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Today’s Forecast

87º | 20% chance of precipitation
Sunrise 6:24 a.m. | Sunset 8:07 p.m.
High tides 8:04 a.m. + 8:31 p.m. | 2:06 p.m.

🏖️ Follow these seaside commandments
Take a walk on Edisto. | Photo by @brett_hait
Ready or not, the weather’s warming up, the waves are crashing, and the sand from last season’s beach trip is everywhere.

Before grabbing your Yeti, leashing up Buddy + packing your Shibumi’s, scroll down for the lowdown on our Lowcountry beach rules broken down beach by beach.

Folly Beach

  • No alcohol or smoking is allowed on the beach.
  • Dogs are not allowed on the beach from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., May through September. They must be leashed at all other times. Dogs are never allowed on the pier.
  • Glass and plastic bags are not allowed on the beach.
  • Lifeguards are on duty from May through Labor Day, Sept. 2
  • When parking on the street, don’t block driveways or crosswalks, and make sure all four tires are off the road. Read all parking rules.
folly beach

Folly Beach is the “Edge of America.”


Photo by @lukescraftpizza

Sullivan’s Island

  • No alcohol or smoking is allowed on the beach.
  • Dogs must have a license from town hall. Your furry friend can be off leash before 10 a.m. and on leash after 6 p.m., May through September.
  • There are no lifeguards on duty.
  • When parking on the street, all four tires must be off the road.
  • The beach closes at 11 p.m.

Who likes going to IOP?


Photo by @rschindler

Isle of Palms

  • No alcohol or smoking is allowed on the beach.
  • Dogs are allowed year-round. They can be off leash between 5-9 a.m., April 1 through September 14.
  • Glass bottles are prohibited.
  • On-street paid parking stations are operational between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Paid parking is enforced from March through October. Read all parking rules.
Before you go, view the SC Dept. of Health and Environmental Control beach guide and check our beach bag suggestions.
Which is your favorite Charleston-area beach?

A. Folly Beach
B. Sullivan’s Island
C. Isle of Palms
D. Edisto Beach
E. Kiawah Island
Tuesday, May 7
  • Mount Pleasant Farmers Market | Tuesday, May 7 | 3:30-7 p.m. | Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, 645 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant | Free | The weekly market features vendors selling local farm-fresh produce, meats, sauces, baked goods, and other specialty foods.
  • Shape Up Charleston | Tuesday, May 7 | 5:45-6:45 p.m. | Point Break Coffee & Drive Thru, 520 Folly Rd., Charleston | Free | Don’t miss this outdoor community workout and stay after for food, drinks, and socializing.
  • Historic Cocktail and Spirits Series | Tuesday, May 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St., Charleston | $75-$85 | Join Taneka Reeves and Johnny Caldwell of the Cocktail Bandits for a special tequila and mezcal workshop.
Wednesday, May 8
  • Yarn Therapy In-Person | Wednesday, May 8-Wednesday, Aug. 7 | 2-4 p.m. | Goose Creek Library, 325 Old Moncks Corner Rd., Goose Creek | Free | All skills are invited to join other knitters and crocheters for a time of relaxation, socialization, and fun.
  • The Not Scholastic Boozy Book Fair | Wednesday, May 8 | 5-8 p.m. | Frothy Beard Brewing Company, 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston | Free | Pickup your bundle of bookish joy for this book fair built for grown-ups.
  • Inclusive Superhero Dance Party | Wednesday, May 8 | 6-8 p.m. | The Cooper River Room at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, 99 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd., Mount Pleasant | $4-$5 | People with disabilities and their families and caregivers are invited to save the day at the Inclusive Superhero Dance Party.
Thursday, May 9
  • Spring Music Series | Thursday, May 9 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Magnolia Park and Community Garden, 720 Magnolia Rd., Charleston | Free | This will be an evening of live music, food trucks, and a selection of beer and wine.
  • Sound Sessions by stillspace charleston | Thursday, May 9 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | The Restoration Hotel, 75 Wentworth St., Charleston | Free | Surrounded by the cityscape of Charleston, attune your body to new frequencies with the restorative powers of sound bathing.
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6AM City In-House pt 2
This $1 billion startup is disrupting the retirement industry
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News Notes
  • The Co-Op Frose and Eatery has expanded to its first standalone location in downtown Charleston. Located at 81 Cannon St., the shop features espresso, smoothies, sandwiches, and over 50 flavors of frosé. See it for yourself. (Charleston City Paper)
  • The former Days Inn on Meeting Street is closer to becoming SC’s first Four Seasons resort. After receiving preliminary approval last week, the project will head to the city’s Board of Architectural Review for final approval tomorrow, May 8, at 4:30 p.m. The mixed-use site plans includes hotel rooms, residential condominiums, and amenities. (The Post and Courier)
  • Did you know? This week is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Check out these resources from The National Weather Service, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division to stay in the know.
  • Mount Pleasant has a new fitness center. Prestige Therapeutic Fitness recently opened at 629 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Ste. 102. The center is equipped with innovative machines and circuits. Stay updated on Instagram. (Town of Mount Pleasant)
  • The Charleston County Public Library announced opening dates for two of its renovated branches. McClellanville Library will reopen on Friday, May 17. The ribbon cutting will begin at 10 a.m. The Folly Beach Library will reopen on Monday, May 20 and the ribbon cutting is at 9 a.m.
  • More than 140 of The Citadel’s cadets that are part of the class of 2024 have accepted commissions and are now new officers in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Space Force. This joint commissioning ceremony was held last week in the McAlister Field House. Congrats. (The Citadel Today)
  • Your CHStoday Editors here. We care about Charleston. We also care about the people in it. That’s why every day, we bring you positive, impactful news stories about our city — skipping the political talk, crime coverage, and biased reporting. Support our approach to local news with a one-time donation.
Feel Good
🍎 Thank you to all the teachers
Pineaaple Fountain downtown Charleston
Three cheers for our local teachers. | Photo provided by @dmesser92
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, and to celebrate, we asked you to shout out some local teachers. Here are three who are rockstars in our community.

Mrs. Parker, Mt. Zion Elementary
“I’d love to brag on Mrs. Parker, a first-grade teacher at Mt. Zion Elementary in Johns Island. She has a true passion for fun, learning, and creating a safe space for all children in her class. Her creative energy that she pours into the classroom is unmatched. Mt. Zion is so blessed to have her.” - Casey V.

Erica Becker, Lucy Beckham High School
“Erica Becker is a very special Spanish teacher at Lucy Beckham High School. She has been a department chair and is now heading up a special program to get high school kids interested in becoming teachers. She works tirelessly on lesson plans and still makes time to attend games, dances, and plays. Additionally, she has a...”
The Buy
A gift for your favorite teacher. We promise this is better than a shiny apple on their desk. Check out our teacher appreciation giveaway on Six and Main’s Instagram.
The Wrap
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I love coming across talented photographers in Charleston on social media. Check out this image of The Battery; it screams springtime in the Holy City.
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