstream crowd.  Surfers were shunned, and they were considered bums who weren’t interested in working for a living. That frame of mind continued … Continue reading Folly Favorite: McKevlin’s Surf Shop

OCT 06 2020

Folly Favorite: Bert’s Market

One of the most popular places for residents and those in the know on Folly Beach is Bert’s Market, located just off of Center Street at 202 Ashley Avenue. Bert’s is a 24 hour grocery and convenience store that is known for its “We may doze, but we never close” motto. The store is considered … Continue reading Folly Favorite: Bert’s Market

SEP 28 2020

Tips if you want to get married on Folly Beach

Charleston destination weddings are all the rage these days but you if you’re seeking a slightly more affordable option that’s still in close proximity to downtown, Folly Beach is the way to go. Besides, there’s nothing more romantic than a coastal wedding, and the beach also makes for a fun and relaxing place to entertain … Continue reading Tips if you want to get married on Folly Beach

SEP 21 2020

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

SEP 14 2020

Top Five Folly Beach Burgers

Whether you like your burger as song says, “with lettuce and tomato, Heinz 57 and french fried potatoes, big kosher pickle and a cold draught beer”  or maybe a slightly different way, you’ve come to the right place. So which way do you steer? Rita’s “The Rita” Rita’s has a great menu and a fun … Continue reading Top Five Folly Beach Burgers

SEP 08 2020

Sunset Shots that will Convince you Folly is Heaven on Earth

Is there anything better than watching the sun dip down over the water in the coastal Lowcountry? Whether you’re a hopeless romantic, a photographer or just a person that appreciates nature’s bounty, Folly Beach has sunsets that will make you think you’ve stumbled upon heaven on earth. Great spots abound, but we’ve compiled a list … Continue reading Sunset Shots that will Convince you Folly is Heaven on Earth