Fripp Island named among the South’s Best by Southern Living

March 13, 2024

Island recognized as one of the “Best Islands in South Carolina” 

FRIPP ISLAND, S.C. – Fripp Island is one of the South’s Best, honored by Southern Living as one of the “Best Islands in South Carolina.”

The distinction is part of the South’s Best Awards 2024 which celebrates readers’ favorite Southern destinations and experiences. The publication also named Fripp Island to its list of “Prettiest Beach Towns” in the South earlier this month, one of only two South Carolina locations included.

“We are thrilled to see Fripp Island named as one of the best in the South,” said Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort Marketing Director Michelle Groves. “The entire Resort team is proud to be part of such a magical place and we look forward to welcoming you soon.”

Nestled just outside historic Beaufort, S.C., the Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort is a premier island destination for families and friends. The resort is located within a gated community featuring more than three miles of uninterrupted coastline, 32 beach access walkways, two 18-hole golf courses, a 62-slip marina and numerous outdoor activities from kayaking to horseback riding.

Resort amenities include five pool complexes featuring seven pools, state-of-the-art tennis and pickleball courts, oceanfront dining options, live music venues, a full-service equestrian center where guests can camp with their horses, a nature center, and exceptional kids programming.

Fripp Island is a wildlife sanctuary, evidenced by its recognition as an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society. The pristine marshlands and tidal areas found throughout the island are home to more than 182 species of birds.

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About Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort

Located on a private barrier island just outside historic Beaufort, S.C., the Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort differs from your typical island destination. Adventurous by nature, the Resort boasts amenities and programming for everyone – making it the ultimate island getaway. The Resort features more than three miles of uninterrupted pristine coastline, numerous beach walkways for convenient access, a golf-cart and pet-friendly culture with world-class amenities including two 18-hole golf courses, six pickleball and eight clay tennis courts, and a 62-slip marina. Explore the island by bike, golf cart or on horseback, and observe more than 180 species of birds that earned the Island a designation as an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society. Connect with the Resort on Facebook and Instagram or visit to book your next island adventure.