Where To Rent Golf Carts in Folly Beach

More and more, many residents and vacationers alike are opting to get around by way of a golf cart instead of driving or walking. Whether it’s gas or electric it’s still going to be cheaper to operate than your car. If you want to try out a golf cart before purchase or you’re here vacationing and need one temporarily, there are local businesses that would be happy to rent you a golf cart for however long you need it.

Folly Beach Restrictions for Golf Carts
Do not drive on Center Street.
Do not drive after sunset.
Obey all traffic laws.
Do not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Do not drive on sand dunes or beach.
For your safety-cross over Center St only at the light on Ashley.
Be a careful and safe driver: Use hand signals when turning. Do not make erratic turns and stops.
Keep arms and legs inside cart at all times!
Do not drive through large puddles of water.
For your safety Stay off East Ashley as much as possible.
Keep charger dry and charge nightly.

Following are the places you can rent golf carts in Folly Beach SC.

Folly Beach Golf Carts
 
Folly Beach Golf Cart Rentals
Address: 112 E Hudson Ave, Folly Beach, SC
Phone: (843) 442-5056
Website: https://www.follybeachgolfcarts.com/
Locally owned and operated. Offering 4-8 person golf carts, 4 person low speed vehicles, beach chairs, coolers, beach wheelchairs, beach umbrellas and more. Call to reserve your next golf cart!

Folly Beach Adventures
Address: 112 E Indian Ave, Folly Beach, SC and 109 East Ashley, Folly Beach, SC
Phone: (843) 696-2217
Website: http://www.follybeachadventures.com/
Folly Beach Rentals, Golf Carts (4, ,6, 8-seat), Bikes, Kayaks, Sup, Surf Boards. Folly Beach Adventures specializes in outdoor equipment rentals, guided tours and teen summer camps on Folly Beach, SC and the beaches around Charleston, SC.

Charleston Golf Cart Rental
Address: 117 E Ashley Ave, Folly Beach, SC
Phone: (843) 225-7433
Website: https://www.charlestongolfcartrental.com/
Golf Cart (4 and 6 passenger) rentals, sales and repairs. Rent a golf cart and get a free surfboard rental for a limited time.
 
 

What to Pack for a Spring Break Beach Vacation

At Folly’s Best Rentals we know plenty about Spring Break. We know you’re counting down the days until you can ditch the stress of school and work, enjoy the beach and waves, and sip on strawberry daiquiris with your best friends. We also know it’s important to bring all the necessary items when you’re packing for your spring break vacations. The following list should help you with that.

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Large Beach Bag

Using an oversized beach bag as your carry-on for traveling to your spring break destination will also double as an efficient way to carry items to the beach with you.

~ Ticket(s) for airlines and any events you’re attending
~ Cell phone
~ Headphones
~ Sunglasses
~ Medications
~ Wallet (keep some cash on you in case you run into any issues with your cards)
~ Snacks
~ Reusable water bottle (make sure it’s empty if you’re going through airport security!) and no glass on the beach!

toiletries

Toiletries

Don’t bring your whole medicine cabinet with you! Stick to the necessities. If you want to travel light don’t bring these at all. You can pick up anything you need at a local drugstore.

~ Deodorant
~ Floss
~ Toothpaste & Toothbrush
~ Sunscreen
~ Moisturizer
~ Travel-sized shampoo, conditioner and soap
~ Makeup
~ Razor
~ Advil or Tylenol
~ Hair Brush or Comb
~ Hair Dryer
~ First Aid Kit
~ Antibacterial gel

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Clothing

Keep in mind that anything you forget can easily be replaced by shopping at any of our local specialty shops or malls.

~ Multiple Swimsuits
~ Tanktops and/or Tees
~ Sweatshirt or Sweater
~ Shorts and Capris
~ Your favorite pair of jeans
~ 2 to 3 cover-ups (That sun gets hot!!)
~ 1 nice outfit for going out
~ Sandals and/or Flip-flops
~ Casual dress shoes
~ Sneakers and socks
~ Sleepwear and Robe
~ Underwear
~ Basic, cheap jewelry

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Miscellaneous

~ Large Beach Towel
~ Kites for flying
~ ID (if you’re staying within the U.S., use your driver’s license!)
~ Disposable camera (so you don’t have to worry about your phone or nice camera getting sandy or wet!)
~ Chargers (get a few cheap portable phone chargers)
~ A good book to read
~ Beach hat large enough to shield your from the sun
~ Koozies (May you always have a cool drink in your hand. No glass!)
~ Zip-lock bags or waterproof pouch for your wet swimsuit
~ Address Book of Important Names, Address & Phone #s
~ Corkscrew

Nobody wants to arrive at their vacation destination only to realize they’ve forgotten something important. Check off every item on this list and you’ll be set to have the greatest spring break ever!

 
 

Things to Know About Spending Spring Break at Folly Beach SC

With Spring Break fast approaching it’s a great time to brush up on the rules and regulations that keep Folly Beach a safe and desirable destination for families and singles alike.

Once you’ve made the decision to spend Spring Break 2018 at Folly Beach, be sure to check out our vast assortment of affordable spring break rentals. Our rentals are beautifully decorated and fully furnished with all the comforts of home. From single bedroom units up to six bedrooms to accommodate up to 15 people, we’re sure to have the perfect place for you and your traveling spring breakers.

The following rules are put in place and enforced by the City of Folly Beach.

Spring Break on Folly Beach

Folly Beach Rules

• 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 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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 more than 25 guests must have a party permit from Folly Beach Public Safety.

Parking on Folly Beach

Parking Rules and Regulations for Folly Beach

• 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.

Leashed Dogs on Folly Beach

Dog Rules and Regulations for Folly Beach

• Dogs are prohibited from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 1 to September 30.
• Dogs must be leashed at all times.
• Pick up dog waste and dispose of in trash cans.

Golf Cart Rules on Folly Beach

Folly Beach Golf Cart Rules

• 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.

Follow these sensible rules and we can all maintain beautiful Folly Beach not just during Spring Break but for the entire year and beyond. We hope you’ll consider spending Spring Break 2018 with us at Folly Beach!

Happy New Years!! Shellabrate 2018!

 

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Goodbye 2017 and hello to 2018!

There are many different options in the Charleston area available to ring in your new years, we looked to find the top spots for this year!

From low key beachfront to black- tie downtown, there is a perfect new years party to enjoy for everyone on your list and of course the perfect accommodations!

Click to browse our available properties!

Tides Ocean Front Hotel, Folly Beach SC
“Beachfront Bash”
Tickets-$65 per person, 21+

Celebrate here locally on Folly Beach at the one and only ocean front hotel- Tides. Look at the ocean while at the “Edge of America” while enjoying:

-Heavy Hors D’oeuvres and buffet stations
-Dessert station upstairs
-Live band (Mike and the Mixers) Upstairs
-DJ Mateo Downstairs
-Party Favors
-Champagne Toast
-Fireworks Display at Midnight

Get your tickets here

The Alley, Downtown Charleston,SC
“New Years Eve Party”
Tickets-$85 per person, 21+

Check out this unique venue- a bowling alley to celebrate the end of 2017!

– Beats from DJ Phamtastik
– Beer, Wine & Spirits
– Champagne Toast
– Light Hors D’oeuvres
– Photo Booth
– Free Bowling
– Free Arcade Games
– Photographer
– and more

OR if you really want to do it up as you ring in 2017, check out one of the 4 VIP Lanes that allow you and 5 friends to enjoy for $750.00:
– Your very own private lane
– Private server
– Premium Beer, Wine & Spirits
– Heavy Hors D’oeuvres
– Complimentary bottle of champagne

Purchase your tickets HERE

Spiritline Cruises, Downtown Charleston,SC
 Spirit of Charleston departing Aquarium Wharf
360 Concord Street, Charleston
“New Years Eve Sail-ebration”
Tickets-$79 (includes gratuity and tax) per person, 21+

Sail the sea while celebrating NYE!

-Cash bar available onboard
– Event Menu
-Cruise departs from Aquarium Wharf (downtown Charleston)
-360 Concord Street, SC 29401
-Boarding time begins at 9:45pm
-Cruise time is from 10:30pm to 1:00am
Book-now 
*No cancellations accepted after 5:00pm on Thursday December 28th, 2017.

Order tickets HERE

Tavern and Table,  Mt. Pleasant SC
“New Years Eve on The Creek”
Tickets-$90-150 per person, 21+

-COCKTAILS – BEER & WINE – CHAMPAGNE
-FREE PARTY FAVORS
-HUGE FIREWORKS SHOW
-LIVE MUSIC FROM SALUDA SHOALS AND ELLEN DRIVE AT RED’S
-A DJ DANCE PARTY WITH DJ RJ AT TAVERN & TABLE

We’ve got two different ticket options that’ll allow you to celebrate on Shem:
– General Admission: Include’s all of Red’s and outside of Tavern & Table ($90)
– VIP: Includes all of Red’s, all of Tavern & Table and premium food & beverages ($150)

Get your tickets HERE

SC Aquarium, Charleston SC
“Snyder Grand Ball”
Tickets-$150 per person, 21+

The Annual New Years Eve Grand Ball at the South Carolina Aquarium presented by Snyder Events and 98 Rock, 105.5 The Bridge and Charleston City Paper.

-Enjoy live music from David Higgins Band along with DJ Natty Heavy spinning in the Great Ocean Room.

-an open bar

-heavy hors d’oeuvres

-champagne toast at midnight.

-Dress is black tie optional and the event is from 8pm to 1am. Please purchase your tickets early as this event will sell out and tickets will not be sold at the door.

The Snyder Grand Ball is a proud supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association

Order your tickets HERE

The Restoration Hotel, Charleston SC
“Mansion Ball”
Tickets-$150 per person, 21+

The event will be held at “The Restoration,” one of the city’s top boutique hotels, located just off King Street in the heart of downtown. With a roaring 20’s masquerade theme, The Mansion Ball is anticipated to be the most luxurious ball drop party in town.

Organizers will use the hotel’s four largest penthouse suites and private rooftops to offer guests over 10,000 square feet of entertainment space, several premium open bars and light hors d’oeuvres, creating one truly unique Gatsby-like experience to ring in the new year.

From 9:00 PM until 1:00 AM, guests will enjoy a variety of live bands and djs from multiple genres, including funk, rock, dance, and Top 40 Billboard hits. Headlining acts include, “Funktastic,” a super talented party band that has made a splash from performing countless major events throughout the Southeast while presenting a range of music from the 80’s and 90’s core all the way up to the present.

-All-inclusive top-shelf open bar

-Light hors d’oeuvres

-Access to each of the four penthouse suites and rooftop terraces, where all live entertainers are scheduled to perform for one unforgettable new year’s eve experience!

Yorktown New Years

The USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier in Mount Pleasant, SC 
“6th Annual Yorktown Countdown”
Tickets-$175 per person, 21+

On Sunday, December 31st, 2017, the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier in Mount Pleasant, SC will not be occupied with the usual wanderers exploring a decommissioned ship. Instead, it will be transformed into the sixth annual Yorktown Countdown presented by Hooch, Charleston’s largest New Year’s Celebration. This exclusive event will provide multiple admission level options, great live music and magnificent views for the holiday festivities.
From 9:00 PM until 1:00 AM, guests of the event will see live bands and dj’s from all genres imaginable, including funk, rock, dance, and Top 40 Billboard hits. Headlining acts include Charleston’s premier party band, “The Midnight City,” who will be bearing keys, guitars, bass, drums and several amazing vocalists. The 5-piece super group has made a splash by performing countless major events in and around the Southeast and claiming there is no single style of music they can’t perform.

Next up is “The New South Players,” a four-piece band inspired by many legendary Motown groups that combines superb choreography, funky beats and fantastic vocals into one great show. From The Temptations to Marvin Gaye to Kool & the Gang, from dance-ready numbers to slow moving grooves, this group continues to amaze and entertain listeners with a reputation for style and talent that never goes unnoticed. Finally, DJ performances aboard the carrier by “Kevbo” and “Sparkbox,” as well as Clark Keagy on saxophone will offer the highest energy performances through a range of hits from the 80’s and 90’s core to present day mainstream favorites.

-Captain tickets start at $160 per person and give patrons the complete Yorktown Countdown experience offering everything under First Aboard, plus access to the Yorktown’s rooftop flight deck (which will be tented and heated), a top-shelf all-inclusive bar, live music headlining performances, large-screen ball drop, and much more.

Sponsors for the event include, Diamonds Direct, David Aylor Law Offices, Tift Properties, Top Shelf Catering, and Low Country Valet.

Limited VIP only tickets available HERE

 

Food For the Vacation Lovers Soul

Charleston. Folly Beach. Folly's Best. Local Food On Vacation is Bliss.

The history of sweet tea on the sun porch in summer, shrimp and grits that are to die for, and some fried green tomatoes that will make you question why you never allowed yourself the pleasure of trying them before.   The south is known for its special culinary prowess and delightful soul food that is bound to get you into a vacation state of mind.

The one thing that isn’t lacking is restaurants to tickle your taste buds and allow you to regale in the old southern traditions of slow cooking and long leisurely days spent with those you love. A comprehensive listing can be found here on our interactive map .  For some mouthwatering photos and dishes from local restaurants, check out Charleston Eater or their instagram.

Brave enough to attempt to tame the wild beast that is the vacation kitchen?

Click on the images below for some southern specialty recipes that will knock your flip flops off.

Ready, Set… DIG IN!

First and foremost SEAFOOD is a lowcountry staple.  Shrimp and Grits, lowcountry boil, she crab soup, oysters… there is enough flavor for everyone!

(click the photos below for a full recipe)

Shrimp and GritsLowcountry BoilShe Crab SoupOysters

The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread and fried chicken.

-Maya Angelou

  No matter if you’re looking for some delicious seafood or the popcorn of the south, we have some great food to get you going!

Collard GreensCornbread Soul FoodFried ChickenFried OkraBiscuits and Gravy

Most of all you’ll need to pick out which kitchen you are ready to tame into southern submission. Grab your ingredients and bring the family.  Plan your next adventure today!  No better time than now! We have kitchens of all shapes and sizes.  Therefore cabinets are stocked with pots, pans, cups an silverware based on the property.  Grab the chef, and come test our kitchens!

Family Tides Kitchen

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Folly Beach Follypalooza 2017

You may be asking yourself what in the world is “Follypalooza?”

Well, for the past ten years a wonderful group of people have come together planning a cancer benefit fundraiser here on Folly Beach. Folly is known for its many different festivals…

Many assume that this event is just another festival.

Follypalooza poster Follypalooza poster

However, they could not be more incorrect!

Directly, Follypalooza supports our Folly Beach neighbors who, due to medical ailments, are in dire need of financial support.  Primarily, Follypalooza  raises money for cancer patients, but also helps those with other critical illnesses and medical issues on a case-by-case basis.

 To date, Follypalooza has successfully raised over $60,000 for local cancer patients thanks to the generous support of the Greater Charleston community. Since Follypalooza was established, they have helped four locals in their journey to being cancer free!! Additionally the group has provided financial support to over 35 others who were struggling to make ends meet. In conjunction with the Folly Angels and the Folly Beach Exchange Club,  Follypalooza is able to identify beneficiaries following a thorough screening process.

So now you may be asking, what can I expect at this year’s Follypalooza?

When:  October 21st from 10 am to 5 pm.

How Much:   $5 in advance, $10 at the door.

 Kids under 12 & FB Residents (photo ID required) are always free.

Pups and Drinks: Sorry, no dogs or coolers this year.

The event will include live music by Plane Jane, The Dupplates, Dave Landeo, Dallas Baker and Friends and more. A Kid Zone with FREE kid activities, games, inflatables, face painting and entertainment. Arts, crafts, fashion and food vendors galore. A shuttle available,thanks to Graffiti Limo, for transportation to outlying restaurants and parked cars. This is a family friendly event that is not to be missed! Come out and see Folly and its wonderful locals for a great cause!

Local of Folly and our staff member at Folly’s Best Rentals, Megan McCartney , would love to see you at this event! Initially, Megan was diagnosed in November of 2016 with stage 3 triple negative breast cancer. After undergoing chemotherapy and an invasive chest wall surgery, she then found out that she instead had a very rare form of cancer called Epitheliod Sarcoma, a soft tissue cancer that hardly has any research. Currently, Megan is  undergoing proton radiation therapy in Jacksonville, Florida. Finishing just days before the event, Megan plans on stopping by the festival here on Folly Beach!

View Megan’s Follypalooza promo video by clicking here!

Tickets, vendor spots or sponsorships can be purchased at the following site.

https://whollyticket.com/event/follypalooza2017

To volunteer check our Facebook page

 Coming for the weekend?  Click here to find the best spot on Folly Beach!