Fripp Island is a 6.546 square mile barrier island off the Lowcountry Coast of South Carolina. It’s nestled 95 miles south of Charleston and 65 miles north of Savannah.
The pristine private island is a hidden gem and undiscovered by many. One trip to the Island you will fall in love with the scenic sunrise and sunset over the salt marsh. Oh and don’t forget the miles of white sand beach. This unspoiled private island is a popular alternative to the more crowded Island of Hilton Head.
A Great Alternative to Hilton Head
Fripp Island is a popular tourist destination for the laid back vacation. But, it is also a popular community to lay down some roots or retire. There are about 500 year-round residents on Fripp. The remainder of homes are second homes where snowbirds come to escape the cold winters and families come to enjoy long summers by the beach. The Island is about 15 nautical miles from Hilton Head so you enjoy the same weather and marine life you would in Hilton Head. The biggest difference is you will not fight any traffic or crowds. Also, the home prices can be as much as half the price of homes on Hilton Head Island.
The Island of Fripp is also designated a wildlife sanctuary where you will find loggerhead turtles and over 175 bird species. But the wildlife doesn’t stop there. Just one trip to Fripp and you can see for yourself how the wildlife and residents live harmoniously.
If you love the beach and Lowcountry scenery but don’t want to fight the crowds of a tourist destination, Fripp Island is a perfect fit for you.