Discover Florida's Forgotten Coast
Apalachicola, Alligator Point, Carrabelle, St. George Island & Eastpoint
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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The historic Bowery Inn Building circa 1900, sat 40 years vacant and then most recently was home to a General Mercantile Business with a room and living quarters upstairs, has returned to its roots with a remarkable renovation completed in 2015. The structure exudes rustic charm from salvaged and reclaimed building material from Apalachicola. Each piece of wood and decor was…Learn More
Building Dream Vacations One Stay at a Time! We pride ourselves on helping you find the vacation rental home that will provide the perfect backdrop to your memorable St. George Island vacation. You can choose a Beachfront vacation rental home with sea oats, sand dunes and waves in your backyard or you may prefer to be on the Apalachicola Bay enjoying a stunning sunset from the deck…Learn More
Making Memories for a Lifetime on St. George Island! Collins Vacation Rentals has been welcoming families to St. George Island since 1973. Our goal is to match each guest’s request to just the right property for the perfect vacation experience. We manage over 250 privately owned rental properties and many are PET FRIENDLY! Our accommodations range from luxuriously appointed five –…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
The Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce Presents the Apalachicola Christmas Celebration. The historic town of Apalachicola lights up the Day after Thanksgiving from 4- 8pm. The streets will be lined with luminaries and filled with holiday spirit. Merchants will be open late and the sounds of carolers will echo through…Learn More
Holiday Fresh Market Apalachicola
On Saturday December 1st from 10am – 4 pm the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce Presents the Holiday Fresh Market. Why fight the crowds and traffic at the malls? Come for the day or the weekend and find one-of-a-kind unusual presents. Shop in a relaxed, hassle free environment in an…Learn More
Palm Tree Lighting Eastpoint
Greet Santa when he arrives at St. George Island’s Lighthouse Park on Friday, December 7 and enjoy the festive illuminating of holiday lights on the Cape St. George Lighthouse, Visitor Center, and along Franklin Boulevard. There will be a fun run goodies, carolers, and of course, Santa and tree lighting…Learn More
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