Water’s Edge Inn Named the Best Bed & Breakfast in South Carolina by Yelp

Have you heard the good news?! The Best Bed & Breakfast in South Carolina can be found right here on Folly Beach! Water's Edge Inn was named the top Bed & Breakfast in the state by Yelp. A number of factors were analyzed in order to determine our spot at number one, including the total volume of reviews [...]

Long Time, No Sea! Calling All Beach Bums

A Letter to our Guests  That summer time feeling (aka humidity) is in the air and we couldn't be more thrilled.  We just wanted to reach out and talk all things Folly and Summer with our favorite guests (and potential guests). While the Summer Solstice is June 20th (the official start of Summer), a lot of us consider Memorial Day [...]

Swing through Spring

Swing through Spring in Charleston, SC With baseball (finally) back at the Charleston River Dogs and the PGA professional golf tournament at The Ocean Course at Kiawah, it is feeling like Spring in the Low Country. But baseball bats and golf clubs won't be the only thing swinging this Spring.  Check out all the exciting things going on around Charleston, SC [...]

Springing into the Season- Where to Stop and Smell the Roses this Spring

Spring is a beautiful time of year in the low country, everything is in full bloom and the temperatures are barrable enough to enjoy it!  Below is a list of local events happening around Charleston, SC that will encourage you to get out and stop to smell the roses.. or at the very least, give them a glance.  ♦Festival of Houses [...]

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the clover; Here is where to Celebrate!

Your secret Lucky Charm to all the Shamrock Shenanigans around Folly Beach and Charleston, South Carolina! March 17- St. Patrick's Day commemorates the death of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick.  The holiday has since evolved into a celebration of parades, music, dancing, food, drinking and everything green! Below we have comprised a list of all the fun celebrations going [...]

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 [...]

The Pier Reopens!

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission has reopened the new, reconstructed pier on Folly Beach. The Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier was closed to the public on Oct. 19, 2020 for a complete rebuild that was expected to take a little over two years, but the work was finished ahead of schedule and the pier reopened on December 26th, 2023. [...]

January 9th, 2023|

Gift Certificate Sale

Every year during the month of December, we offer you the chance to Save While you Shop with Us! All gift certificate purchases are 15% OFF until January 1st, 2023. Give someone you love the best getaway! Please call the Inn at 843-588-9800 to purchase!

December 21st, 2022|

Ice Skating on the Beach this Year!

Do not miss the opportunity to Ice Skate On Folly Beach next weekend. Book a room with us and get into the Holiday Spirit when the city sets up a synthetic rink December 23rd through the 25th, 2022. There will also be holiday vendors selling local crafts, hot cocoa and other holiday treats! It is free to see the holiday lights [...]

December 17th, 2022|

Halloween on Folly 2022

Come Stay with us and celebrate Halloween Folly Beach Style.  Help keep our beach clean by participating in a Beach Sweep on Sunday afternoon. Then tour the Island and see all of the festively decorated homes. On Monday the 31st head to the Folly River Park in your best costume to watch the annual witches dance, the cakewalk, and the costume [...]

October 20th, 2022|

The Water is Warming Up!

You need to get out on the water and explore the nature and beautiful environment of Folly Beach!  1) Kayaking: Call our friends at Charleston Outdoor Adventures  for an amazing kayak adventure!  You will get to explore the tranquil, quiet tidal creeks Folly Beach has to offer with knowledgeable local guides. We guarantee you will see breathtaking birds, playful dolphins, little [...]

May 4th, 2022|

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|

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