Franklin County Florida, also known as the Forgotten Coast, is nestled in the panhandle of the Sunshine State. This beautiful region has been dubbed the Forgotten Coast because it’s the last remaining stretch of unspoiled, pristine Gulf Coast beaches that haven’t been overrun by high rises and strip malls. The Forgotten Coast includes the charming communities of Apalachicola, Alligator Point, Carrabelle, St. George Island & Eastpoint.
Escape the Everyday in Florida’s Forgotten Coast
Are you ready to explore this untouched gem in the Big Bend of Florida? Whether you’re seeking a family-friendly vacation, a romantic getaway, an exhilarating fishing trip or a peaceful nest for snowbird season, there’s something for everyone in Florida’s Forgotten Coast!
Visit the quaint coastal city of Apalachicola to take in an array of landmarks, shop unique boutiques and art galleries and learn about the town’s rich maritime history. In the authentic fishing community of Eastpoint, savor fresh Apalachicola Bay seafood in local waterfront restaurants and watch fishing boats unload their catch. Swing by Carrabelle to play golf on a championship course, charter a thrilling fishing trip or visit an eye-opening museum.
For a relaxing beach vacation, look no further than St. George Island. Home to Florida’s most pristine, serene beaches, this beautiful barrier island offers tons of fun activities—from swimming, fishing and paddling in the clear gulf waters to shelling, castle-building and relaxing on the sugar white sand. If you want to connect with nature, head to the rural beach community of Alligator Point for bird watching, hiking, fishing and seclusion.
Something for Everyone
Franklin County Florida is brimming with exciting things to do and see—from hiking, fishing and boating to shopping, museum-hopping and sampling world-class seafood. Visitors can enjoy swimming, paddling, golfing, birding or simply relaxing on our gorgeous beaches. The Forgotten Coast is also renowned as a perfect pet destination. From our dog-friendly beaches and parks to an array of restaurants and vacation rentals that welcome four-legged friends, we’re a community full of canine-lovers.
Whether you want to relax and unwind or you’re seeking fun-filled adventures, escape to Florida’s Forgotten Coast.
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From a quaint beach cottage to a luxurious beachfront villa, Florida's Forgotten Coast offers a variety of places to stay.
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All rooms feature free high-speed internet access and cable satellite television with HBO. Complimentary full hot breakfast in lobby and coffee pots in rooms. Ample parking available for trucks, RVs, or boats, as well as an outdoor pool. Non-smoking and handicap accessible rooms available. Senior, AAA, AARP, and corporate discounts available.Learn More
This Wonderful House was the Original Home of the George Family from the turn of the Century (Circa 1900 – 2010). Straight from Greece to Ellis Island to Apalachicola, the George Family made their mark in this Amazing Fishing Community. The George’s were such a devoted Greek Family that when it came time to add on to this wonderful home…Learn More
Suncoast Vacation Rentals of St. George Island offers various types of accommodations on picturesque St. George Island; from condos to beach cottages to family size accommodations. Call the office or visit the website for property descriptions and reservations.Learn More
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Discover the Forgotten Coast's authentic, Old Florida charm at more than 100 annual events and festivals, that highlight our natural resources, culture and history. Click here to see all events
Sumi-e Art Exhibit Apalachicola
“Portraits in Passing”, a Sumi-e Exhibit by Ann Kozeliski will be featured November 3-30 at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture & Art in Apalachicola, Florida. Sumi-e, also called Chinese Bamboo Brush Painting, is more than 2000 years old. The “Portraits in Passing” exhibits are paintings of people Kozeliski sees…Learn More
Full Moon Climb Carrabelle
The Crooked River Lighthouse will be hosting a Full Moon Lighthouse Climb on Monday, November 30, from 5:00-7:00 pm in Carrabelle, FL. Visitors can enjoy this opportunity to see the gorgeous natural surroundings of the St. George Sound, Carrabelle Beach, and Dog Island under the evening sky. The November Full…Learn More
St. George Island Lighting of the Palms Eastpoint
The St. George Island Business Association, in coordination with the St. George Lighthouse Association and the St. George Island Visitor Center, will be hosting the annual St. George Island Lighting of the Palms. Watch St. George Island light up for the Christmas season. Santa will be there to hear children’s…Learn More
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