There’s been a lot of change at Folly Beach Pier, so we’re keeping you in the loop. Charleston County Parks has reopened the pier following parking lot renovations. This was the final stage of the two-year reconstruction project.
The new structure will be open from 8 a.m. to sunset and features a diamond-shaped platform, fishing stations, a gift and tackle shop, restrooms and showers, benches and shade structures, and Pier 101 Restaurant & Bar.
Follow the timeline:
- 1931: The original Folly Beach Pier is built with palmetto tree logs and is 97-ft long and 120-ft wide.
- 1960: The pier and pavilion reopen as the Ocean Plaza with a boardwalk and amusement rides after a fire in 1957.
- January 1977: The pier burns down.
- July 1995: Charleston County Parks opens Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fishing Pier at 25-ft wide and 1,045-ft long.
- October 2020: The pier closes for the reconstruction project.
- December 2022: The new Folly Beach Pier opens at 25-ft wide and 1,049-ft long.
- January 2023: The pier closes for parking lot renovations and Folly Pier Fest is announced.
- February 2023: Charleston County Parks reopens the pier.
Now let’s pier into the future. Check out these upcoming events at the new Folly Beach Pier. Heads up: These dates are subject to change.
- Dedication ceremony: Celebrate the new pier on March 1.
- Folly Pier Fest: Grab tickets for this fundraiser featuring music, entertainment, and food on March 11.
- Moonlight Mixer: Dance the night away on May 5, June 16, and July 7.
- Cast Off Fishing Tournament: Enter this fishing competition slated for May 27, June 24, August 26, and September 23.
Good news: The pier is expected to remain open now that renovations are complete and the new structure has a longer lifespan of 65+ years. See you in Folly Beach.