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)

JUN 22 2020

Must Take Photo Opps on Your Folly Vacay

We carry portable pocket cameras with us basically at all times now, so snapping a couple memorable pictures of our favorite places is more convenient than ever. When you’re visiting Folly Beach, there are certain must see spots or activities that will provide you with the most picturesque backgrounds to commemorate your vacation. Morris Island … Continue reading Must Take Photo Opps on Your Folly Vacay

JUN 15 2020

Where to SUP and rent a SUP

Immerse yourself in nature by experiencing one of the fastest growing activities in America, Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP). Folly Beach has an abundance of areas (beach, river, tidal creeks, etc.) where you can launch your board and enjoy the beauty of our Lowcountry coastline from right on the water. It’s a fun and relaxing activity that … Continue reading Where to SUP and rent a SUP

JUN 08 2020

Top Five Reasons to Surf Folly Beach

If you’re looking to ride some waves on Charleston-area beaches, you can’t do any better than Folly Beach. With a dedicated surf shop and surf schools, quality surfing spots and professional instructors, you’ll want to wax up your board and hit the beach to ‘Hang Ten.’ Gives you a full body workout- Surfing is rigorous … Continue reading Top Five Reasons to Surf Folly Beach

JUN 01 2020

Where to Satisfy your Sweet Tooth on Folly!

When you get a hankering for a sweet treat on Folly there are plenty of local places where you can satisfy your sugary cravings. Depending on your mood, you can find frozen treats like ice cream, froyo (frozen yogurt) and smoothies, or the killer ‘C’s’ of confection goodness: cookies, cakes and candies. Dolce Banana Café– … Continue reading Where to Satisfy your Sweet Tooth on Folly!

MAY 26 2020

Let’s go Crabbing!

Crabbing can be a fun family activity to plan with your kids while vacationing on Folly Beach and getting started is easy. You just need some line, a net, bait and a bucket or cooler for your catch. In South Carolina, you are most likely to haul in blue crabs, known for their namesake blue-hued … Continue reading Let’s go Crabbing!

MAY 22 2020

Spending Memorial Day Weekend on Folly

Memorial Day is of course in remmberance of those who’ve died in service to their country, but it also serves as the unofficial start of the season here on Folly Beach. So why not join us in celebrating the arrival of the summer holidays? The weather should be warm, with average temperatures in the low … Continue reading Spending Memorial Day Weekend on Folly

APR 20 2020

What Lies Beneath a Leatherback Turtle’s Beak

If you spend any of your spare time pursuing social media, you may very well have stumbled across a particularly surprising viral photo: the inside of a leatherback turtle’s mouth. That doesn’t sound too terribly intimidating, right? Along with the rest of their sea turtle brethren, these true beauties of the sea have a special … Continue reading What Lies Beneath a Leatherback Turtle’s Beak

APR 07 2020

National Beer Day: Places on Folly Serving Local Brews

What would you give to celebrate National Beer Day on Folly Beach? Our intention with this blog post was to give a nod to the budding South Carolina craft beer scene, now features more than 30 breweries alone, and the bars and restaurants on Folly where you can drink like a local.  We are still … Continue reading National Beer Day: Places on Folly Serving Local Brews