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Folly Beach residents face footing the bill for erosion crisis following recent storm
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCIV) — City of Folly Beach officials said erosion along the shoreline is a crisis.After a recent storm hit, some beachfront property owners were surprised. Now, they may have to foot the bill for some of the erosion renourishments come 2024."It's getting to the point where another big storm could be putting damage to the actual structure," said Eric Lutz.Lutz is the director of public works with Folly Beach, and he said it is becoming a crisis.Read more: ...
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCIV) — City of Folly Beach officials said erosion along the shoreline is a crisis.
After a recent storm hit, some beachfront property owners were surprised. Now, they may have to foot the bill for some of the erosion renourishments come 2024.
"It's getting to the point where another big storm could be putting damage to the actual structure," said Eric Lutz.
Lutz is the director of public works with Folly Beach, and he said it is becoming a crisis.
Folly Beach residents face footing the bill for erosion crisis following recent storm (WCIV)
"This new scarp is fresh, and you can tell because it's a vertical face," Lutz said. "Over time, it'll flatten out, and the wind will blow it around. But this is all from the most recent storm. It gives it that verticle cut."
City leaders don't expect beach renourishment to be finished until next spring -- renourishments that property owners may have to pay for.
"Anywhere that is eroded behind the renourishment line, which runs up and down the whole island, individual property owners are responsible for filling in and giving a backstop to the project," Lutz said. "The Army Corps is not allowed to put any sand landward of the line."
Property owners were faced with the same decision in 2018. Letters were sent to 43 of the 300 beachfront properties in Folly.
They can allow the city to work with the contractor to fill in the area behind the line, and they pay for it at the rate of the city.
Owners can also have the option to truck in beach-compatible sand on their own and do it on their own, which is more expensive.
The third option is to give the property to the city, and they do it for free, but then the property belongs to the city.
"This was put on us by the Army Corps," Lutz said. "It's part of their contract. If we weren't to take care of it behind the line, then they would not be able to renourish in front of that property anymore. So there's a pretty good incentive to get it done."
The city said in 2018, all the property owners chose to pay the city to do the work. They said it is cheaper, but this time around, they are still waiting on a final price tag.
The areas behind the line will be resurveyed next week. The Army Corps of Engineers will then put the contract out to bid and should have the final numbers by the end of January.
Enjoy A Laid Back Day On The Shores Of Folly Beach, SC
Have you visited Folly Beach, SC? No matter what kind of beach trip you are looking for, you can find it on the barrier islands of Charleston, South Carolina. Folly Beach is your best bet for the perfect mix of relaxing beaches and spots to dine. Folly Island is 18 square miles of sand and sun and offers a beach town vibe just 20 minutes from the tourist attractions of Charleston. This article includes:...
Have you visited Folly Beach, SC? No matter what kind of beach trip you are looking for, you can find it on the barrier islands of Charleston, South Carolina. Folly Beach is your best bet for the perfect mix of relaxing beaches and spots to dine. Folly Island is 18 square miles of sand and sun and offers a beach town vibe just 20 minutes from the tourist attractions of Charleston.
Take A Trip To Visit More Beaches That Are Located Not Far From The Upstate!
Folly Island On The Coast Of South Carolina
The beaches of the Low Country offer something for everyone when it comes to a beach trip. For a quiet, non-commercialized beach experience, Kiawah Island’s Beach Walker Park is my go-to option. However, if a tourist-heavy, commercialized expertise is what you seek, Isle Of Palms fits the bill.
If a sandy spot somewhere in the middle of both is what you want, then the beaches of Folly Island are perfect. They are family-friendly, quiet, and some access points have restrooms and showers for beachgoers to use. The downtown area of Folly Island offers a funky beach town vibe that’s solidified its place in the history of the SC coast.
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Accessing The Beach On Folly Island
With six miles of shoreline, there’s no shortage of sand to spread out on when visiting Folly Beach. Finding beach access isn’t difficult, but depending on your family’s needs, one access might be more suitable than another.
Located on the southern tip of Folly Island, the county park offers families all of the amenities they might need including showers, restrooms, a seasonal concession stand, seasonal lifeguards, and chair rentals.
The parking fees range from $5-$20, depending on the season, and are $20 on weekends and summer holidays. Park gates are open from 8 am to sunset.
The Folly Beach Ocean Park is located at the end of West Arctic Avenue. It offers beachgoers restroom and shower facilities that are free and open to the public (currently only open during the summer.)
At the end of nearly every block on the island there is a beach access pathway. Some spots include parking if space permits, otherwise you can park streetside.
The further you drive away from the pier, the less the metered parking costs. By quite a bit. If you aren’t trying to be right next to the pier and center street, drive a few miles north to find cheaper meter rates. The parking meter fees can be paid through a kiosk, or with the PARK Folly Beach app.
The centerpiece of Folly Island is the Folly Beach Pier. The pier was recently renovated. Amenities at Folly Beach Pier include the gift shop, restrooms, showers, changing rooms, and wheelchair beach access.
The Pier 101 Restaurant is open Wednesday through Monday, and offers seafood, sandwiches, and more!
Swimming is permitted on the beach that flanks the sides of the pier, however, the undertow can become dangerous near the pier causing unsafe conditions. Also, people throw baited hooks off of that pier looking to catch “a big un”. I don’t know about you, but I would prefer not to be swimming near where people are reeling in jaws.
The parking fees range from $5-$20, depending on the season, and are $20 on weekends and summer holidays. Pier hours vary by season, so be sure to check the park’s site before venturing out.
Places To Eat On Folly Island
There are plenty of spots to choose from when it comes to meals on Folly Island. These are just a few of our favorites when we head out to spend the day on Folly Beach.
Taco BoyAmeri-mex style food with a kid’s menu, and a full bar. Great spot for nachos and margs after a day on the beach.
The perfect spot for breakfast or brunch, The Lost Dog has sandwiches, burgers, breakfast (all day), and more.
Saint James Gate Proper Irish Pub & Three Monkey’s Ice CreamThe menu here has a little bit of everything, including tacos. It’s kid & dog-friendly! Plus they have some delicious dessert options.
The Pineapple HutIf you spend any time on Folly Island, you are bound to see people walking down the street with a pineapple in their hands. This food truck is where it came from, filled with Dole Whip, or one of their weekly special flavors of soft-serve style ice cream. (March through November).
Residents, mayor react to the new face of Folly Beach
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - Some Folly Beach residents are noticing a new face to the island’s central business district.With Snapper Jacks up for sale, St. James Gate turning into Coconut Joes and a new Revelry Brewing location opening this week, the makeup of Center Street is changing.Toni Catoe, who’s resided on the island for more than 46 years, says throughout all this change, she has one ask for Center Street businesses.“We would like to see more community involvement,” she says.Commun...
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - Some Folly Beach residents are noticing a new face to the island’s central business district.
With Snapper Jacks up for sale, St. James Gate turning into Coconut Joes and a new Revelry Brewing location opening this week, the makeup of Center Street is changing.
Toni Catoe, who’s resided on the island for more than 46 years, says throughout all this change, she has one ask for Center Street businesses.
“We would like to see more community involvement,” she says.
Community involvement is an element Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin says is an essential component for the success of businesses on Folly.
“If you want to stay in business for a long time, you need to think about the people that live here. Because in the winter, most of those tourists aren’t here,” Goodwin says.
And an element Coconut Joe’s General Manager, Chirs Galloway, says they plan to invest in.
“If you tie yourself into the community, the community will do well for you,” Galloway says.
It’s not only community involvement Goodwin says is essential to Center Street’s success.
He says with the cost of business going up, businesses that fare the best tend to have some sort of corporate backing.
“I’ve heard as much as $20,000 for rent. If you have to pay that much for rent and you haven’t bought the water, the alcohol, the lights,” Goodwin says.
He says Center Street has always been changing and evolving.
“When people come to me and say, ‘I want Folly Beach to be like it was.’ I look at them and say, ‘What do you remember Folly Beach being?’” he says.
Moving forward, he wants to maintain a strong central business district on Center Street, while balancing the needs of residents and tourists.
Most importantly, he says he wants to maintain a close-knit community.
“It’s a wonderful community, people look out for each other, neighbors step in to help each other without even being asked,” Catoe says.
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My Charleston Weekend: New Year’s weekend in the Lowcountry
Another year gone in a flash. It’s hard to believe that it is almost 2024. Spirits in the Lowcountry always ramp up around this time in anticipation of New Year’s Eve celebrations.Enjoy the “Noon” Year with the kiddos at Sweetgrass Inn, Wild Dunes. Check out the annual Folly Beach Flip Flop Drop. Bowl into the new year at The Alley. Or, go for the Bill Murray Look-a-like Polar Plunge if you dare. Then celebrate the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with a parade.For a more in-depth look at wha...
Another year gone in a flash. It’s hard to believe that it is almost 2024. Spirits in the Lowcountry always ramp up around this time in anticipation of New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Enjoy the “Noon” Year with the kiddos at Sweetgrass Inn, Wild Dunes. Check out the annual Folly Beach Flip Flop Drop. Bowl into the new year at The Alley. Or, go for the Bill Murray Look-a-like Polar Plunge if you dare. Then celebrate the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with a parade.
For a more in-depth look at what NYE has to offer here in Charleston, check out our Top 20 picks for parties and gatherings at charlestonscene.com.
Wild Dunes’ Countdown to the ‘Noon’ Year
If your little ones want to celebrate New Year’s Eve with fanfare, check out the “Noon” Year party starting at 10 a.m. on Dec. 31 at the Sweetgrass Inn pool, Wild Dunes, 5757 Palm Blvd. There’ll be glitter tattoos and fairy hair art, an inflatable obstacle course and plenty of other games for the kids to enjoy. Then, count down to noon and ring in the “Noon” Year with a polar plunge into the pool. This event is free and open to the public; let them know you’re there to celebrate NYE at the gate. For more info, head to bit.ly/41rzfJ5.
Folly Beach Flip Flop Drop and Fireworks
Every New Year’s Eve, the town of Folly Beach rings in the new year on Dec. 31 on Center Street with the annual flip-flop drop. The giant bedazzled, LED-lit flip-flop sculpture is dropped during the countdown to midnight. Along with the festivities at businesses on Center Street, enjoy a fireworks show around 7 p.m. Guests are welcome to explore Center Street throughout the evening leading up to fireworks. This event is free, and all are invited to celebrate with their Folly Beach peers and neighbors. For more information, go to visitfolly.com/flip-flop-drop.
EDITOR’S NOTE: For our full list of holiday tree lightings, parades and markets happening through December, read our roundup at charlestonscene.com.
To submit an event, go to postandcourier.com/calendar.
Marvelous Maps Workshop
What: Learn how to read different types of maps, examine maps made throughout the centuries and create your very own map to take home. Museum Workshops offer kids a chance to get hands-on with history and natural history. Recommended for children ages 6 to 12. Reservations required.
When: 10 a.m. Dec. 28
Where: The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St., Charleston
Price: Non-member $15, Member $10
More Info: 843-722-2996, ext. 236, bit.ly/3RQnicK
What: A dizzier disco, filled with a hodgepodge of genres, styles and technical influences while still, at its core, a dance party.
When: 6 p.m. Dec. 28
Where: Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway, James Island
More Info: bit.ly/3GQOm5w
Royal American: 12th Anniversary Party
What: Celebrate The Royal American’s 12th anniversary with The Simplicity and other special guests.
When: 9 p.m. Dec. 28
Where: The Royal American, 970 Morrison Drive, Charleston
More Info: bit.ly/3TzzfVs
New Year’s Hellfest 2023
What: A three-day outdoor event with over 30 metal bands from across the nation with vendors, food trucks, fireworks, on-site camping and fire pits.
When: 4 p.m. Dec. 29
Where: The Ridgeville Roadhouse, 1442 Old Gilliard Road, Ridgeville
More Info: bit.ly/48aCc3g
The Blue Dogs: Annual Homecoming Concert
What: Charleston’s homegrown band Blue Dogs celebrate their 36th anniversary since forming in ’87. This family-friendly show will continue the Blue Dogs’ mission of fundraising for Dr. Jacqueline M. Kraveka at MUSC Children’s Health to assist in her extensive work in pediatric oncology.
When: 8 p.m. Dec. 29
Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., Charleston to hear some good ol’ Lowcountry folk-rock.
Price: $25 general admission, $150 front-row VIP option
More Info: bit.ly/47djEy9.
Extra Chill Presents: Chris Gardner’s Birthday Bash
What: Live performances from Brett Nash, Rhodium, Local Nomad and Horsey.
When: 9 p.m.
Where: The Royal American, 970 Morrison Drive, Charleston
More Info: bit.ly/48sRwIf
Well Hung Vineyards: Year End Drag Brunch Party
What: Head over to Well Hung Vineyards for a fabulous Year End Drag Brunch Party, where there’ll be food, bottomless mimosas and tons of drag performances.
When: 11 a.m. Dec. 30
Where: Well Hung Vineyard Restaurant, 49 South Market St., Charleston
More Info: bit.ly/3GRThTE
Inaugural Crab Crack & Oyster Roast
What: Off Da Hookah presents an unforgettable night of crabs, oysters and partying.
When: 1 p.m. Dec. 30
Where: 485 William Ladson Road, Mount Pleasant
More Info: bit.ly/41A2J7N
NYEE at The Purple Buffalo
What: Get ready to celebrate New Year’s Eve Eve with the finest bass assassins from all over the country. An energetic event filled with music, DJ sets, dancing and vendors.
When: 5 p.m. Dec. 30
Where: The Purple Buffalo, 2702 Azalea Drive, North Charleston
More Info: bit.ly/48vjLWK
Freedom’s Eve: Gullah Geechee Watch Night
What: The community is invited to participate in a noonday celebration that is over 155 years old: the Watch Night service commemorating the date of Jan. 1, 1863, when enslaved people began to emerge from bondage as a result of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. To showcase the rich, cultural heritage of the Gullah Geechee people, there will be musical and dance performances, along with historical presentations by descendants of Gullah Geechee communities.
When: Noon Dec. 31
Where: The historic Morris Brown AME Church, 13 Morris St., Charleston
More info: bit.ly/4akh9wK
The Duney Drop Celebration
What: The New Year’s Eve family event at Wild Dunes Resort offers a magical experience for the entire family. The grand ballroom will be adorned with shimmering decorations. For adults, tickets include a three-hour bar, appetizers, desserts and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Young adults and children will have their own special experience that includes appetizers, desserts and a complimentary sparkling cider toast. Open to the public; let them know you’re there to celebrate NYE at the gate.
When: 8 p.m. Dec. 31
Where: Palms Ballroom at The Sweetgrass Inn, Wild Dunes, 5757 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms
Price: Adult (21+) $70, young adult (13-20) $25, child (3-12) $18
More info: bit.ly/3ts9pbg
NYE at Aquarium Aglow
What: The countdown is on for this family-friendly party where you don’t have to be a night owl to ring in the new year. In addition to the full Aquarium Aglow experience, there’ll be a DJ spinning party tunes, face painting, a stilt walker and a ball drop — all before bedtime.
When: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 31
Where: South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston
Price: Adult $34.95, child (3-12) $29.95
More info: scaquarium.org/new-years-eve
New Year’s Day Family Oyster Roast
What: Kick off the new year with a bang at the Family Oyster Roast, which promises to be a shucking good time for the entire crew.
When: 2 p.m. Jan. 1
Where: Jenkins Youth and Family Village, 3923 Azalea Drive, North Charleston
More Info: bit.ly/3RUZoNa
What: Welcome to “Hadestown,” where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new show from celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin is a love story for today … and always. “Hadestown” intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone.
When: Various times Jan. 2-7
Where: North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston
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Idalia's aftermath: Folly Beach grapples with worst erosion since Hurricane Matthew
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCIV) — A beautiful day of beach-goings went on Thursday following a night of rising tides on Folly Beach. While those beachgoers were busy having fun Folly leaders were busy uncovering a sad truth about Tropical Storm Idalia's impact: Sand on the beach could become a dwindling commodity.“This is actually the worst erosion we’ve seen since the passage of Hurricane Matthew back in 2016," said Nicole Elko, the Coastal Consultant for the City of Folly Beach.Wednesday night's unusually high...
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCIV) — A beautiful day of beach-goings went on Thursday following a night of rising tides on Folly Beach. While those beachgoers were busy having fun Folly leaders were busy uncovering a sad truth about Tropical Storm Idalia's impact: Sand on the beach could become a dwindling commodity.
“This is actually the worst erosion we’ve seen since the passage of Hurricane Matthew back in 2016," said Nicole Elko, the Coastal Consultant for the City of Folly Beach.
Wednesday night's unusually high tide was a challenge for the beach.
“So we are five years since our last renourishment. So, we weren't very prepared going into this hurricane season with sand on the beach," said Elko.
Idalia's impact caused up to 15 feet of dune loss in some spots. Even higher numbers in others. With three months left in Hurricane Season, Folly could see even more erosion before the next renourishment happens.
Elko tells us, “We won't have any sand on the beach for Hurricane season and we will be extremely vulnerable for the next month or two.”
Efforts are underway to work with the Army Corps of Engineers to hopefully speed up the renourishment timeline. The work could start in the Winter or as late as March 24.
With an Emergency Declaration approved by President Joe Biden on Thursday, the Army Corps of Engineers could go in and help local spots like Folly Beach impacted by Idalia.
Jeff Livasy, the Chief of Civil Works for the Corps Charleston branch, said "What we anticipate doing from this event is looking at the storm damage and then we will be asking if we can basically, incorporate that into our ongoing activities and say, 'okay, we anticipated, you know, a set number or, you know, so many cubic yards of loss from Hurricane Ian.
"We now quantify that we got a little bit more from this hurricane are we eligible for the funding from last year or can we get additional funding and just keep the same efforts going but at an increased quantity."
Meanwhile, a number of folks were enjoying the change in weather over the 24-hour span. Some families and even beach-goers going solo were busy using metal detectors searching for "treasures." More importantly was just the chance to enjoy a great day of surf and sand regardless of the erosion status.
“It’s the perfect day. Like I don’t think we’ve had a better day this entire summer. It’s still catchable waves and it’s like 70 degrees all day," said surfer Georgia Myrick