Fripp Island, SC
After searching and searching for a beach we had not visited within 2 hours from Savannah, I finally found the beach that I thought would be our perfect choice for the summer of 2017-Fripp Island, SC.
Tripp Island is a 6.5 square mile barrier island along the Atlantic in the low country part of South Carolina. It is about 20 miles from Beaufort, 90 miles from Charleston, and 65 miles from Savannah, GA. Once we drove through the historical town of Beaufort, we traveled through Hunting Island, Lady's Island, and St. Helena Island and finally arrived in Fripp Island.
The island is named after Captain Johanes Fripp, who was a British sailor who protected the Carolinas from the Spanish attacks.
Fripp Island is a private, gated community. One cannot get onto the island without renting or owning a property on the island.
We stayed at a 3 bedroom oceanfront condo in the Captain John Fripp Villas. Although the location was excellent with beautiful views and was close to pools and the beach, the condo was extremely outdated and in desperate need of upgrades. After reading many reviews after our visit, I would choose to rent through a private owner through Homeaway or VRBO next time instead of through the resort. The most important thing about doing that is making sure that they provide amenity cards. Visitors cannot go to restaurants or pools without an amenity card. Booking through the resort, you get amenity cards. If someone books private, they must be sure to get an amenity card.
|Deer right in front of our condo|
|View from our condo|
|View from our condo|
|Deer under our deck|
The beauty of Fripp Island is breathtaking. There are deer everywhere and most people travel by golf cart. We only got in our car a handful of times the 7 days we were staying.
We rented beach chairs and umbrellas from the resort at the Beach Cabana right in front of the Captain John Fripp Villas. The employees were very friendly and helpful.
We stayed the week of the 4th of July, so we helped to hold the giant American flag. We got to watch the Salute from the Shore, which is the 4th of July tradition along the coast of South Carolina. It was an amazing sight!
The Bonito Boathouse is on Fripp Island. We ate dinner there one night and got take out another night. The seafood is great, and we could just drive our golf cart down a few streets to get to the restaurant!