Welcome to Fripp
Fripp Island is a wildlife sanctuary. Following the rules will protect and ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment.
Alligators are dangerous and are ambush predators. They are often seen on the beach in standing water/ tidal pools. Please keep children and pets out of these areas on the beach and well back from the edges of all the lagoons on the island.
Feeding or harassing alligators is dangerous and illegal. Once fed, alligators connect humans with food and lose their fear of people.
Violators will be subject to fines up to $200, or 30 days in jail.
If you witness anyone feeding or harassing alligators, please contact Fripp Island Patrol at 843-838-2334.
Do not feed the deer. Deer are wild animals and should not be fed. They may become aggressive and cause bodily injury.
Turtle Protection Rules
Remove all items from the beach each evening, including toys, chairs and tents. Items left on the beach may cause problems for sea turtles trying to find a spot to nest.
Fill in any holes that may have been created in the sand. It is unlawful to leave unfilled holes on the beach.
Lights off on the beach between May and October – this includes flashlights and house lights. Light on the beach can deter sea turtles from nesting.
Violations may result in a fine.
Stay off the dunes.
Please help us keep the beach beautiful for others by removing your trash and belongings.
Do not discharge firearms of any kind on the island.
Do not set off fireworks on the island.
Blow/dart guns are not permitted on the island.
Keep pets on a leash and please clean up after them.
Excessive noise is prohibited between 10:00 pm and 7:00 am.
No minor, under 18, is allowed on common property between 12:00 am and 5:00 am unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Persons under 21 may not operate golf carts between 12:00 am and 5:00 am.
All motorized watercraft shall be operated in a safe manner to protect wildlife and prevent damage to the marsh.
Do not operate a motorized watercraft within 50 feet of people in the water or faster than idle speed when within 100 yards of the beach.
Citations of $25 to $200 may be issued. State citations may be issued where appropriate.