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Alligator Point

Sea oat-covered sand dunes, marsh habitats and pine forests make Alligator Point perfect for birding and wildlife observation.

Alligator Point is a sparsely populated coastal jewel located at the easternmost end of Franklin County. This narrow beach peninsula boasts eight miles of quiet shoreline and unparalled fishing. The “Point,” as it is referred to by locals, is nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Alligator Harbor, a pristine estuary known for its clam harvesting. This cozy coastal community is a snapshot of vintage coastal Florida. Alligator Point features a range of vacation rental options on the gulf and bay. The area features a full service marina with fishing charters. There are several public access areas along the beach and two boat ramps on the bay side.

A Wildlife Paradise

Sea oat-covered sand dunes, marsh and pond habitats and pine forests make Alligator Point perfect for birding and wildlife observation. The Point is flanked on one end by the Bald Point State Park, a 5,000 acre protected wildlife area nationally acclaimed as a bi-annual stopover for migrating birds and butterflies. The park features beaches, bicycling, birding, canoeing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, swimming and wildlife viewing. The nearby St. Marks Wildlife Refuge is also a popular visit for wildlife enthusiasts. The St. Marks Wildlife Refuge is actually the oldest refuge in the state, established in 1931 to provide wintering habitat for migratory birds.

Alligator Harbor Clam Harvesting

Alligator Harbor is a shallow estuary enclosed by the Alligator Point sand spit. Alligator Harbor is unique because it’s one of the few harbors in Florida that’s not fed directly by a river, which means the salt content of the water is almost the same as the Gulf of Mexico. The salinity levels allow for the successful clam harvesting industry within the harbor.

Places to Stay
Harbor Point Vacation Rentals
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Harbor Point specializes in vacation rentals in the Alligator Point, Bald Point, St Teresa, and St James Bay areas. Many types of accommodations available to suit every budget. Some pet friendly. All...
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Sun Alligator Point
Ochlockonee Bay Realty
Beach Rental Management company and a full service real estate company
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Sun Alligator Point
Points To View
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Welcome to The Point, Between the cozy hammock of Bald State Park and the white sands of the Gulf coast rests a quaint beach house just steps from miles of secluded beaches right on the Gulf of Mexic...
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Sun Alligator Point
Seaside Retreat
This 3,400 square foot five bedroom, four bath Gulf front luxury home is located South of Tallahassee, Florida at Alligator Point, Florida on the Gulf of Mexico, just 40 minutes from the Tallahassee...
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Sea Shells on the beach Interpretive Program
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Bald Point State ParkSea Shells on the beach Interpretive ProgramWhen: Saturday, August 2nd from 10:00am-11:00amWhere: Bald Point State Park-North Point Entrance at the Maritime Beach Pavilions near...
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Semi-Terrestrial Crab Interpretive Program
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Bald Point State ParkSEMI-TERRESTRIAL CRAB INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMWho: All ages especially children are welcomedWhat: Gather with a Park Ranger who will be discussing about Semi-Terrestrial Crabs such a...
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Beach Supplies & Rentals
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Josh’s Rentals & Tours Alligator Point
Apalachicola
Carrabelle & Dog Island
Eastpoint
St. George Island
850-728-4664
History & Heritage Sites
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Big Bend Scenic Byway Alligator Point
Apalachicola
Carrabelle & Dog Island
Eastpoint
St. George Island
Marinas
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Alligator Point Yacht Basin Alligator Point 850-349-2511
Restaurants
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End of the World Oasis Alligator Point 850-349-2058
The Seineyard Alligator Point
Carrabelle & Dog Island
850-697-9191

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Upcoming Events

Water Street Festival of IceSea Shells on the beach Interpretive ProgramRaney Days Book SigningKingfish ShootoutSt. George Island Sizzler 5K Race & One Mile RunSunset/Full Moon Climb
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