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.

Find Your Fripp

The Beach Hut

Once you're at Fripp, we know you can't wait to dig your toes in the sand. Let us help you make beach set up easy! Head to The Beach Club, then make your way out to The Beach Hut. All rentals are first come, first serve - sorry, reservations are not available. If you've got questions, please give our Activity Center a call at 843-838-1516.

What You Need To Know

  • Memorial Day to Labor Day 9am to 5pm
  • The Beach Hut may be open earlier than Memorial Day. Please call the Activity Center at 843-838-1516 to check their schedule.
  • Beach games and balls are available on request.
  • 1 Set (2 Chairs and 1 Umbrella) - $30 per day
  • 1 Chair - $12 per day
  • 1 Umbrella $12 per day

Sun, Surf, and Safety!

A Message Fripp Island Property Owner’s Association:

mother daughter on the beach

Please Remember:

  • 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 use of personal fireworks is not permitted.

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 frippislandliving.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.

We want ALL members of your family to have a great time at Fripp Island Resort. Fripp Island Security has asked us to pass along some helpful tips and Beaufort County Regulations:

From the Friday before Memorial Day to the Monday after Labor Day:
Dogs are not allowed on the beach between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. unless they are service animals. At other times, any dog may be on the beach on a leash or under voice control.

From the Tuesday after Labor Day to Sept. 30:
Dogs may be on the beach anytime, but they must be on leash between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

From Oct. 1 to March 31:
Dogs can be on the beach anytime, either on a leash or under voice control.

From April 1 to the Thursday before Memorial Day:
Dogs may be on the beach anytime, but they must be on leash between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

**** Note- When a dog exits beach area, Fripp Island POA regulations are in effect and ALL dogs must be leashed, regardless of hour or time of year.

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.

Find Your Spot in the Sand