A Taste of Winter- January Joy and February Fun!

  A Taste of Winter- January Joy and February Fun! Aloooha!!!!! We’re back!!! We hope everyone enjoyed the holiday festivities as safely as possible!  We here at Waters Edge Inn are elated to begin preparations for the 2021 year and bringing forth some awesome new ideas that we can’t wait to share with you all! We want to start off addressing [...]

Three Packing Essentials for a Winter Weekend in Charleston, SC

Charleston, South Carolina in the winter… oh what a beautiful, confusing time of year for mother nature.  What's worse? Trying to pack for anything and everything.  Will it be cold? Probably.. But how cold? Well to you northerners, it's going to feel like early spring and you'll likely be appreciative to not see snow. Conversely, Those of you coming from the [...]

Fa-La-La-La-Folly Festivities! Holiday Events on and around Folly Beach and Charleston

Join us for the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday spirit is shining bright all around Folly Beach and Charleston.  Get out and enjoy the magic of the season with this list of socially distanced, COVID friendly events. FOLLY BEACH For more information in regards to the events on Folly Beach,  please visit https://www.cityoffollybeach.com/calendar/action~month/request_format~html/cat_ids~40,36/ JAMES ISLAND Holiday Festival of [...]


Joining us for the Holidays? Let someone else do the cooking for you! Below is everything you need to know about Thanksgiving on Folly.  See the list of our local restaurants that can take care of you this Holiday.  Please be sure to check with each restaurant directly as this information may change.  Updates to this blog will be made periodically [...]

7 COVID Friendly Fall Beach Ideas

Its Fall, Y'all! Aaaahh, the time of year when the leaves change and the air is brisk...well not really. I like to say the heat is bearable when autumn comes to South Carolina.  On Folly Beach we are still rocking a nice 80+ degrees most days. Despite COVID, the fun does not stop, so here are some activities still happening with [...]

Get Your Brew On!

I like to say to visitors who come to Charleston “ You will never go hungry or thirsty in Charleston!” which is never more true than now. Do you know how many  breweries there are in Charleston? Go ahead and guess, I’ll wait…..32! Yes ladies and gentlemen, there are 32 locally owned  breweries in this part of the low country. Now, [...]

What are the inns doing during COVID?

Aloha Y’all! We hope you are all doing well and are safe. Right now times are a bit odd and we are all trying our best to adjust, that is why this post will be about what we are doing at the inns to make sure you and our staff are kept safe, happy and, healthy! Masks are required in the [...]

2019 Holiday Promotion

  The Holidays are fast approaching! We are running a holiday special offering 15% off of all gift certificates purchased before January 1st, 2020!!! For Example: Purchase a Certificate worth a $500 value and you only pay $425. Our gift certificates never expire and can be redeemed anytime throughout the year. We do not accommodate any children under the age of [...]

Check out Folly Beach Farmers Market During your stay

Come out and have a great time every Monday from 4-8 PM and Saturday from 11 AM -4 PM for the Folly Beach Farmer's Market! It's less than a 5 minute walk from the Inn to the Folly River Park. It's a very family, dog, and "Folly" spirited event! Listen to free live music, buy some locally grown vegetables, check out [...]

Water Activities on Folly

Whether you are one of our guests or just a local looking to get outside, explore, and make new memories this Spring, here are 3 activities we recommend: 1) Kayaking : Check out our friends at Coastal Expeditions for an amazing private or group kayak tour! You will get to explore the tranquil, quiet tidal creeks Folly has to offer with [...]

Folly Gras 2019

FOLLYGRAS 2019 Our owners, staff and guests all had a blast at FollyGras 2019 this past Saturday 2/23. Pictured above is our festively decorated golf cart driven by the owners son, Grant, and his friend Jake. The owner of Water's Edge Inn, Paul Lauer, and his daughter Madilyn are pictured to right of the golf cart. Some of Paul's friends accompanied [...]

February on Folly!

Can ya'll believe that we are already one week into the 2nd month of 2019!?! And as you are realizing this you find yourself still making a bucket list for 2019. We know that a visit to Folly Beach has been in the back of your mind - SO plan it! Oh and you also have always wanted to stay in [...]

Inclement Weather Postpones Holiday Events

Did ya'll hear that thunderstorm we had this morning? This recent flooding was due to the rain and our extra high tides brought on by November's full moon aka The Beaver Moon. Random fun fact: According to folklore, the Full Moon in November is named after beavers who become active while preparing for the winter. It is also known as Frosty [...]

Best Bites on Folly Beach

Beach towns aren’t always known as culinary destinations. However, on “The Edge of America” we are spoiled with food that will tease your taste buds. We have everything from curried mac and cheese to buckets of steamed crab legs. Don’t feel like you need to leave the beach to dine like a king. We have everything you could possibly want on [...]

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Miss Spoleto Festival USA

Experience 17 days of thrilling opera, theater, musical, and other performances during the 2018 Spoleto Festival USA, one of the top festivals in Charleston, SC near our Folly Beach bed and breakfast. From May 25 to June 10, Charleston will be vibrant with artistry, with a handful of venues across the peninsula hosting immersive, unique, and thrilling presentations. If you're still [...]

Perfect Folly Beach Activities for Spring

As spring arrives, the weather begins to warm, local flora begins to bloom, and Folly Beach once again becomes a hub for beachgoers, entertainment, and outdoor activities. With so many fantastic things to do around the Folly Beach area, we've compiled all of the perfect Folly Beach activities there is to do during the spring months. From surf lessons to sports [...]

The Couple’s Guide To Folly Beach

The Couple’s Guide To Folly Beach A couple’s retreat to Folly Beach comes with endless amounts of fun, romantic, and exciting things to do and experience. From downtown dining in historic Charleston and paddleboarding and kayaking off of Folly Beach to innovative cooking classes downtown and charming walks along the historic gardens of the Lowcountry - couples will find no shortage [...]

Plan Your Perfect Charleston Elopement With Water’s Edge Inn

Whether you are a budget-conscious bride looking to save on expenses or a private couple not-seeking an elaborate ordeal, elopements are growing in popularity. Not only is Charleston, SC one of the top wedding destinations in the nation, but also one of the top elopement destinations - and it’s not hard to figure out why.   Why Elope? You are in [...]

30th Annual Sea & Sand Festival

The Sea & Sand Festival is the longest running event on Folly Beach and for good reason! Center Street is closed on February 26th to traffic on “Salty Saturday” is from 10am to 4pm for the event. Festival goers will enjoy over 40 arts, crafts and fashion vendors, bar and restaurant offerings, a kid zone and local bands. On Sunday, relax [...]

February 19th, 2022|

Taste of Folly 2022

This month's festival will make you want to rock the sweatpants all weekend, but the food and drinks will be oh-so worth it. Starting January 14th, the Taste of Folly will kick off with the cocktail competition at the Tides hotel in the Pavilion Ballroom from 7-10pm. Local bartenders and mixologists will make and present their best craft cocktails.  Starting at [...]

January 5th, 2022|

New Years Eve & Fireworks!

Ring in the new year with us and experience the famous flip flop drop! Starting at 10pm on New Years Eve, Center St. will be closed for festivities. Hang out at some of our highly recommended Folly bars until midnight with live music to groove to until the fireworks start. Need dinner before the night of fun starts? Blu has you covered with [...]

December 29th, 2021|

2021 Halloween Events on FOLLY!

Calling all the monsters to join us for Follyween! It’s going to be a fun, eventful weekend here on Folly that you don’t want to miss! Before the weekend celebration begins, there will be a pumpkin carving event at The Washout restaurant starting at 6pm on Wednesday. There will be live music from 6-9pm as well as the weekly art [...]

October 26th, 2021|

Charleston Area Restaurant Week Sept. 9-19,2021

It is Restaurant Week in Charleston, SC which means it is a perfect time to take advantage of all the amazing restaurants Charleston has to offer. With so many great restaurants, it would be impossible to enjoy them all in one day. That's where we come in! Give us a call to book your stay so you don't have to miss [...]

September 15th, 2021|

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