Our gated, private island is unique in so many ways everyone seems to wish to return. This 3 bed room home was built as a model home on Porpoise Drive. It has several upgrades, including wood and ceramic floors on the main level. It is fully carpeted upstairs where the 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths are located. Fripp Inlet is just down the street where a fishing and crabbing deck is located; A great place to watch sunrises over the ocean or sunsets over the marsh. The street is wonderfully quite, even in season and my grandchildren have spent many hours on bikes, skateboards, etc. in the street. The Audubon Trail is across the street. In addition to 3 miles of wonderful white sand beach, Fripp Island is a nature preserve with hundreds of seemingly tame deer, charming aviaries, raccoon, numerous shore birds, and, of course, alligators. While golf carts are a common means of transportation, walking and biking is a great way to spend time on this unique island.
Fripp Island is a 3,000-acre barrier island off the coast of South Carolina, gets its name from swashbuckling English Captain Johannes Fripp. Legend has it that pirates, including Captain Fripp, used the island as a secluded hideaway. Located 19 miles east of Beaufort, Fripp Island consists of a three and a half miles beach and wildlife sanctuary. You will see many varieties of birds, including eagles, egrets and pelicans, about 300 deer that will eat out of your hand, raccoons and alligators in most lagoons. Watch your dog!
Fripp is unmatched as a recreation and vacation destination. Our island has several pool complexes, including an Olympic pool, 3 pool complexes that are ocean front and one with waterfalls. There are clay and asphalt tennis courts, restaurants, the 2 championship golf courses and a small fitness center. Guest cards are required for access to these facilities and rentals from the resort bur are unavailable with this property. There are two places on Fripp where you may purchase meals without guest cards and several restaurants within a 5-15 minute drive. Rentals are also available elsewhere.
The most seaward of the beautiful barrier islands of South Carolina, Fripp Island is 3000 acres of natural beauty. Designated as a Wildlife Sanctuary, more than 175 species of birds live along the ocean and Great Salt Marsh. Any given day you can spot majestic brown pelicans flying in formation or great blue herons, snowy white egrets and wood storks stalking their next meal. Among the native wildlife you’ll find raccoons, alligator and an abundance of deer, more than 250 at last count. The deer captivate young and old alike and will literally pose next to you for photographs. There are Egret and Eagle nests. The ocean abounds in bass, trout, flounder, grouper and blue crabs. Dolphins play in the waters surrounding Fripp Island. Even the endangered loggerhead turtle makes the island a nesting ground laying as many as 125 eggs in one nest. The forests here are covered with live oaks, palmettos, pines, flowering magnolias and oleanders.
The beauty of Fripp Island has been immortalized in scenes from Forrest Gump, The Prince of Tides and The Jungle Book. Fripp Received the Prestigious National Wildlife Award and in May 2013, Fripp became the fourth community in South Carolina and only the 68th in the country certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a “Community Wildlife Habitat.” This national recognition confirms what our visitors and residents already know.
The adjacent Hunting State Park has much to offer. The fishing Pier and nature center are just across the Fripp Inlet. There are bike trails, a light house and much more.