Discover Alligator Point, Florida
Alligator Point is a pristine, rural beach community located at the easternmost end of Franklin County, Florida. Alligator Point is accessed via US Highway 98 and County Road 370 and is about an hour south of Tallahassee. This narrow beach peninsula boasts eight miles of quiet shoreline and unparalleled fishing. The “Point,” as it is referred to by locals, is nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Alligator Harbor, a pristine estuary known for its clam harvesting. This cozy coastal community is a snapshot of vintage coastal Florida. Alligator Point, Florida features a range of vacation rental options on the gulf and bay. The area features a full service marina with fishing charters. There are several public access areas along the beach and two boat ramps on the bay side.
A unique feature to Alligator Point, Florida is the Bald Point State Park, a naturally preserved state parks. The convergence of Ochlockonee Bay & Apalachee Bay produces diverse habitats and makes it an excellent vantage point for fall and spring migrations of birds and butterflies. The 5,0000 acre State Park is also an outstanding observation point for year-round wildlife residents such as black bear, white-tailed deer, coyotes, bobcats and hosts of resident birds. The day-use facilities at the park include picnic pavilions, restrooms and a fishing dock. The park features beaches, bicycling, birding, canoeing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, swimming and wildlife viewing.
Alligator Point’s protected bay, Alligator Harbor Aquatic Preserve, encompasses 14,366 acres and serves as a nursery for many game fish species such as grouper, snapper, cobia, tarpon, and redfish. Miles of pristine beaches, an abundance of shallow bays, marshes and fresh water rivers provide great outdoor opportunities including deep sea and sight fishing, boating, kayaking, bird and wildlife viewing.
On Alligator Point, you can enjoy uncrowded beaches, cast a rod, catch shrimp, enjoy sunsets, collect shells or just gather your thoughts. The absence of noise and glaring lights makes for prime relaxation and exquisite stargazing.
Accommodations range from beachfront vacation homes to modest cottages. Many vacation rentals are pet friendly.
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From a quaint beach cottage to a luxurious beachfront villa, Alligator Point offers a variety of places to stay.
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This 3,400 square foot five bedroom, four bath Gulf front luxury home is located South of Tallahassee, Florida at Alligator Point, Florida on the Gulf of Mexico, just 40 minutes from the Tallahassee Airport and is available March through August only. The house features granite countertops, tile throughout the bathrooms including floors and showers, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors in…Learn More
Harbor Point specializes in vacation rentals in the Alligator Point, Bald Point, St Teresa, and St James Bay areas. Many types of accommodations available to suit every budget. Some pet friendly. All vacation rentals come complete with linens, cookware, microwave, dishes & utensils, refrigerator, stove/oven, toaster, coffee pot, blender, central heat & air, charcoal grill, cable or satellite TV, DVD…Learn More
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