After spending the first few days of the honeymoon exploring cities, we were ready for some relaxing beach time. The final two day on Fripp Island provided plenty of relaxation, sun, and sand.
Fripp Island is located north of Hilton Head Island in South Carolina's low country. The drive to the island was beautiful with lots of open land, water, and tree covered roads. Arriving on Fripp Island, we checked in with the security gate, grabbed our pass to our Vacation Rental By Owner, and drove onto the island. The island was filled with beautiful homes, picturesque golf courses, and windy roads. We arrived at our rental, which was part of an apartment complex. The apartment had the most beautiful view of the ocean from the back deck. When we weren't at the beach, we spent our time sitting on the deck.
The best part of Fripp Island was the beach. After dropping our stuff off at the apartment, we quickly donned our swimsuits and made way to the beach for an early evening swim. The one downfall of the island was that while we were located very close to the beach, during high tide there was no direct route and we had to drive to get to the beach. We also were unaware that the popular mode of transportation on the island was by golf cart. Since we were only there for a couple days, we did not rent one. If we ever return to Fripp (hopefully we will!) we will definitely be renting one. There is something about getting into a hot car after being wet and sandy from the beach that is definitely uncomfortable.
Despite not having a golf cart, the time at the beach was wonderful. We spent a full day on it, soaking up the sun. The beach on Fripp was very secluded with no more than five groups of people on it at a time. We were able to stake out a part of the beach not near anyone and sink our feet into the sand. As the day went on, the tide went out, creating sand bars on which we could walk way out into the ocean with the depth not ever passing our knees. We spent most of the day just sitting in the water, enjoying the gentle waves and sand.
Our VRBO was great as well. The complex had a shared pool which we enjoyed for a quick dip instead of going all the way to the beach. All amenities were provided as well like laundry, towels, a fully stocked kitchen (minus the food), and an amazing view. We woke up one morning just before sunrise to watch the sun break upon the ocean. Despite the cloudy weather, it was still beautiful and worth the lack of sleep.
Fripp Island was the perfect end to our honeymoon, providing the relaxation we needed after a crazy season of wedding planning. If you ever find yourself in need of some time away from the hectic pace of the world, Fripp Island is the perfect place to unwind and relax.