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Recreation Complexes

Ocean Creek offers pools and a playground. The Beach Club has croquet courts, a playground, a basketball area, boccie and more. Ocean Point offers a children's playground, pool, and its cabana service, chairs and umbrellas, on the beach.

Your Golf Destination

Sporting two spectacular, 18-hole golf courses, golfing on Fripp Island will challenge any level of player. If you prefer playing along the shoreline, Ocean Point Golf Links has 4 holes which skirt the Atlantic. The constant sea breezes affect the look, feel and play of almost every hole. Ocean Creek Golf Course is the first signature course of Davis Love, III. Framed by pristine salt marshes and rolling dune lines, Ocean Creek will both enchant and challenge you. Fripp Island was named "100 Best Golf Resorts in North America" by Links Magazine.

Your Tennis Destination

Fripp Island Resort offers a 10-court Racquet club complex with year-round play on eight soft Fast-Dry courts and two hard surface courts.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, social mixers, stroke-of-the-day clinics, daily drills and other instructional options are offered by our USPTA pros. Our active summer program includes lively pro exhibitions and varied programs for juniors ages 4-6 , 7-9 and 10-16.

Tourneys, Teams

Our calendar includes sanctioned spring and fall tournaments, a fall college invitational showcasing nationally-ranked women's teams, regular tennis socials and just-for-fun mixers in winter.

Ask about our team getaways packed with fun social activities, drills, instruction and prizes. We'll tailor a program to your interests.

Cruises, Charters, Boat Rental

Island Excursions, based at Fripp's picturesque deep-water marina, offers sunset, shelling, dolphin watch and other cruises tailored to your interests - even Pirate outings for parties.

Excursions books exciting half-day and full-day fishing charters with local, licensed captains who know the great area fishing spots.

Fripp's specialist for on-the-water fun can outfit you with a kayak or a skiff, a small open boat perfect for cruising quiet backwaters and inlets. You can rent these watercraft by the hour, day or week.

If you bring a boat, the Fripp Island Marina offers launch services and sells fishing licenses, bait and tackle.

Family Nature Adventures

Fripp's natural beauty and diverse wildlife are its greatest treasures, which explains why so many of the islands recreation programs are nature-based. For example, sea turtle walks, nature by bike, crabbing, interpretive tours with our staff naturalist. Of course, you'll want to explore on your own, too. Fripp has miles of scenic leisure paths for bicyclists, joggers, and roller bladers.

Almost every transportation mode for recreation and sightseeing, bicycles, kayaks, boats, and golf carts can be rented on the island. You'll spot wildlife you'd never see from your car. You can book a golf cart - complete with sun roof and windscreen - when you make your Resort reservation.

Activities for Everyone

From beach combing to crabbing these exciting natural outings are offered throughout the summer and some weekends during the spring and fall.

Craft and Social Programs

Our arts and crafts programs include popular T-shirt tye dying and shell craft a ctivities. Check with the Activities Center for the activities offered during your stay. In 1999, join our staff naturalist and enjoy an evening learning about the Lowcountry flora and fauna. Bring the family for a night of wholesome fun. The Night with the Naturalist takes place at The Creek House every Tuesday evening in the summer.

Camp Fripp

Camp Fripp's children programs for ages 5-12 run from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 9am-2pm. The summer calendar includes exciting day camps that make vacation a blast! A great opportunity for Mom and Dad to enjoy some time together.

Kid's Night Out

In season and on holidays, our activities department offers theme related dinner parties-like the popular Pirate Night-for ages 3-12. Parties run from 6 to 9pm and include supper so parents can make their own leisurely dinner plans. Teen Activities In season, Fripp hosts afternoon and evening gatherings that let teens meet for fun. Teens can participate in casino night, glow in the dark fun and canoe trips.

Teen Activities

In season, Fripp hosts evening gatherings that let teens meet for fun. Join them for bonfires, night tennis, casino nights & more!

Nature Programs

Make the most of Fripp Island's natural marvels by joining our Family Adventure outings. Marvel at relics found along our beach and discover the secrets of sea shells or venture to catch blue crabs. We also offer guided bicycle and canoe tours of the island and excursions to nearby historic sights.


Swimming lessons are offered to all ages in summer through Camp Fripp. Ocean Point, The Beach Club and Ocean Creek / Cabana Club pools are open to Resort guests. Pools in villa / residential complexes are reserved for guests in these units.

Dining Options

Fripp Island Resort guests enjoy a dazzling array of dining and entertainment options. The Beach Club has long been a favorite for Sunday brunch and casual dinners, overlooking the Atlantic. The Beach Club complex is the perfect spot to meet old friends for dinner, or make new friends while enjoying drinks in a sunny setting. You might also consider the Marina's completely renovated Bonito Boathouse when deciding on dinner - it's equally well-known for its hearty fare and its superb scenery. Sandals at the Cabana Club serves up lunch, and drinks, while Hugo's tantalizes with breakfast, lunch, dinner and take-out favorites like pizza. Last but not least, the 19th Hole serves breakfast and lunch as well as drinks - and each of our cafes expand al fresco dining choices when the season and weather allow. Naturally, all of our restaurants are handicapped accessible. Hours of operation vary seasonally.

Shops & Boutiques

From daily staples to resort souvenirs, Fripp Island boutiques offer everything dedicated shoppers could ask for - and then some. The Olympic Pool Village and Cabana Club shops offer swimwear and casual clothing to dress beachcombers and sunbathers as well as logo gifts and abundant beach supplies. The Rhett Gallery, located at the Olympic Pool Village, offers a fine selection of Lowcountry and Fripp Island prints and paintings as well as golf prints, Civil War art, antique prints and much more. The Visitor's Center area is home to a salon, gift shop and T.T. Bones General Store and Spirits. The Racquet Club and golf clubhouses feature fully stocked pro shops for the athletically inclined. You'll also find fishing and boating supplies, plus beer, ice and gas for cars or boats at the Marina Store. Happy shopping.


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