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

AUG 31 2020

5 Things to Know About Living in Folly Beach

Relax..Slow Down. People of Folly Beach know this to be true and live by the phrase. Folly Beach, known as The Edge of America, has many qualities that make it one of the most relaxing places on Earth. From composer and pianist George Gershwin to local writer Dorothea Frank, artists have been known to flock … Continue reading 5 Things to Know About Living in Folly Beach

AUG 26 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

AUG 24 2020

Most Destructive Hurricanes to Make Landfall Near Charleston

Each year from June-November during hurricane season, Charleston-area residents collectively cross our fingers, hoping that the next Hugo is not on the horizon. Thankfully, the Lowcountry and the state of South Carolina dodged the worst of hurricanes Dorian and Florence, but we haven’t always been so lucky. Included in the list below are five of … Continue reading Most Destructive Hurricanes to Make Landfall Near Charleston

AUG 18 2020

Take the ‘labor’ out of Labor Day Weekend and relax on Folly

If Memorial Day marks the onset of the summer vacation crowds, then Labor Day Weekend signals the end of the peak season at Folly Beach.  While you’re here, make sure you spend some time at the Folly Beach Pier, which offers spectacular views of the beach and the ocean, fishing from the pier, and a … Continue reading Take the ‘labor’ out of Labor Day Weekend and relax on Folly

AUG 11 2020

Why You Shouldn’t Let Fear of Sharks Keep You Out of the Water

We’ve all seen Jaws. We’ve watched the Shark Week documentaries about shark attack survivors. In short, we know shark attacks do happen, but we’re lucky enough to live in a part of the world where that is rarely an up-close-and-personal part of reality. The term shark “attacks” is a bit of a misnomer. It is … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Let Fear of Sharks Keep You Out of the Water

AUG 07 2020

What to Do When Jellyfish Crash Your Beach Day

Ah, the sun is shining, and you’re enjoying a beautiful day at Folly Beach. It’s hot (no surprise there!), so you decide to take a dip in the ocean. And there you are, swimming along and minding your own business when you feel it: the tell-tale burning that comes from getting stung by a jellyfish. … Continue reading What to Do When Jellyfish Crash Your Beach Day

AUG 02 2020

7 Things to Do on a Rainy Folly Day

So if you find yourself at Folly during a surprisingly rainy spell, don’t fret – there are plenty of things to do with your downtime. Here are some of our favorite ways to spend a rainy day. Enjoy a cuppa something warm and cozy Get thee to Black Magic for some Americano, St. James Gate … Continue reading 7 Things to Do on a Rainy Folly Day

JUL 31 2020

How To Find Shark Teeth in Folly Beach, SC

Some people think the only way they will ever find a shark’s tooth is to climb into a shark’s mouth, but there are much easier and less dangerous ways that will benefit both the tooth-seeker and the shark. For your greatest chance at success you need to know when and where to find shark’s teeth … Continue reading How To Find Shark Teeth in Folly Beach, SC