If you’re looking for a family-friendly vacation along the east coast, then consider Fripp Island vacation rentals. Fripp Island is a private island just off the coast in South Carolina that offers an array of fun activities for everyone in the family. Don’t pay hundreds of bucks a night for a hotel room though. For the same price or less you could call one of the many Fripp Island vacation rentals your home during your stay here.

Fripp Island is a mere 19 miles from the historic Beaufort in South Carolina. Once here, you’ll find over three miles of beautiful beaches that face the Atlantic Ocean. The weather hovers in the 80’s during the summer and the ocean water is just right for swimming, reaching a comfortable 80 degrees. There are many Fripp Island vacation rentals found across the island and along the beaches to choose from.

Golfers will love the island. There are two world-class, award winning golf courses found on the island. Ocean Creek Golf Course, designed by no other than David Love III was given 4.5 stars by Golf Digest Magazine. It’s was also named as one of the best new courses to play in the nation by Golf Magazine.

There’s plenty of opportunity for wildlife watching, because the whole island is a bird and game sanctuary. You could catch a glimpse or take memorable photos of deer, alligators, heron, osprey, or heron. The tranquil environment here puts your mind at ease, letting you relax and get back to the basics of life. In fact, don’t be surprised if you make friends with a few four legged creatures…

There’s even Camp Fripp where the kids and teens can enjoy a variety of fun activities including kid’s night out and educational fun with ecological projects. There’s no doubt that Fripp Island is a small paradise in your own back yard. Families of all sizes will enjoy a vacation here, and you can find Fripp Island vacation rentals at very affordable prices. For example, why pay $150/night for a hotel nearby when you can rent three bedroom vacation homes for $200/night or even less? Of course, if you want all out luxury, there are more expensive Frapp Island vacation rentals to choose from… there’s one waiting for you!

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  1. Fripp Island is a great vacation site. I’ve been living in the Lowcountry for years and Fripp Island is the place to be!

    Check out the new grocery delivery service for Fripp Island! Who wants to drive back to town? Check it out.

    Troy Livingston

  2. informations about fripp island ^^ for those who doesnt know . im just posting it so that everyone could know it .

    Although it has had several names over its history, the island is presently named after Captain Johannes Fripp, a British sailor charged with protecting the Carolina colony from Spanish attacks.

  3. Due to its distant nature, the island was utilized primarily as a private hunting range for most of its history. In the mid-20th century, completion of bridges connecting Beaufort with nearby Hunting Island State Park, investors looked to develop a residential resort community on Fripp.

  4. Upon securing bonds and establishing a public service district, a bridge was built in 1961 that connected Fripp with Hunting Island, U.S. Highway 21, and nearby Beaufort and began to stimulate residential development. Within 10 years, the island had built the Ocean Point Golf Links, a Racquet Club for tennis, a marina, and a variety of homes and condominium units that would serve as the benchmark for development for the next thirty years.

  5. Geologically speaking, Fripp Island is considered to be a barrier island. The island is the most seaward of the Sea Islands and forms a de facto cape. Located halfway between Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia along the coast, it is locally positioned between Hunting Island State Park to the north and Pritchards Island to the southwest.

  6. A wide marsh and estuarine system separates these islands from the larger St. Helena’s Island to the northwest. The upland acreage of the island is approximately 3,000 acres (12 km2). Fripp has approximately three miles of beachfront along the Atlantic, though some parts of beach are fully submerged at high tide.

  7. Fripp Island is located approximately 20 miles (30 km) from Beaufort and is connected with the city via U.S. 21. Savannah is approximately a 75 minute drive by car while Charleston is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes away. Bermuda lies 900 miles (1,450 km) due east of Fripp.


    According to the 2000 census, Fripp Island has a year-round primary population of 887 residents. The realistic figure is likely higher than reported because many homeowners consider Fripp Island property as second homes and may spend weeks or months on the island, but do not consider it their primary residence. In summer months the island’s population can rise to about 5,000 due to an increase in visitors.

  9. Fripp Island is a private, gated community, run by the Homeowners’ Association since the mid-1980s. It is not a municipality or a census designated place, though it maintains island operations via a public service district and property owners association.

  10. In addition to providing a security force and fire/rescue squad, the island also maintains its own bridges, roads, paths, parks, and beach access routes. Meetings and gatherings are typically held at the Fripp Island Community Centre. An all-faiths chapel is also located nearby.

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