Atlanta to Fripp Island: The Guide to a Perfect Vacation!

Sometimes you need a quick break from the rest of the world. Whether you want to relax on the beautiful sands of our Lowcountry retreat or explore a nearby state park and nature reserve, a trip from Atlanta to Fripp Island is just what you need to escape to your happy place. If you’re planning a trip to Fripp Island, be sure to request the Vacation Guide. You’ll have all the top attractions right at your fingertips! 

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The Best Route From Atlanta to Fripp Island

The trip from Atlanta to Fripp Island by car is about five hours. There are two primary routes you can take through Georgia and South Carolina, but we recommend jumping on Interstate 20 before getting off on Highway 125 and taking that to the beautiful city of Beaufort. It’s an easy, no-sweat trip that only sees traffic on the check-in and check-out days closer to the Outer Banks. 

Of course, Fripp Island is the perfect distance from Atlanta for an extended weekend getaway. Keep reading to discover some great vacation ideas for a weekend escape to the SC coast!

Why Visit Fripp Island?

1. Family Fun

Planning a family beach weekend on Fripp Island is one of the best ways to make the most of your trip to our Lowcountry oasis. You’ll find an incredible array of activities and attractions for both kids and adults, ranging from kayaking and boating to our Activity Center! There is also plenty of history to explore and, of course, the beautiful stretches of golden sand.

2. A Golfer’s ParadiseMan golfing

There’s nothing quite like hitting the links while soaking in breathtaking views of the ocean. Fripp Island’s two courses offer golfers the chance to play on beautifully manicured greens that weave through our Lowcountry escape. Plus, after you finish your round of golf, you can head back to your vacation rental to kick back and relax. Whether you grill out, go to one of our island restaurants, or sip your favorite drink in your outdoor living area, you’ll find that our properties are the perfect places to start and end your days.

3. Explore the Great Outdoors

Fripp Island is full of adventures that everyone in your family will love. Biking, kayaking, and boating are all popular things to do along the coast in addition to our collection of pools that you have access to as a guest. You can also head over to Hunting Island, where you’ll find tons of unique wildlife and hiking trails. Of course, you can always head to the beach and relax or explore.

Route Your Road Trip  

Let’s map your route before you hit the road! The trip from Atlanta to Fripp Island is about five hours, but it’ll be more than worth it when you finally feel your toes in the sand on Fripp Island. While there are a few different route options, our favorite is down I-20 East and SC-125 South. You’ll have a variety of stops along the way to choose from before arriving in Fripp Island! 

Along The Way  Family traveling

There are a few great places to spot along this route to make your road trip even more exciting. The first is Covington, Georgia, packed with history and charm. If you’re traveling with teens, they might even recognize the town as “Mystic Falls” from the CW show, The Vampire Diaries.   

Later, your route will lead you through Augusta, GA. This is another great place to stop, especially for golf and outdoor lovers. This area features a variety of museums, as well as the Riverwalk and the Phinizy Swamp Nature Park 

Lastly, you’ll find Beaufort, SC, just before arriving in Fripp Island. Many of our guests visit Beaufort for the charming scenery and incredible shopping found there. It’s one of the best stops you can make on your way to Fripp! 


Packing List  Packing for trip

Utilize our Fripp Island packing list when preparing for your trip. You can probably remember the basics, but you’ll want to check out this list to ensure you’re ready for anything! 

Things To Do On Fripp Island  

Once you arrive on Fripp Island, the possibilities will be seemingly endless! You can opt for a simple, relaxing getaway by soaking up the sunshine on the beach, sipping a beverage by the pool, or enjoying a good book with a nature view. Or, if you’re up for an adventure, your group can indulge in kayaking excursions around the island, learning a new watersport, biking around Fripp, and even playing a few friendly games of tennis! No matter what style of getaway you choose, you can be certain that you’ll find great food while making even better memories. 


Plan Your Island GetawayFripp on the Water

Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort is your key to the ultimate Lowcountry getaway. Our collection of resort rentals features everything from one-bedroom studios to large houses holding up to 27 guests! In addition to the many activities that all of our guests receive access to, you’re only 18 miles from Beaufort, where classic Southern charm permeates throughout the small island town. Although you may never want to leave our island oasis! Don’t forget to check out our vacation deals to see how you can make the most of your trip.

Start planning your beach trip today by booking one of our properties. We look forward to welcoming you to the Fripp Island family!

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