Discover Carrabelle, Florida
If you’re dreaming of pristine beaches, bountiful boating adventures and prolific offshore fishing, it’s time to explore Carrabelle Florida. This picturesque coastal community leaves a lasting impression on every visitor who sets foot on its sugar white sand. Known as the Florida Panhandle’s Gateway to the Gulf, Carrabelle is every outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.
Things to Do in Carrabelle
Although this small-town coastal community is quiet and uncrowded, there are countless things to do in Carrabelle. Laid-back and friendly, Carrabelle is a dream destination for families, couples, snow birds and everyone in between.
Discover fishing and boating bliss in Carrabelle Florida. This charming coastal hamlet is home to a working waterfront with full-service marinas, where visitors can embark on fabulous fishing and boating adventures. Want to cruise down to Carrabelle with your own boat? Many of Carrabelle’s vacation rentals offer deep water dockage for visiting boaters.
Breathtaking Beaches & Wildlife
Home to miles of pristine white sand beaches, Carrabelle Beach is the perfect spot for beach bums, swimmers, paddlers, snorkelers and nature lovers. Wildlife is plentiful in this untouched coastal town. While walking the beach or cruising on a boat, you might spot dolphins frolicking in the Gulf, a blue heron perched on a dock and majestic pelicans soaring overhead. Inland, you might be lucky enough to come across deer, foxes or even black bears at play.
Rich Marine History
Bursting with deep-rooted marine history and small-town nostalgia, Carrabelle is unlike any other coastal community you’ve ever seen. As you stroll through Carrabelle’s quaint downtown area, don’t miss the World’s Smallest Police Station. Tucked inside a phone booth, this iconic Carrabelle landmark has been around since 1963.
Ready for a regional history lesson? Stop by the town’s three museums for a glimpse into Carrabelle’s fascinating past. Visit Camp Gordon Johnston WW II Museum to learn about how troops trained on the beaches of Franklin County for the D-Day Invasion of Normandy. The Carrabelle History Museum shares the area’s long-standing history and culture through Native American artifacts, regional relics and an endless supply of fascinating stories.
Don’t forget to check out Carrabelle’s famous Crooked River Lighthouse and Museum, originally built in 1895. This historical lighthouse served as a guiding light for passing ships and fisherman for nearly a century. Today the decommissioned lighthouse and keepers’ house museum stand on the mainland, where the light was originally built. Nestled in a north Florida forest habitat and surrounded by a public park, the lighthouse still beams nightly to the delight of visitors. The Keeper’s House serves as a gift shop and museum, where visitors can observe relics such as antique clocks, a barometer, a glass fire grenade, pages from the keeper’s watch book, currency and much more.
Range of Restaurants & Accommodations
Looking for a bite to eat? There are plenty of excellent eateries to choose from in Carrabelle, from fine waterfront restaurants serving up steaks and fresh-caught seafood to laid-back barbecue and pizza joints.
Carrabelle also offers an array of accommodations, including quaint bed and breakfasts, a luxury golf resort, upscale RV parks and waterfront rentals. The town’s full-service airport provides for recreational flying as well as easy access to the area.
Teeming with small-town charm, rich history and tons of outdoor activities, Carrabelle offers something for everyone.
RELAX & STAY AWHILE IN CARRABELLE
From a quaint beach cottage to a luxurious beachfront villa, Carrabelle offers a variety of places to stay.
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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
Circa 1900 historic hotel located in the heart of Carrabelle. Choose one of five themed rooms, each with a private bath. Cable TV and high speed WiFi internet access in all rooms. Spend time in the spacious common areas of the house, the private Key West style courtyard, “Monkey Bar” and wraparound verandas. Then enjoy a hot cooked-to-order breakfast from…Learn More
Come and enjoy a relaxing weekend on the water. Some of the world’s most beautiful beaches are only minutes from the Georgian Motel, and The Carrabelle River and Gulf of Mexico are at our back door. Our guests are perfectly situated for both saltwater and freshwater fishing, as well as hiking, hunting, camping, boating, swimming, and more. Access nearby boat…Learn More
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Plan Your Trip to Carrabelle
Laid-back and friendly, Carrabelle is a dream destination for families, couples, snow birds and everyone in between.
Mileage from selected cities to Carrabelle:
|Atlanta, GA||316||Memphis, TN||566|
|Birmingham, AL||322||Miami, FL||498|
|Chicago, IL||984||Montgomery, AL||233|
|Columbia, SC||445||Nashville, TN||513|
|Dallas, TX||889||New Orleans, LA||409|
|Detroit, MI||1034||Orlando, FL||275|
|Houston, TX||732||Pensacola, FL||219|
|Indianapolis, IN||800||Panama City, FL||82|
|Jackson, MS||454||Tallahassee, FL||53|
|Little Rock, AR||703||Tampa, FL||273|
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The Carrabelle History Museum is thrilled to announce that this exhibit is being extended thru January 31!! Christmas Eve will mark the 139th anniversary of the official creation of the Town of Carrabelle. The incorporation of Carrabelle was officially recorded on Christmas Eve in 1881 by Franklin County. In honor…Learn More
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum in Carrabelle is presenting a special exhibit for the month of January on the War Crime Trials of German military and government members, of which the Nuremberg Trials are the most well known. This exhibit will open Friday, January 1, 2021 at 11 am and…Learn More
Full Moon Climb Carrabelle
The Crooked River Lighthouse will be hosting a Full Moon Lighthouse Climb on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 pm in Carrabelle, FL. Visitors can enjoy this opportunity to see the gorgeous natural surroundings of the St. George Sound and Carrabelle Beach under the evening sky. The December Full Moon…Learn More
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