Fripp Island Outdoor Recreation Ideas to Keep You Entertained for Hours

If you’re looking for the perfect place to spend some time with your family, you need to visit Fripp Island! Our stunning shores are waiting to be explored; from gorgeous beachscapes to exciting activities, an escape to Fripp Island, SC, and the Lowcountry is extraordinary. We encourage you to enjoy Fripp Island’s outdoor recreation any time of year. Whether you want to take in the spectacular wildlife or spot dolphins, the magic of Fripp will leave you and your crew with lasting memories! 

To help you plan your trip, we’ve gathered a few recommendations for the best things to do on Fripp Island. Take a look at our free Vacation Guide and get ready for an unforgettable adventure on the South Carolina Coast!  

Explore Fripp Island 

We Highly Recommend Taking Advantage of Fripp Island’s Outdoor Recreation Endless Opportunities for Fun!  

Biking on Fripp Island 

Popular with families, the extensive bike trails on Fripp Island are sure to be a great time. The intricate paths are dotted with multiple scenic viewpoints and lead to several of the island’s most entertaining features, including a Fripp Island Resort’s Activity Center, various beach access points, and more. 

Pro-tip: Rent your bikes from Fripp Island Resort, and enjoy a free bicycle delivery when you rent four or more bikes!  

Cast a Line into the Atlantic  

One of our favorite things about Fripp is that you’ll find year-round fun by the sea! The South Carolina Coast is an excellent place for all kinds of outdoor fun, but it is primarily known for its exceptional fishing.  

Surf Fishing  

For the most part, any spot along the shoreline should give you access to various species of fish. Many avid anglers like to set up at the southern tip of the island along Skull Inlet. Regardless of where you set up, the surf fishing on Fripp promises a great time. So, feel free to choose an open area, set up your surf rods, and cast your line!  

Pro-tip: Keep in mind that you may need to recast between low tide and high tide, so be sure to check the tides before you head out. 

Deep-Sea Fishing 

You can look forward to the freedom that the ocean provides, the relaxation of the waves, and the thrill of catching your first fish of the day on a deep-sea fishing charter. The Atlantic Coast is one of the best places to embark on an inshore or deep-sea fishing trip, and the Lowcountry offers some of the best experiences in the area! If you want to enjoy an exciting deep sea fishing experience or charter a boat, check out our favorite local charters:   

Fishing Tournaments  

If you’re ready to take on some competition, register for a local fishing tournament. Fripp Island Resort’s various annual tournaments are local favorites, and they take place several times a year. The rules are simple, catch fish and have fun! Don’t miss your chance to catch a fish in the Atlantic Ocean and earn a prize! 

  • Memorial Day Fishing Tournament – May  
  • Labor Day Kingfish Tournament – September  
  • Owen Perry Inshore Fishing Tournament – October  
  • Kid’s Fishing Tourney – November  

Paddleboarding & Kayaking  

If you’re looking for a relaxing activity out on the water, consider paddleboarding or kayaking! Our gentle waterways are ideal for a leisurely day on the water. There’s no experience required – this popular hobby is easy to learn and a great way to enjoy the quiet beauty of this region. Catch sight of fish, oysters, local birds, and crabs, all while getting some great exercise. 

Dolphin Watching Tour  

Hop aboard a dolphin-watching cruise for a remarkable outdoor adventure. The Activity Center offers guided tours of varying lengths. One of our family-friendly favorites is the Dolphin Cruise. On this one-and-a-half-hour nature cruise, you’ll get to see Fripp from a different vantage point, learn about local sea life and, of course, spot the local dolphin pod! Trust us; the kids will thank you! 


No Fripp Island vacation is complete without some time on the green, especially when you have easy access to two of the area’s best golf courses! Fripp Island Resort boasts two remarkable courses, Ocean Point and Ocean Creek, that are ideal for golfers of any skill level. So, whether you’re looking to practice your swing, or try golf for the first time, our pristine golf courses are the perfect place to tee-off on Fripp Island.  

Spend an Afternoon at Hunting Island State Park  

Hunting Island State Park provides an experience like no other. This park boasts tons of outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy. You can start by strolling through the extensive nature trails, then search for shark teeth on the beach, and finally, snap a few family photos near the Hunting Island Lighthouse. A relaxing afternoon at Hunting Island State Park will leave you wanting more Lowcountry adventures. 

Feel the Sand Between Your Toes 

We know you’ve been dreaming of Fripp’s sandy beaches and sparkling waters! What better way to spend your vacation than relaxing on these pristine beaches? Lucky for you, Fripp Island is home to gorgeous beaches, so you can relax on a different part of the beach every day. 

The Getaway of a Lifetime Awaits You on Fripp Island 

There is something for everyone on Fripp Island. Our seaside destination is perfect for a fun-filled beach getaway for everyone, from kids to adults. Whether you want to enjoy an oceanfront view or a comfortable studio-style space, we offer a variety of coastal vacation rentals with just the scenery you’re looking for. Plus, when you stay with us, you’ll have access to the island’s best experiences, including delicious dining, fantastic attractions, and much more! 

What are you waiting for, browse our available vacation rentals, and book the beach vacation you’ve been dreaming of. The beach is waiting for you!