Before you pack up your lunch and head down to the beach, please take a few minutes to review the rules for using the beach. Have fun and let us know if there is anything we can do better and which will make your visit to Folly more enjoyable. We appreciate your input.
DOGS are not allowed on the beach from 10 am to 6 pm from May 1st to Sept. 30th. At all other times they must be leashed and under control. Pick up your dog’s waste and remove from the beach. No pets are ever allowed on the pier.
NO POSSESSION OR CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL ALLOWED ON BEACH.
NO SMOKING IS ALLOWED ON THE BEACH OR THE BEACH ACCESSES. THIS INCLUDES BOTH SIDES OF EAST ASHLEY AVENUE AT THE WASHOUT.
NO GLASS is allowed on the beach.
NO PLASTIC, BALLOONS, OR STYROFOAM is allowed on the beach.
NO OPEN FIRES or FIREWORKS are allowed at any time.
NO LITTERING. IF YOU ARE GOING TO THE BEACH, PLEASE BRING GARBAGE BAGS AND TAKE TRASH TO CONTAINERS FOUND AT EACH BEACH ACCESS. Have BEACH PRIDE and help us keep our beach clean so you and others can enjoy it now and in years to come.
PERSONAL ITEMS LEFT ON THE BEACH after sunset, such as tents, canopies, coolers, volleyball nets, and umbrellas, shall be considered abandoned and the city has the right to take possession and dispose of said items. Please make sure you have all your personal property when you leave the beach.
SAND DUNES are protected and fragile. Beach sea oats and grass help protect the dunes. Stay off the dunes and use public walkovers, located at every block, to access the beach.
SEA TURTLES are an endangered species. Do not interfere with them in any way. No lights are allowed that illuminate the front beach between 10 pm and dawn from May 1st to October 31st. Hatchling turtles are disorientated by artificial light. Fill holes dug in sand before you leave the beach. If you see any adult sea turtles or hatchings call 843-588-2433 to report your sighting.
DIGGING HOLES deeper than 1ft on the beach is illegal. All holes must be filled before you leave the beach and no metal shovels are allowed.
STRONG RIP CURRENTS are common so swim with caution. Charleston County Parks and Recreation provides lifeguards at the West End County Park and from 2nd Street East to 3rd Street West beachfront from May through Labor Day.
SURFING without a leash is prohibited. From May 15th to Sept. 15th surfing is prohibited between 10 am to 6 pm from 2nd Street East to 3rd Street West, known as the swimming zone. From September 16th to May 14th, surfing is allowed in any area except is always prohibited 200′ from the fishing pier.