Discover Carrabelle, Florida
Considered the Gateway to the Gulf for its easy access to offshore fishing and boating, Carrabelle is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Unpretentious and friendly, Carrabelle is the place to experience small town nostalgia. As you stroll through the downtown, don’t miss the World’s Smallest Police Station and be sure and visit the town’s three museums for a glimpse at the town’s rich historic past. The Camp Gordon Johnston Museum tells the story of how troops trained on the beaches of Franklin County for the D-Day Invasion of Normandy in World War II. The Carrabelle History Museum shares history and culture through Native American artifacts, the original “World’s Smallest Police Station”, and an endless supply of fascinating stories. The nearby Crooked River Lighthouse and Museum reminds you of the town’s maritime importance.
In addition its historical landmarks and waterfront amenities, the town features several restaurants and accommodations ranging from quaint bed and breakfasts to a luxury golf resort, upscale RV parks and waterfront accommodations. A full-service airport provides for recreational flying as well as easy access to the area.
White sand beaches at Carrabelle Beach and Dog Island welcome beachcombers, swimmers and snorkelers. East of town, the St. James Bay Golf Resort features a nationally-acclaimed course and amenities.
Carrabelle's waterfront combines the authenticity of a working waterfront with the fun of recreational fishing and boating. There are full service marina facilities and dockage available. Charter fishing is readily available and the local commercial fleet docks along the riverfront with fresh local seafood.
RELAX & STAY AWHILE
From a quaint beach cottage to a luxurious beachfront villa, Carrabelle offers a variety of places to stay.
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Located in Carrabelle, this brand new, thirty room, pet friendly inn features rooms with a king size bed or two queen size beds. All rooms have microwave, refrigerators, 27” flat screen cable TVs, wireless internet and in room coffee. Free boat launch just down the street, only three blocks from numerous marinas.Learn More
It’s always a great time to visit Carrabellle and Sandy Beach Properties offers over 30 vacation rentals with something for everyone . . . whether visiting for a weekend, a week or a month . . . we have vacation rentals ranging from one bedroom riverfront condos to beachfront homes and cottages on pristine, deserted beaches with lots of options…Learn More
Sunset Isle RV & Yacht community is located on Timber Island in beautiful Carrabelle, Florida. Facilities include twenty-seven (27) landscaped, easy back-in lots with full hook-ups (50/30 amp adaptable electric, city water and sewer). Rent by the night, week or month. Rental includes onsite boat slip use. Family centered amenities include large swimming pool, a screened facility for gathering and cooking, single use restrooms with showers and WIFI….Learn More
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