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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However you arrive, you’ll never forget how you stayed. The nature trails you walked down, the beach you strolled on, the boat you rode in, the amazing life you saw in the forest, the water, the sky. Whatever you’ve come to expect when you travel, it’s time to expect more. It’s time for Carrabelle Beach. We’re expecting you soon. Accommodations:…Learn More
Planning a visit to Beautiful, Historic, Downtown Apalachicola? Stay with us in a Riverfront or Riverview Condo in the heart of Apalachicola. Walk a block or two to shops & restaurants from a convenient 2 bedroom 1,500 square foot Condo with private elevator & off-street parking or escape to a hidden charmer with private courtyard. Hope to see you here…Learn More
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
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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 Community in conjunction with the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce invite you to visit on April 27, 2019 to enjoy the 29th Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival along the historic riverfront. This one-day event will begin at 8:00 am with a 5k Run Walk followed by downtown activities which will…Learn More
SGI Brewfest St. George Island
The SGI Brewfest is a one-day beer tasting festival to promote the appreciation of craft beer. All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. 2019 with be our 4th year. This year’s event features an even broader selection of amazing craft beers, friendly faces and furry friends. This is a…Learn More
Forgotten Coast en... Apalachicola
Now in the 14th year of documenting the landscape and culture of the last vestige of authentic “Old Florida,” Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, America’s Great Paint-out, is among the world’s most prestigious plein air events. Artistic excellence and the production of investment quality art continues to be the trademark…Learn More
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