St. George Island Florida
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Visit St. George Island

Welcome to Franklin County and the coastal communities of Apalachicola, St. George Island, Eastpoint, Carrabelle and Alligator Point. With more than 200 miles of award-winning pet-friendly beaches, world famous seafood and maritime history and culture, we'’re your salty alternative to the traditional Florida vacation!

Our Visitor Guide is filled full of Franklin County Florida information including history, list of museums, restaurants, places to stay and upcoming events.
Watch the shrimp boats heading out of port to the Gulf in Carrabelle, shoppers stroll the sidewalks of Historic downtown Apalachicola or the waves crash on the beach at St. George Island.

Let’s Go To the Beach!

BeachesFranklin County features more than 250 miles of salty shoreline that stretches from Alligator Point to Apalachicola. St. George Island is the area’s premier beach destination and is home to one of America’s Top Ten beaches. Carrabelle’s white sandy beaches feature easy access, showers and covered picnic tables. Nature enthusiasts flock to Alligator Point beaches for bird watching and seclusion.

Explore and Discover

HeritageExplore Apalachicola’s history, discover unique boutiques and enjoy fresh Apalachicola Bay seafood in area restaurants. In Carrabelle, play golf on a championship course, plan a boating or fishing trip from the area’s natural deep-water harbor or visit a museum.  Climb historic lighthouses or watch fishing boats unload their catch along an authentic working waterfront. Festivals occur year-round so there’s always something to do.

Stay Awhile

AccommodationsFranklin County offers a variety of lodging options set amidst an authentic, Old Florida landscape. From a quaint beach cottage to a luxurious beachfront villa, accommodations providers offer a full selection in a wide range of prices. Sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts have many options that range from waterfront condos, rustic fishing lodges or public camping.

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Upcoming Events

New Year's Eve BonfireTallahassee Swing BandSpencer BohrenIN Concert: FSU Voice ProfessorsApalachicola Oyster Cook-Off
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Salty burlap bags full of Apalachicola Bay oysters are a Franklin County icon. Earthy, unpretentious, yet strong and resilient, burlap symbolizes much of what Franklin County embodies in its people, places and culture.
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