Folly Beach Pier closes for parking lot renovations

Published: Jan. 22, 2023 at 4:17 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 23, 2023 at 6:31 AM EST
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FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - The recently-reopened Folly Beach Pier is closing Monday for a temporary project to renovate the nearby parking lot.

The pier will be closed for a two-week period starting on Monday.

A couple of weeks ago, the pier reopened after a two-year construction progress. Those renovations included a new 1,049-foot-long pier that is 25 feet wide, with a wooden walkway and railings built on concrete pilings and a substructure.

Charleston County Park officials said the newly rebuilt pier also boasts a longer lifespan, expected to be more than 65 years, than most wooden piers.

They also said in the event of a large storm, wooden walkway panels are designed to break away.

The pier will reopen to the public on Feb. 3.