Folly River 1 (Folly Beach Public Boat Landing)

Folly Beach, South Carolina

Photo by Doug Kerr

The Folly Beach public boat landing is a hotbed of activity in the warmer months. The landing is a popular spot to launch kayaks and SUPs. Several local outfitters, including Charleston SUP Safaris, use the landing as a launching point for guided tours of the Folly River and surrounding marsh and islands.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 5th, 2020. Charleston Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 6th, 2020 at 4:49 PM.
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Current Weather
18°C
Cloudy
Monitoring Frequency

Folly River 1 (Folly Beach Public Boat Landing) is sampled weekly from May 1st to November 5th.

Source Information

Charleston Waterkeeper’s Recreational Water Quality Monitoring Program regularly tests the “swimmability” of several local tidal creeks and hotspots for activities like swimming, SUPing, kayaking, and sailing. Every Wednesday from May through October samples are collected and analyzed for the amount of Enterococcus bacteria present. Testing results are posted to Swim Guide every Thursday afternoon or as soon as they are available.

The State of South Carolina’s water quality standard for water-based recreational activity is 104 MPN/100 mL. Swimming and other full body contact recreational activity is not recommended in areas where the most recent testing shows Enterococcus bacteria counts of 104 MPN/100 mL or higher.

Sample site locations are color coded in Swim Guide as follows:

A “Green” site = test result of 103 MPN/100 mL or lower.
A “Red” site = test result of 104 MPN/100 mL or higher.
A “Gray” site = no test result

Water Quality Graph

Folly River 1 (Folly Beach Public Boat Landing)

Folly Beach, South Carolina

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 5th, 2020. Charleston Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 6th, 2020 at 4:49 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
18°C
Cloudy

Photo by Doug Kerr

The Folly Beach public boat landing is a hotbed of activity in the warmer months. The landing is a popular spot to launch kayaks and SUPs. Several local outfitters, including Charleston SUP Safaris, use the landing as a launching point for guided tours of the Folly River and surrounding marsh and islands.

Monitoring Frequency

Folly River 1 (Folly Beach Public Boat Landing) is sampled weekly from May 1st to November 5th.

Source Information

Charleston Waterkeeper’s Recreational Water Quality Monitoring Program regularly tests the “swimmability” of several local tidal creeks and hotspots for activities like swimming, SUPing, kayaking, and sailing. Every Wednesday from May through October samples are collected and analyzed for the amount of Enterococcus bacteria present. Testing results are posted to Swim Guide every Thursday afternoon or as soon as they are available.

The State of South Carolina’s water quality standard for water-based recreational activity is 104 MPN/100 mL. Swimming and other full body contact recreational activity is not recommended in areas where the most recent testing shows Enterococcus bacteria counts of 104 MPN/100 mL or higher.

Sample site locations are color coded in Swim Guide as follows:

A “Green” site = test result of 103 MPN/100 mL or lower.
A “Red” site = test result of 104 MPN/100 mL or higher.
A “Gray” site = no test result

Water Quality Graph

  Beach Location Water Quality
Folly Beach, South Carolina
Folly Beach, South Carolina
Folly Beach, South Carolina
Folly Beach, South Carolina
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