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.
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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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Choice of hotel room or condo unit. All hotel rooms offer a view of the marina. Condo units have full-site kitchens. Complimentary boat slip with hotel room or condo unit (boat must be under 26′ with no shore power). Guests with pets are welcome at Moorings Carrabelle with a small deposit. Amenities available: private boat ramp, 24 hour security, pump…Learn More
Circa 1900 historic hotel located in the heart of Carrabelle, on the corner of Tallahassee Street and NW Avenue A. Choose one of five themed rooms, each with a private bath. Cable TV and high-speed WiFi internet access in all rooms. Spend time in the spacious common areas of the house, the private Key West style courtyard, “Monkey Bar” and…Learn More
Come and enjoy a relaxing weekend on the water. Some of the world’s most beautiful beaches are only minutes from the Georgian Motel, and The Carrabelle River and Gulf of Mexico are at our back door. Our guests are perfectly situated for both saltwater and freshwater fishing, as well as hiking, hunting, camping, boating, swimming, and more. Access nearby boat…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
The Carrabelle History Museum extends a unique display that pays tribute to several local men who served, some of whom also sacrificed, in our country’s armed forces. Developed initially for Carrabelle’s Museum Day, held on May 1, the Military Tribute Exhibit has been so meaningful to the Carrabelle History Museum,…Learn More
The Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum will present a special exhibit commemorating D-Day. Camp Gordon Johnston in Carrabelle, FL, opened in 1942 for training Infantry Divisions, including the US Army 4th Infantry Division, and their support units in amphibious warfare. This training and the men who trained here would be…Learn More
Crooked River Lighthouse Full Moon Climb Carrabelle
The Crooked River Lighthouse hosts a Full Moon Lighthouse Climb on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, from 7:00-10:00 pm in Carrabelle, FL. May’s Full Moon is called the Flower Moon. Visitors can enjoy this opportunity to see the St. George Sound and Carrabelle Beach’s gorgeous natural surroundings under the evening sky. …Learn More
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