Discover Alligator Point, Florida
Welcome to Alligator Point Florida: an untouched coastal paradise nestled at the easternmost corner of Franklin County. This sparsely populated, rural beach community encompasses eight miles of unspoiled coastline along a narrow beach peninsula. It’s like a vintage snapshot of old coastal Florida.
Alligator Point boasts some of the most pristine beaches in Florida along with unsurpassed fishing and wildlife viewing. Known as simply “The Point” by locals, this coastal community is situated between the Gulf of Mexico and Alligator Harbor—an estuary known for clam harvesting.
Things to Do in Alligator Point
This cozy coastal community is the ultimate getaway for beachgoers seeking tranquility. The absence of noise and glaring lights allows for relaxation, contemplation and exquisite stargazing. While it is certainly a quiet retreat, there are plenty of things to do in Alligator Point. From biking, hiking and canoeing to birding, kayaking and swimming, Alligator Point offers countless activities for nature lovers and outdoorsy visitors.
Alligator Point is renowned as a hot spot for both inshore and offshore fishing. The community’s protected bay, Alligator Harbor Aquatic Preserve, encompasses a whopping 14,366 acres. This massive water sanctuary serves as a nursery for numerous game fish species, such as grouper, snapper, cobia, tarpon and redfish.
Alligator Point also features a full-service marina offering fishing charters. There are several public access areas along the beach and two boat ramps on the bay side. Whether you cast a rod from the beach, a kayak or boat, you’re certain to hook into something at Alligator Point.
Wondrous Wildlife Viewing
Home to sea oat-covered sand dunes, untouched marsh habitats, fresh water rivers and dense pine forests, Alligator Point is teeming with wildlife from end to end. The Point is bordered on one side by Bald Point State Park, a 5,000-acre protected wildlife area. This prolific park is nationally renowned as bi-annual stopover for migratory birds and butterflies.
Throughout the year, the park is home to an abundance of full-time wildlife residents, including black bear, white-tailed deer, coyotes, bobcats and hosts of regional birds. The Bald Point State Park offers picnic pavilions, restrooms and a fishing dock. Park visitors can enjoy beaches, bicycling, birding, canoeing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, swimming and, of course, observing the abundant wildlife.
The nearby St. Marks Wildlife Refuge is another popular destination for nature lovers. The oldest refuge in the Sunshine State, St. Marks was established in 1931 to provide a wintering habitat for migrating birds.
Peaceful Vacation Rentals
Alligator Point features a variety of vacation rental options on both the gulf and bay side of the peninsula. Accommodations range from beachfront vacation homes to modest cottages. Many of the vacation rentals in Alligator Point are pet friendly.
If you want to enjoy uncrowded beaches, fabulous fishing and incredible wildlife viewing, Alligator Point Florida is the place for you.
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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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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
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
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