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Recent Fripp Island reviews
"This home has everything you could need for a wonderful beach vacation. Our 2 sons and their families stayed here while we were in another house just across the street. Each couple had their own room and our 2 granddaughters were in the bedroom with the twin beds. Even our 7 month old granddaughter was comfortable because there was a crib and changing table in the master bedroom area! The kitchen is fully equipped. There were 2 golf carts at our disposal and these are perfect to get all around Fripp Island. The 2 young granddaughters were able to hang out in the "TV room" watching DVDs while the adults were out in the great room. There was plenty of room around the dining room table for all of us for our meals and for playing games each evening. We will definitely plan to stay at this home the next time we plan another family reunion beach trip."Guest: Terry Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: November 13, 2014View listing
"Thank you Judy! What a wonderful and lovely place, beautiful view, very clean, very roomy and great location! We felt right at home. We had a wonderful stay and loved your villa; the view was spectacular. We will definitely get in touch with you the next time we come down to Fripp Island - we want to stay at your place again! Thank you, thank you, thank you!"Guest: Linda B. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 26, 2014View listing
"My husband and I have traveled quite a bit using HomeAway and are usually not disappointed. But this house has become one of our top five favorite places to stay. Fripp Island is beautiful of course, but this home made our stay even better. It is well equipped with a beautiful new kitchen, nice furniture and comfy beds and plenty of room for several people if you want the company. The home's entrance seems modest but when you open the door you are immediately faced with a wall of windows that overlook spectacular views of the marsh. We had plenty of birds and resident deer within reach and especially enjoyed one kingfisher that kept us entertained for days. Mike, the owner, was very nice to work with. We were looking for a marsh view because we were visiting our kids and grandkids in their RV on the ocean at Hunting Island during the day, so a marsh view gave us the best of both worlds. When Mike heard about our plans, he offered gate passes for our family to come over to visit with us, which we thought was a very nice thing to do. We spent time on the golf cart buzzing around the island, letting the kids run off some steam on the beach, then met back up for dinner. The house was definitely big enough to accommodate us all. The only downside was these two grands are toddlers so we were a little busy trying to stay ahead of their grabby hands. The furnishings may be best suited to older children than little ones, but that may depend on their activity levels and how preemptive their parents want to be. This vacation turned out to be one of our best. The time of year we chose was perfect and bug free, the weather was beautiful and most of all, the house was part of the reason it was such a dream vacation. We hated to leave so much that we kept adding on extra days. Once I got home, I decided to bring back happy memories by using a picture of the beautiful deck and marsh as my wallpaper. We really hope to come back soon. Randy and Ginny Haynes from Georgia"Guest: Ginny M. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 15, 2014View listing
"Our group of friends enjoyed each minute of our Sept. Vacation. We loved all the renovations of the condo. We already have it reserved for sept. 2015!"Guest: Freeman Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 13, 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.