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This picturesque coastal community is known as the Panhandle’s Gateway to the Gulf.

With a natural deep-water harbor and easy access to three rivers, Carrabelle is a salty attraction to sailors, kayakers and boaters of all ages. A renowned golf resort nearby makes this the perfect outdoor getaway.

Considered the Gateway to the Gulf for its easy access to offshore fishing and boating, Carrabelle is a naturalist’s paradise. Uncrowded, white-sand beaches are perfect for family vacations and the fishing is unsurpassed. Unpretentious and friendly, Carrabelle is the place to experience small town nostalgia. You’ll feel the pride of a patriot when you visit the Camp Gordon Johnston Museum that tells the story of how our troops trained on the salty beach of Franklin County for the D-Day Invasion of Normandy in World War II. The nearby Crooked River Lighthouse reminds you of the town’s maritime importance.

Fishing and Boating

People come to Carrabelle not only for fabulous fishing but also to sail, snorkel, scuba dive, scallop, play on the beaches or to just steal away from the real world for a while. Wildlife is plentiful here in Carrabelle. It is not unusual to spot a deer, fox, blue heron, pelican or even a family of black bears at play. If luck is really with you, you may be entertained by local dolphins when walking the beach or riding in a boat while visiting Carrabelle. Here you can truly unwind and enjoy the beauty of our white-sand beaches and river marshes while you take in the sound of softly lapping waves and the rustle of palms swaying in the gentle breezes.

Places to Stay
Carrabelle Beach an RVC Outdoor Destination
However you arrive, you’ll never forget how you stayed. The nature trails you walked down, the beach you strolled on, the boat you rode in, the amazing life you saw in the forest, the water, the sky....
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Franklin Inn
Located in Carrabelle, this brand new, thirty room, pet friendly inn features rooms with a king size bed or two queen size beds. All rooms have microwave, refrigerators, 27'' flat screen cable TVs, w...
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Hilton Vacation Properties
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St. George Island Home: (top picture to the left) This BRAND NEW house is built just for the beach. With 3 bedrooms and two baths this beach house sleeps up to 9 people. Well behaved dogs are welcome...
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Ho-Hum RV Park
Watch the dolphins play from your RV parked on the beach; all sites within 250 feet of the Gulf. Walk your dog on the beach, shelling, bird watching, or just relax in a quiet country setting on Flori...
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Pelican Inn
Dog Island is one of America's most unspoiled and beautiful havens. Known for its pristine beaches, fantastic surf fishing and beachcombing, and as a refuge for loggerhead and leatherback turtles, th...
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Pickett’s Landing Rentals
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Pickett's Landing Rentals offers luxury rentals on the Carrabelle River. Featuring 3 - 4 bedroom units at Pickett's Landing, with deep water boat slips and private elevators all at Carrabelle's premi...
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Sand Castle
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Sand Castle at Carrabelle Beach 3 levels of wrap-around porches with stunning water views. Steps to the beach; walk to the lighthouse. 4 bedroom/4 bath w/loft. (Sleeps 8 10).
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Sandy Beach Properties
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Its always a great time to visit Carrabellle and Sandy Beach Properties offers over 30 vacation rentals with something for everyone . . . whether visiting for a weekend, a week or a month . . . we ha...
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St. James Bay Villas & Condos
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St. James Bay Golf Villas offers two lodging options ranging from our convenient clubhouse Villas to the beautiful new Residences at St. James Bay luxury condominiums. St. James Bay offers golf and n...
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Sunset Isle RV & Yacht
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Sunset Isle has rv sites with paved roads, boat slips, a 2300 sq. ft. swimming pool, cook shack and restrooms with showers. Close to a full service marina and restaurant with bar.
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The Moorings at Carrabelle Hotel & Marina
Choice of hotel room or condo unit. All hotel rooms offer a view of the marina. Condo units have full-site kitchens. Complimentary boat slip with hotel room or condo unit (boat must be under 26' with...
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The Old Carrabelle Hotel
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Circa 1900 historic hotel located in the heart of Carrabelle. Choose one offive differently-themed rooms, each with a private bath. Cable TV and high speed WiFi internet access in all rooms. Private...
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Rio Carrabelle Photo Exhibit
Saturday, March 1, 2014 through Saturday, May 31, 2014
The Rio Carrabelle Art Gallery in Carrabelle will host a unique photography exhibit beginning this month. Photographer and adventurer John Guider presents the images which were taken as part of a sol...
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Carrabelle Riverfront Festival
Friday, April 25, 2014 through Saturday, April 26, 2014
Carrabelle CARESand theCity of Carrabellecordially invite you to attend the 24th Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival on Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26thfor this 2014's"Pirates of the Car...
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Movie Showing at Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Admission is by donation, and appreciated. This film is one in a series shown monthly to educate our visitors on the sacrifices made, for us, by our WWII generation. Free popcorn will be served. "In...
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Plein Air Invitational
Thursday, May 1, 2014 through Sunday, May 11, 2014
Plein Air Painters To Capture Forgotten Coast on Canvas More than 20 nationally acclaimed artists will gather on Florida's Forgotten Coast to participate in the 9th annual Forgotten Coast en Plein Ai...
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Golf Gone Wild
Saturday, May 3, 2014
The 2014 Golf Gone Wild Golf Tournament to benefit the Florida Wild Mammal Association (FWMA) is set for Saturday, May 3 at the St. James Bay Golf Resort. The Tournament will be an 18-hole Florida Sc...
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Civil War History Weekend
Friday, May 16, 2014 through Sunday, May 18, 2014
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Forgotten Coast Paddle Jam 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014 through Sunday, May 18, 2014
Forgotten Coast Paddle Jam 2014 May 16, 17 and 18th - Franklin County Florida love2paddle... paddle2love! Paddle Jam is a festival celebrating the Forgotten Coast through paddle sports, music - food....
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2 Day Snapper Tournament
Saturday, June 7, 2014 through Sunday, June 8, 2014
$10,000 payout. 1-10 places. C-Quarters Marina, Carrabelle.
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Big Bend Saltwater Classic Fishing Tournament
Friday, June 13, 2014 through Sunday, June 15, 2014
The Big Bend Saltwater Classic fishing tournament was launched in 1989 by The Organization for Artificial Reefs, Inc, (OAR), a private, non-profit, marine interest group based in Tallahassee. The tou...
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C-Quarters Youth Fishing Tournament
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Kids from all over the South are invited to attend the 9th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament. Open to all kids 16 and younger. Registration is required on-site. Sponsored by Jimmie Crowder of C-Quarter...
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Kingfish Shootout
Saturday, August 2, 2014 through Sunday, August 3, 2014
This weekend event gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy themselves while advocating a wonderful cause that helps so many. All proceeds go to the Leukemia Research Foundation. Over $665,000 raised i...
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Rock by the Tee
Thursday, September 11, 2014 through Saturday, September 13, 2014
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Art Galleries & Boutiques
Name Area Phone  
Moore Treasures Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-4491
Rio Carrabelle Carrabelle & Dog Island 615-337-1290
Bait & Tackle
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C-Quarters Marina Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697 8400
Frank’s Bait & Tackle Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-9232
Home Town BP Deli Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-5111
Lanark Market Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-2211
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
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-8575
Carrabelle History Museum Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-2141
Crooked River Lighthouse Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-2732
Marinas
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C-Quarters Marina Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-8400
Carrabelle Boat Club Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-5500
Carrabelle Marina Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-3351
Carrabelle River Marina Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-720-1029
Dockside Marina Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-3337
Lanark by the Sea Boat Club Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-510-4671
The Moorings Marina Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-2800
Restaurants
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2 Al's at the Beach Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-4576
Carrabelle Junction Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-9550
Crooked River Grill Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-5050
Fathoms Steam & Raw Bar Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-9712
Fish Camp Restaurant Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-1029
Hog Wild Bar B Q Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-2776
Home Town BP Deli Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-5111
Marker "30" Restaurant Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-5111
Subway Sandwich Shop Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-2190
The Fisherman's Wife Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-4533
The Seineyard Alligator Point
Carrabelle & Dog Island
850-697-9191
We Be Café Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-3100
Seafood Markets
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Millender’s Seafood Market Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-3301
Shopping
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Beach Trader Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-653-7628
Carrabelle Medical Pharmacy Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-2766
Moore Treasures Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-4491
Seahorse Antiques Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-3751
Two Gulls Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-2392

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Upcoming Events

“On Golden Pond” by Panhandle PlayersCarrabelle Riverfront FestivalPatriot’s DayMovie Showing at Camp Gordon Johnston WWII MuseumPlein Air Invitational
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