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 30 2016

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Beach Lovers

Ah, yes, New Year’s Eve… the last day of the year, and the jumping off point into the next. There’s something inherently hopeful about starting a new calendar year – of hitting the reset button and beginning again with a fresh slate. That renewed sense of hope is the reason we march into each New … Continue reading 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Beach Lovers

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