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.
RELAX & STAY AWHILE
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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2 miles from downtown Apalachicola, less than 20 minutes from St. George Island, and a quick 30 minutes from Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach, the Apalachicola Bay Inn is convenient to all of the Forgotten Coast’s attractions. The hotel is recently renovated and offers amenities like in-room microwaves and refrigerators.Learn More
Located in Carrabelle, this brand new, thirty room, pet friendly inn features rooms with a king size bed or two queen size beds. All rooms have microwave, refrigerators, 27” flat screen cable TVs, wireless internet and in room coffee. Free boat launch just down the street, only three blocks from numerous marinas.Learn More
Planning a visit to beautiful, historic, downtown Apalachicola? Stay with us in a riverfront condo in the heart of town! Or maybe a convenient 2 bedroom condo with a private elevator a block away from our world-class restaurants? Or even a hidden charmer with a private courtyard and bikes to ride around town. Visit our website or give us a…Learn More
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Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum Presents a Special Exhibit on the Surrenders and End of World War II Carrabelle
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum in Carrabelle is presenting a special exhibit about the surrenders and war’s end in the Asia-Pacific and Europe-Mediterranean Theaters of Operations. This exhibit will open Tuesday, September 28 at 11 am and will be on display at the museum until Saturday, October 30, 2021, at…Learn More
Carrabelle History Museum presents a Special Exhibit on Sponge Diving in Carrabelle and North Florida Carrabelle
The Carrabelle History Museum is presenting a special exhibit on Sponge Diving in Carrabelle and the North Gulf Coast of Florida. This exhibit will be on display from Friday, October 1 through Sunday, October 31. There is no charge for admission but donations are gladly accepted. The museum and exhibit…Learn More
Please join us at the Camp Gordon Johnston Golf Tournament and Benefit. 9 AM shotgun start. 4 player select-a-shot Captain’s choice or Team Scramble format. All 18 holes will be played as par 3’s. The entry fee is $320 per team. The fee includes green fees, a cart, and lunch…Learn More
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