Folly Beach Rules & Regulations

Take a few minutes to read over important rules while visiting Folly Beach. Understanding traffic, leash laws and more will help make your time here worry free.

Driving on Folly Beach

Folly Beach is well-known for walkers, joggers, bike riders and dog walkers. Please drive very slowly when you’re on the island, especially during the very busy summer months. At the very least, observe all speed limits and slow down at intersections, even if you have the right-of-way.

Going and coming from the island, be sure to observe the speed limits carefully. From the Folly River Bridge and through the 50mph zone on James Island, the traffic police are extremely vigilant, and they have reason to be. There have been many very serious accidents in this area.

Dogs on Folly Beach

Dogs are very welcome on Folly Beach! Just remember it’s a law here to keep your dog on a leash at all times. Owners are required to remove waste from the beach. Make sure to view a complete list of the official Folly Beach dog rules before bringing your four-legged friend.

Alcohol & Beverages

Alcohol is not allowed on Folly Island’s beaches, but there are many restaurants that serve your favorite concoction or you can sip a drink from any beachfront rental.

Parking on Folly Beach

This is a big point of frustration for a lot of visitors during warmer months, and frankly we understand why even though we have no control over how poorly authorities manage this problem. In an attempt to clarify the rules, we have put together a need to know information when it comes to parking on Folly Beach.

Getting Married on Folly?

If you are considering Folly Beach for your special day, you’ve picked a great place. From painted sunrises and sunsets to expansive beaches, Folly has a lot to offer you and your guests. We are often asked where to start with marriage licenses and permits, so we compiled some Folly Beach marriage license information for you to check out here.

Speaking of Parties…

Big parties and alcohol have been in the news here and as a result are getting attention from authorities. If you are having a gathering of more than 25 people you will need to apply for a Folly Beach party permit.

Surfing Rules and Regulations

Folly is well known for being one of the top East Coast surfing destinations. Just ask what the ‘washout’ is and how to get there. If you are going to try surfing off Folly Beach, you’ll need to keep these surfing rules and regulations in mind.

Garbage and Recycling

Renting a house on Folly this year? You’re dreaming of the sunshine, the waves, the time to slow down and relax. It may not be as fun to think about, but it’s always useful to know the rules and garbage collection times.

Campfires and Grills

Campfires and Grills are not allowed on Folly Island beaches.

Fireworks are prohibited on Folly Beach.

Skateboards, Roller blades and Bicycles

Skateboards and roller blades are not allowed on sidewalks or on Center Street. Bicycles are not allowed on sidewalks.