If you want to escape to a serene, beautiful beach destination this fall, Alligator Point is the perfectly peaceful retreat. Nestled on the easternmost corner of Florida’s Forgotten Coast, this sparsely populated, rural beach community encompasses eight miles of untouched coastline along a narrow beach peninsula.
This calm coastal paradise, called simply “The Point” by locals, is like a vintage snapshot of old Florida. Filled with sea oat-covered sand dunes, marsh habitats, fresh water rivers and dense pine forests, The Point is truly nature-lover’s paradise.
One of the best spots for wildlife viewing in the area is Bald Point State Park, located where Ochlockonee Bay meets Apalachee Bay. Spanning more than 4,000 upland acres, the park is home to a bounty of lush plant life and wildlife residents, including black bear, white-tailed deer, coyotes, bobcats and regional birds.
Alligator Point is also the ideal getaway for beachgoers seeking solitude. There are no high-rises, glaring lights or noisy crowds on these pristine beaches, which allows for the ultimate relaxation, exquisite stargazing and undisturbed peace and quiet.
While Alligator Point is a tranquil area, there are still plenty of things to see and do here. From biking, hiking and boating to birding, paddling and fishing, the area offers countless activities for fall visitors.
Relaxing Retreats & Luxurious Lodging
Alligator Point features a number of lodging options on both the Gulf and bay side of the peninsula. Rental options range from beachfront vacation homes to modest cottages, and many of these accommodations are pet friendly. In the calmer autumn months, visitors will discover phenomenal deals and discounts on places to stay in Alligator Point.
If you’re searching for a cozy rental home with breathtaking Gulf views, check out Sandy Toes Florida. Located on Bald Point, this beautiful, pet friendly rental is right on the beach and sleeps up to eight people. This fabulous home features four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, two 50-inch TVs with cable, a large screened-in porch, an outdoor shower, an upper level deck off the upstairs bedroom and Gulf views from every single room. The home also features a fenced yard, perfect for four-legged visitors.
With accommodations to suit every budget, Harbor Point Vacation Rentals also offers a variety of lodging options across the Alligator Point and Bald Point area. Some of these rentals are pet friendly, and all properties come equipped with linens, cookware, dishes and utensils, a refrigerator, microwave and oven, toaster, coffee pot, blender, central heat and air, a charcoal grill, cable or satellite TV and a washer and dryer.
Another vacation rental company with numerous properties across Alligator Point is Ochlockonee Bay Realty. This property management company offers Gulf-front beach homes, bay front rentals and riverfront vacation rentals in the area. Guests can choose to rent for the weekend, a week or even a month.