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

SEP 06 2016

September Fishing Report

The perfect storm that makes fishing so great in the fall is about to begin. The combination of lower water temperatures, tons of bait and fewer fishermen on the water makes for fantastic conditions. The fact that cooler days will make fishing much more pleasant doesn’t hurt either! Many different approaches will work this time … Continue reading September Fishing Report

AUG 29 2016

Surfers Sojourn to Folly to Give Special Needs Kids “One Perfect Day”

On Thursday, Aug. 25, the sun was shining high in the morning sky. An artful splay of clouds fanned out overhead, while waves rolled in toward the shore in gentle swells. And dotting the water near the Pier were some of the happiest faces you’ve ever seen. Some belonged to seasoned surfers … and some … Continue reading Surfers Sojourn to Folly to Give Special Needs Kids “One Perfect Day”

AUG 23 2016

Folly Beach Fireworks Show Scheduled!

Remember back in July, when Folly Beach cancelled the annual Independence Day fireworks display? Per Folly Beach Public Safety at the time, “the decision was made by the Folly Association of Business (and agreed upon by The City) based on high tides, state law regarding space requirements, and lack of appropriate pyrotechnics vendors.” So, sure, … Continue reading Folly Beach Fireworks Show Scheduled!

AUG 22 2016

SeaPak donated $10,000 to save the Morris Island Lighthouse — and you can help, too

Can you imagine looking out beyond Folly’s shores and not seeing the Morris Island Lighthouse? The historic beacon has stood like a treasured sentinel at the entrance to Charleston Harbor since originally being erected in 1767, and most of us only envision a future that includes the iconic maritime structure. But the unfortunate reality is … Continue reading SeaPak donated $10,000 to save the Morris Island Lighthouse — and you can help, too

AUG 18 2016

Nothing Could Be Finer! Charleston Dubbed The Friendliest City In The World

Sweet Charleston, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. In July, Travel + Leisure magazine declared our beloved hometown the “Best City in the World” — citing incredible resilience, history, charm, shopping and, naturally, Folly Beach as a few examples of its appeal. This week, the Holy City is on the receiving … Continue reading Nothing Could Be Finer! Charleston Dubbed The Friendliest City In The World

AUG 15 2016

Residents Rally to Save the Sunset Cay “Ship Store”

If you’ve ever gone in search of the perfect spot to soak up a sunset on Folly Beach, you may very well have ended up at Sunset Cay Social Club or, as it is affectionately known, “the Ship Store.” Situated on the Folly River, the popular spot has been a locals’ favorite in some form … Continue reading Residents Rally to Save the Sunset Cay “Ship Store”

AUG 15 2016

Archaeologists Find Spanish Fort from 1577 on South Carolina Coast

You just never know what treasures the South Carolina coast will yield — some days you find a message in a bottle, and others you apparently find the remains of a long-sought Spanish fort at the site of what was believed to be the first capital of Spanish Florida. Wild, we know. According to a … Continue reading Archaeologists Find Spanish Fort from 1577 on South Carolina Coast

AUG 08 2016

Say Hello to South Carolina’s State Surfing Champs!

It was a big weekend in the wave-riding world at Folly Beach, with two special events bearing testament to Folly’s thriving surf culture. Things kicked off bright and early at 8am on Saturday morning with the start of the Governor’s Cup of Surfing. Dubbed the “Super Bowl” of local surfing, the Governor’s Cup is the … Continue reading Say Hello to South Carolina’s State Surfing Champs!

AUG 01 2016

Plastic Pollution Threatens Turtle Population

It’s always a treat here in the Lowcountry when you become part of the privileged few who get to see a leatherback turtle along our shores. Such was the case for Charter Capt. Harry Demosthenes recently when he piloted a crew full of customers on the Drum Runner to catch sea trout. Only, this time, … Continue reading Plastic Pollution Threatens Turtle Population

JUL 29 2016

Folly Bans Plastic Bags and Styrofoam Coolers!

Update (8/9/16): The Folly Beach City Council unanimously votes to ban polystyrene coolers (best known by the brand name Styrofoam) or single use plastic bags, typically associated with bags handed out to customers after a purchase. A second vote is required before this ordinance becomes law. Paper or plastic? It’s a phrase we’ve all become accustomed to … Continue reading Folly Bans Plastic Bags and Styrofoam Coolers!

JUL 28 2016

August Fishing Report

Even with the arrival of the heat of the summer, fishing has continued to be quite productive. By leaving first thing in the morning, anglers will tilt the odds in their favor. Once on the water, fishermen will have no shortage of options whether it is stalking redfish on the flats or chasing some of … Continue reading August Fishing Report

JUL 12 2016

Folly Boat Used Once Again to Honor the Fallen

Since it washed ashore during Hurricane Hugo, the iconic “Folly Boat” has been a mainstay on Folly Road welcoming visitors with congratulatory words, birthday wishes and everything in between. It has become a symbol of hospitality as endemic to Folly Beach as the pineapple is to the South. Lately, though, the boat has also become … Continue reading Folly Boat Used Once Again to Honor the Fallen