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”

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 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

JUL 06 2016

Charleston Named Best City in the World, and Folly Gets a Shout-Out

Well, the cat’s out of the bag, y’all — Travel + Leisure magazine has named Charleston the “Best City in the World.” To be honest, though, it’s been out of the bag for awhile now, wouldn’t you say? Everyone has clearly caught on to what those of us who call the Holy City home have … Continue reading Charleston Named Best City in the World, and Folly Gets a Shout-Out

JUN 29 2016

10 Things to Do On (or Around) Folly for July 4th

As you’ve likely heard by now, the annual Fourth of July fireworks display at Folly Beach has officially been cancelled. Bummer, right? There’s just something about watching fireworks explode into giant red and blue pom-poms of spark above the sea that makes a person feel super-patriotic. Per Folly Beach Public Safety, though, “the decision was … Continue reading 10 Things to Do On (or Around) Folly for July 4th