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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
The Pelican Inn is under renovation. Check back summer 2015 to see availability. Dog Island is one of America's most unspoiled and beautiful havens. Known for its pristine beaches, fantastic surf fis...
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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 RV - Yacht community is located onTimber Island inbeautifulCarrabelle,Florida. Facilities include twenty-seven(27) landscaped, easy back-in lots with full hook-ups(50/30 amp adaptable ele...
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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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Red Snapper Tournament
Saturday, May 23, 2015 through Sunday, May 24, 2015
The first Red Snapper Tournament of the year. Fish the tournament on the first two days of opening season for red snapper. $5,000 Guaranteed Payout.
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Free Fishing Days
Saturday, June 6, 2015 through Sunday, June 7, 2015
Free fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for parents who don't yet have licenses to take youth fishing, or avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license...
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Saltwater Fishing Tournament
Saturday, June 13, 2015
The Tallahassee Builders Association 27th Annual Saltwater Fishing Tournament will be held at C-Quarters Marina. There will be cash prizes for In-Shore and Off-Shore Grand Slams and the largest fish...
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Free Fishing Days
Saturday, June 13, 2015 through Sunday, June 14, 2015
Free fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for parents who don't yet have licenses to take youth fishing, or avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license...
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Annual Big Bend Saltwater Classic
Friday, June 19, 2015 through Sunday, June 21, 2015
The Moorings of Carrabelle will host the 24rd Annual Big Bend Classic on Father's Day Weekend, June 19th through the 21st, 2015 All of the proceeds from the Big Bend Saltwater Classic are used to dev...
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Forgotten Coast Open Golf Tournament
Saturday, June 20, 2015 through Sunday, June 21, 2015
Please come and join us at the St. James Bay Golf Resort on Saturday, June 20, and Sunday, June 21, 2015, for the annual Forgotten Coast Open. This year, the tournament features a flighted, open fiel...
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Carrabelle Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Enjoy fireworks over the Carrabelle River at dark.
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Youth Fishing Tournament
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Kids from all over the South are invited to attend the 10th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament. Open to all kids 16 and younger. Registration is required on-site. Sponsored by Jimmie Crowder of C-Quarte...
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Kingfish Shootout
Saturday, August 1, 2015 through Sunday, August 2, 2015
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 $750,000 raised i...
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Free Fishing Day
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Free fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for parents who don't yet have licenses to take youth fishing, or avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license...
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Whatever Floats Your Boat Regatta
Saturday, October 3, 2015
ts time once again for you to challenge your friends, your family, and your colleagues to build boats out of stuff that any normal person would take to the dump and enter them in the Whatever Floats...
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Battle at the Bay Golf Tournament
Saturday, November 7, 2015 through Sunday, November 8, 2015
2-player Shamble or Scramble
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Free Fishing Day
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Free fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for parents who don't yet have licenses to take youth fishing, or avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license...
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Carrabelle Holiday on the Harbor
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Make Plans to Put Your Boat in the Carrabelle Boat Parade of Lights - Holiday on the Harbor Saturday, December 12, 2015 at dark 30" Join in the Fun with Your Family and Friends! All Boats Welcome - A...
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Art Galleries & Boutiques - Carrabelle & Dog Island, Florida
Name Phone  
L.G. Dunston/Gyotaku Fish Prints 850-445-2460
Moore Treasures 850-697-4491
Rio Carrabelle 615-337-1290
Bait & Tackle - Carrabelle & Dog Island, Florida
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C-Quarters Marina 850-697 8400
Frank’s Bait & Tackle 850-697-9232
Home Town BP Deli 850-697-5111
Lanark Market 850-697-2211
Beach Supplies & Rentals - Carrabelle & Dog Island, Florida
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Josh’s Rentals & Tours 850-728-4664
Boat Ramps - Carrabelle & Dog Island, Florida
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Marine Street Boat Ramp
Timber Island Boat Ramp
History & Heritage Sites - Carrabelle & Dog Island, Florida
Kayak & Boat Rentals - Carrabelle & Dog Island, Florida
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Forgotten Coast Marine 850-615-7561  
Marinas - Carrabelle & Dog Island, Florida
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C-Quarters Marina 850-697-8400
Carrabelle Boat Club 850-697-5500
Carrabelle Marina 850-697-3351
Carrabelle River Marina 850-720-1029
Dockside Marina 850-697-3337
Lanark by the Sea Boat Club 850-510-4671
The Moorings Marina 850-697-2800
Restaurants - Carrabelle & Dog Island, Florida
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2 Al's at the Beach 850-697-4576
Carrabelle IGA Grocery & Deli 850-697-2710
Carrabelle Junction 850-697-9550
CJ's Pit Stop
Crooked River Grill 850-697-5050
Fathoms Steam & Raw Bar 850-697-9712
Fish Camp Restaurant 850-697-1029
Hog Wild Bar B Q 850-697-2776
Home Town BP Deli 850-697-5111
Mama Jo's Pizza 850-733-0211
Subway Sandwich Shop 850-697-2190
The Fisherman's Wife 850-697-4533
The Pearle 850-720-1092
The Seineyard 850-697-9191
Seafood Markets - Carrabelle & Dog Island, Florida
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Millender’s Seafood Market 850-697-3301
Shopping - Carrabelle & Dog Island, Florida
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Beach Trader 850-653-7628
Carrabelle Medical Pharmacy 850-697-2766
Christie's Cottage Living 850-524-4492
Moore Treasures 850-697-4491
Seahorse Antiques 850-697-3751
Two Gulls 850-697-2392

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