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The Ultimate Relaxation

We are pleased to announce we now include a 1-hour couples massage for all of our elopement packages!!
Not only will you be married to the one you love, with cake and champagne, and amazing photos to remember your special day, but now you also get that optimal relaxation before or after your big ‘I Do’. I can’t think of anything sweeter! We love working with local Folly Beach massage therapists like Sam and his team at Malama Massage. They are nestled in between Wich Doctor and Island Grill and Bar on Hudson Ave., right down the road from Water’s Edge Inn. Even if you have no plans to elope, you’re on vacation…you deserve a treat! Let us help you set up that massage that will truly let you kick back and relax while all your stress and tension literally dissolve away. Aloha Y’all!

Lowcountry Cajun Festival Coming Soon!

The weather has noticeably warmed up here. You can see evidence of that each time you venture outside to see people on their bikes and skateboards cruising the streets of Folly. The beaches are fuller and Center Street restaurants are always lively. One great option for soaking in this great weather is to visit the Lowcountry Cajun Festival coming April 3rd to the James Island County Park. Nothing feels more like the arrival of spring and summer then kids and grown ups alike playing in the park. The festival will have Zydeco music playing, delicious Cajun and Creole dishes, inflatable games, and more. For more information check out the Charleston County Park and Recreation website. This is also a great resource for other upcoming events that get you outside enjoying the perfect Charleston spring weather!

Love Birds Unite

February in Folly Beach brings the FollyGras parade and celebration as well as romantic Valentine’s weekend getaways. Water’s Edge Inn and Regatta Inn played host to many couples enjoying romantic time together and it seems a new romance has developed within our own ranks…..


Meet Bubba. Bubba stays perched right outside our front door at Water’s Edge Inn and has taken a liking to the lovely Stella (and who could blame him). He wishes to sweep her off her feet and so he’s invited her to join him for a drink and conversation. While Stella prepares for this exciting occasion upstairs in the Hemingway room, Bubba patiently waits for his date to join him on the front porch.




Meanwhile upstairs, Stella simply can’t decide what jewelry she wants to wear or make up to bring out her eyes! This outing is the first time the two have been able to share time alone and she wants to really ‘woo’ him.




Bubba has selected a lovely Prosecco to set the tone for a celebratory and intimate afternoon between the two and Stella is already giddy or, should we say, ‘bubbly’ from all the attention she is getting from both Bubba and the camera!




Since the […]

Folly Beach Festivals

Each year Folly and Charleston locals alike look forward to the festivals hosted in our quaint beach town. These are a great reason for members of the community to come together to celebrate and have some fun during the off-season, bringing a little more liveliness into the town when the summer rush isn’t upon us. Here’s the rundown for upcoming festivals for 2016:

January 16-17: Taste of Folly

February 16: Folly Gras

April 9: Sea & Sand Festival

During the Fall you can also expect FollyPalooza and the Folly Jazz Festival in November. Hope you’re able to join us for one of these great annual festivals, one of the many things that makes Folly Beach such a special place.

Warm Winter Holidays in the South!

Much of the East Coast has been experiencing warmer than average temperatures for the winter and Charleston and Folly Beach are no exception. I’ve spent most days this week enjoying a book on the beach in shorts and a tank top while others have even been clad in bikinis seeking out that winter tanned glow. Upon researching, it seems that the Polar Vortex many encountered a couple winters ago has instead of moving south towards the U.S., remained tightly bound in the Arctic. Basically, I think what we can all take from this lesson is plan your next vacation with us in Folly Beach this weather to take advantage of warm days and sunshine!! Happy Holidays Y’all!

Holiday Festival of Lights

Halloween on Folly Beach

It’s going to be be a fun filled weekend here on Folly Beach. There is guaranteed to be something for the young and old at heart.One of Folly’s Biggest traditions is the Halloween Carnival. It will be held Friday Oct. 30th at Folly River Park from 6:30-9 pm.There will be a Children’s costume contest, Family costume contest, Mom or Dad’s best decorated or carved pumpkin (created at home) contest. Plus the annual favorites: hot dogs, marshmallow roast, cakewalk, and carnival games with prizes. On Saturday Oct. 31 there will be a SUPer Scary SUP race starting at 8am being held by Charleston SUP Safaris. Then to end the night, there will be live music, costume contests and parties for the adults at all of our local bars and restaurants. So grab your costume and head on out and take advantage of our Halloween specials. Just $159 a night all weekend. We hope to see y’all there!!

Spotlight: Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theater

Whether or not you’ve ever been to a murder mystery dinner before this is definitely something everyone should check out while you’re visiting the area! I had never been to one before but I’m definitely glad I made this a priority. At the Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theater the stage and the actors are you. Of course there’s the pro actors there to help facilitate things along, setting the stage for the impending murder, and of course get a never ending stream of laughter from the audience, but otherwise it’s up to audience participation to keep the showing going. The atmosphere is so light-hearted and encouraging that even the shy-est of attendees can volunteer for a role and find themselves glad they stepped up (myself being one of them).

I attended a showing of the Garden, Gun, and Gin Club, a story about The Church Street Daughters of Late Unpleasantries whom are not all too happy when the newest President of the club has opened the society to both men and Yankees. There are several other shows as well to choose from, and I fully intend to return again and experience them all! They also offer drinks such as beer, wine, coffee, and […]

Movies On The Beach

Looking for something to do on a Wednesday night? Come on out to the Tides Hotel on Folly Beach for Movies on the Beach! Every Wednesday at dusk, Tides hosts a movie on a projection screen on the beach and everyone is invited!

With more movies to come this month and well into October, there’s still time to experience one of the many unique opportunities that Folly has to offer. With movies like Dirty Dancing, Divergent, and Jaws you don’t want to miss out! So grab your beach chairs and blankets and join the crowd for a relaxing night on the beach!

Elope on Folly Beach

Have you found that special someone that means the world to you and you want to tell them how you feel? Do you have a ring picked out and just need the right moment to pop the question? Or maybe you have already proposed and are ready to seal the deal.

Folly Beach is the perfect location to do any of these things! This quirky island does it all. From beautiful beaches, driftwood, wildlife, marshes, sunset sails, rustic restaurants, unique bars, paddleboarding, kayaking, and bike riding, you can customize your trip to fit your relationship. The lighthouse inlet makes the perfect backdrop for any special romantic occasion you might be planning.

If you are looking for an actual ceremony, Water’s Edge Inn is the hotel that handles it all! Our basic elopement package is perfect for that spontaneous couple that simply wants to say “I do” without all the fuss of an extravagant event. We handle the intimate, romantic ceremony. Everything from the officiant, photographer, cake and champagne. We cater each wedding to fit the needs of our brides and grooms and make it a memorable experience. If you want to share it with any loved ones, feel free to bring […]