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 Fripp Island Fun Facts

If you have never heard of Fripp Island, here are some interesting Fripp Fun Facts:

Fripp is a private 3,000 acre island community surrounded by  marshlands and the Atlantic Ocean.  Since the beginning of development in 1963, the lush natural sub-tropical beauty and carefully planned amenities of Fripp Island have drawn permanent residents, vacationers, second homeowners! 


Hollywood movie makers have also been drawn to Fripp Island to create several iconic movies.   Scenes from “Forest Gump”, Disney’s “Jungle Book” and “The Prince of Tides” were filmed on Fripp.


Local Author Page Putnam Miller has written a fantastic book called FRIPP ISLAND: A History.  In addition to discovering some fascinating details, Ms. Miller has documented a piece of history.


The scenic drive of Hwy 21 crosses a series of bridges and islands including Hunting Island State Park.  The state park offers camping, beach access, and history including a lighthouse.  Visitors are welcome to climb the lighthouse for a fee.  Because of the natural setting on Hunting Island, visitors also see lots of wildlife such as deer, birds, and raccoons!


Fripp Island Golf and Beach Resort amenities and facilities are owned by a privately held corporation. While membership is not mandatory, property owners must join the club and pay their dues accordingly in order to gain access to amenities such as restaurants, pools, golf, and tennis.  They also operate a rental and maintainence operation to assist property owners who desire to rent their property if they are not utilizing it.
We mentioned that Fripp Island has a warm and friendly home-town aspect to it. The Fripp Island Community Center and All Faiths Chapel is central to this welcoming atmosphere. This is where a good many of the social clubs on the Island meet and where there is a non-denominational service every Wednesday evening. Learn more about the clubs, meeting times, community dinners and other functions scheduled at the center on the Community Center website.


But don’t take our word for it. Read what a 14 year old girl wrote for her local newspaper after a visit to Fripp Island.