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Magical Moments: 10 Most Instagrammed Shots from the Forgotten Coast

By Forgotten Coast Web Team | March 7, 2023

St. George island Florida beach

Are you making plans to visit the Forgotten Coast? Don’t forget your phone or camera! You’ll want to capture every moment, from the hypnotic ocean waves to the sunsets that leave you in awe. Fill your cameral roll with magical memories, tag us at #forgottencoast when you post, and follow us on Instagram @ForgottenCoast to see memories and moments from other vacationers.

1. Fun at the Beach

Need we say more? There is nothing like a fun day on the white sandy beaches of the Forgotten Coast. Build a sandcastle, take funny photos with friends, and capture the moment. Memories made at the beach will last a lifetime!

Jumping in the air at St. George Island Beach  FL
Photo Credit Instagram: @jonahtyharmon

2. Historic Buildings in Apalachicola

As you explore the Forgotten Coast with our self-guided tours, step back in time and be captivated by the unique architecture and the charm of this community’s early 19th-century buildings. Follow any of these tours at your own pace, and experience the history and beauty of the Forgotten Coast. Apalachicola is a historic village with time-worn buildings repurposed into art galleries, shops, and restaurants. There are prime photo opportunities around every corner on Florida’s Forgotten Coast.

Historic Building in Apalachicola FL
Photo Credit Instagram: @perspectivestravel

3. Lighthouses

Florida’s Forgotten Coast is home to some of the most beautiful lighthouses in the state. From the St. George Island Lighthouse to the Crooked River Lighthouse, these majestic beacons of light have guided ships and seafarers for centuries. These lighthouses are a must-see for anyone visiting the area. And for those with a sense of adventure, climb to the top of lighthouses for a birds-eye view of the picturesque surroundings. Plan ahead for the opportunity for a night climb during the full moon each month!
Download the Lighthouse Driving Tour brochure to explore all of North Florida’s Historic Maritime Beacons.

Cape St. George Lighthouse St. George Island, FL
Cape St. George Lighthouse
Photo credit Instagram: @mood_of_jack
Crooked River Lighthouse Carrabelle, FL
Crooked River Lighthouse
Photo credit Instagram: @jefftalbertphotography

4. Fishing photos

Some are keepers, and some are catch-and-release. Either way, document your bragging rights and fishing fun!

Snapper fishing on Florida's Forgotten Coast
Photo credit Instagram: @kvanzyck

5. Oyster City Brewing Company

Oyster City Brewing Company is Apalachicola’s pride and joy, a brewery that started with a love for delicious craft beer. All are welcome. Whether you like beer or not, this retro brewery in the heart of Apalachicola is a must-stop, must-snap, and must-grab t-shirt spot!

Oyster City Brewing Company Apalachicola, FL
Photo Credit Instagram: @oystercitybrewingcompany

6. World’s Smallest Police Station

As you stroll through Carrabelle‘s quaint downtown area, don’t miss the World’s Smallest Police Station. Why yes, it’s a phone booth. You must snap a shot of this adorable landmark!

Young Ladies in Smallest Police Station in the World Carrabelle, FL
Photo Credit Instagram: @createwithdina

7. Parks

From authentic working waterfronts and ancient oaks, to one-of-a-kind oddities and history galore, Florida’s Forgotten Coast is the perfect backdrop for any canvas-worthy photo. Visit each one of our parks for your photo album collection!

couple walking at Riverfront Park in Apalachicola, FL
Riverfront Park
Photo Credit Instagram: @miranda_amory
Battery Park Apalachicola, FL
Battery Park

8. Buoys

They are colorful, vivid symbols of fishing villages and the perfect Instagram moment—endless photo opportunities at Scipio Creek Marina on the Apalachicola River.

Couple standing in front of Buoys in Apalachicola FL
Half Shell Dockside
Photo Caption Instagram: @acralisle17

9. Boutique Shopping

Get up early, grab a coffee, talk with fellow visitors, shop ’til you drop, and take a picture! Florida’s Forgotten Coast hosts unique art galleries, boutiques, and charming shops brimming with handmade, upscale, vintage treasures and unusual gifts not found anywhere else.

Shopping at Deep Southern Apalachicola, FL
Photo Credit Instagram: @jessicabarberrealtor
shop sign art Apalachicola, FL
Photo Credit Instagram: @lightupyournightbonfires

10. Eastpoint Beer Company

As if the beer wasn’t enough reason to draw you in, Eastpoint Beer Company has a back porch offering impressive sunsets over the bay. Eastpoint Beer Company is pet-friendly; all well-mannered pups on a leash are welcome to join your picture!

Dog looking at Cold Beer at Eastpoint Beer Company in Eastpoint, FL
Photo Credit Instagram: @mocha_on_the_move
Craft beer at Eastpoint Beer  company
Photo Credit Instagram: eastpointbeer

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Why not give us your photo dissertation on the magic of the Forgotten Coast? We might even ask to borrow your photo for our webpage or social media! Don’t forget to tag us on #forgottencoast and follow us on Instagram at @forgottencoast!