If you’re looking for a quieter and more secluded beach experience, then you should check out Fripp Island, which is located at the southernmost tip of South Carolina and boasts one of the state’s most scenic beaches.
The 3000-acre island is not only home to a golf and beach resort but also has a small year-round beach community. With less than 1,000 permanent residents, Fripp Island draws thousands of tourists each year who seek to explore 3.5 miles of spectacular secluded beach as well as championship golf courses and tennis courts.
In addition to that, Fripp Island has a fascinating history. This destination will satisfy those who look forward to an active week of family activities as well as those who seek a quiet, uncrowded beach to lounge there with a good book.
Location and Access
The most seaward of all the beautiful South Carolina Sea Islands, Fripp Island is nestled on the southern tip of South Carolina. It is just 18 miles east of historic Beaufort. You may be required to have a pass in order to get to the island – please check relevant information before going. One of the most popular modes of transportation on the island is a golf cart (available for rent).
Fripp Island offers different types of accommodations from golf cottages and intimate homes to luxurious oceanfront villas.
Fripp Island is widely known as a golf destination. It features some of the best courses in North America that are nestled among sweeping landscapes with fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean and coastal inlet. You can golf alongside white egrets, blue herons, and frequenting deer. Unforgettable!
The beach on Fripp Island is 3.5 miles long, white-sand, and clean. It is famous for its serene and secluded ambiance. The beach is uncrowded, which makes it a perfect place for those who are looking for quietness and tranquility during vacation.
If you are not into golfing, don’t worry – there is a wide range of other activities on the island including fishing, surfing, sailing, and other watersports.
- 1 hour 30 minutes from Savannah, GA
- 2 hours from Charleston, SC
- 4 hours from Myrtle Beach, SC
Hotels and rentals
If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:
- Nearby rentals from VRBO.
- Nearby rooms and properties from Booking.com.
Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Fripp Island Beach which you can visit:
- Hunting Island State Park Beach (5 miles)
- Harbor Island Beach (7 miles)
- Mitchelville Beach Park (13 miles)
- Fish Haul Beach Park (13 miles)
- Hickory Forest Beach (14 miles)