Fripp Island is a significant barrier island located at the lower part of South Carolina along the Atlantic coast. The island is mainly for vocational purposes, but many people are permanently living there as well. Some of the islands that neighbor Fripp Island include Hunting Island, Helena Island, and Lady’s Island. Fripp Island is known for its amenities and natural conservation.
History of the Island
Fripp Island has had a rich history over the years. It has had several names and is currently named after Captain Fripp who is known to have saved South Carolina from the Spanish attacks. Local folklore history long suspects Fripp island being the place where the pirate famously known as Blackbeard had hidden some of his treasure. With time, there may have been pirates who stopped coming to the island, but around the 18th century, the wealth was seldom brief by sea rovers. The island has mostly been kept as a private hunting range due to the island’s remote location.
A bridge was built in 1961 connecting hunting island, US highway and some nearby regions with residential development kept in mind. And within ten years there were drastic changes such as developers had built ocean point golf links, marina, some clubs for tennis and many homes and houses which would serve for the growth of the island in the next 30 years.
The island went through its major developments in 1994 when new golf courses were made, many modern amenities were announced, the Marina expanded, and new housing styles were being offered. After this, the island has not gone through any major development phase.
The Services Provided
Numerous services are being provided at the island. In the early days of the island, clean drinking water had to be transported to the island from nearby cities and towns where clean and drinking water was available. Later, the island created its own clean drinkable water service which was offered to the locals.
All the facilities available at the island are owned and operated by the Fripp resorts. The amenities include golf courses, tennis courts, pools, stores, restaurants, and many other facilities. There are distinctive levels of membership you can acquire with a different annual fee depending on the membership package you choose.
Attractions and Nature
Fripp Island is mostly considered a vacation destination with major tourist attractions which include walking on the beautiful beach, playing a few holes of golf, few games of tennis, pools, and restaurants.
An annual water festival is an event which is eagerly awaited by the locals as well as the tourists where they make unforgettable memories. As far as nature is concerned, there are many trees, animals, and wildlife which are native to the island and add to the beauty of the island.
Starting in the $80s, people can own a percentage of homes to visit several weeks out of the year, or own a condo or single-family home beginning in the $100s. For a family of any size, we have options ranging from 1-bedroom 1-bathroom condos up to 6-bedroom 6-bathroom homes. There’s something for everyone here, so let Wallace Thomas guide you into your new forever home on this beautiful island.