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Fripp IslandCoastal South Carolina
Fripp Island is one of the most popular South Carolina destinations spoiling families for decades with its white sandy beaches, award winning golf courses and deepwater Intracoastal Waterway access. In addition to the built amenities, wildlife on the island beckons nature lovers. Surrounded by saltwater marsh and the Atlantic Ocean, this gated community of the Sea Islands South Carolina spreads across 3,000 acres and is golf cart friendly. Once you arrive on the island, it's unlikely you'll want to leave because the island has it all. For those who do want to spice up the variety in the day, one of America's Happiest Seaside Towns is located on the mainland for fine dining and shopping.
Amenities at this established Low Country real estate development include five resort-style swimming pools, three clubhouses, 10 tennis courts and a deepwater full service marina. The Olympic Pool and Adult Pool are steps from the ocean. The Cabana Club is located on the south end of the island and is home to the famous kid's lagoon pool. The Marina Pool and Ocean Pointe Pool are two additional outdoor swimming pools. The Fripp Island Racquet Club has 2 hard courts, 8 fast-dry clay courts and 2 pickleball courts. USTA tournaments take place here once or twice a year. Tiki-bar's, ice cream shops and more upscale dining are available adjacent to the swimming pool amenities. There are eight restaurants on Fripp Island, from casual to fine dining. The Beach Club offers umbrella and beach toy rentals. Camp Fripp operates in the summer catering to kids. The island's naturalist offers a variety of programs which include guided kayak trips, beach eco walks, Audubon Trail tours, birdwatching and more.
FRIPP ISLAND AMENITIES
- 24 Hour Manned Gated Entrance
- Two 18 Hole Championship Golf Courses
- The Ocean Point Course designed by George Cobb
- The Ocean Creek Course designed by Davis Love III
- Two Pro Shops
- Eight Restaurants
- Five Resort-style Swimming Pools
- The Racquet Club with 10 Courts; 8 Fast-Dry, 2 Hard Courts & 2 Pickleball Courts
- Full Service Deepwater Marina & Boat Ramp
- 3 1/2 Miles of Private Beach
The Ocean Point golf course at Fripp Island is an authentic links-style course designed by George Cobb. The 18 hole award winning golf course offers dramatic views of the Atlantic Ocean, along the back nine. The Ocean Creek course designed by Davis Love III, is his first signature course. The course offers saltwater marsh views intertwined with fresh water lakes and is a fantastic place to see wildlife in its natural habitat. Golf Magazine named the Ocean Creek course as One of the Top 10 New Golf Courses to Play when the course opened in 1995. Property owners are required to join the club to access the community's amenties.
The biggest traffic jam you'll find on the island is from the golf carts. One of the funnest South Carolina destinations has approximately 1300 homes and 330 condominiums built to date. Architectural styles reflect Lowcountry cottage homes, beach townhomes, villas and condominiums. If you're searching for affordable Low Country real estate developments on the beach, homes for sale at Fripp Island begin in the mid $200K's and you can find condominiums in the low $100K's. There are no rental restrictions allowing property owners the luxury of renting out their South Carolina beach homes on a short term or long term basis. The nearest best schools are St. Helena Elementary, Lady's Island Middle School, Beaufort High School and Beaufort Academy.
Our real estate score for Fripp Island in Beaufort South Carolina is 76.
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The Wardle family owns the majority interest in the Fripp Island Company who owns this South Carolina coastal community's amenities. The Wardle's took over the majority interest in 2003.
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