Fripp Island’s Nature Reserves: The Lowcountry’s Best-Kept Secret

Escape the ordinary and treat yourself to a unique coastal adventure on Fripp Island. This stunning region is best known for its scenic landscapes and peaceful surroundings. Here, you can leave behind the crowds, relax, and enjoy Fripp Island’s nature reserves. From shorebirds to dolphins, you’ll encounter hundreds of species. But that’s not all! In addition to fascinating wildlife, Fripp Island also features a vast array of fun things to do. So, while you’re planning your trip be sure to request our complimentary Vacation Guide, and we’ll send a copy straight to your inbox! 

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Three Ways to Enjoy Fripp Island’s Nature Reserves  

As one of South Carolina’s gorgeous barrier islands and a designated wildlife sanctuary, it’s no surprise that Fripp is home to an abundance of wildlife. From great blue herons to sea turtles, Fripp Island’s nature reserves are unique in many ways, and you must see it all for yourself!  


Fripp Island’s three-and-a-half miles of shoreline welcome constant exploration and discovery. Whether you’re searching for sand dollars, sea turtle nests, or shorebirds, you’re sure to encounter some amazing wildlife along the beach. To get a complete sense of what our beach has to offer, stop by at different times in the day. You’ll notice the scenery will change from low tide to high tide, and you may even spot different varieties of local inhabitants!  

Salt Marsh

The backside of Fripp Island is lined by a salt marsh. Although salty environments like this one present harsh conditions in which few plants can survive, the marsh holds a beauty of its own. On Fripp the most prominent grass is cordgrass (Spartina). Highly resistant to salt, cordgrass grows in tall, dense clusters and its special qualities provide protection for various animals and small fish.  

Nature Programs 

One of the best ways to get up close to the island’s wildlife and enjoy everything the island’s nature preserves have to offer, is to participate in the Activity Center’s regularly scheduled Nature Programs. With everything from marsh kayaking and birding to turtle walks and crabbing, there is something for everyone in your family to enjoy! 

Relax at a Comfortable Fripp Island Vacation Home 

When you’ve exhausted yourself exploring the pristine beauty of Fripp Island, come back to your vacation home to relax for the night. Our homes are located right on the island, and central to so many of the amazing things available on Fripp! When you stay in one of our stunning homes, you can be sure that you’ll have all the resort amenities you need to have a fun and relaxing trip! With so many beautiful rentals to choose from, you can be sure that we have one that’s perfect for you and your family.  

Browse our properties, and book your stay today. We’ll be happy to assist you in planning an amazing vacation to Fripp Island, SC!