Water's Edge Inn at Folly Beach

79 West 2nd Street, Folly Beach, South Carolina 29439
Innkeeper(s): Paul Lauer
  • Welcome to Water's Edge Inn!

    Welcome to Water's Edge Inn!

  • The Floridian guestroom

    The Floridian guestroom

  • The Islander guestroom

    The Islander guestroom

  • The Charleston guestroom

    The Charleston guestroom

  • The Atlantic guestroom

    The Atlantic guestroom

  • Private guest bathroom

    Private guest bathroom

  • 24-hour hot tub access provided for all of our guests.

    24-hour hot tub access provided for all of our guests.

  • Enjoy breakfast on your own private screened in outdoor patio

    Enjoy breakfast on your own private screened in outdoor patio

  • Breakfast and happy hour are served daily

    Breakfast and happy hour are served daily

  • Happy Hour served daily 4-7. Includes lite hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, & world famous Folly Punch

    Happy Hour served daily 4-7. Includes lite hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, & world famous Folly Punch

  • Enjoy dining at our outdoor patio area.

    Enjoy dining at our outdoor patio area.

  • Beach chair and umbrella rentals available.

    Beach chair and umbrella rentals available.

  • Private guest bathroom

    Private guest bathroom

  • Our newest guestroom - The Regatta

    Our newest guestroom - The Regatta

  • 3-bedroom 3-bath villas are available for larger groups.  See our website for more details.

    3-bedroom 3-bath villas are available for larger groups. See our website for more details.


“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” 20 Nov 2014, 10:25 am

Brr! This week the temperatures have plummeted and it has left everyone feeling a little gloomy. But here at the beach we are still having a great time. It might be cold but there are plenty of things to do that make this weather a little more bearable.

1) Drink hot chocolate! We never say no to a delectable mug of steaming hot cocoa.
2) Take a nap
3) Watch a movie
4) Play Monopoly. It is never too late to start a family feud with the classic game of Monopoly.
5) Read a book
6) Better yet, why not write a book?
7) Make some chili. It is that time of year and chili always keeps you warm. Find some great chili recipes here
8) Turn on the fireplace and roast some marshmallows
9) Go ice skating. We can’t do this here at Folly Beach but plenty of places have seen enough snow!
10) Do some online shopping or maybe, just maybe, sell some of your unnecessary items online
11) Write a letter to a friend you haven’t seen in awhile
12) Like our Facebook page!
13) Start learning a new language today
14) Rearrange your furniture
15) Travel somewhere warmer. Like our boutique hotel!

Just a few ideas to get your day started off right.

Why YOU Should Stay At Water’s Edge Inn 10 Nov 2014, 6:32 am

When you come to Folly Beach, you are coming to a place with beautiful weather, fun activities, and charm that only the South can offer. From the moment you cross over the bridge and drive onto the island, you are enveloped in that small town feel. On both sides of Center Street there are little shops, businesses, a church, kayaking rentals, and the best local dives on the beach.

The first question you are going to ask yourself is which hotel should I stay at while vacationing on Folly? Which hotel will offer that southern charm, beach proximity, cleanliness, and unique experience that you are looking for? What hotel will greet you by name, offer you a glass of World Famous Folly Punch the moment you step in the door, and show you to your room personally while answering any questions you may have about the area? Which hotel will offer the amazing views and a hot tub right on the marsh where you can watch the tide come in and out?

Water’s Edge Inn! That is the easiest answer you will ever find! With everything that Folly Beach has to offer you, you need a hotel that will give you the relaxation and comfort you need after a day exploring our little town and the hustle and bustle of downtown Charleston. For that intimate vacation, stay at Water’s Edge Inn instead of a larger hotel property. Situated just a few blocks from the ocean and within easy walking distance of all the attractions of Folly Beach, you can’t go wrong with us!

Cheesy Delight! 25 Oct 2014, 5:36 am

If you enjoy macaroni and cheese, dogs, and paddleboarding, we have the perfect weekend for you! Charleston is hosting many great events this weekend to keep you entertained, and all for a great cause!


Start your day off right with the Magnolia Plantation Mutt Strutt. For the month of October, anyone who adopts a dog from a Lowcountry animal shelter will receive free admission to Magnolia Plantation. On October 25th, the doggie-owner costume contest will begin at noon for this “howl-o-ween” event! What a great and creative way to help the Charleston Animal Society’s overcrowding issue.


My favorite event of the year is here! Charleston Mac Off is back for 5th annual mac & cheese event! Come sample macaroni from various vendors and enjoy entertainment and games on October 25th in Mount Pleasant! All proceeds from the event benefit the Lowcountry Local First to keep our small businesses and farmers thriving. We all love food and this southern comfort mac & cheese promises that no one will go hungry at this event!


And a quick reminder to come check out the SUPer Scary SUP Race today on Folly Beach! Put on your costume and come paddle board for a great cause! The weather is perfect and we want to see you all out here enjoying everything Folly has to offer!

Enjoy the Dark Side of Charleston! 16 Oct 2014, 12:35 pm

The year is winding down and the holidays are approaching but don’t be alarmed! October in Charleston means many great events and gorgeous weather to boot.

Prepare to be scared! Boone Hall presents Boone Hall Fright Nights! Take a hayride through the Wicked Woods or explore Zombie Town. If you want something a little more friendly for the family, visit during the day and enjoy the Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch!

Another great event is the fourth annual Super Scary SUP Race!! Come join SUP Safaris and Flipper Finders for a fun packed event on the beach! For a great cause, bring out the family and family pet and enjoy a day on the water. A little competition and food afterwards is a good way to spend a Saturday.

If you want an action packed event, why not check out the Zombie Paintball in Mount Pleasant? 



Grand Opening of The Regatta Inn on Folly Beach! 6 Oct 2014, 6:16 am

What a great week it has been here on Folly Beach! We were able to meet some amazing people who came to help us celebrate our newest addition to our Folly Beach community, the Regatta Inn.

The sky was cloudy and the weather was blustering but good company and great food made for an amazing weekend. Our amazing caterers, Hamby, provided our friends and family with delicious hors d’oeuvres that were devoured immediately. Our ribbon cutting went off beautifully as well.

Our owners, Paul and Ivan, open our doors with a ceremonial ribbon cutting.


Since the grand opening, our beautiful property with its sunset views has filled its rooms and hosted a gorgeous wedding. To help two people bring their lives together was an incredibly heartfelt event. Romance is in the air!


The Regatta Inn is Almost Here! 17 Sep 2014, 11:13 am

After months of hard work and dedication, it is almost that time! The clock is ticking down and soon our sister property, the Regatta Inn, will be up and open for business. To celebrate our grand opening, we are inviting all of our friends and family to our Open House next weekend on Friday, September 26th and Saturday, September 27th from 5 pm to 10 pm. Come get a first glimpse at the rooms and spectacular views our new inn has to offer while enjoying some heavy hors d’oeuvres and wine. Plus it is a great way to meet all of the individuals who have put their heart and soul into our new hotel.

Located on Sunset Cay Marina, the Regatta Inn boasts some of the most remarkable views of the water that Folly Beach has to offer. With a modern contemporary nautical vibe, the Regatta Inn features ten guestrooms with a variety of amenities. Also included with each stay is our complimentary happy hour on the Madeline Bell terrace and daily breakfast. We also have an event venue that can host not only small, intimate elopements but full size weddings!

Help us celebrate this momentous occasion!

Charleston Restaurant Week 3 Sep 2014, 12:07 pm

Charleston Restaurant Week starts today! Looking for great food at a great price? Well look no further! Charleston Restaurant Week offers great deals at classic Charleston eateries. Take this opportunity to try something new. Check out their website for menus and availability. Cheers, Y’all!



SUP Safaris and Flipper Finders 11 Aug 2014, 11:18 am

Looking for a way to have fun and stay active on your next vacation? Well, check out SUP Safaris and Flipper Finders for some great water activities. From sailboat rides to paddle boarding, these Folly Beach treasures are guaranteed to offer a spectacular experience!

Want more information or need advice on what to try? Give our friendly guest service staff a call, and we’ll help you pick the perfect activity for you!

Paddleboarding Rentals and Tours are available on Folly Beach

Shark Week! 4 Aug 2014, 11:15 am


Are you a fan of these aquatic carnivores? Visit the South Carolina Aquarium August 1-10 for Shark Week!

Shark Week activities: 
Reel in the Shark Week experience with tons of toothy fun! From shark themed dive shows, interactive shark carts, and our popular Shark on the Shelf, there’s excitement for all ages all week long: 

-Bruce, the Aquarium’s giant inflatable shark, will welcome guests 
-Bamboo shark touch experience (limited times only) 
-Shark-themed dive shows 
-“Shark on the Shelf” making a special summer appearance 
-Shark-themed interactive education stations such as Sharkeology where you can dig for shark artifacts, and our Shark Cart with fossils, teeth, and more! 
-Photos in a giant Megalodon jaw 
-Shark dress-up area 
-Marvel at 13 sharks which call the Great Ocean Tank home, including sand tiger sharks! 

For more information on Shark Week, please visit the website provided. 

The aquarium is open daily from 9:00am-5:00pm.

Not Just a Beach Vacation… 26 Jul 2014, 3:32 pm

Charleston is a wealth of charm and history. Enhance your beach vacation by visiting beautiful Downtown Charleston and its many museums and famous sites! Enjoy the bustle of the Charleston City Market, or the tranquil peace of one of Charleston’s historic places of worship. Take in a show at the Dock Street Theater or indulge in one of Charleston’s many culinary tours. Too many to decide? Well, here are a few we recommend! Happy hunting Y’all!

Mimosas & Mystery Old Time Radio HourVolunteers from the audience are invited to play alongside the cast in this chamber theatre style ode to the old-timey radio mystery. Our favorite famous fictional detectives find themselves embroiled in a Holy City whodunit. Staged as a live radio broadcast, the Black Fedora gang will look to the audience for help in telling the story, providing sound effects, and simply laughing loudly and often.

Church Street Daughters of the Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun & Gin Club MysteryThe Church Street Daughters of the Late Unpleasantness have held their monthly Garden, Gun & Gin Club since back when such decent ladies knew their place in society, before miniskirts, meter maids, and men wearing shorts ruined everything. And certainly there had been more than a few meetings which dissolved into a bit of hair-pullin’, heir-provin’, and homemade hare-puddin’ pitching. Still until this new sort of female up and invited herself, the crème of Charleston’s ladies hadn’t ever had to dirty their white gloves with something so revoltingly common as a … murder! Featuring the five o’clock shadow blue-haired detectives (the more masculine cast members, which might not be saying a lot), it’s a murder mystery with manners.

Firefly Friday: Charleston Harbor Dolphin Sunset SailSet Sail for a dolphin sunset sail with the Palmetto Breeze with proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen fight against breast cancer. With purchase of a ticket, you will receive a free Firefly Vodka cocktail. Set sail from Shem Creek beside Red’s Ice House on the Charleston Harbor.  $35/adult, $20/children 12 years and under. Tickets are non-refundable. Complimentary Bottled Water and Soft Drinks. Cash bar for beer, wine and pre-mixed margaritas. 

Seersucker Sundays at the JoeSupporters of preservation now have another reason to wear seersucker, discounted RiverDogs tickets! For all of the remaining Sunday home games, fans of Historic Charleston Foundation will pay $7 per ticket, three dollars off the price of admission for an upper reserve seat. A portion of the ticket savings will be donated to historic preservation in Charleston.