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How to Have a Family-Friendly Spring Break on the Forgotten Coast

By Forgotten Coast Web Team | February 3, 2022

Family Vacation on St. George Island Beach

Everyone is back into the routine after the holidays. You’ve made it through January, and, by now, you are thinking of Spring Break! Who can blame you? It’s been a busy and chilly month. If sun-soaked beaches and island life are calling your family’s name, make the Forgotten Coast your family’s upcoming spring break destination!

Where to Stay

The Forgotten Coast has a wide range of vacation rental options on St. George IslandAlligator PointApalachicolaCarrabelle, and Eastpoint that fit every budget and taste. We have several scenic campgrounds for families who love camping, from resort camping to primitive camping, and the Forgotten Coast hotels range from luxury to extended-stay suites.  

What to eat

You simply can’t visit the Forgotten Coast without sampling our fresh seafood, southern favorites, or barbecue. You could sample your way through our many family-friendly restaurants or stop by one of our local outdoor markets, seafood markets, or grocery stores to prepare your meals at your rental!

What to do

Now it’s time to plan how you’ll keep the kiddos busy! Spring is a beautiful time to explore the great outdoors on the Forgotten Coast!

The Forgotten Coast makes renting bicycles or golf carts as easy as a phone call! You can cruise on our wide paved trails or go off-road and cruise through neighborhoods to see what coastal life is like.

Want to learn a little about the coastal ecology of the Forgotten Coast? Take a trip to the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. ANERR offers hiking trails and boardwalks, indoor exhibits, and aquaria—the best thing is it’s all free to enjoy. It’s also a great idea to keep tucked away in case of a drizzly afternoon!

Who doesn’t like sitting on a boat, pier, jetty, or beach with a rod & reel in hand? The Forgotten Coast is one of Florida’s best places to fish, and the angling possibilities are endless. Charter a fishing boat for an inshore or offshore trip or stop by one of our many bait and tackle shops to pick up what you need to fish from the shore or one of our fishing piers.

If you want to get out into the deep water but fishing isn’t your thing, we’ve got the perfect solution. Charter one of our local captains for a dolphin cruise, a sunset cruise, or an airboat ride up the Apalachicola River.  

Spring Break is a fantastic time on the Forgotten Coast. That first feel of the sun on your wintered skin and the thrill of knowing the school year is on the way out adds to the exciting vibe! Use our events calendar to find festivals and events taking place during your stay.  

Photo Credit: Heather Rash