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Stono River Inlet & South Folly Beach Sandbars

The last post showing an aerial view of the Sullivan's Island and Breach Inlet sandbars at low tide was very popular with the ocean athlete and boating communities. It gives a snapshot of what the sandbars looked like in April 2023 and it will be interesting to see how they change over time, as sandbars often do around here. Someone requested I provide the same for the sandbars around the Stono River Inlet and south Folly Beach. Great idea! So here you go...


The following aerial drone video and photos were captured on May 30, 2023 at dead low tide.


The first clip in this video below is the view from the east tip of Kiawah Island looking east towards south Folly Beach. It begins by flying east over Bird Key. The second clip is the view from the ocean side of south Folly Beach looking inland, and moving from east to west.





Above: This is the view looking south from south Folly Beach. The upper right hand corner is the eastern tip of Kiawah Island.


Below: Kiawah Island at top and Bird Key in the middle right of the photo.

The following 6 photos are a 180 degree view from west to east.







Above: Looking east at the south tip of Folly Beach


Above & below : Another view looking west from south Folly Beach at Kiawah Island and Bird Key


Above: Looking towards northwest where the Folly River meets the Stono River. At left is the north tip of Bird Key.


Above: Snake Island and the Folly River between Bird Key and the south tip of Folly Beach


Above: Looking towards the east at Folly River and the south tip of Folly Beach


Above: Looking at Snake Island at the top of the photo. At right is the very southern tip of Folly Beach.


Above: the view from the southern tip of Folly Beach looking towards Bird Key, Kiawah Island, and the Stono River at top of the photo.


Above: Looking south - the eastern tip of Kiawah Island and the southern tip of Bird Key at upper right of the photo.


Above: Looking south, at top of photo is Bird Key and Kiawah Island


Above: waves outside of the inlet between the southern tip of Folly Beach and Bird Key



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