Folly Park (TRI-067)

Folly Beach, South Carolina

Photo by Carly Hill

Folly Beach County Park is a beautiful stretch of Folly Beach that has its own lifeguards, showers, changing stations, restrooms, boardwalk, picnic area, and snack bar! The park is open from 8am-sunset. During the summer, parking is $10 per car on weekdays and $15 per car on weekends. Folly Beach County Park is entirely ADA accessible, including parking, wheelchair rentals, and ramps to all the facilities. Beach chairs and umbrellas can also be rented daily. Dogs are not allowed on the beach from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. from May 1 to September 30. At all other times they must be leashed and under control. Do not litter, disturb the sand dunes or turtle nests, bring glass/plastic/polystyrene containers, alcohol, or any motorized vehicles on the beach. Surfing is allowed outside of the swimzone. If you’re interested in birding, check out Skimmer Flats, a major Eastern Brown Pelican rookery, on the west end of the park!

For more information about Folly Beach County Park, visit https://www.ccprc.com/61/Folly-Beach-County-Park.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 27th, 2022. Charleston Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 1st, 2022 at 9:23 AM.
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Current Weather
30°C
Clear and sunny
Monitoring Frequency

Folly Park (TRI-067) is sampled bi-weekly from May 1st to October 1st.

Source Information

Through its Beach Monitoring Program, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) monitors the level of enterococcus bacteria at 122 sites along South Carolina’s coast. Testing is conducted during the beach season from May 15th to October 15th. Monitoring levels of enterococcus bacteria is the best way to determine whether disease-causing pathogens may be present in ocean water.

DHEC monitors 27 sites at our local beaches (Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, Kiawah, and Seabrook). Monitoring sites are located near public access points to ensure the public’s safety. DHEC monitors our local beaches twice a month. When sample results are published on the Program’s website, Charleston Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

A “Green” site = test result of 103 MPN/100 mL or lower OR a test result between 104 and 500 MPN/100 mL followed by a test result the next day of LESS than 104 MPN/100 mL

A “Red” site = a test result of 500 MPN/100 mL or higher OR a test result between 104 and 500 MPN/100 mL followed by a test result the next day of 104 MPN/100 mL or GREATER

A “Gray” site = no test result

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Water Quality Graph

Folly Park (TRI-067)

Folly Beach, South Carolina

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 27th, 2022. Charleston Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 1st, 2022 at 9:23 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
30°C
Clear and sunny

Photo by Carly Hill

Folly Beach County Park is a beautiful stretch of Folly Beach that has its own lifeguards, showers, changing stations, restrooms, boardwalk, picnic area, and snack bar! The park is open from 8am-sunset. During the summer, parking is $10 per car on weekdays and $15 per car on weekends. Folly Beach County Park is entirely ADA accessible, including parking, wheelchair rentals, and ramps to all the facilities. Beach chairs and umbrellas can also be rented daily. Dogs are not allowed on the beach from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. from May 1 to September 30. At all other times they must be leashed and under control. Do not litter, disturb the sand dunes or turtle nests, bring glass/plastic/polystyrene containers, alcohol, or any motorized vehicles on the beach. Surfing is allowed outside of the swimzone. If you’re interested in birding, check out Skimmer Flats, a major Eastern Brown Pelican rookery, on the west end of the park!

For more information about Folly Beach County Park, visit https://www.ccprc.com/61/Folly-Beach-County-Park.

Monitoring Frequency

Folly Park (TRI-067) is sampled bi-weekly from May 1st to October 1st.

Source Information

Through its Beach Monitoring Program, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) monitors the level of enterococcus bacteria at 122 sites along South Carolina’s coast. Testing is conducted during the beach season from May 15th to October 15th. Monitoring levels of enterococcus bacteria is the best way to determine whether disease-causing pathogens may be present in ocean water.

DHEC monitors 27 sites at our local beaches (Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, Kiawah, and Seabrook). Monitoring sites are located near public access points to ensure the public’s safety. DHEC monitors our local beaches twice a month. When sample results are published on the Program’s website, Charleston Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

A “Green” site = test result of 103 MPN/100 mL or lower OR a test result between 104 and 500 MPN/100 mL followed by a test result the next day of LESS than 104 MPN/100 mL

A “Red” site = a test result of 500 MPN/100 mL or higher OR a test result between 104 and 500 MPN/100 mL followed by a test result the next day of 104 MPN/100 mL or GREATER

A “Gray” site = no test result

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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Folly Beach, South Carolina
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