Folly Island

Folly Island

Overview

Area name

Folly Island

Area Location

Drive south on Highway 171 (Folly Road) until you reach the beach on Folly Island then turn right onto Ashley Avenue. Approxiamtely 1.5 miles will put you at Folly Beach County Park.

Area Map

Access

Admission: $5 per vehicle.

Hours of Operation:

Folly Beach County Park 9:00 – 7:00 daily in the summer, 10:00 – 5:00 in the winter.

Golly Beach Fishing Pier daily from 6:00 – 11:00 in summer and 8:00 – 5:00 in winter.

Facilities

Background

Key places to check out on Folly Island are Folly Beach County Park, Folly Beach Fishing Pier – this is a 1,045 foot pier, Old Coast Guard Station.

Birding here is good year-round.

Key Birds

Resident

White Ibis, American Oystercatcher, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Loggerhead Shrike, Seaside Sparrow.

Spring

Red Knot, Marbled Godwit, Caspian Tern, Black Tern, Common Tern, Painted Bunting.

Summer

Sandwich Tern, Least Tern, Black Skimmer, Wilson’s Plover, Common Nighthawk, Painted Bunting.

Fall

Red Knot, Marbled Godwit, Caspian Tern, Black Tern, Common Tern.

Winter

Red-throated Loon, Homed Grebe, Northern Gannet, Greater Scaup, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Surf Scoter, Peregrine Falcon, Piping Plover, Saltmarsh Sparrow, Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow, Black-bellied Plover, Least Sandpiper, Bonaparte’s Gull, Forster’s Tern, Long-tailed Duck, Common Eider, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, Yellow-rumped Warbler.