DEC 27 2016

8 Reasons to Stay on Folly Beach for the Holidays

Is it just us, or did 2016 seem to fly by in the blink of an eye? It’s hard to believe the holidays have already descended, 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, … Continue reading 8 Reasons to Stay on Folly Beach for the Holidays

DEC 22 2016

‘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 … Continue reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas — Folly Style

DEC 13 2016

Folly’s Dreaming of a (Great) White Christmas

As we head into the holidays, Christmas songs stream over the radio and fill the air. But on Folly Beach, some very special guests over the last few days hearken another classic refrain: ba dum . . . ba dum . . . ba dum. You guessed it — great white sharks have made their … Continue reading Folly’s Dreaming of a (Great) White Christmas

NOV 16 2016

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

If you’re out and about around Folly this week and the water along our coastline seems extremely high, it’s because the 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 … Continue reading What are “King Tides,” and What Do They Mean for Folly Beach?

NOV 07 2016

Yes, please! Satellite images suggest the Morris Island Lighthouse could reconnect to Folly Beach

Revered as a Lowcountry icon, the Morris Island Lighthouse stands at sea just off the coast of Folly Beach — once a beacon of light for sailors approaching Charleston’s shores. But can you imagine, for a moment, what it would be like if the lighthouse was no longer isolated by the Atlantic? Recently, the grassroots … Continue reading Yes, please! Satellite images suggest the Morris Island Lighthouse could reconnect to Folly Beach

NOV 01 2016

Mark Your Calendar Now for the Folly Jazz Festival

Can we get an amen for the fact that the weather is finally starting to feel like something more closely resembling fall? The cooler temps moving in should inspire the mosquitoes to move out, and we can truly start to settle into this glorious season. And what better way to start than by attending the … Continue reading Mark Your Calendar Now for the Folly Jazz Festival

OCT 27 2016

November Fishing Report

Fishing has continued to be quite good this Fall and anglers can expect it to improve in November. Lower water temperatures combined with chilly mornings remind redfish and trout that it is time to eat  before all the food disappears with the onset of Winter. Take some time with the family to go fishing around … Continue reading November Fishing Report

OCT 19 2016

The Folly Beach Farmers’ Market organizers need our help! Find out how you can stand in solidarity with the Sioux tribes, too

Mini Wiconi: Water is life. On Wednesday nights, it’s customary on our lovely little island to gather at Folly River Park for the Folly Beach Farmers’ Market. Friendly faces make their way through the crowd, buying fresh local produce and chatting with local artisans. Children run circles in wild abandon before collapsing in a pile … Continue reading The Folly Beach Farmers’ Market organizers need our help! Find out how you can stand in solidarity with the Sioux tribes, too

OCT 18 2016

Hurricane Matthew couldn’t hold us down! FollyPalooza is still a go this Saturday, Oct. 22 – and it’s for a great cause, too

You know what they say: You can’t keep a good beach down … or, you know, something like that. Despite Hurricane Matthew’s best efforts, our tiny beach town weathered the storm. Thanks to residents’ infallible spirit and willingness to help each other out as well as the tireless work of Folly Beach Public Safety officials, … Continue reading Hurricane Matthew couldn’t hold us down! FollyPalooza is still a go this Saturday, Oct. 22 – and it’s for a great cause, too

OCT 11 2016

The Storm Has Passed! Here Are a Few Important Folly Beach Updates

There’s an old adage that goes, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass — it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” And while our community wasn’t literally dancing in the elements during Hurricane Matthew, we certainly tried to make the best of a bad situation. Having said that, it’s been a long … Continue reading The Storm Has Passed! Here Are a Few Important Folly Beach Updates

OCT 04 2016

We Came, We Saw, We Witnessed History: Our Tale of the Morris Island Lighthouse Re-Illumination

As I pointed my car in the direction of Lighthouse Inlet Beach, I realized I may have underestimated just how many people would sojourn to the far end of Folly to witness history as the Morris Island Lighthouse shone again for the first time in 50 years. By some small miracle, I managed to find … Continue reading We Came, We Saw, We Witnessed History: Our Tale of the Morris Island Lighthouse Re-Illumination

OCT 01 2016

The Morris Island Lighthouse Set to Shine for the First Time in Decades

In some shape or form, the Morris Island Lighthouse has been a fixture on the Holy City horizon since the 1700s. And although it was first illuminated in 1876 to help guide ships safely to shore, the lighthouse hasn’t shone since it was decommissioned 50 year ago. All of that is about to change, though. … Continue reading The Morris Island Lighthouse Set to Shine for the First Time in Decades

SEP 29 2016

Folly Beach Could Be Getting a Major Makeover Soon

Good news, Folly Beach lovers! Our little slice of paradise is poised to get even better in the near future. I know what you’re thinking – how could Folly get any better? Well, I’ll tell you. Today, Charleston County’s Finance Committee will be meeting to (fingers crossed) award $476,000 in transportation sales tax funding to … Continue reading Folly Beach Could Be Getting a Major Makeover Soon

SEP 19 2016

An Octopus Found Its Way To Folly! Here Are 7 Things To Know About These Eight-Armed Creatures

Folly Beach has always drawn a diverse crowd – it’s part of Her charm. On any given day, you may run into visitors from abroad. You might meet a family from the upstate spending a sunny morning building sandcastles and body surfing, or run into beloved Folly fixtures like Debbie Pustorino and Jeff Ford combing … Continue reading An Octopus Found Its Way To Folly! Here Are 7 Things To Know About These Eight-Armed Creatures

SEP 12 2016

A Heartfelt Tribute From Folly Beach

Fifteen years ago yesterday, the world stopped turning when terrorists waged attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., causing the collapse of the Twin Towers and the loss of 3,000 beautiful lives – including more than 400 firefighters and police officers. And yesterday, on the fifteenth anniversary of that unspeakably tragic day, a former … Continue reading A Heartfelt Tribute From Folly Beach