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 unique 30 suite hotel and 20 slip marina in an Old Florida setting with today’s modern conveniences. Only four blocks from the center of Apalachicola. All rooms offer Bay views, private screened verandas, two bathrooms, spacious living and dining areas, flat screen TVs, high speed internet, in-room safes, washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen, lush furnishings, luxurious linens, hardwood flooring, Oriental…Learn More
The historic Bowery Inn Building circa 1900, sat 40 years vacant and then most recently was home to a General Mercantile Business with a room and living quarters upstairs, has returned to its roots with a remarkable renovation completed in 2015. The structure exudes rustic charm from salvaged and reclaimed building material from Apalachicola. Each piece of wood and decor was…Learn More
Sunset Isle RV & Yacht community is located on Timber Island in beautiful Carrabelle, Florida. Facilities include twenty-seven (27) landscaped, easy back-in lots with full hook-ups (50/30 amp adaptable electric, city water and sewer). Rent by the night, week or month. Rental includes onsite boat slip use. Family centered amenities include large swimming pool, a screened facility for gathering and cooking, single use restrooms with showers and WIFI….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
Apalachicola Oyster... Apalachicola
Apalachicola’s 9th Annual Oyster Cook-off will be held Friday and Saturday, January 18-19, 2019 in downtown Historic Apalachicola. The event will feature a silent auction, oysters galore, shrimp, smoked mullet, hot dogs, hamburgers, local beer, live music, kids’ activities, dancing performances and a 5K run! Enter your best recipe and…Learn More
Butts & Clucks... Apalachicola
The Butts & Clucks Cook-off on the Bay, will be held Friday & Saturday, January 25-26 in Battery Park in Apalachicola. There will be a judging seminar on Thursday, January 24 for anyone interested in being a state certified BBQ judge. This event has been sanctioned by the Florida BBQ…Learn More
The Secret of My... Apalachicola
Earl David Reed is a trendsetter in the comedy and radio world. Within his 15 years of stand-up comedy, Earl has performed at over 100 comedy clubs and colleges and is a favorite in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Along with his 10 years of morning broadcasting experience and numerous…Learn More
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