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

JUL 27 2020

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?

JUL 22 2020

Where to Set Up on Folly

A day at the beach isn’t always, well, a day at the beach. If you find yourself sitting in the wrong section of sand  say, next to rowdy guys tossing a frisbee that somehow keeps hitting you in the face your whole day could be ruined. Luckily, you can avoid that problem at Folly. We’ve … Continue reading Where to Set Up on Folly

JUL 20 2020

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

JUL 13 2020

Exploring the Waterways around Folly by Kayak

Seeing Folly Beach by kayak can give you a unique up close and personal perspective of these coastal waterways and there is no shortage of professional local outfitters to help connect you with nature and experience the outdoors.   When you are ready to embark on your adventure you just need to decide whether you … Continue reading Exploring the Waterways around Folly by Kayak

JUL 06 2020

Ride or Fly: Alternative water sports offer multiple ways to enjoy Folly’s scenery

Sunning on the beach and wading in the water is enough excitement for some ocean goers, but if you want to explore the wider world of alternative water sports there are a number of fun activities you can try in and around Folly in addition to the staples of surfing and stand up paddle boarding.   … Continue reading Ride or Fly: Alternative water sports offer multiple ways to enjoy Folly’s scenery

JUL 01 2020

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?

JUN 29 2020

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)