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.
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.
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.
If you want to enjoy uncrowded beaches, fabulous fishing and 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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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
Sandy Toes Florida is a beautiful, pet friendly beach-side vacation rental home on Bald Point that sleeps 8 people. The 1,700 square foot, 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is loaded with amenities for the perfect vacation. Beamed and vaulted ceilings throughout, wood floors, fulled equipped kitchen, and 2- 50″ TVs with cable are just waiting for guests. Gulf views from…Learn More
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Plan Your Trip to Alligator Point
Alligator point is an 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.
Mileage from selected cities to Alligator Point:
|Atlanta, GA||316||Memphis, TN||585|
|Birmingham, AL||341||Miami, FL||487|
|Chicago, IL||1003||Montgomery, AL||252|
|Columbia, SC||446||Nashville, TN||531|
|Dallas, TX||908||New Orleans, LA||428|
|Detroit, MI||1037||Orlando, FL||270|
|Houston, TX||751||Pensacola, FL||238|
|Indianapolis, IN||819||Panama City, FL||107|
|Jackson, MS||472||Tallahassee, FL||42|
|Little Rock, AR||722||Tampa, FL||262|
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