Did you know that Folly’s beach is a protected sea turtle nesting area? Starting in May each year, loggerhead sea turtles begin to crawl onto the beach and lay their nests near the sand dunes. Nesting season lasts through October. During this time, it is very important to remember to adhere the following:
Beachfront lights must be out from dusk to dawn. Please be sure to turn off any lights that illuminate the beach, and close curtains and blinds.
If using a flashlight on the beach at night, use one that has a red filter.
Fill in any holes in the sand and knock down any mounds. While digging in the sand and building sandcastles are lots of fun, sea turtles can get trapped or pushed off course when trying to make their way onto or off the beach.
Do not leave beach gear or trash behind.
No flash photography if you happen upon a sea turtle.
Do not disturb or threaten the sea turtles or the nests. This is a federal offense.
If you see a turtle, keep a safe distance and no flash photography.
This little sea turtle is headed out to the sea! Video courtesy of Around Charleston.
Making new holiday traditions with the family are always special but spending Thanksgiving Day in Folly Beach can be a new tradition this year. The first of November marks the start of the holiday season, where everyone in the family begins making their Thanksgiving Day plans. They are trying to figure out who’s home it will be at. But instead of trying to figure it out, just make plans to spend Thanksgiving in Folly Beach in your oceanfront vacation rental. Soon after Thanksgiving, Christmas music will be a regular on the radio as people go shopping on Black Friday. There are plenty of things for you and your family to do while you vacation here for the holidays. Let’s look at why you must spend Thanksgiving in Folly Beach this year.
Quality Time with Family
When you think of Thanksgiving, you think of spending as much quality time with your family. Many families have made coming to Folly Beach a tradition each year for Thanksgiving because there will be plenty of space for everyone. Staying at home can be stressful because many of us want our home to be perfect, meaning we stress over everything. But when you spend a holiday in Folly Beach, it’s more relaxing and you will want to spend as much time with the whole family. Spend the day cooking in your vacation rental or go out to eat instead.
Perfect Fall Weather
Fall has officially made its way to Folly Beach and we have to say that the temps have been perfect for spending the day soaking up the sun. While the weather has a little chill to the air, it’s still much warmer than living up north. One of the most amazing times to visit Folly Beach is during the fall months. The weather during the day seems to warm up for you and your family to get plenty of sunshine and play in the sand. And at night the air has a small chill to it, but not so much to where you wouldn’t want to take a walk on the beach with a loved one. This is the perfect time of the year to come celebrate Thanksgiving with your family.
Even during the off-season, Folly beach is nothing but beautiful. Spending Thanksgiving watching the waves roll in and out from your oceanfront vacation rental is what everyone dreams of. You may happen to see some fishing boats off in the distance or people taking pictures on the beach for their Christmas cards. With 12 miles of beach and beauty, how could you not want to vacation here? Take a stroll along the beach or have your family’s holiday pictures taken on the beach. There is a plenty of things that you can enjoy while you vacation here.
Shop Until You Drop
After Thanksgiving, while the Christmas music begins to play, go shop until you drop at the Charleston Tanger Outlet Mall. We know that most everyone likes to get the best deals for Christmas shopping. While you can find some pretty amazing deals at the outlet mall, you can also find some great deals at some of the local shops too. Folly Beach is known for having some of the best gifts to give to others for the holidays. Don’t miss out on any of them this year.
There are many other reasons why you should spend Thanksgiving here in Folly Beach, but these are just a few we thought you would enjoy. If you and your family are ready to spend Thanksgiving here, please look at our vacation rental inventory today. You may be surprised to find the perfect home to rent for the holiday weekend!
Do you have a vacation planned this year and you are planning on bringing your pup? We at Folly’s Best Rentals have several pet-friendly vacation homes that you can stay in while you vacation. But we wanted to let you know of a few things to help make your vacation a little better for both you and your dog. There are a few rules that you will want to know before your vacation to help keep your dog safe.
What to Bring
When you are at home and packing to come on your trip, you will want to make sure you have a few essentials for your pet. If you bring a crate or kennel with you sometimes that can help your pet feel not only safe but more at home. Bring enough food and treats for your dog for your vacation. Bring your pets water and food dishes along with you . And bringing a bed and some blankets for them to lay on while you are staying with us will help them feel like they are more at home. A collar and a leash for you to be able to take your pet for a walk or possibly a run on the beach.
What Not to Do
Folly’s Best Rentals want to make sure that you and your dog feel at home while you stay with us. But we do have a few set rules to help keep your dog safe during your stay. The dogs are not allowed on furniture and must stay on the floor. When your dog uses the bathroom outside, make sure to clean up after it so you will not be fined. Also, please make sure that you have your dogs under control while you stay in one of our vacation rentals. If we find that your pup is making too much noise or is uncontrollable, then you will be asked to leave the property for the remainder of your trip. We don’t want that to happen so let’s make sure they are well behaved.
Dogs on the Beach
Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round, but from May 1 – September 30th they are not allowed on the beach from 10 am – 6 pm. This is to keep both your dog safe and others safe during the busy times. If you’d like to take your dog for an early morning walk from your rental on the beach to watch the sunrise you may. Just make sure that you bring plenty of doggy bags to clean up after your dogs while on the beach. All dogs must be leashed while you are on the beach.
Dog-Friendly Places in Folly Beach
If you’re looking to head around Folly Beach with your dog and looking for a place to hang out and eat there are several dog friendly restaurants in the area. Located just a few blocks from the Folly Beach Pier is The Lost Dog which serves tasty breakfast and lunch with a Southern twist. And with having an outdoor seating area which welcomes you to bring your dogs with you. If you’re in the mood for some pizza then head to over to Woody’s where dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio. Craving seafood, then head over to Folly Beach Crab Shack for some amazing seafood with a great outdoor area that is dog friendly. Water bowls and treats are on hand at this restaurant!
There are plenty of other places you can visit that are dog-friendly in Folly Beach but these are just a few that we recommend. Coming during the summertime or off-season time, there is always something for you and your dog to enjoy. If you are still looking for a vacation rental we’d love for you to check out what we have available for the rest of the summer. We can’t wait to see you and your family this summer to help make new memories you can share with everyone!
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.
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 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.
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.
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!