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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A fisherman’s retreat with lodging set in a quiet wooded atmosphere. Accommodations include fully furnished cabins and motel units. Restaurant, bait & tackle store, sports apparel shop, boat launching facilities, charter fishing guides, boat storage, and tennis courts.Learn More
49 Palmetto is located within the designated historic district in beautiful Apalachicola, Florida. It is situated just 2 blocks from the Apalachicola River and the town center and is within easy walking distance to all this quaint, hip town has to offer. Located at the confluence of the Apalachicola River and the bountiful Apalachicola Bay, the small seaside city of…Learn More
St. George Island State Park offers nine miles of undeveloped white sand beach on St. George Island Florida. The park offers ample opportunities for sunbathing, swimming, shelling, canoeing, kayaking, boating, fishing, hiking and nature study. The park offers 60 modern family campsites with water and electric as well as restroom and shower facilities. There is also a primitive camping site…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
C-Quarters Youth... Carrabelle
Kids from all over the South are invited to attend the 15th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament. Open to all kids 16 and younger. Registration is required on-site. Sponsored by C-Quarters Marina, Fish Florida Tag and local businesses. Friday evening, prior to Saturday’s fishing day, all entries in the tournament must…Learn More
Annual Kingfish... Carrabelle
This weekend charity event for the Leukemia Research Foundation gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy themselves while advocating a wonderful cause that helps so many. Sponsored by the C-Quarters Marina, there will be a guaranteed payout of $16,500 with 10 places. There will be a captain’s meeting on Friday evening…Learn More
Full Moon &... Carrabelle
The Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle is hosting a Full Moon & Sunset Lighthouse Climb on Thursday, August 15 from 8-10 pm in Carrabelle, FL. Visitors can climb to the top of the tallest lighthouse on the Forgotten Coast, Crooked River Lighthouse, to see breathtaking views of the bay under…Learn More
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If you’re planning a getaway to Apalachicola, you’re in for a real treat. Lovingly called “Apalach” by locals, this picturesque…Read More
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