It’s Fall, y’all—but it still feels like summer Florida’s Forgotten Coast! Halloween and Thanksgiving are right around the corner, but the sun is shining on our pristine beaches, the Gulf breezes are pleasantly warm and the sparkling water feels fine. Whether you’re dreaming of a romantic getaway for two, planning a family-friendly fall vacation or want to book an exhilarating fishing weekend, we have something for everyone this time of year.
Here’s just a handful of the fun-filled fall adventures you’ll discover on Florida’s Forgotten Coast.
Land the Big One
Searching for the perfect fall fishing destination? You’ve come to the right place! Fresh and saltwater fishing opportunities abound throughout St. George Island, Apalachicola, Carrabelle, Eastpoint and Alligator Point. Whether you’re hoping to hook into trout, redfish, mackerel or grouper, autumn is prime time for angling on Florida’s Forgotten Coast. Visit our fishing page to book your next inshore or offshore charter.
Take a Peaceful Paddle
Whether your preferred mode of arm-powered transportation is kayak, canoe or paddleboard, Florida’s Forgotten Coast is every paddler’s paradise! In fact, 80 percent of Franklin County’s 545 square miles are publicly owned, preserved wilderness areas. Our area is home to hundreds of miles of unspoiled rivers, creeks and coastal shallows just waiting to be explored by passionate paddlers. Visit our paddling page to learn more about our wide array of water trails.
Explore Local Lighthouses
Want to check out a picturesque piece of maritime history? Pay a visit to one of our two beautifully restored lighthouses: The Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island and the Crooked River Lighthouse at Carrabelle Beach. Each tells a tale of what coastal living in Franklin County was like more than 100 years ago. If you want to experience a spectacular view from the top, both lighthouses host special climbs on full moon evenings. Enjoy breathtaking vistas of the moon-drenched Apalachicola Bay and St. George Sound down below.
Be a Beach Bum
While there are countless things to see and do here on Florida’s Forgotten Coast, we are perhaps most famous for our award-winning beaches. With more than 250 miles of immaculate coastline, our undisturbed sugar sand beaches are the perfect place to relax and unwind. You could easily spend your entire fall getaway frolicking in the gently rolling surf, building sandcastles with the kiddos or simply soaking up the Florida sun.
Ready fall into your perfect autumn vacation? Come on down to Florida’s Forgotten Coast for an unforgettable fall adventure!