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

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

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

MAR 14 2017

7 Things to Do on a Rainy Folly Day

So if you find yourself at Folly during a surprisingly rainy spell, don’t fret – there are plenty of things to do with your downtime. Here are some of our favorite ways to spend a rainy day. Enjoy a cuppa something warm and cozy Get thee to Black Magic for some Americano, St. James Gate … Continue reading 7 Things to Do on a Rainy Folly Day

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 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 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

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

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”