Sat. eve.@SUNSET CAY Cafe w' a Full Moon@Folly Beach...best views in Charleston











As the weather gets hot & peak beach season is here, we'll attempt to hold many events at outdoor venues with natural breezes that also have ample rain covered areas; so that no event is threatened by inclement weather.

Sunset Cay (66 W. 9th St. Ext. , Folly Beach, SC 29439, tel:[masked]) is a hidden treasure at Charleston's Folly Beach. It overlooks a marina and scenic river flowing into the nearby Atlantic Ocean. The sunsets are stunning & arguably the best in Charleston. As a member of this semi-private yacht club and bar/restaurant, I have been given permission to invite our members to a venue that very few would otherwise experience.

The sunset view and resultant colors over the river are truly picturesque, hence the name "Sunset Cay". Sunset for this date is 8:30 pm. Add the full moon on this night reflecting over both the river and the Atlantic (no howling please, LOL). You can see both the front beach and the river (from the same spot) from an area here at Sunset Cay.

The venue is covered should it rain. It doesn't rain much nor for very long here at Folly Beach, even though it may be pouring elsewhere.

Below is a photo link to our last event here two years ago.

http://www.meetup.com/Charleston-Mingles/photos/8863292/#[masked] 

For the dancers out there, we can move on down the street after this event to the oceanfront Tiki Bar at The Tides Hotel's Blu bar patio area for some dancing to live music and more full moon watching over the Atlantic. 

The band on this night at the after party Blu Tiki Bar area is The Masker Band.

This how they describe themselves.

"A high energy funk/rock/soul/cover band band. We work hard to make sure the crowd is dancing and having fun & play groove-based funk/soul classic rock combo."

I have uploaded a directional map, because after parking your car, you may still have difficulty finding this venue; as you will have to walk between and past two private homes to the waterfront.











• Sorry about this, but the attendance limit is set by the owner of the Sunset Cay Cafe, as required by the allowed capacity the venue can hold. If you decide not to go, please allow others on the "WAITLIST" to go by changing your RSVP to "NOT GOING". Thank you for this courtesy.


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  • Gene

    I''M IN LOVE!.......... With this group. OH, I like SUNSET CAY TOO.

    1 · July 13

    • Nancy

      Welcome to the group Gene! Glad you enjoyed it!

      July 13

    • Mary

      Good to see you, Gene. Got your message :)

      July 13

  • Susan B.

    Beautiful night ..great views

    July 13

  • Allyson

    Best sunset views in the area and good company

    July 13

  • Wilson L.

    This was a good meet up. I had a lot of fun.

    July 13

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Victor.....beautiful views and great people!

    July 13

  • Cindy C.

    I loved the beautiful view! It was nice to meet people too!

    1 · July 13

  • John

    Absolutely a beautiful, great evening.

    July 13

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a blast Victor! Great to meet you and thanks for putting this together.

    July 13

  • Victor

    Loved it. We packed the place and were the majority at the ocean front Blu Tiki bar afterwards. What would they have done without us? Postcard perfect sunset and full moon over the river and Atlantic...may have to wait a long time for the next such picturesque scenario. Photos coming Monday, as I am busy hosting a Meetup golf clinic and round of golf today.

    1 · July 13

  • Richelle

    Very beautiful views...thanks Victor

    July 13

  • jill w.

    I am lost and can not find this place. Is anyone available to help me?

    July 12

    • Nancy

      I hope you found Sunset Cay.

      July 13

  • Cindy

    I am so sorry I couldn't make it tonight! Especially since I am a new member! I had a family issue that took far longer than I anticipated!

    July 12

    • Nancy

      I hope you can join us at the next meetup.

      July 13

  • Robert N F.

    Notified too late. I cannot make it at this time.

    July 12

    • Nancy

      We missed you!

      1 · July 13

  • Patti M.

    Gorgeous view, weather, sunset and super moon! Fun people! We should go here more often!

    1 · July 13

  • Warren C.

    Are you people that dumb that you dont know of you are coming or going?

    July 12

  • Robert N F.

    Notification received too late. Cannot make it at this time.

    July 12

  • jill w.

    On my way! So excited!

    July 12

  • Warren C.

    You know I will be glad when sunset is over I have never in all my life had so many comments. Thank you.

    July 12

  • Susan

    Due to unforeseen circumstances I will not be able to attend. Ya'll have a great time!

    July 12

  • Victor

    The band on this night at the after party Blu Tiki Bar area is The Masker Band.

    This how they describe themselves.

    "A high energy funk/rock/soul/cover band band. We work hard to make sure the crowd is dancing and having fun & play groove-based funk/soul classic rock combo."

    1 · July 12

  • Denise D

    Cant wait to see everyone

    July 12

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not going to make it tonight. Changed my RSVP. Hope to make it to the next one. Have fun!

    July 12

  • Carla

    RNFA on assignment here in Charleston with retired husband

    July 12

  • Kareem H.

    I am not going to be able to make it tonight, RSVP changed and I hope everyone has a good time.

    July 12

  • Theresa

    I won't be able to make it have fun!!

    July 12

  • Deanna

    Looking forward to this.. Should be a great time

    1 · July 12

  • Susan B.

    Thank you victor. See you there!

    1 · July 12

  • Victor

    Susan you're 4th on the "waitlist", so by event time, I would assume you to get onto the "attending" list. After logging in, you click on the event title, scroll down past the entire "attending" list, and the next list in order is the "waitlist".

    July 12

  • Susan B.

    How can you tell where you are on the wait list?

    July 12

  • richard

    Elizabeth and I are unable to attend tonight so two lucky people can go in our spots. Have fun!

    July 12

  • Debra H.

    Vic I think since I am on the wait list and there are so many concerns re the # of folks attending .. that I will hold off and change my RSVP to NOT Attending. This would have been my 1st time with this group.... and was looking forward to it .. but will make it another time:(

    July 11

    • Kari

      depending on where you are on the wait list, I wouldn't change it. You'd be surprised the number of people who decide not to ho

      July 11

    • Kari

      Go at the last minute. and I'm sorry I keep hitting send before I'm ready to send this message!!

      July 11

  • Gene

    Never been to Folly so I am taking my camera and going down Friday night to get familler with the area in anticipation of the event Saturday evening at Sunset Cay.

    2 · July 10

    • Lorna M.

      Heh Gene, Fri on Folly Pier, Jeff Houts will be playing music. He's a local one man band and totally awesome. Tell him Lorna sent you and he'll play you a J Buffett tune! See you Sat nite.

      July 10

  • Victor

    A reply by me to a member when he inquired about how the "Waitlist" is being applied. "The owner of Sunset Cay is worried about the possibility of getting in trouble with whatever authorities if he exceeds his allowed capacity (long story). I'm not personally applying anything, and just letting the Meetup system do it's RSVP thing online; then leaving it up to Sunset Cay's owner for whatever else. He may do nothing, but he may also stop people at the door. Then again, who knows what percentage of RSVPs will show up. Too many unknown variables for me to give you a definitive answer."

    2 · July 10

    • Nancy

      It's a fire code safety. Every location has a.maximum number of people allowed. If something should happen..and it's obvious more than the max.of people are there, insurance.company can refuse to.pay. The owner is liable. This is when it is courteous to others to change your RSVP if you will not be attending then the person at the top of the waiting list gets in. :-)

      July 10

  • lscharin909

    I signed up awhile ago and I am bringing a friend, hope that is still alright!

    July 9

  • Debra H.

    As a "new" memeber I just changed my RSVP to the wait list.... please let me know if this acceptable.. looking forward to ...thanks

    July 9

  • A former member
    A former member

    As I'm on the wait-list for Sunset Cay Cafe which may not change....can I just go to the Tiki Bar at the Tides Hotel, or has it got a capacity limit also? Any info would be good....much thanks, Marina

    July 9

  • Liz

    Change of plans and won't be able to make it. I've updated my RSVP. Really hope to make a Folly Beach event one of these days! Have fun!!!

    July 9

  • Victor

    Sorry about this, but the attendance limit is set by the owner of the SUNSET CAY CAFE, as required by the allowed capacity the venue can hold. If you decide to NOT GO, please allow others on the "WAITLIST" to go by changing your RSVP to "NOT GOING". Thank you for this courtesy.

    July 9

  • Victor

    Jeff, if the parking lot gets full, then the usual Folly Beach parking rules apply. Park alongside the road, but no tires touching the pavement. I've been to a past major event there with over a thousand others where I had to park almost 10 min. away. "Good grief"

    1 · July 8

  • Jeff

    Is there enough parking there??

    July 8

  • Debra H.

    Hi there.. I am new the Meet UPs... and not a "memeber" of this group yet as I would like to attend an event first. Is there any availability for this event this Sat?

    July 8

  • lscharin909

    I suppose people will be there awhile before going to the Holiday Inn?? 6:30-WHEN?? 9-9:30 than moving to the Inn for dancing? I am asking so I can let friends meeting me there know- one will be with me earlier but another might not make it until 8-8:30pm. Just want to make sure!

    July 7

    • Nancy

      I know some of us will be there till 9ish! Should be a great evening!

      July 7

  • Kristin

    Can we bring a friend to this event? I'm new to Meetup

    July 1

  • Victor

    I guess I was asking for it. In my description of Sunset Cay's full moon night, I joked "No howling please". I just got an email from a member saying "Don't tell me when I'm not allowed to howl"

    6 · July 1

  • Cherie!!

    Have fun, my friend's birthday party will outlast your celebration. :) Till next time!

    July 7

  • Nicola G.

    Hi Jeff! Great to meet you at the last event. See you next Saturday, great group of people!

    2 · July 3

  • Jeff

    Looking forward to going......

    1 · July 3

  • lscharin909

    I hope to make this and bring a friend or 2!

    June 25

  • Sherry Masche C.

    I haven't been to Sunset Cay in years...I used to go there way back in the 70's, 80's, 90's.... It was one of my favorite places to watch the Sunset. Sunset was always a fun place to go & meet my friends.

    June 24

  • John

    Would love to come by boat, do they have slip rentals there?

    June 24

    • Victor

      John, for sure they have slips. I'm assuming they also have slip rentals, as they are still selling slips. You will have to call yourself for details.

      June 24

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