JUN 28 2011

Wahine Classic

Surf’s up on Folly Beach for the annual Wahine Classic, a fun, family-friendly and empowering weekend of surfing competition for girls of all ages that raises money and awareness for great nonprofit causes.  Founded in 2001 by Katie Coryell and Kelly Kane Wood, The Wahine Classic at The Washout is the first all-women’s surf contest … Continue reading Wahine Classic

JUN 14 2011

The Best Outdoor Eateries on Folly

 Snapper Jacks- Snapper Jacks boasts an upstairs deck where you can glimpse spectacular views of Folly. Indulge in some fresh seafood and for the adults perhaps a beer or cocktail (the fish bowl if you’re feeling adventurous and have no plans the following day) while enjoying great beach vistas. Loggerhead’s Beach Grill- Loggerhead’s Beach Grill … Continue reading The Best Outdoor Eateries on Folly

JUN 08 2011

Manatee Visit the Folly River

Warm weather greeted Folly Beach the morning of April 30th as I headed down to the marina to prepare for the day. “A manatee passed through here about an hour ago-a big one” dockmaster Kurt Howard told me as I walked up to the dockhouse. Seems too early in the year, I think. Late April’s … Continue reading Manatee Visit the Folly River

MAY 10 2011

Dogs on Folly

There’s nothing like going down to the beach, sniffing a washed up sea creature, rolling around in the sand warmed by the sun, and then running crazily into the ocean to meet a wave head first. At least that’s how it is for dogs. The beach is like Disneyland for dogs. It’s full of different … Continue reading Dogs on Folly

APR 18 2011

Folly’s Turtles

Every summer thousands of families make their way to Folly Beach for fun-filled days on the beach. But when the lights go down and the waves crash on the empty beach, the Loggerhead turtles make their way out of the depths of the ocean to lay their eggs in the sand. Every once in awhile, … Continue reading Folly’s Turtles

APR 12 2011

Folly Beach Weddings

Folly Beach has it all; sandy beaches, luxurious homes and condos, bars, restaurants, shopping, and more, all of which make it the perfect location for the wedding of your dreams. The town of Folly Beach makes it easy for couples to tie the knot on the beach. Marriage licenses need to be obtained from the … Continue reading Folly Beach Weddings

MAR 19 2011

Are There Sharks Here?

“Are there any sharks here?”.  I hear this question often from pre-teens, and increasingly as summer swimming season approaches. Yes:  sharks swim here everywhere.  And sharks have been swimming here for a very, very long time.  Sharks came into existence some 400 million years ago during the Devonian period, almost 200 million years before the … Continue reading Are There Sharks Here?

NOV 30 2010

Morris Island Lighthouse

What was once a beacon to ships out to sea now juts out of the Atlantic Ocean as a reminder of days gone by. The Morris Island Lighthouse, a defunct lighthouse just north of Folly Beach on Morris Island at the entrance of the Charleston Harbor, stands just a few hundred feet off the coast. … Continue reading Morris Island Lighthouse

OCT 29 2010

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

OCT 19 2010


Come on out for Follypalooza this Saturday October 23rd from 11am-6pm and enjoy great food, live entertainment and family-friendly events. Let the kids go nuts over carnival games, a jump castle, dunk tank, face painting booth and more. Folly restaurants will setup to feed your craving, and with Center Street closed from 11am-6pm, feel free … Continue reading Follypalooza

SEP 12 2010

Best of Folly Beach

Welcome to the Best of Folly Beach 2010 The Best of Folly Beach is a democratic accounting of what we like most about the Edge of America – the things that make it special for us. With this year’s Best of Folly Beach you have the right to cast your ballot here as we release … Continue reading Best of Folly Beach

SEP 10 2010

Dolphin Encounters

Folly Beach is a great place to see dolphins if you know where to look and your chances of a dolphin encounter will increase exponentially if you leave it to the experts.  Charleston Outdoor Adventures is one local experienced outfitter that knows where to find them for optimal dolphin watching. They offer a 1.5-hour educational … Continue reading Dolphin Encounters

AUG 11 2010

Summertime and the Mixing’s Easy: Dance the night away at a Moonlight Mixer

No one can deny that Folly Beach is beautiful during the day, but have you ever experienced it in the evening under the stars accompanied by groovy music and dancing? The Moonlight Mixer series, an annual event presented by the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission, gives you five chances over spring and summer to … Continue reading Summertime and the Mixing’s Easy: Dance the night away at a Moonlight Mixer

JAN 21 2010

Taste of Folly

It has been a cold few weeks and we are all longing for the warm Folly breeze. Summer is far off though we have the perfect break for you. The Taste of Folly will be held this Saturday, January 23rd from 12:00-4:00. Weather looks good for visiting booths on Center Street from each restaurant. Sample the familiar and new items chefs are planning … Continue reading Taste of Folly

DEC 23 2009

Folly Beach Christmas Parade

A holiday tradition, the Folly Beach Christmas Parade, returned to the streets last weekend. The parade included Santa and Mrs. Claus and their elves as well as marching groups, living history re-enactors and festival queens. The Folly Beach Christmas parade began at 1 p.m. Saturday starting at the entrance to Little Oak Island and ending … Continue reading Folly Beach Christmas Parade