In just a couple of short months, the kids will be off to college, the grandkids will back in school and your home will suddenly seem eerily quiet. Know what that means? It’s time to book a vacation!
Whether you’re an empty nester, a retiree or a couple looking for a romantic getaway, September is the ideal time to fly south to Florida’s Forgotten Coast. It’s still plenty warm, the beaches are quiet and uncrowded and you’ll find fabulous deals on accommodations.
If you’re a beach bum, Franklin County will be heaven for you. With more than 250 miles of immaculate coastline, our undisturbed, sugar sand beaches offer the perfect place to relax and unwind. Whether you prefer to spend your days floating in the emerald surf, taking long walks to search for shells or simply soaking up the Florida sun, you’re guaranteed to fall in love with our pristine shores.
But there’s so much more to the Forgotten Coast than our beautiful beaches. From Apalachicola and Eastpoint to St. George Island and Carrabelle, there are countless activities to enjoy in Franklin County. Whether you’re up for outdoor adventures like fishing, paddling and golfing or you prefer shopping, sightseeing or dining on delicious local seafood, we offer something for everyone.
If you’re a shopaholic, you’re in luck. Our towns are home to an array of unique boutiques, eclectic art galleries and charming shops filled with handmade treasures, upscale gifts and rare finds. History buffs and sightseers will delight in exploring our rich coastal history at local museums, lighthouses and other sites.
For all you foodies out there, Franklin County is certain to tantalize your taste buds. After all, we’re world-famous for our fresh local seafood, particularly our Apalachicola oysters. Take your pick from our wide range of restaurants, from casual beachfront cafes to river-front oyster bars to upscale fine dining. Love the nightlife? We’ve got you covered. The Forgotten Coast is home to an array of open-late bars, restaurants and live music venues.
Did we mention we’re one of the most pet-friendly destinations in the Sunshine State? When you visit the Forgotten Coast, there’s no need to leave your four-legged friend at home. With tons of dog-friendly beaches, accommodations, restaurants and shops, Franklin County gets two paws up from all of our furry guests.