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Franklin County is Open!

By Forgotten Coast Web Team / May 4, 2020

Restaurants and retail stores in Franklin County will reopen May 4 with social distancing restrictions in accordance with Florida Governor DeSantis’ Phase I declarations announced Wednesday, April 29. Beaches in Franklin County will also reopen May 4 in accordance with…

Baby Sea Turtles on St. George Island Beach

Turtle Season Begins!

By Forgotten Coast Web Team / May 1, 2020

We may be limited in gathering along the shoreline right now but that doesn’t mean that the beaches in Franklin County are totally quiet. May 1 marks the beginning of  sea turtle nesting season along Franklin County beaches. Each summer,…

John Gorrie Ice Museum


By Forgotten Coast Web Team / April 9, 2020

During this COVID-19 tourism downtime, the Franklin County Tourist Development Council has turned part of its marketing plan into an online education experience for students in Franklin County, Florida. The TDC is partnering with the Franklin County School System to provide…


Hungry for Fresh Seafood & Friendly Service? Take a Bite Out of Florida’s Forgotten Coast!

By Forgotten Coast Web Team / March 12, 2020

If you’re hankering for fabulous food and tons of fun, Florida’s Forgotten Coast is the perfect destination. Not only are there heaps of exciting things to see and do here, but our remarkable restaurants dish out some of the freshest…

Young boy exploring Apalachicola

Adventure Awaits: 5 Family-Friendly Activities You Must Try on Florida’s Forgotten Coast

By Forgotten Coast Web Team / March 6, 2020

If you’re planning to visit Florida’s Forgotten Coast this spring (or any time of year, for that matter), you’re in for a real treat. Not only is Franklin County home to the most uncrowded and breathtaking beaches on the Gulf…