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5 Great Picnic Spots on the Forgotten Coast

By Forgotten Coast Web Team | August 22, 2022

Photo of Carrabelle Beach Picnic Area taken by Instagram @heronshideawaycsb

You can find hundreds of scenic picnic spots with water views and sandy beaches on the Forgotten Coast! We’ve selected a few favorites picnic spots that are both convenient and beautiful. 


The picnic area at Carrabelle Beach is iconic. It is the quintessential old-Florida picnic area. There is a beautiful view of Carrabelle Beach, pink and blue picnic tables, modern grills, and clean restrooms. Pack your own picnic or grab something from one of Carrabelle’s local restaurants or food trucks and head to Carrabelle Beach for a retro picnic.

Alligator Point

One side of Bald Point State Park reveals a stunning view of marsh grasses and wildlands, and the other side of pristine beaches. All three beach access points at Bald Point State Park have accessible picnic pavilions with picnic tables and standing grills. Restrooms are nearby. Please note: Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.


At Eastpoint’s Indian Creek Park, you can watch the breezes rustle through the Spanish moss hanging on century oaks and listen to the Apalachicola Bay lapping on the shore. There is a small playground, canoe dock, boat ramp, picnic pavilion, and horseshoe pit.

St. George Island

The public beach access at Lighthouse Park on St. George Island has it all: ocean breezes, grassy area to run and play, pavilions, picnic tables, bathrooms, and access to the St. George Island Lighthouse. You can’t go wrong here with a good picnic and a walk on the beach.


Take a lovely walk or drive through the historic district from downtown Apalachicola to Lafayette Park (about a ½ mile). Brick sidewalks outline the grassy area, playground, and picnic tables, and a boardwalk extends into the Apalachicola Bay. Bring a fishing pole along with your picnic basket, and you might even be able to catch dinner.

Nothing quite compares to a picnic on the Forgotten Coast. Order a free copy of our visitor’s guide and have a look at our beautiful area from the comfort of your own home.