Florida's Forgotten Coast... the Florida You Remember
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.
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Constructed in 1907 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the hotel is steeped in Southern hospitality, history, and charm. The iconic Parlor Bar remains the definitive local watering hole, serving craft cocktails, OCBC beers, and a mouthwatering Pub menu from our in-house restaurant, the Franklin Cafe. Newly renovated guest rooms, featuring the work of local craftsmen, from…Learn More
Stay at the Sunset Cottage and enjoy the most beautiful sunsets you’ve ever seen. Watch the seagulls and pelicans fly over the bay and best of all watch the dolphins playfully swim by. Sunset Cottage is a two-story, 4 bedroom, 2 bath bayfront home with gorgeous views. It has a large inground pool facing sunsets on the bay. Also, enjoy fishing…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
Carrabelle Country Farmer’s Market Carrabelle
This market at the Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle features vendors from the community with perfect gifts and goodies. There is freshly roasted coffee, delicious baked goods including cinnamon rolls and artisan bread, gorgeous art and photography, handcrafted balms and soaps, fresh herbs, vegetable seeds, handmade goods, and craft items,…Learn More
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum in Carrabelle is presenting a special exhibit Commemorating D-Day. This exhibit will open Tuesday, June 7 and will be on display at the museum until Saturday, July 2. The museum is open every Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. There is no…Learn More
The Crooked River Lighthouse will be hosting Full Moon Lighthouse Climbs on Tuesday, June 14, from 8:00-10:00 pm and Wednesday, July 13, from 8:00-10:00 pm in Carrabelle, FL. Visitors can enjoy this opportunity to see the gorgeous natural surroundings of the St. George Sound and Carrabelle Beach under the glow of the…Learn More
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Whether it’s chocolate, ice cream, cupcakes, or donuts, the Forgotten Coast has something to satisfy your sweet tooth. A good…Read More
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