MAY 08 2017

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)

MAY 03 2017

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. But this past weekend, we got a reminder that, yes, sharks do … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Let Fear of Sharks Keep You Out of the Water

MAY 01 2017

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?

APR 28 2017

Feel Free to Bring Fido to Folly, But Don’t Forget the Rules Change in May

From restaurants like Lost Dog inspired by pups to store owners who are happy to entertain canine “customers,” Folly Beach is a bona-fide (or should we say bone-a-fide?) dog-friendly beach. Visitors and locals alike take pride in the way the community welcomes man’s best friend. If you’ve been to the beach lately, you’ve probably seen … Continue reading Feel Free to Bring Fido to Folly, But Don’t Forget the Rules Change in May

APR 26 2017

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

MAR 27 2017

The Sea & Sand Festival Returns to Folly Beach for Family-Friendly Fun

It may only be Monday, but we’re already dreaming about the weekend on Folly – to be specific, the weekend of April 7 through April 9. Why? Because that weekends marks the 27th Annual Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival, of course! The longest-running and most family-friendly event held on our esteemed streets, the Sea … Continue reading The Sea & Sand Festival Returns to Folly Beach for Family-Friendly Fun

MAR 17 2017

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s How Folly Is Getting into the Spirit

Well top o’ the morning to ya! It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and you know what that means – you’ll be seeing green everywhere on Folly, from the rooftop at Snapper Jack’s to the frothy surf. And, not surprisingly, there’s lots o’ stuff happening around the island to honor this Irish holiday. Head over to St. … Continue reading Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s How Folly Is Getting into the Spirit

MAR 14 2017

7 Things to Do on a Rainy Folly Day

How about this weather, y’all? It’s up, it’s down, it’s all around these days – from 80 degrees and sunny last week to 40 degrees and raining this week, it seems as though Mother Nature is trying to squeeze every season into the month of March. And while this certainly doesn’t make mastering what to … Continue reading 7 Things to Do on a Rainy Folly Day

FEB 10 2017

It’s FollyGras Time! Clear Your Calendar on Saturday, Feb. 25

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Mark your calendars and clear your schedule now, because the 10th Annual FollyGras Parade & Street Festival is coming back to Folly Beach on Saturday, Feb. 25. Is it any wonder this spirited event holds such a special place in the community’s heart? Not to mention the visitors who travel … Continue reading It’s FollyGras Time! Clear Your Calendar on Saturday, Feb. 25

JAN 20 2017

Raincheck! Mark your calendars, ‘cause the Taste of Folly street party is next Saturday

Hold onto that appetite for one more week, folks, because the Taste of Folly has been moved from its originally scheduled date of this weekend to the next. According to Taste of Folly director, Ben Bounds, “Due to severe weather forecast for Saturday, which includes possible thunderstorms, we have postponed the Taste of Folly street … Continue reading Raincheck! Mark your calendars, ‘cause the Taste of Folly street party is next Saturday

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