One way or another, Beaufort always shines and it’s done it yet again as Fripp Island has been named Best Beach Community in 2016 by Real Estate Scorecard, a website that scores over 370 communities in the South.   It’s announcement states,” The more uncrowded the beach, the better. For the lucky few, the Sea Islands of South Carolina are the perfect place to enjoy the best golf and beach resorts.”      “After visiting many SC beach communities this year, Real Estate Scorecard’s conclusion is that it’s hard to find a more beautiful private island in the Lowcountry than Fripp. Completely surrounded by salt water, the southernmost Sea Island is tucked secretly between Hunting Island & Pritchards Island. Development of the 3,000 acre island began back in the mid 1960’s when a narrow bridge was built connecting the island to Beaufort South Carolina. The one lane bridge still remains today. Getting around the 6 mile square island is quite fun because Fripp Island is golf cart friendly. The island is also a popular place to safely bike ride on miles of trails in and around the beachfront homes.”    “With tides fluctuating as much as 8 feet every day in the Lowcountry, the footprint of the Fripp Island beaches look different all the time. Shallow wading pools, sand bars and sand dunes provide fun natural playgrounds along the 3 miles of private beach, ” the statement said.     It also added, “we are confident one will never forget seeing the first hot pink sunrise on the Atlantic Ocean during a morning beach walk, or a burnt orange sunset on the harbor side. There are so many places on Fripp Island to witness these priceless moments.”   So true.