Budget Friendly Fripp Island

Amazing Island Adventures for Your Family... On a Budget

If you're renting a property that doesn't offer amenity club cards, or you'd just like to save money, don't worry - there are lots of options for you. Don't forget to explore information on Boating & Fishing, Equipment Rentals (bikes, kayaks, boogie boards, golf carts, etc.), Events and Dining Galore!

There are many beloved activities to choose from, available on and off the island.  Go for a swim in a pool, take a ride in a boat or kayak. You can even play golf, tennis or pickleball nearby! Did we mention the dining options -there are tons of great local places to eat in the area.

Let's go for a swim!

Several neighborhoods on Fripp Island have a community pool included for renters during their stay. 
If you'd like to book a property in one of these locations, click the arrow to see availability within the neighborhood.


Already booked? Slip and Splash at Pools Nearby with a Day Pass!

Spend a few hours at Alvin Settles Pool for Slip & Splash! The kids will love the floating obstacle course, the slides and the mushroom waterfall. Open seasonally Tuesdays-Sundays, 10am-7pm. To double-check seasonal hours, call 843-255-6794 Alvin Settles Pool & Beaufort Pool.

Slip & Splash is also open at the Bluffton Pool: Fridays 4-7pm, Saturdays 10:30am-4:30pm.

  • Beaufort Pool - 35 Youmans Drive,Lady's Island (Indoor 25-Yard Lane Pool)
  • Alvin Settles Pool - 1710 Green St., Beaufort (Outdoor, Kiddie, Slides)
  • Battery Creek Pool - 1B Blue Dolphin Drive, Beaufort (Indoor 25-Yard Lane Pool)


Boating & Fishing Excursions

Find the perfect adventure for your whole gang. Enjoy a leisurely sunset cruise or head out on a kayak safari.

There are many options available from several local companies. Build your own outing by choosing the ultimate destinations in and around Beaufort.


Take a Hike!

Relax and enjoy the scenery at Henry Robinson Boardwalk. This picturesque boardwalk provides a great setting for fishing, with benches, a pavilion, and a peaceful ambiance. You can also ascend the lookout tower for a breathtaking panoramic view, capturing scenes of Battery Creek, the Beaufort River, Parris Island, and the MCRD military base. It's a delightful location for capturing fantastic photographs! Be sure to visit this charming spot in Port Royal, SC!

Looking for more? Consider the 10-mile Spanish Moss Trail where you can walk, bike or run along the historic Magnolia Line Railroad on a 12-foot wide paved pathway. Enjoy nature and soak up some incredible scenery as you go!

Off Island Adventures

Beaufort and Hunting Island are real treasure troves for an adventurous soul! Consider visiting Hunting Island State Park, right "next door" to Fripp Island. You can fish on the pier, visit the Wildlife center, take a horseback ride along the beach (offered seasonally) or visit Boneyard Beach... a local, early-morning favorite for photography buffs.

For any music lovers in the family, stop by Kazoobie Kazoos to learn all there is to know about the kazoo. You can create your own custom kazoo for a fun and quirky souvenier!

There are plenty of options for local fun to be found in and around Beaufort, Port Royal and Lady's Island. Be sure to check our Local Fun page for details and insights into upcoming local events.

Park it!

Don't forget to check out the parks on Fripp Island. Both Hannah's Park and 
Davis Love Park have playgrounds for the littlest members of your family so they can climb, swing, and play. And, for your older kiddos (or kids at heart), pick up a ball and play a game of basketball or volleyball. Seasonally, at Davis Love Park you can also enjoy live music, ice cream parties, and even golf cart bingo! Be sure to keep an eye on the event calendar for more information on these free activities.

Tennis or Pickleball Anyone?

If you're looking for a budget-friendly game, look no further. Beaufort County Parks and Rec offers tennis and pickleball courts at 6 different properties. Play is first-come first-serve and is free. Can't beat that!

  • St. Helena Park/Wesley Felix - 179 Ball Park Road, St. Helena (1 Tennis)
  • Scott Recreation Complex - 242 Scott Hill Road, St. Helena Island (1 Tennis)
  • Beaufort Tennis - 1105 Bladen Street, Beaufort (7 Tennis)
  • Southside Tennis Courts - 1408 Battery Creek Road, Port Royal (1 Tennis, 2 Pickleball)
  • Shell Point Park - 381 Broad River Road,  Beaufort (1 Tennis, 2 Pickleball)
  • Bluffton Center - 61-B Ulmer Road, Bluffton (1 Tennis, 2 Pickleball)

Ready for some golf?

Head over to The Legends at Parris Island or the Olde Beaufort Golf Club.  These local clubs offer challenging play but are geared toward all skill levels.  Enjoy the Lowcountry setting for a "great walk with friends."

Let's Eat!

Dining options abound for everything from a quick bite to a special occasion dinner. Stop by Springtide Market for a deli sandwich or head over to Lady's Island for a shrimp burger. If you're celebrating, head into Beaufort for a waterfront meal.