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St. George Island Ranks as a Favorite Spring Break Destination for Families

By Forgotten Coast Web Team | February 10, 2020

St. George Island Beach

Year after year, St. George Island ranks as one of the greatest Spring Break destinations for families—and of course 2020 is no different! In a recent article called, “12 Best Spring Break Vacations for Families,” included St. George Island near the top of the list.

St. George Lighthouse and Visitor Center

“If you and your family are looking to immerse yourself in some of Florida’s most tranquil landscapes over spring break, visit St. George Island,” suggests writer Charity De Souza. “Escape the crowds at this Northwest Florida gem nestled along the Gulf of Mexico, where the entire family will enjoy climbing the 92 steps up Cape Saint George Lighthouse for beautiful views of the island, taking a scenic bike ride along the 17 miles of paved bike paths and can enjoy a peaceful picnic at the undeveloped beaches on St. George Island State Park.”

Of course, isn’t the only travel site to praise our stunning slice of paradise as a top spring getaway. also includes St. George Island on their list of the Best of Spring Break in Florida for Families. “Like getting away from it all?” asks article author Suzanne Rowan Kelleher. “Tucked into the crook of Florida’s Panhandle, St. George Island is renowned for its unspoiled beaches. Located just off the coast, the barrier island is part of the long stretch of beaches known as Gulf Islands National Seashore. Don’t leave without climbing the iconic lighthouse, exploring by bike (there are 17 miles of bike paths), or taking a dolphin-spotting cruise.”

Little girls playing on SGI beach

Of course, we’re not surprised that St. George Island keeps getting Spring Break shoutouts from travel publications and websites. This gorgeous 22-mile barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico boasts some of the most serene beaches in the Sunshine State. Unlike other packed beaches in the Florida panhandle, SGI offers uncrowded, pristine coastline that’s perfect for rest, relaxation and family fun. No high rises or strip malls on this untouched island. Just a laid-back attitude, breathtaking beaches and unspoiled nature.

Woman riding her bike on St. George Island with her dog

While St. George Island is certainly quiet, there are still tons of things for families to see and do here—from fishing, paddling and shelling to shopping, biking and savoring delicious fresh seafood and other delightful dishes at our local eateries.

Want to bring your four-legged family member along for the Spring Break fun? No problem! Make no bones about it, St. George Island is one of the most pet friendly beach destinations in the Sunshine State. There are plenty of pawesome dog friendly accommodations and activities for the whole family to enjoy. So, don’t leave your pooch behind this spring!

Ready to make memories to last a lifetime? Adventure awaits on St. George Island! Start planning your 2020 Spring Break getaway today.