DEC 24 2019

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas — Folly Style

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when here by the sea, Not a creature was stirring, not even an anemone.Our flip-flops still sat in sandy piles by our doors,In hopes that the cold weather would soon be no more. The tan-legged little children were nestled snug in their beds,While visions of Rita’s root beer floats danced … Continue reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas — Folly Style

DEC 13 2019

‘Jam on:’ Folly Beach Bluegrass Society endures as Bluegrass Buddies Acoustic Jam

Jamie Wilson, a mother who was in search of something to do besides change diapers and feed babies, decided to do something different with her life. She decided to learn how to play music to distract her from the everyday doldrums that many new parents succumb to when they have young children—and Jamie had four … Continue reading ‘Jam on:’ Folly Beach Bluegrass Society endures as Bluegrass Buddies Acoustic Jam

DEC 06 2019

Gershwin on Folly: Summertime and the livin’ was easy

During the summer of 1934, renowned American composer and pianist George Gershwin rented a cottage on Folly Beach while working with Charleston author DuBose Heyward to compose the music for the internationally acclaimed opera “Porgy and Bess,” based on Heyward’s 1925 novel “Porgy.” It tells the sad tale of Porgy, a crippled African American beggar … Continue reading Gershwin on Folly: Summertime and the livin’ was easy

NOV 26 2019

Audubon Study Shows Folly Birds Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

Audubon has released an extensive new report called “Survival by Degrees: 389 Species on the Brink,” that shows the potential impacts on birds’ range, nesting and migration patterns from climate change.  Primary findings indicate that two-thirds of bird species in North America are at risk of extinction from climate change. The study features a zip … Continue reading Audubon Study Shows Folly Birds Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

NOV 19 2019

Folly Restaurants and Bars Open on Thanksgiving Day 

In the event that you are visiting Folly over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, we have compiled a list of restaurants and bars that will be open in some capacity on Turkey Day. We have also indicated which places will be serving some form of Thanksgiving-style fare. Rita’s Seaside Grille Rita’s Seaside Grille will be serving … Continue reading Folly Restaurants and Bars Open on Thanksgiving Day 

NOV 18 2019

Best Places to Watch Sports on Folly

Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you need to forego seeing your favorite sports team or athlete play. Whether you’re a fan of football, hoops, baseball, hockey, NASCAR or soccer, Folly offers an array of options to catch your live sporting event of choice. We’ve compiled a list below of some of the best … Continue reading Best Places to Watch Sports on Folly

NOV 11 2019

Fishing the Folly River

The best part about fishing on Folly Beach is that it is a great activity that you can engage in year-round. Whether you decide to go it on your own or join a private fishing charter, you can expect to catch several different local species, including red drum/redfish/spot tail bass, black drum, spotted sea trout, … Continue reading Fishing the Folly River

NOV 06 2019

8 Reasons to Stay on Folly Beach for the Holidays

It’s hard to believe the holidays are even close, but you won’t find us complaining — after all, ’tis the most wonderful time of the year. It’s a season filled to the gills with friends, family, festivities and, naturally, good tidings of great joy. And while you could certainly have a very merry time no … Continue reading 8 Reasons to Stay on Folly Beach for the Holidays

OCT 26 2019

Halloween, Folly Style

While you could try to Trick or Treat on the Edge of America this All Hallows Eve, the real party (and most of the island’s residents) will be at the annual Folly Beach Halloween Carnival. Wear your costume, whether you’re a scary ghost, fairy princess, classic vampire, or any other goblin and come to Folly … Continue reading Halloween, Folly Style

OCT 25 2019

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

OCT 25 2019

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

OCT 16 2019

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 07 2019

Charleston’s Most Iconic BBQ

South Carolinians love their barbecue, and Folly Beach is blessed to have access to some of the best in the Lowcountry. From melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork to enormous rib platters, you’ll find a huge variety of tempting smoked meats close by. Here is a list of local BBQ restaurants that will have you salivating and begging … Continue reading Charleston’s Most Iconic BBQ

SEP 30 2019

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

SEP 25 2019

What are “King Tides,” and What Do They Mean for Folly Beach?

If you’re out and about around Folly and the water along our coastline seems extremely high, it could be when king tides are in town. A natural phenomenon that occurs a few times a year, these tides can reach 7 ft. or higher — bringing with them the distinct possibility of coastal flooding. Interestingly enough, … Continue reading What are “King Tides,” and What Do They Mean for Folly Beach?