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 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?

SEP 20 2019

Perfecting the Oyster Roast

When the weather turns cooler in the Lowcountry, something shifts. The beach gets quieter. Flip flops are reluctantly replaced with shoes and socks. And mouths start watering for local oysters. You can dine on oysters in restaurants, but your backyard might be the perfect oyster-eating destination. Oyster roasts are a cold-weather staple in the area. … Continue reading Perfecting the Oyster Roast

SEP 02 2019

Hurricane Dorian: What it Means for Folly Beach

Hurricane Dorian looks like she might pose a real threat to a large portion of the southeastern United States. So what’s that mean for Folly Beach? The trajectory of this storm has changed a lot over the past week, so no one is sure where she will end up. However, storms change paths quickly and … Continue reading Hurricane Dorian: What it Means for Folly Beach

JUL 15 2019

Best Breakfasts on Folly Beach

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then the choice of where to begin your culinary odyssey each morning is just as significant. Not to worry, we’ve done the leg work for you and found the best places to eat breakfast on Folly Beach, even identifying the most sought-after menu items that … Continue reading Best Breakfasts on Folly Beach

APR 15 2019

6 Ways to Protect Folly Beach’s Biodiversity

As summer stretches on in an dizzying array of sunny days, the number of visitors flocking to Folly’s shores will seemingly grow exponentially. And as more people soak up our little beach town’s undeniable beauty and charm, there will naturally be more interaction between locals, the native flora and fauna, and tourists — or as … Continue reading 6 Ways to Protect Folly Beach’s Biodiversity

FEB 18 2019

A Brief History of Folly Beach, SC

You probably know all about Charleston’s history, but Folly has a storied past too, full of pirates, shipwrecks, bootleggers, and sunshine. The earliest record of Folly dates from 1696 when it was deeded as a royal grant. Before the Civil War, Folly was called Coffin Island and was known for its isolation from the mainland. … Continue reading A Brief History of Folly Beach, SC

FEB 04 2019

What to know when bringing your own boat to Folly

If you intend on bringing your boat to Folly Beach, whether towing in for fishing or sailing, or toting it behind your vehicle on a trailer, you first need to figure out where you can stay. Of course it goes without saying that those towing in for fishing or sailing larger craft will need to … Continue reading What to know when bringing your own boat to Folly

MAY 31 2018

Folly Beach Movie Nights At Tides Hotel

Hitting the beach or catching a great movie are two of summer’s most enjoyable pastimes and now on Folly Beach, it’s possible to do both simultaneously. Folly Beach’s Tides Hotel is hosting a special free event each Wednesday night during the season, that will allow you to pull up a beach chair or blanket and … Continue reading Folly Beach Movie Nights At Tides Hotel

DEC 27 2017

Folly Beach New Year: Top 5 Things To Do

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and Folly Beach is the place to be. With special events and parties lining the streets, you can’t go wrong by choosing to bring in the New Year down on Folly Beach. We’ve rounded up the best Folly Beach New Year’s Eve events and parties to help … Continue reading Folly Beach New Year: Top 5 Things To Do

NOV 14 2017

Very Thankful for Folly

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s the time of year to gather our family around us, eat until we’re past full, and give thanks for all the amazing things in our lives. This year, while you are counting blessings, be sure add Folly Beach to your list. Here are some of the things we … Continue reading Very Thankful for Folly

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 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

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 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. So come on down … Continue reading Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s How Folly Is Getting into the Spirit