Due to ongoing erosion problems in addition to the heavy erosion caused by Hurricane Irene in August 2011, Folly Beach County Park will remain closed to the general public through the 2012 season.
The decision to close the park for the 2012 season was made with the safety and concern of patrons in mind. Park staff will meet throughout December to work through details of the park’s closing, its future, and the operation of the Pelican Watch shelter.
Patrons who have specific questions concerning the park or rentals of the Pelican Watch shelter may call (843) 795-4386.
“Folly Beach County Park has been a vital part of the community since 1982,” said CCPRC Operations Director Phil Macchia. “Families have been coming to this facility for years; those who visited as children now return with their own. We hope over time to bring this great treasure back to the community.”
Folly Beach County Park is located at 1100 West Ashley Avenue, on the west end of Folly Island and borders both the Atlantic Ocean and the Folly River.
CCPRC’s Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fishing Pier, located at 101 E. Arctic Ave. on the island, is still open to the general public as scheduled for fishing walking, and birding. CCPRC’s other two beach parks, Isle of Palms County Park and Kiawah Beachwalker Park, are open for normal operations and did not sustain damage from Hurricane Irene.