JUN 22 2017

6 Ways to Protect Folly Beach’s Biodiversity

As summer stretches on in an dizzying array of sunny days, the number of visitors flocking to Folly’s shores will seemingly grow exponentially. And as more people soak up our little beach town’s undeniable beauty and charm, there will naturally be more interaction between locals, the native flora and fauna, and tourists — or as … Continue reading 6 Ways to Protect Folly Beach’s Biodiversity

MAY 30 2017

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

MAY 22 2017

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?

MAY 15 2017

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?

MAY 08 2017

How to Recognize a Rip Current (and Get Out of One)

We’ve all heard the cautionary tales – someone is swimming at the beach, when all of a sudden they get caught up in a dangerous rip current and are carried out to sea. In the best cases, they are rescued and brought safely back to shore. But, in full disclosure, the stories don’t always have … Continue reading How to Recognize a Rip Current (and Get Out of One)

MAY 03 2017

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. But this past weekend, we got a reminder that, yes, sharks do … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Let Fear of Sharks Keep You Out of the Water

MAY 01 2017

Where Should I Park When I Come to Folly?

The secret’s out about Folly Beach – it’s the place to be during the summer. And, well, spring and the fall and basically year-round. But as the Charleston area has exploded in popularity these last few years, the pull of the beach means we have more people than ever trying to fit on Folly on … Continue reading Where Should I Park When I Come to Folly?

APR 28 2017

Feel Free to Bring Fido to Folly, But Don’t Forget the Rules Change in May

From restaurants like Lost Dog inspired by pups to store owners who are happy to entertain canine “customers,” Folly Beach is a bona-fide (or should we say bone-a-fide?) dog-friendly beach. Visitors and locals alike take pride in the way the community welcomes man’s best friend. If you’ve been to the beach lately, you’ve probably seen … Continue reading Feel Free to Bring Fido to Folly, But Don’t Forget the Rules Change in May

APR 26 2017

Beach Etiquette 101: How to Be an Exemplary Friend to Folly

When you’ve lived on the coast all your life, it’s sometimes easy to forget that many of the people who travel to our beloved beach town to visit live somewhere that is landlocked. Seeing the ocean for the first time, sinking their toes into the sand, frolicking in the surf — it’s all a new … Continue reading Beach Etiquette 101: How to Be an Exemplary Friend to Folly

MAR 27 2017

The Sea & Sand Festival Returns to Folly Beach for Family-Friendly Fun

It may only be Monday, but we’re already dreaming about the weekend on Folly – to be specific, the weekend of April 7 through April 9. Why? Because that weekends marks the 27th Annual Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival, of course! The longest-running and most family-friendly event held on our esteemed streets, the Sea … Continue reading The Sea & Sand Festival Returns to Folly Beach for Family-Friendly Fun