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Recent Fripp Island reviews
"Really enjoyed our week on Fripp! The villa was in the perfect location. Short walk to beach. Short drive to Beaufort. Villa had everything we needed and was very clean. Owner was very helpful when we were planning our vacation . Was quick to respond to any questions we had about things to do in the area. Fripp Island is now our favorite!"Guest: Coleen S. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: December 16, 2014View listing
"We loved this place. Well maintained, quiet and lovely. A bird watcher's paradise. Our week there went by too fast!!"Guest: sing Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 8, 2015View listing
"We stayed 4 days between Christmas and the New Year. The condo is perfect for two; may be a bit crowded with more as the sofabed is in the living room/kitchen area. The sofa is comfortable for sitting and there is one armless straightback chair to sit in, so again, two fit best unless the others are children. Furnishings are tasteful, though worn; the mattress was on the soft side, which suited my husband. The bathroom is large and has a huge shower. For use in the winter, the condo had good heating. We used the kitchen, which had just enough equipment to make simple quick meals; the knives need to be sharpened or replaced. Did our shopping at the Publix about 20 minutes away, between Beaufort and Fripp Island. The location was amazing: right on the water so within a few minutes, during low tide, you can be on the beach (at high tide, you have to walk around the golf course for access). Even in the colder weather, the beach is wonderful and the area is rich in natural beauty. The resort has many extra amenities (marina, golf, tennis, restaurants, etc.) but we did not use them, so cannot comment on them. Fripp Island resort employees were very pleasant and helpful in any interaction. It was amazingly peaceful and great for walking. The owner was very responsive and helpful in making the arrangements and sending information. We would return to this lodging. If you like photography, we recommend Eric Hogan Wildlife Photography tours, in Beaufort. Savannah and Charleston are easy day trips. We ate at Foolish Frog on St. Helena and at Magnolia Bakery/Cafe in Beaufort and enjoyed both meals."Guest: Clover88 Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 3, 2015View listing
"We had a fabulous time. The condo was conveniently located to the beach and we could see the ocean from the kitchen. Our first evening there, we were shocked to see deer wander near the back porch. The condo itself was comfortable and well decorated. The appliances and furniture were top of line. The only negative was both bathrooms were only accessible via the bedrooms. We had a problem with a toilet but the maintenance folks were very responsive and fixed the problem quickly. There were many wonderul surprises throughout our stay, including when we rented a boat and encounterd dolphins and an isolated beach where gathered beautiful shells. Two big thumbs up!! We hope to be back. -Gary & Dorothy"Guest: Gary P. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 11, 2014View listing
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.