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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 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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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 $703,000 raised i...
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Ecology of Endangered Smalltooth Sawfish in FL
Thursday, August 14, 2014
August 14: Dr. Dean Grubbs will speak on the Ecology of Endangered Smalltooth Sawfish in Florida and the Bahamas where he will be showing a clip from a Changing Seas episode featuring his research.
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CGJM Movie Night: The Great Raid
Saturday, August 30, 2014
THE GREAT RAID - Saturday August 30, 2014. Movie begins at 1015 hours. In 1944, American forces were closing in on the Japanese-occupied Philippines. The Japanese held around 500 American prisoners w...
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Rock by the Sea
Thursday, September 25, 2014 through Saturday, September 27, 2014
Tentative ScheduleMusic Thursday Harry As 7:00 PM MidnightMusic Friday Harry As 4:00 PM 1:30 AMGolf Tournament Saturday St. James Bay 9:00 AMMODIFIED FLORIDA SCRAMBLEPrizes for 1st3rd places$10,...
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Apalachicola Bay Chamber Of Commerce Golf Tourney
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Tee up with business members from around the Franklin, Gulf, Leon, and Wakulla County areas at the 11th Annual Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014. Te...
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Art Galleries & Boutiques
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L.G. Dunston/Gyotaku Fish Prints Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-445-2460
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
Kayak & Boat Rentals
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Forgotten Coast Marine Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-615-7561  
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 IGA Grocery & Deli Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-2710
Carrabelle Junction Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-697-9550
CJ's Pit Stop Carrabelle & Dog Island
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
Mama Jo's Pizza Carrabelle & Dog Island 850-733-0211
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
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

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