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!
Sparkling Uncrowded Beaches
St. George Island with its award-winning beaches and historic lighthouse is Franklin
County’s premier beach destination for those seeking natural beauty without
the big crowds. St. George Island’s State Park beaches are ranked among the
Top 10 in the country! Visit the historic St. George Island Lighthouse and Museum,
rent a kayak and paddle the quiet bay inlets, pitch a tent at the St. George Island
State Park campground, grab a fishing pole and try your luck from the shore, pier
or boat or take a hike along coastal wooded trails. You could also just do nothing
and relax in the surf and soak up the salt.
History and Maritime Culture
Apalachicola and neighboring Eastpoint offer maritime history and a working waterfront
where you can watch the local fleet unload a bounty of shrimp, fish and bulging
bags of briny oysters fresh from Apalachicola Bay and surrounding waters. Tour the
City’s award-winning historic district, shop in one-of-a-kind boutiques and
savor local cuisine in one of the town’s multitude of restaurants serving
the freshest seafood on the coast.
Places to Stay
Franklin 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 on St. George Island and Alligator
Point offer a full selection in a wide range of prices. In Apalachicola, accommodations
include historic bed and breakfasts and hotel accommodations ranging from economy
to luxurious waterfront suites. Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the Carrabelle
area’s newest golfing community that features luxury accommodations and amenities.
Sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts have many options that range from waterfront condos,
rustic fishing lodges or several public camping opportunities.