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Recent Fripp Island reviews

  • Great house for the price

    "We had 11 people staying at the house for the week and had plenty of room for everyone without being on top of each other. The views of the ocean are breathtaking, right on the 9th green on Ocean Point. Beach access just down the street but unaccessible during high tide. Ocean Point pool is just a few steps down the road, very quiet. Property manager is quick to respond to any issues that arise. Would recommend to friends and family for future stay."
    Guest: Ann S. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 30, 2014
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  • Great Find...

    "Our family stayed at this location over the week of July 4th. We have stayed at Fripp for many years and this house was a great find. Just a block away from the beach which was great for our small kids and Ocean Club is just next door so you can walk over at any time. House is a little dated but over all was very clean and we enjoyed our stay. No golf cart included but for us no big deal as we bring our own. Overall pleased and will stay again."
    Guest: AB Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: August 19, 2014
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  • Incredible views and doggie friendly!

    "We stayed at this Fripp Island property the week of memorial day, and had a wonderful time! As soon as you pull up, you'll love the beautifully painted house and multiple decks! As we entered, not only us, but our dogs felt right at home! They loved going on vacation with us, and the house is incredibly dog friendly; there was a bed for them, bowls and dog treats! The house also has a stocked kitchen, everything you would need to cook, very comfortable beds with linens and fluffy beach towels! We used the bikes to explore the island, and golf cart to transport us and dogs to the beach. I recommend this beautiful house to everyone, I know we will be back!! The owner Cynthia is wonderful to worth with! We've stayed in a few different properties on Fripp, and this by far was the best place and best views! Enjoy!"
    Guest: Carol Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 6, 2014
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  • Spring Break on Fripp

    "We had the opportunity to spend a week In this beautiful house on Fripp in April 2015. We actually purchased our weeks stay at a charity auction to which the owners of the property donated a week at their home. Our stay was perfect. The island is a paradise and the home comfortable and ideally located. 6 adults made the trip, and all enjoyed themselves and would return tomorrow given the chance. It was really nice that the house had plenty of nice beach chairs, and we upgraded to a six person golf cart for a small fee and used it to go everywhere. We are not golfers, but the beach, pools, and fishing were great. We've rented vacation homes before, and must say that this was our best experience yet."
    Guest: Michelle K. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
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Fripp Island Travel Tips

Fripp Island is a gated, resort community outside of Beaufort, South Carolina. The 3,000-acre island is located at the end of a chain of sea islands and offers visitors access to a marina, golf courses, restaurants and 3.5 miles of sandy beaches in South Carolina's lowcountry.

The island is named after Captain Johannes Fripp who helped to protect the Carolina colony from Spanish attacks. Local folklore also marks the island as the spot where pirate Blackbeard hid his treasures and bounty.

Fripp Island Attractions

Hunting Island State Park sees more than 1 million visitors a year and is one of the state's most popular state parks and beach areas. There's an historic lighthouse that's the only one in the state that visitors can climb up and see breathtaking views of the ocean and surrounding area from the top. The lagoon is a highly desired fishing spot for guests as is the fishing pier that stretches 1,120 feet into the Fripp Inlet. You can check out the park's nature center where there are exhibits of local wildlife and marine life.

There are two golf courses located on Fripp Island - Ocean Point Golf Links and Ocean Creek. Ocean Point Golf Links is located along the water and 10 of the 18 holes have an ocean view. Ocean Creek has panoramic views of the Great Salt Marsh and freshwater lakes. The wildlife found throughout the golf course includes deer, egrets, blue herons and ospreys.

Water activities are a must for visitors to the island. There are sandy white beaches just waiting to be explored and warm water that's perfect for swimming or boogie boarding. You can go paddle boarding or kayak with a rental from Island Excursions if you're into water sports or simply go for a dip in the Atlantic Ocean. Lay out in the sun and catch some rays while the kids play in the water, build sand castles or play a pick-up game of beach volleyball.

For outdoor recreation, rent a golf cart, bicycle or moped to explore all that the island has to offer. You can head to the Fripp Island Marina where you can take offshore charters to go deep sea fishing or stay close to the shore with one of the marina's guides. Head to the Racquet Club or Tennis Club for an afternoon match before venturing out for dinner.

Visitors who really want an adventure should try heading out on a Dolphin Cruise or go kayaking to see strand feeding by the bottlenose dolphins that call the water off Fripp Island home. Strand feeding is where the dolphins will create a giant wave to wash fish up on the shore along the marshes and tidal creeks to capture for food. It's a synchronized motion and one of the most amazing acts of nature you can see in person.

Things to Do

Events: There are several events hosted on Fripp Island and the surrounding communities throughout the year including the Gullah Festival, Heritage Days Celebration at Penn Center, Race 4 Love, the Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens and the Beaufort Shrimp Festival. Perhaps the largest event in the area is the Beaufort Water Festival, a 10-day celebration with live entertainment, a blessing of the shrimp fleet, sports events, crafts, dances and food.

Dining: You'll find one-of-a-kind dishes on Fripp Island ranging from crab soup to lobster pot pie. Bonito Boathouse is local favorites and some of the best seafood you can find in the lowcountry. Try buttermilk fried flounder or the fresh catch of the day. Enjoy a big breakfast or lunch at Ocean Point Grille for a family-friendly meal or take in the beautiful views of Skull Inlet and Pritchard's Island at Willies Wet Bar. Other eateries on the island include The Beach Club, Ocean View Sports Bar, The Sandbar, The Marina Deli, Cabana Club Restaurant, The Food Court and The 19th Hole.

Camp Fripp: This is one for the kids. Camp Fripp is a day camp just for those between the ages of 3 and 12 that's full of activities that include learning about loggerhead sea turtles, dolphin-watching and combing the beach for seashells. Children will also learn about the real pirates from the 1600s who once inhabited the island as well as its first settlers. There's also Kid's Night Out held at the Fripp Island Resort's Activity Center where they'll eat dinner and play camp games and activities.

ARTworks: This non-profit organization on the island allows visitors and residents alike to enjoy programs that will show them what the Fripp Island art community is all about. You can take an adult art class or sign the children up for a class of their own. Galleries highlight special exhibitions each month and include artwork created by children and adults who take classes and local artists. ARTworks also presents events where the community can come together and celebrate the arts. During the summer, the organization plays host to the Beaufort Food Truck Fest featuring a variety of food trucks and other vendors from throughout the region that sell items such as lobster rolls, cupcakes and barbecue.

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