Fripp Island Island Attractions in South Carolina

There is so much to do, see and explore in South Carolina on your next vacation, especially on Fripp Island! A vacationers oasis, discover a variety of attractions on and nearby to the island that keep guests coming back year after year!

About Fripp Island

Fripp Island Resort seabirdFripp is the most seaward of the beautiful barrier islands of South Carolina, 3,000 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 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. Explore these South Carolina island attractions first hand while staying with us in our rentals at the Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort.

Events & Holidays on Fripp Island

While any time is a great time to visit, Fripp Island holidays are extra special! Fripp Island holidays bring extra fun, whether you’re looking for family-friendly events like our spring and fall flings, want to stuff yourself at our Easter or Thanksgiving buffets or you’re looking for a great excuse to get your boat in the water and catch the big one in a tournament, we’ve got you covered!

Pledge the Pink  Labor Day Fishing Tournament  Events Calendar

Health, Fitness & Outdoor Activities on Fripp

10-September-Tom-Hayes-300x193 South Carolina ResortBeing fit comes naturally at Fripp Island with many health & fitness opportunities. Grab a bike and explore the island on two wheels, just like you did when you were a kid. Walk your round of golf at one, or both, of our spectacular golf courses.

Head to the Racquet Club and log some court time or improve your game with a lesson. Rent a kayak and get out on the water for an up-close view of the low country at its finest. There are simply endless possibilities for exploration here at this wild and wonderful of South Carolina resorts.

Several times a year, the Resort holds 5K races.  Lace up your shoes, train a little (or don’t!) and we’ll see you out there! Also seasonally, Nalu offers stand up paddle boarding from the Marina. If you haven’t tried this yet, you are missing out!

In addition to our everyday opportunities to get fit, Fripp offers special events throughout the year.  During holiday weekends, we often have volleyball, basketball or dodgeball tournaments. Check it all out on your next vacation!

More About Fripp Island


Strand Feeding

Fripp Island is the perfect place to witness Atlantic bottlenose dolphins exhibiting a behavior that you can only see in this part of the world. Head out on a Dolphin Cruise or go kayaking and you might be lucky enough to see strand feeding.

Fripp Receives Prestigious National Wildlife Award

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: Naturally, Fripp is unmatched as a recreation and vacation destination.

Important Bird Area


A bird sanctuary abounding with shorebirds, songbirds, and marsh birds, Fripp Island is one of the largest undisturbed marsh and coastal areas on the Atlantic Coast. Over 80 species of birds can be seen on Fripp. In 2010, the National Audubon Society identified Fripp as part of an “Important Bird Area.”

Soaring bald eagles and ospreys painted buntings that appear in the spring, migrating shorebirds, brown pelicans and wood storks which both were once endangered, as well as numerous egrets and blue herons, are among the many birds to be seen on Fripp Island. More Information

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