Dreaming of sand between your toes? Let’s plan your Raleigh to Fripp Island escape!

Summertime is still going, and there is time to get on the road to the beach! Traveling from Raleigh to Fripp Island is a great way to get a change of scenery and soak up the beautiful South Carolina sun! We have everything covered, from modes of transportation to the best routes and stops along the way! Our help doesn’t stop there! Grab your copy of our Vacation Guide and have the inside scoop on top restaurants, attractions, shopping, and much more! Now let’s hit the road!  

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Raleigh to Fripp Island  

How Should I Get to Fripp Island? Sunny Beach

Driving by car is the most popular way to get from Raleigh to Fripp Island. The trip takes about six to seven hours, and you can take a few different routes. The most direct way to get to Fripp Island is to take I-95 South straight through South Carolina. This route will take you through some of the state’s largest cities, including Florence and Myrtle Beach. If you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city, you can take Highway 17 through South Carolina’s Lowcountry. This route is a bit longer but offers a more scenic drive. Trains and buses also run from Raleigh to Savannah, but the trip takes a little longer. 

Stops Along the Way 

While traveling through North and South Carolina, there are several fun spots to get out, stretch your legs, and explore! Best of all, both I-95 and Highway 17 pass through cities and towns that are worth a quick stop! 


Stops Along 1-95 

Fayetteville, NC 

Fayetteville offers a little bit of everything, from history to nightlife. Check out the Airborne & Special Operations Museum to learn about the city’s military past or walk through downtown and explore the many shops and restaurants. This town is perfect for spending a relaxing afternoon and getting a bite to eat. 

Florence, SC 

Florence is a historic city with a lot to offer visitors. Stroll through the Florence County Museum, or explore one of the city’s many parks. Florence is also home to several restaurants, cafes, and bars, so it’s the perfect place to spend an evening. 

Stops Along Highway 17 

Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach is a popular vacation destination, and it’s easy to see why. Explore the local shops and try one of the many seafood restaurants! If you want to make a day trip, head to the beach and enjoy the waves crashing on the shore. No matter how you spend an afternoon in Myrtle Beach, the coastal feel will set in! 

Charleston, SC Charleston, SC

Charleston is a beautiful city with a lot of history. Walk one of the historic neighborhoods or tour a museum and learn more about South Carolina history. Afterward, explore King Street and grab a bite to eat; the possibilities are endless! Now you’re almost at Fripp Island! 

You’ve arrived on Fripp Island and your vacation home awaits! 

Now that you’re here on Fripp Island, it’s time to settle in and relax. Our vacation rental homes are the perfect retreat to unwind and relax at the end of the day. From beachfront condos to tucked-away private homes, there is something for everyone! Be sure to browse our rentals and find your favorite! 

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