Discover Florida's Forgotten Coast
Apalachicola, Alligator Point, Carrabelle, St. George Island & Eastpoint
Franklin County Florida, also known as the Forgotten Coast, is nestled in the panhandle of the Sunshine State. This beautiful region has been dubbed the Forgotten Coast because it’s the last remaining stretch of unspoiled, pristine Gulf Coast beaches that haven’t been overrun by high rises and strip malls. The Forgotten Coast includes the charming communities of Apalachicola, Alligator Point, Carrabelle, St. George Island & Eastpoint.
Escape the Everyday in Florida’s Forgotten Coast
Are you ready to explore this untouched gem in the Big Bend of Florida? Whether you’re seeking a family-friendly vacation, a romantic getaway, an exhilarating fishing trip or a peaceful nest for snowbird season, there’s something for everyone in Florida’s Forgotten Coast!
Visit the quaint coastal city of Apalachicola to take in an array of landmarks, shop unique boutiques and art galleries and learn about the town’s rich maritime history. In the authentic fishing community of Eastpoint, savor fresh Apalachicola Bay seafood in local waterfront restaurants and watch fishing boats unload their catch. Swing by Carrabelle to play golf on a championship course, charter a thrilling fishing trip or visit an eye-opening museum.
For a relaxing beach vacation, look no further than St. George Island. Home to Florida’s most pristine, serene beaches, this beautiful barrier island offers tons of fun activities—from swimming, fishing and paddling in the clear gulf waters to shelling, castle-building and relaxing on the sugar white sand. If you want to connect with nature, head to the rural beach community of Alligator Point for bird watching, hiking, fishing and seclusion.
Something for Everyone
Franklin County Florida is brimming with exciting things to do and see—from hiking, fishing and boating to shopping, museum-hopping and sampling world-class seafood. Visitors can enjoy swimming, paddling, golfing, birding or simply relaxing on our gorgeous beaches. The Forgotten Coast is also renowned as a perfect pet destination. From our dog-friendly beaches and parks to an array of restaurants and vacation rentals that welcome four-legged friends, we’re a community full of canine-lovers.
Whether you want to relax and unwind or you’re seeking fun-filled adventures, escape to Florida’s Forgotten Coast.
RELAX & STAY AWHILE
From a quaint beach cottage to a luxurious beachfront villa, Florida's Forgotten Coast offers a variety of places to stay.
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Suncoast Vacation Rentals of St. George Island offers various types of accommodations on picturesque St. George Island; from condos to beach cottages to family-size accommodations. Call the office or visit the website for property descriptions and reservations.Learn More
Quiet wooded setting overlooking Apalachicola’s East Bay. Motel and marina located in Eastpoint, just minutes away from historic downtown Apalachicola and the beaches of St. George Island. Several types of rooms available, some with Bay views or Bay frontage, some with kitchenettes, and larger family units. All rooms have cable TV, free wi-fi and electric heat & air.Learn More
Constructed in 1907 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the hotel is steeped in Southern hospitality, history, and charm. The iconic Parlor Bar remains the definitive local watering hole, serving craft cocktails, OCBC beers, and a mouthwatering Pub menu from our in-house restaurant, the Franklin Cafe. Newly renovated guest rooms, featuring the work of local craftsmen, from…Learn More
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Discover the Forgotten Coast's authentic, Old Florida charm at more than 100 annual events and festivals, that highlight our natural resources, culture and history. Click here to see all events
Carrabelle History Museum presents a Special Exhibit on Sponge Diving in Carrabelle and North Florida Carrabelle
The Carrabelle History Museum is presenting a special exhibit on Sponge Diving in Carrabelle and the North Gulf Coast of Florida. This exhibit will be on display through Thursday, March 31, 2022. There is no charge for admission but donations are gladly accepted. The museum and exhibit are open Wednesdays…Learn More
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum in Carrabelle is presenting a special exhibit in the month of January on the Battle of Midway. This exhibit will open Tuesday, January 4, 2022, and be on display until Saturday, January 29. The museum is open every Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to…Learn More
Butts & Clucks Cook-Off on the Bay Apalachicola
The 2022 Butts & Clucks Cook-off on the Bay, sanctioned by the Florida BBQ Association, will be held on January 21st and 22nd in Battery Park in Apalachicola. Over $12,000 in prizes will be awarded. There will be a Shut up and Shuck party for teams and judges and a…Learn More
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