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!