Fripp Island Blog

OCEARCH Education Opportunities

Fripp Island Interns Enjoy OCEARCH Education Opportunities                   On February 13th our Naturalist team took a day trip Savannah to tour the Ocearch research vessel. Ocearch is a non-profit organization built to help scientists gather data about sharks. With their creation in 2007, Ocearch has tagged 416 individual animals on 34 separate research cruises. The data they have collected is helping scientists better understand sharks with topics including movement patterns, habitat use, reproductive style, and dietary needs. The most recent expedition, NASFA 2020, concluded on February 11th in Savannah where our naturalists

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5 of Our Favorite Things to do in Beaufort, SC

We get it, if you come to Fripp Island, the beach is probably the #1 thing on your mind. While our island is a paradise in and of itself and has more to offer than you could ever dream of, we still can’t bring ourselves to overlook all the beauty and activity around us! Below we’ve listed five of our favorite things to do in Beaufort, SC. These activities are local and provide their own individual experience that you are unlikely to find elsewhere!   Shop on the Waterfront Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park is located along the Beaufort River

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Vacation Rental Week

Celebrating Vacation Rental Week, March 9-13, 2020! Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort is thrilled to participate in the first annual Vacation Rental Week, the vacation and holiday rental industry’s first of its kind! We’d like to use this opportunity to highlight the value and key benefits of professionally-managed vacation rentals for both guests and property owners alike, and to encourage you to book a stay or choose a professional manager to rent your vacation property.   Why Vacation Rentals? As a guest, vacation rentals are a great alternative to hotels in every aspect, offering you much more for your

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Capturing the Wonders of Fripp

Capturing the Wonders of Fripp If you’re coming to Fripp, it’s not a bad idea to travel with a camera in hand. The uniqueness of our island provides so many photo opportunities, some quite literally out of our wildest dreams. With an abundance of wildlife and scenery you’re sure to capture something incredible. Below you can read about one of Fripp’s treasured residents who is a devoted photographer of the island. Kelly Taylor If you have the privilege of living on Fripp Island, you’ve likely heard of or met Kelly Taylor. More often than not you’ll see her strolling around

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Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchlings

Important Information About Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchlings July through October is an amazing time on Fripp Island. During these four months, Loggerhead sea turtles begin to hatch. And while it is an amazing experience to witness them crawl towards the ocean, we need to strive to keep our beaches as natural as possible. Therefore, we ask that all lights be turned off in homes after 10pm and no flashlights be used while walking the beach at night. Lights on the beach not only deter mother sea turtles from nesting on the beach, they can also scare or confuse hatchlings into

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Fripp in the Movies

Hollywood Frippin’ It Anyone who has ever visited the Low-Country and specifically the area around Fripp can attest to its natural beauty and landscape.   While it normally attracts beach goers and lovers of all things sand and sea it also attracts another type of person.  The filmmaker looking for the perfect setting and backdrop for the next blockbuster in Hollywood.  Some of these films have clear Beaufort landmarks in their scenes, while others it may be less clear that Beaufort and Fripp are the location.  With the Beaufort Film Festival coming up next week we felt it was worth sharing

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A Valentines Day Getaway

Time to Plan Now Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  Have you made plans to surprise your significant other? Maybe take them out to eat?  A gift?  What about a trip to the beach for a relaxing couple’s getaway?  I hope you’re thinking the latter because we have the perfect slice of heaven for you and your loved one! Imagine walking hand in hand down an empty beach as the sun begins to set in the distance.  Sure, there may be a few others in the distance, but as far as beaches go it might be one of the

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Shorebirds of Fripp Island

A Small Visitor The tourists are far and few between, but we still have hundreds of visitors on our beach, and I encourage you to spy on them with binoculars. I’m talking about our wintering shorebirds, of course! Each winter dozens of species travel down the east coast, coming from the Midwest, New England, and even the Canadian arctic tundra. After spending the summers nesting on beaches and prairies up north, they depend on southern beaches offering food and privacy for survival until it’s time to go home to breed again. Fripp Island is part of an Audubon Global Important

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Pledge The Pink

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Frippin’ it with Pledge the Pink When I first heard Pledge the Pink was coming to Fripp this fall I didn’t necessarily think much of it, it seemed more of another event to organize and plan for.  Then Laura Morgan, the founder of the event, came out for a luncheon to announce to members that Fripp would be hosting one of the days’ ten mile walk.  She was passionate and full of energy, it was infectious and certainly made everyone take interest in what she had to say.  I quickly realized it wasn’t just her passion and her energy that made this

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The 2018 Beaufort Water Festival

The 2018 Beaufort Water Festival Wherever you are in the state of South Carolina you’ve probably heard the word “water festival”.  Every year about this time and up until late July locals to Beaufort County and the state begin scrambling to find accommodations and someone with a boat to get out on the water.  After all its always better to have a friend with a boat, than to actually own a boat.  The Beaufort Water Festival is a unique event that year after year draws large crowds to an otherwise sleepy southern town.  This being the 63rd Water Festival says

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