**For the latest information on beach accesses, please visit the Fripp Island Property Owner’s Site.**
Planning a beach vacation? South Carolina beaches are among some of the finest in the entire world. Whether you are looking for tons of kid-friendly family activities, fun and funky beach towns, fishing, sailing, surfing and other water sports or simply looking for a quiet stretch of sand to spread your towel out on, you will find your ideal beach in South Carolina. You already know about Hilton Head and it’s many great beaches. Fripp Island offers a beautiful beach a little more off the beaten path.
If you are seeking a quieter and more secluded South Carolina coastline, take a trip to the southernmost tip of the state and visit our own wonderful beach while enjoying the very finest of all South Carolina Resorts. Fripp Island offers 3000 acres of paradise, located just 18 miles from the city of Beaufort. While Fripp Island is primarily the home of our private vacation resort it also features a small and lively year-round beach community. Fripp features 3.5 miles of spectacular, uncrowded white sand beaches flanked by towering Palmetto trees, just waiting for you to enjoy. Check out our Fripp Island map to find great access points to the beautiful beach.
Sun, Surf, and Safety!
From the Fripp Island Property Owner’s Association:
For the most up to the date list of open beach accesses, please use the FIPOA site.
Fripp Shoreline Safety – In case of an emergency call 911.
- There are no lifeguards on duty.
- Dangerous rip currents may form in the surf. View Rip Tides – Break the Grip for safety tips on how to identify and deal with rip currents.
- Tides change swiftly. Keep off of sandbars.
- Alligators may be present in beach wetlands and tidal pools. Do not wade in standing water on the beach.
The beach is a critical area habitat. Respect beach wildlife and their habitat. Stay off the dunes. Do not disturb nesting birds or sea turtles. It is a federal offense to disturb a nest.
Please help us keep the beach beautiful for others by removing your trash and belongings.
Pardon our dust as the beach accesses are under construction. A full list of open accesses is available at wearefripp.com. Accesses that are closed are unsafe for use. Please do not use private property to gain access to the beach. Do not climb rock revetments as rocks may shift and are slippery when wet.
The use of personal fireworks is not permitted.
Hunting Island, South Carolina Beach
Located just north of Fripp Island, you will find Hunting Island. As the name implies, Hunting Island was primarily a destination for hunters until 1935 when it opened to the public as a state park. Hunting Island features four miles of beaches with a rugged and wild shoreline combining soaring wooded landscape with clear, ocean water views. When not enjoying the unique beach, visitors can explore the remote wildness that makes Hunting Island one of the most acclaimed beaches in the southeast.