Discover Eastpoint, Florida
Eastpoint is the seafood hub of Franklin County and probably one of North Florida’s most authentic fishing communities. Located across the bay from Apalachicola and St. George Island, Eastpoint features rustic seafood houses and weather-worn docks where oystermen haul their heavy burlap bags of freshly harvested Apalachicola Bay oysters to be washed, shucked, packed and transported across the country. Most of the county’s commercial oyster industry is concentrated here within about a mile along coastal Highway 98 overlooking St. George Sound and Apalachicola Bay. The nutrient-rich shallow bay system just offshore of this scenic fishing hamlet supports the lion-share of the county’s commercial fishing industry and serves as vital habitat for much of the region’s marine-life.
Eastpoint is an authentic fishing town with a heart as big as the bay. Here you can buy fresh local seafood from family-owned markets that dot the highway and eat a fresh seafood meal from restaurants operated by families four generations deep. The Eastpoint area features two full service RV parks and an historic fishing lodge tucked along the shores of East Bay. There are two boat ramps and several bait and tackle shops that stock everything you need to begin a fishing adventure. Eastpoint also features a popular fishing pier that parallels the bridge to St. George Island - bump your bait along the pilings and you may land sheepshead and flounder here.
Eastpoint is considered the Gateway to St. George Island. To the north, Eastpoint is a gateway to the Apalachicola National Forest and Tate’s Hell State Forest through scenic Highway 65 – part of the Big Bend Scenic Byway. Eastpoint is also home to the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) and Visitor Center. Considered one of the state’s premier research and education facilities, the ANERR facility features a visitor center complete with fish tanks, walking trails, interactive displays and ongoing public education programs and activities.
If you’re looking for an authentic North Florida fishing community, Eastpoint is a must-see.
Of historical note: Eastpoint was originally settled in 1898 by a religious collective of farming families. Led by Virginia native David Brown, the group established themselves as the Co-Workers' Fraternity – a colony of settlers dedicated to spiritual, philosophical, and religious study, as well as a separate but related industrial colony focusing on economic production. The early settlers farmed, fishing and lumbered the vast forests of the area.
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Quiet wooded setting overlooking Apalachicola’s East Bay. Motel and marina located in Eastpoint, just minutes away from historic downtown Apalachicola and the beaches of St. George Island. Several types of rooms available, some with Bay views or Bay frontage, some with kitchenettes, and larger family units. All rooms have cable TV, free wi-fi and electric heat & air.Learn More
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Coastline RV Resort is located on Highway 98, the main motor artery into Eastpoint and the gateway to the Forgotten Coast. We are uniquely positioned right on the beautiful Apalachicola Bay offering guests an unobstructed view of Dog Island, St. George Island and Sound, featuring spectacular sunrises and sunsets for which Franklin County is known! We are centrally located, providing easy…Learn More
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