Beach Safety

Fripp Island, Sun, Surf, and Safety!

Please Check for Open Beach Access

Fripp Island Shoreline Safety
In case of an emergency call 911.


  • There are no lifeguards on duty.
  • Dangerous rip currents may form in the surf. View the YouTube video for safety tips on how to Break the Grip:

  • Tides change swiftly. Keep off of sandbars.
  • Alligators maybe present in beach wetlands and tidal pools. Do not wade in standing water on the beach.

The beach is a critical area habitat. Respect beach wildlife and their habitat. Stay off the dunes. Do not disturb nesting birds or sea turtles. It is a federal offense to disturb a nest.

Please help us keep the beach beautiful for others by removing your trash and belongings.

Pardon our dust as the beach accesses are under construction. A full list of open accesses is available at Fripp Island Beach Access Directory website. Click the image below to go to the Beach Access Directory website. Accesses that are closed are unsafe for use. Please do not use private property to gain access to the beach. Do not climb rock revetments as rocks may shift and are slippery when wet.

Beach Access is dictated by the island’s topography and access points are clearly marked. For your convenience, we also have an “Open/Closed Beach Access” Directory website. Click the image below to view: