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5 Reasons to Spend Spring Break on Florida’s Forgotten Coast

By Forgotten Coast Web Team | February 28, 2019

Spend Spring Break at Breathtaking Beaches

Spring Break is right around the corner! Have you made vacation plans for your family yet? If not, we invite you to discover Florida’s Forgotten Coast.

Nestled in the panhandle of the Sunshine State, our beautiful area is the last remaining stretch of unspoiled, pristine Gulf Coast beaches that haven’t been overrun by high rises and strip malls. Whether you choose to visit St. George Island, Apalachicola, Carrabelle, Eastpoint or Alligator Point, you’ll find tons of fun things to do for the whole family.

Here are five good reasons to visit the Forgotten Coast this Spring Break:

#1. Breathtaking Beaches

While there are tons of things to do here, our area is probably most famous for its award-winning beaches. With more than 250 miles of immaculate coastline, these undisturbed sugar sand beaches are the perfect place to relax and unwind. Frolic in the gently rolling surf, watch the dolphins at play, build sandcastles with the kiddos or just settle in your beach chair and soak up the Florida sun. Unlike many of the crowded beaches across Florida, you’ll discover peace and quiet here on the Forgotten Coast.

#2. Remarkable Restaurants

Florida’s Forgotten Coast is home to heaps of awesome restaurants, from casual beachfront cafes to riverside oyster dives to fine dining experiences. With more than 30 restaurants across the area, you’re certain to find mouthwatering menus and delicious dishes to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. While you’re here, be sure to sample the fresh, local seafood, including our world-famous Apalachicola oysters, clams, shrimp, blue crabs and the catch of the day straight from the Gulf of Mexico.

#3. Fabulous Fishing

Want to take your family on an unforgettable angling adventure? You’ve come to the right place! There are tons of inshore and offshore fishing opportunities here in Franklin County. Whether you’re hoping to hook into trout, redfish, mackerel, grouper, snapper, amberjack or tripletail, you’re sure to land the big one here. The Forgotten Coast’s prolific waters are teeming with an array of fish species. Visit our fishing page to book your Spring Break charter today!

#4. Awesome Activities

If you’re looking for a more than just beautiful beaches, this is the place for you! There are countless things to do here on Florida’s Forgotten Coast. From hiking and golfing to paddling and lighthouse climbing to shopping and museum-hopping, Franklin County offers exciting activities for everyone. For more ideas, visit our Things to See & Do page or swing by one of our friendly Visitor Centers when you get here!

#5. Dog-Friendly Fun

When you visit us for Spring Break, there’s no need to leave your four-legged pal at home. After all, the Forgotten Coast is the most “pawesome” destination in all of Florida! With tons of dog-friendly beaches, accommodations, restaurants and parks, Franklin County is the perfect place to bring your entire family, including your favorite furry friend. Visit our Pet-Friendly Activities page to plan a doggone great getaway.

The countdown to Spring Break is on, and the clock is ticking. So, what are you waiting for? Plan an unforgettable family getaway to the Forgotten Coast and create memories to last a lifetime. Book your trip today!