Dreaming of a unique fall retreat with fresh, local seafood, stunning water views and an old Florida vibe? It’s time to check out Eastpoint on Florida’s Forgotten Coast! The seafood hub of Franklin County and the heart of the area’s commercial oyster industry, Eastpoint is one of the few remaining working waterfronts in North Florida.
Located just across the bay from Apalachicola and St. George Island, this authentic fishing community is a one-of-a-kind destination. Eastpoint is home to rustic seafood houses and weather-worn docks, where oystermen haul their heavy burlap bags of freshly harvested Apalachicola Bay oysters to be washed, shucked, packed and transported across the country. It’s a sight to behold for visitors of all ages.
Plus, there are tons of fun things to see and do in this coastal community. Whether you want to sample the freshest seafood in local restaurants, watch fishing boats unload their catch or head out on your own fishing or boating adventure, Eastpoint is the perfect vacation destination.
Did we mention Eastpoint is also a nature lover’s paradise? The area abounds with wildlife and untouched landscapes, making it a dream destination for birders, hikers and paddlers. Eastpoint is home to the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR), one of the state’s premier research and education facilities. The facility’s visitor center features fish tanks, walking trail and interactive displays.
Looking for even more outdoor adventures? Eastpoint also serves as a gateway to Tate’s Hell State Forest and Apalachicola National Forest, located just north off of scenic Highway 65. These forests offer a variety of unforgettable activities, from swimming and kayaking to hiking and camping.
Affordable Autumn Accommodations
If you want to visit this genuine fishing community, fall is the best time of year to plan a getaway! During the autumn months, Eastpoint is quiet and uncrowded—which means you’ll enjoy phenomenal discounts on local lodging.
For a truly peaceful setting, book a stay at Sportsman’s Lodge. This quiet, wooded motel and marina overlooks Apalachicola’s East Bay. Located in Eastpoint just minutes from historic downtown Apalachicola, Sportsman’s Lodge offers an array of rooms, many with bay views and some with kitchenettes.
Plan to travel to the Forgotten Coast in your RV? Motor on down to Coastline RV Resort. Located on Highway 98 in Eastpoint, this resort sits directly on the beautiful Apalachicola Bay. Guests enjoy an unobstructed view of Dog Island, St. George Island and Sound and spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Coastline RV Resort includes 30 spacious RV sites, which can accommodate up to 45’ motor coaches and large 5th wheel campers. They also offer cozy vacation cottages. This pet friendly resort also features a swimming pool, laundry facilities, fishing pier and a welcome center and club house complete with a fitness center, large screened in porch, fully equipped kitchen and a shower facility.
Ready to escape to a fabulous fishing community filled with stunning sights, the freshest seafood and plenty of awesome activities? Book your fall getaway to Eastpoint today!