Folly River 1 (Folly Beach Public Boat Landing)

Folly Beach, South Carolina

Photo by Carly Hill

Folly River Boat Ramp provides an accessible place for boaters, kayakers, paddleboarders, or other watercrafts to enter the waterways, and is situated right next to the center of Folly (be aware that the ramp is more busy due to this fact). 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. The ramp has two floating docks and a small shelter in case of inclement weather. Parking is free and accessible spaces are available. Do not litter, clean or dispose of fish/shrimp/crabs/oysters, swim, have alcohol or drugs, park or abandon boats for more than 72 hours, or tie to boat landing for more than 15 minutes. With its close proximity to the Town of Folly and the beach, as well as its accessible ramps, Folly River Boat Ramp is a great place to start your expedition out right!

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
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 30th, 2022. Charleston Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 30th, 2022 at 4:37 PM.
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Current Weather
30°C
Clear and sunny
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

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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 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
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 30th, 2022. Charleston Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 30th, 2022 at 4:37 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
30°C
Clear and sunny

Photo by Carly Hill

Folly River Boat Ramp provides an accessible place for boaters, kayakers, paddleboarders, or other watercrafts to enter the waterways, and is situated right next to the center of Folly (be aware that the ramp is more busy due to this fact). 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. The ramp has two floating docks and a small shelter in case of inclement weather. Parking is free and accessible spaces are available. Do not litter, clean or dispose of fish/shrimp/crabs/oysters, swim, have alcohol or drugs, park or abandon boats for more than 72 hours, or tie to boat landing for more than 15 minutes. With its close proximity to the Town of Folly and the beach, as well as its accessible ramps, Folly River Boat Ramp is a great place to start your expedition out right!

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

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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Folly Beach, South Carolina
Folly Beach, South Carolina
Folly Beach, South Carolina
Folly Beach, South Carolina
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