Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park has been named #4 of Dr. Beach’s Top 10 Beaches in the U.S. Dr. Beach, Dr. Stephen Leatherman, is one of the world’s foremost beach experts. He uses a specific strategy and checklist to rate America’s beaches.
“This long barrier island, far from urban areas, is a favorite destination for beachgoers, anglers, and bird watchers as nature abounds. Besides swimming in the crystal-clear water, I enjoy beachcombing and shelling. While St. George Island suffered a big hit in 2018 by Hurricane Michael, the area has substantially recovered, especially the sugary fine, white sand beach. There is much to explore on this serene 2,023-acre park,” according to the Dr. Beach website drbeach.org.
The St. George Island State Park Beach is one of a string of many beaches in Franklin County. In total, Franklin County features more than 250 miles of pristine, untouched beaches. With no hustle-bustle box stores or high-rise hotels, it’s no wonder so many visitors love coming, again and again, year after year. The beautiful wildlife and Gulf views never get old.
Check out the beautiful natural beaches of Florida’s Forgotten Coast to see for yourself what makes them so unique. A vacation or getaway on the Forgotten Coast is a win-win!