Parking on Folly Beach
Parking on Folly
If youre driving on Folly, then you need to know the parking rules. The Department of Public Safety has very specific rules when it comes to parking, so read on (and maybe take careful notes) to make sure you dont get a ticket.
There is public parking in the lots at the beach access points in most city blocks. Parking in these lots costs $7 per day, which can be paid in the designated box. If youre headed to the Washout, look for parking meters along the beach side of the street. Folly Beach County Park will have parking available when it reopens, which could be as early as summer of 2013.
Parking is free on the street, if you can find a spot, but heres what you need to know:
First, all four tires must be completely off the street. There arent exceptions to this rule, so check that you car is completely off the road before locking it. Your car should be parallel parked with the flow of traffic. So dont park facing traffic or on the opposite side of the street. And unless theres a sign that says you can, dont park diagonally.
Next, parking on crosswalks, sidewalks, or blocking driveways is prohibited. This includes public buildings and private homes. Plus, its not okay to park in a private driveway just because it looks like no ones home.
Like on the mainland, dont park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant. And dont take a designated handicapped space unless you have the proper stickers or license tag.
The dunes and revetments are both there to protect and maintain the beach. Parking isnt allowed on either.
Walking and biking is always encouraged on Folly, since parking spaces are limited. But if you have to drive, then following these rules will make your beach time ticket free.