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Welcome visitors and guests of Fripp Island! Please remember that Fripp is a wildlife sanctuary and that all wildlife is protected at all times, including alligators. Alligators are on the move during all times of the year, especially in the summer. Please do not harass or feed the alligators at any time and please keep your distance from them. If you see an alligator that is in an area where they should not be, such as around your rental home or under your car, please contact Fripp Island Security immediately at 843-838-2334.
The Fripp Island Security is our private police force and they will be able to respond and remove the alligator if it presents a threat to humans. Please keep your dog on a leash at all times, including at the beach – for the safety of your dog and the other guests.
Top 10 Things To Do When Raining at Fripp Island
So you are on vacation and having fun at the pool, surfing at the beach and playing golf and tennis. But what are you gonna do when it rains 4 inches during your perfect vacation? We have interviewed dozens of Fripp vacationers and here are their top things to do when raining.
2) Make Brownies
3) Play Cards
4) Read the myfripp.com blog!
5) Watch a Movie
6) Ride Your Bike in the Rain
7) Read a Book
9) Clean the House
10) Go for a Golf Cart Ride
Fireworks at Fripp July 4th 2013
This year’s fireworks display at Fripp Island was spectacular! The fireworks show began just after 9:00pm from Ocean Point’s number 8 fairway. There were many fun designs and shapes that lit up the Fripp sky. Here are some of the images captured from the show.
Fripp Island Golf Camp Tournament 2013
This year’s golf camp tournament at Fripp Island was a lot of fun for both new and returning golf students. The camp was led by Professional Char Cormier and his staff of Pro’s. Today’s Tournament was a 5 hole points driven challenge at the Ocean Creek course. Several groups of students spread out thru the course to put what they learned all week to good use.
The theme for today’s tournament was “sportsmanship”; which was definitely seen thru the actions and encouragement that each of the golfers showed to one another. After the tournament, Pro Char served up hot pizza and cold sodas to all who participated in today’s tournament.
A special thanks to the parents of the golfers who attended golf camp all week. The kids were “very well behaved, polite and fun to teach”, according to several of the camp Pro’s.
Fripp Island Golf Camp 2013
This year’s golf camp was a blast for the students and the pro’s. There were 25 youngsters between the ages of 5 and 12 who spent four days with Fripp’s Golf Pro’s, led by the Director of Golf and Head Professional, Char Cormier.
The students learned about how to grip the golf club and how to swing correctly. Some of the students even had a contest to see who could break a glass window. The last day of golf camp will end with a tournament and pizza party, which is sure to be a blast.
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Fripp Island life on the 4th of July 2013
July is the by far the most active month on Fripp Island. Almost every home and golf cart is rented and the pools and beach are covered with families. The fireworks are always amazing and if you don’t get a tie dyed t shirt, you are missing out. Several thousand spectators lined the streets of Fripp this morning to watch 70+ themed golf carts parade thru the center of the island. This year’s theme was “cartoons”. See if you can recognize some of these cartoon characters. Thanks to Fripp Island Patrol for orchestrating another successful parade!
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Spring Tide Market Now Offers Deli Sandwiches and BBQ
Thanks to the good folks at Spring Tide Market, the locals at Fripp now have a new choice when it comes to lunch and dinner. The Spring Tide Market just opened a new deli in the back of the market that offers great hand sliced sandwiches and hand pulled BBQ.
Best of all, you don’t need a club card to eat here.
Candice Glover Get’s It Done
The first time I met Candice, we talked about her love to sing and perform. Candice is such a humble person. I am always impressed by how down to earth and normal she is. There is alot of buzz going on around Fripp and Lady’s Island about Candice. All of the local businesses and shops have her poster and home made signs in their windows. The local public elementary school has a row of “We Love You Candice” signs that follow the edge of the street. There are even large banners showing support for Candice at city hall.
It is really nice to see someone as talanded and deserving as Candice to participate and perform on American Idol. She will likely get a recording contract, regardless of if she wins or not; She is already a winner to me.
You can check out Candice’s website here.
Top 10 Fun Things to do at Fripp
So now that you are here at Fripp, what are you going to do? That’s easy! We’ve talked to the locals here on Fripp and have come up with the “Top 10 Things to do” list. Here we go…
1) Go for a golf cart ride
Fripp is a golf cart friendly community. You can drive from one end of the island to the other in about 20-30 minutes. You can spend an easy hour checking out the local birds, deer, alligators, turtles and other wildlife here on Fripp. We have golf cart safety rules that are enforced by local law enforcement. Driving any motorized vehicle on the road requires a drivers license and insurance. If you get caught letting your kids drive from your lap, it will cost you a $200.00 state fine.
2) Take a walk on the beach
Fripp has 3 miles of natural beach. Since Fripp is a state registered wildlife preserve, the beaches here are not groomed. Everything is in it’s natural state to support the wildlife ecosystem. Depending on what time of year you are visiting Fripp, you could see a multitude of natural sea life on the beach. You could easily spend several hours looking at all of the shells on the beach. If you are lucky enough, you may even spot a dolphin barreling close to the shore. Bring your camera and sunscreen.
3) Ride a bike
Riding a bike with your kids or friends is a great way to take some of the beauty at Fripp. There are miles of bike paths and family friendly roads that you can safely and slowly ride on. If you forgot your bike or if your rental house did not come with one, you can rent from Excursions. (guest card required)
4) Sharks teeth hunting at Hunting
There are thousands of petrified sharks teeth on the beach at Hunting Island. Several years ago the state pumped sand from the ocean floor onto the beach in an effort to save the eroding shoreline at Hunting. As a result, sharks teeth that have been buried under the ocean floor have resurfaced onto the beach at Hunting. They are mostly petrified and fun to find.
5) Go fish
Did you know that the fishing season runs all year long at Fripp Island? There are tons of fish that live in the Fripp Inlet, the canal, the beach and off the pier. Grab your fishing pole and some fresh bait from the Marina and catch yourself some dinner! You can also enjoy crabbing with a string and chicken bone or use a crab basket. Please do not fish in the ponds on the golf course.
6) Rent a boat
Renting a skiff from the Excursions office is fun and easy. All you need is a club card, your sunscreen, a few snacks and you can spend hours exploring all of the curves and swerves in the marsh and inlet. Dolphins will play right next to your boat and you are sure to see many types of large birds.
7) Play golf or tennis
Fripp has two championship golf courses, each with their own natural beauty and difficulty. Ocean Point offers well seasoned greens and fairways with breathtaking views of the ocean. Ocean Creek provides a narrow and challenging course with beautiful sunsets and marsh views. Please hit to the left on Ocean Point’s #17; there are several families with children who live at the turn.
8) Go for a swim
The Fripp Club maintains six swimming pools during the season. Each pool offers something different, depending on what you are looking for. The kid’s pool for toddlers up to 8 years old is located at the Cabana on the south east end of the Island. The Adult pool is near the middle of the island and is for 21 years or older. No coolers are allowed.
The Olympic pool is just next door to the Adult pool and is also the deepest pool on Fripp. Most of the teens hang out here. And of course, you can always hit the beach for a swim. Just keep an eye out for the current and the people in your group. Please also pick up your trash at the pools and beach. There are many trash cans available.
9) Fly a kite
There is plenty of room on the beach to fly a kite. There is usually always a breeze, bring plenty of string.
10) Watch the sunrise or sunset
The sunset is amazing at Fripp Island. You can get some great photos from on the beach or near the south east end of the island. Many people have never thought about seeing the sunrise, but it is truly just as amazing. You can see the sunrise from the Ocean Point’s 18th fairway.