On the west end of the island, situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Folly River, beachgoers will find Folly Beach County Park. Lifeguards are on duty seasonally along a beautiful beachfront designated swimming area. Skimmer Flats, a major Eastern Brown Pelican rookery, is visible at the west end of the park. Dogs are not permitted on the beach from 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. from May 1 through September 30. At all other times the dog must be on a leash.


  • Beach chair & umbrella rentals (seasonal)
  • Lifeguards (seasonal)
  • Outdoor showers*
  • Portable restrooms (handicap-accessible)
  • Retail area (seasonal)
  • Snack bar (seasonal)

*No soap or shampoo at showers, please.


1100 W. Ashley Ave.
Folly Beach, SC 29439

Ph: 843-762-9960
Ph: 843-795-4386


January & February
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

March & April
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

May – Labor Day
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

September & October
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

November & December
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day

Parking Fees

Gold Pass and Move IT! Pass members park for free year-round.


Per Standard Vehicle

  • January & February: $5
  • March: $5 Monday-Friday and $10 Saturday-Sunday
  • April: $10
  • May-Labor Day: $10 Monday-Friday and $15 Saturday-Sunday
  • September: $10
  • October: $5 Monday-Friday and $10 Saturday-Sunday
  • November & December: $5


  • RV/Campers: $20 daily parking
  • Buses/Large Vehicles: $40
  • Walk-Ins/Bicyclists: Free admission
  • School Groups: Please call 843-795-4386
Please lock your vehicle, and remove valuables from view. CCPRC is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen property.
Due to limited parking at Folly Beach County Park, visitors are encouraged to arrive early, carpool when possible, and expect delays when entering the park. Groups using the Pelican Watch Shelter are not permitted to bypass the line, and must follow all traffic laws and direction from park management.

Chair & Umbrella Rentals

Beach chair $10 per day
Beach umbrella $15 per day
Two chairs & 1 umbrella $30 per day

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