Rules and Regulations

The City of Folly Beach has specific rules and regulations that must be followed to preserve this beautiful environment. Please take a moment to review them.

Safety Regulations

  • No glass or open containers on the beach.
  • Fireworks and open flame fires are prohibited in the City of Folly Beach.
  • Surfing without a leash is prohibited. Surfing is also prohibited from 10am to 6pm from 2nd block east to 3rd block west, known as the swimming zone.
  • Stay off the dunes! Use public walkovers for all beach access.
  • DO NOT LITTER! Have beach pride and take all of your trash and personal belongings with you when you leave.
  • Swim with caution. Strong rip currents are common.
  • Garbage pickup is Monday and Thursday morning.
  • Lights out for Sea Turtles on front beach from May 1 to September 30. Exterior lights must be off at night so endangered sea turtles can nest.
  • Do not leave tents, chairs, holes, etc. on beach. They impede nesting sea turtles.
  • No bicycles, skateboards, etc. allowed on sidewalks.
  • Parties with 25+ guests must have a party permit from Public Safety.

Parking Rules and Regulations

  • All four tires must be off the sidewalk or pavement.
  • No parking on sidewalks, dunes, or revetments.
  • No parking within 15 feet of a hydrant or intersection.
  • You must park in the same direction as traffic.
  • No blocking private driveways or roads.

Dog Rules and Regulations

  • Dogs are prohibited from 10am to 6pm, May 1 to September 30.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
  • Pick up dog waste and throw in trash can.

Golf Cart Rules and Regulations

  • All carts must be registered within the City of Folly Beach and display proper registration decal.
  • All drivers must be at least 16 years old with a valid state driver’s license.
  • Golf carts are prohibited from driving on Center St. and driving after sundown
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