Beaches on the Forgotten Coast
Not all Florida Beaches are created equal, and the Forgotten Coast's pristine beaches are certainly set apart from the rest. Our picturesque beaches are undeveloped, uncrowded, and remain naturally beautiful. In fact, the dazzling view from many of our preserved shores is the same view you would have seen 20 years ago.
The Forgotten Coast offers Gulf beaches with miles of gently rolling surf, bay beaches with nature and privacy, perfect family beaches, beaches that are great for fishing, beaches you can drive to, and beaches you'll need a boat to enjoy. With 250 miles of shoreline and multiple access points, you can choose a different stretch of beach each day. And, whether you are seeking a soothed state of mind with fresh, salty air or days of splashing in our emerald waters, the Forgotten Coast beaches are ideal for anything under the sun, including sunbathing, shell hunting, surfing, swimming, shore fishing, sailing, and paddleboarding.
Find your perfect beach spot. Get away from the day to day hustle-bustle and head to the Forgotten Coast.
St. George Island Beaches
St. George Island is probably the most visited area of the Forgotten Coast, with beaches consecutively ranking as a Top 10 Beach by Dr. Beach. This 28 mile long barrier island is connected to the mainland at Eastpoint, Florida. The beaches are chalky white, and the emerald waters are perfect for any beach activity. Learn more about St. George Island beaches.
Alligator Point Beaches
Alligator Point is a small unincorporated beach community just off of Highway 98. It is known for its fishing opportunities and its secluded beaches. Surrounded by the Ochlockonee River, Alligator Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico, beautiful, natural areas draw those who want to escape mainstream beach life. Learn More about Alligator Point beaches.
Carrabelle Beaches face the St. George Sound and offer lapping waves and long shallow descents into beautiful waters. Visitors enjoy this quaint town and often have their pictures taken by the World’s Smallest Police Station. This "Old Florida" area, originally named “Rio Carrabella”, is known to be especially suitable for families and pet-friendly. Learn More about Carrabelle beaches.
Dog Island Beach
Reachable only by boat, Dog Island offers visitors a paradise of sparkling blue waters and pristine beaches. It was so named Dog Island either because of the wild dogs found on the island or because early ships put their common soldiers, called “Dogs” on the island so they wouldn’t jump ship when they reached the mainland. Not everyone is willing or able to make it to Dog Island, but those that do experience a truly pristine environment for birdwatching, hiking, kayaking, and sunbathing. Learn More about Dog Island beach.
St. Vincent Island Beach
Vincent Island, reachable only by boat, is a Federal wildlife refuge on an undeveloped barrier island. With 9 miles of empty, pristine beaches, visitors can expect to see unique wildlife, dolphins, sea turtles, and even manatees. Hikers will enjoy the interior of St. Vincent Island with its 90 miles of hiking trails and roads. Learn More about St. Vincent Island beach.