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

By Forgotten Coast Web Team | February 14, 2020

Father and children playing on the beach

If you’re searching for a low-key Spring Break beach getaway with tons of family-friendly fun, look no further than Florida’s Forgotten Coast! From St. George Island to Carrabelle to Alligator Point, Franklin County beaches offer the best of both worlds: uncrowded, pristine coastline with plenty of things to see and do.

Franklin County, also known as the Forgotten Coast, is nestled on the quiet eastern end of the Florida panhandle. This beautiful region has been dubbed the Forgotten Coast because it’s the last remaining stretch of unspoiled, uncrowded Gulf Coast beaches that haven’t been overrun by high rises and strip malls.

If you’re on the fence about where to spend Spring Break, we’ve got you covered. Here are four good reasons to book your spring beach retreat to Florida’s Forgotten Coast:

#1: Uncrowded Beaches

Award Winning St. George Island BeachUnlike other Spring Break destinations that are swarming with noisy tourists, Florida’s Forgotten Coast offers the least crowded stretch of coastline in the panhandle. Our peaceful sugar sand beaches are the perfect place to relax, unwind and make family memories to last a lifetime.

Splash in the glistening Gulf, watch the dolphins and majestic sea birds, build sandcastles with the kids or just kick back in your beach chair with a good book. Forget the rowdy crowds and traffic jams at those other packed beach destinations. Discover peace and quiet here on the Forgotten Coast.

#2: Fabulous Food

If the thought of fresh local seafood makes your mouth water, Florida’s Forgotten Coast is the perfect destination for you. Our area is home to a vast array of remarkable restaurants, from laidback beach cafes to waterfront oyster dives to fine dining experiences.

lynns-raw-barWith more than 30 eateries across the area, you’ll discover a wide range of cuisine for the whole family to enjoy. If you’re a seafood lover, be sure to sample our world-famous Apalachicola oysters, clams, shrimp, blue crabs and the catch of the day straight from the Gulf. Not a fan of seafood? No worries! Most of our local restaurants also dish out delicious burgers, pizza, steak, sandwiches and more.

Don’t forget dessert. Here on the Forgotten Coast, we’re known for our tasty sweet treats. Across our area, you’ll find top-notch ice cream parlors, donut diners and chocolate companies that specialize in serving up decadent delicacies.

#3: Family-Friendly Fun

Family of Four enjoying their vacation on St. George Island BeachWhile our area is best known for its tranquil, breathtaking beaches, there are also plenty of awesome activities for your family to enjoy. From hiking, paddling and fishing to shopping, boating or exploring our local museums and lighthouses, Franklin County is chock full of unforgettable adventures.

#4: Pawesome Vacations

Woman with her 2 dogs on St. George Island BeachFlorida’s Forgotten Coast offers doggone great getaways for the entire family—including your four-legged babies! Make no bones about it, we’re one of the most pet friendly destinations in the Sunshine State. Our area is home to heaps of dog-friendly beaches, accommodations, restaurants, parks and other activities. So, if you visit us for Spring Break, there’s no need to leave your furry friend behind.

Ready to book your Spring Break getaway to Florida’s Forgotten Coast? Start planning your trip today!