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Strange Times Call for a Unique Beach Vacation

By Forgotten Coast Web Team | February 11, 2021

Strange Times Call for a Unique Beach Vacation

The Forgotten Coast is the perfect vacation location even in these strange times! 

Are you ready to move on from winter to a Beach Vacation?  You are probably itching to feel that Florida sun on your skin, to hear the waves crashing, and to see your fishing pole bending.  Understandably, you have questions about the safety of travel to Franklin County.  We are open and safe.  In fact, one of our most charming features is that we’ve always been a socially distanced community. 


1. The Forgotten Coast is an isolated area with wide-open spaces and fresh ocean breezes.

There just aren’t that many people here.   A small population (just over 11,000) resides in an area covering 1,026 square miles (almost half of which are water) spanning from the Gulf Coast to the Apalachicola Bay well into state lands.

Carrabelle River Aerial
Carrabelle River located in Carrabelle, Florida

2. Speaking of water.

We can rightfully boast about having some of the world’s best fishing.  You can book a charter and catch any number of prized and desired fish.  Or, if wrangling fish into the boat isn’t your brand of fun, book an airboat ride through the Apalachicola River or a paddleboat ride in the Apalachicola Bay.  How about a day at the beach?  White sands, ocean breezes, and frequently no one in sight.  Soak up the sun while you build sandcastles, shell hunt, or read a book.

Dunes & walk way to beach on St. George Island, Florida
Dunes & walk way to beach on St. George Island, Florida

3. Camping.

What better way to vacation than in your own bubble?  We have several beautiful places for you and your RV, from RV Resorts overflowing with amenities to charming old-Florida campgrounds.  Take your pick.

Coastline RV Resort in Eastpoint Florida
Coastline RV Resort in Eastpoint, Florida

4. Outdoor, open-air restaurants.

Most of our area restaurants have outdoor seating, and many have expanded that outdoor seating for a more Covid-safety friendly environment.  And all of our restaurants will provide take out services too if you’d prefer eating on the back porch of your vacation rental.

Outdoor Restaurants Franklin County Florida

5. Shopping.

Shopping safely, that is.  Many businesses in our community have joined the Franklin County Department of Health and the Tourist Development Council in the Pledge to Protect program.  By entering this voluntary program, businesses commit to proper use of masks, routine cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and equipment, practicing social distancing and minimized contact, and enforcing that sick employees stay home.

Safe Shopping in Franklin County Florida

If you hope to find that obscure escape where you can enjoy your own little piece of paradise away from the crowds, Franklin County, FL, is the place.  We are a leave-your-cellphone-behind destination where time spent with family and friends is the #1 priority.  Book your reservation now, and see for yourself.