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.
View all accommodations in Franklin County, Florida
The Island Suites is located on St. George Island, Florida on the beach front within walking distance to the majority of restaurants and shops. Each room has a private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. One king or two queen beds, refrigerator, microwave, in-room coffee, guest room amenities, cable and internet. Handicapped accessible rooms available.Learn More
Sandy Toes Florida is a beautiful, pet friendly beach-side vacation rental home on Bald Point that sleeps 8 people. The 1,700 square foot, 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is loaded with amenities for the perfect vacation. Beamed and vaulted ceilings throughout, wood floors, fulled equipped kitchen, and 2- 50″ TVs with cable are just waiting for guests. Gulf views from…Learn More
LODGING INFORMATION REQUEST
Receive special offers from lodging providers for your trip to Franklin County, Florida.
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
Holiday Fresh Market Apalachicola
Due to inclement weather on the original date of December 1, Holiday Fresh Market has been rescheduled to December 15. On Saturday December 15th from 10am – 4 pm the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce Presents the Holiday Fresh Market. Why fight the crowds and traffic at the malls? Come…Learn More
Mardi Gras Barkus... Apalachicola
The Mystic Krewe of Salty Barkers, a parade group of dogs and their people, invite you to join in the Apalachicola Mardi Gras Barkus Parade in downtown Apalachicola. Mystic Krewe of Salty Barkers is excited to present the Annual Apalachicola Mardi Gras Barkus Parade on Saturday, February 23, 2019, in…Learn More
The Carrabelle Riverfront Festival is a fabulous street festival with educational folk life and maritime exhibits and activities, fun children’s activities, a vintage car show, local seafood vendors and traditional fair foods, unusual and colorful arts & craft vendors, a Pet Parade, Tate’s Hell and Back 5K Run/ Walk, festive…Learn More
That's the word most used to describe Florida's Forgotten Coast.
Follow local guides as they share their tips for how to make the most of your stay on the Forgotten Coast.
If you think Florida’s Forgotten Coast goes to sleep when the sun sets, think again! Franklin County is home to…Read More