SEP 06 2017

Hurricane Irma: What it Means for Folly Beach

Hurricane Irma looks like she might pose a real threat to the southeastern United States. So what’s that mean for Folly Beach? As of now, the hurricane does not have a direct trajectory toward Folly. However, storms change paths quickly, so it’s important to keep an eye on the situation and take reasonable steps to … Continue reading Hurricane Irma: What it Means for Folly Beach

AUG 27 2017

Sunken Boats Present Hazard to Other Boaters, Environment

Just as there are few things better than boating in the lowcountry, there are few things worse than being the owner of a sunken vessel. Boats sink – it happens. It’s awful, but it happens. What’s really unfortunate about a sunken boat is that is can be costly to have the vessel removed. Plus, the … Continue reading Sunken Boats Present Hazard to Other Boaters, Environment

AUG 16 2017

Experience a Total Eclipse on the South Carolina Coast

The Great American Eclipse will traverse the United States for 94 minutes before exiting off the coast of South Carolina on August 21. While hundreds of thousands of visitors are already flocking to SC for vacations as high season winds down, even more are expected to visit during the eclipse. This is because SC is … Continue reading Experience a Total Eclipse on the South Carolina Coast

AUG 14 2017

Pluff Mud

I’m describing something salt marsh-ubiquitous. You’ve likely smelled it and maybe even stepped in it. Some have even smeared it on their face and body. If you’ve done these things, you’re allowed to call yourself a pluff-mudder. Oysters grow on it and spartina grows in it. Fiddler crabs stir it up. This stuff can suck … Continue reading Pluff Mud

AUG 01 2017

Folly Favorite: Bert’s Market

One of the most popular places for residents and those in the know on Folly Beach is Bert’s Market, located just off of Center Street at 202 Ashley Avenue. Bert’s is a 24 hour grocery and convenience store that is known for its “We may doze, but we never close” motto. The store is considered … Continue reading Folly Favorite: Bert’s Market

MAY 22 2017

Why Plastic and Styrofoam Aren’t Allowed at the Beach?

Try to imagine for a minute, if you will, what eight million metric tons of plastic might look like. Got a clear visual? Now picture that overwhelming mass of plastic filling the surf at Folly Beach. That’s right — that’s how much plastic waste makes its way into the world’s oceans each year… a whoppin’ … Continue reading Why Plastic and Styrofoam Aren’t Allowed at the Beach?

MAY 15 2017

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?

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

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