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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
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However you arrive, youll 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 dolphins play from your RV parked directly on the beach. All sites within 250 of the Gulf. Fish from our 250 pier, go shelling, bird watching or just walk your dog on the beach in a quiet setti...
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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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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 themed rooms, each with a private bath. Cable TV and high speed WiFi internet access in all rooms. Spend time in the sp...
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Forgotten Coast Film Festival
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Come join us for the Forgotten Coast Film Festival highlighting movies filmed around Carrabelle and the Forgotten Coast area. A program of the Carrabelle History Museum, this series will feature a to...
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IN Concert: Jazz
Friday, January 27, 2017
ILSE NEWELL FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INCONCERT SERIES 2016-17
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Beach Exploration: Tracks, Signs and Critters
Saturday, January 28, 2017
8 am - 12 noon. Come explore the beaches of Franklin County's Bald Point and Wakulla Countys Mashes Sands. Discover the diversity of life that can be found hidden under your feet and in the water at...
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Look, Listen & Learn: The Civil War
Saturday, February 4, 2017
The Look, Listen - Learn Program Series is back this year with new sessions and topics. Following the success of last years lectures on the First Peoples, about the prehistoric native peoples along t...
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Florida's Springs Lecture
Thursday, February 9, 2017
"Floridas Springs: How are they doing and what is being done to protect these precious resources?" Lecture Florida has one of the greatest concentrations of springs in the world with more than 1,000...
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IN Concert: Jazz
Friday, February 10, 2017
ILSE NEWELL FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INCONCERT SERIES 2016-17
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Forgotten Coast Film Festival
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Come join us for the Forgotten Coast Film Festival highlighting movies filmed around Carrabelle and the Forgotten Coast area. A program of the Carrabelle History Museum, this series will feature a to...
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IN Concert: Jazz
Friday, February 17, 2017
ILSE NEWELL FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INCONCERT SERIES 2016-17
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Explore the Black Backwater of Tate's Hell Swamp
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Explore the Black Backwater of Tate's Hell Swamp - Winter This four mile intermediate canoe/kayak trip will allow participants to experience the sights smells, and sounds of the most bio-diverse ecos...
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Forgotten Coast Film Festival
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Come join us for the Forgotten Coast Film Festival highlighting movies filmed around Carrabelle and the Forgotten Coast area. A program of the Carrabelle History Museum, this series will feature a to...
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IN Concert: Jazz
Friday, February 24, 2017
ILSE NEWELL FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INCONCERT SERIES 2016-17
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Bread, Soup and Book Sale!
Saturday, February 25, 2017
The Friends of the Franklin County Library will host a Soup, Bread and Book Sale on February 25 at the Carrabelle Library, beginning at 11am til they sell out! Homemade bread and soup plus used book...
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Carrabelle Airport Fly-In
Saturday, March 11, 2017
A family fun day filled with war bird displays, military tributes, helicopter rides, entertainment and food. 9 am - 3 pm. Free admission.
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Camp Gordon Johnston Days
Saturday, March 11, 2017
This annual event was created to honor the service of veterans from WWII and beyond. Located in Carrabelle, Florida, the exhibits and artifacts preserve the heritage of the men who trained at this ca...
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Beach Exploration:  Tracks, Signs and Critters
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Come explore the beaches of Wakulla County, Mashes Sands, and Franklin County's Bald Point. Discover the diversity of life that can be found hidden under your feet and in the water at low tide. Cost...
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Seepage Bog Wetlands Lecture
Thursday, March 16, 2017
"Panhandle Florida's Spectacular Seepage Bog Wetlands Lecture" The conservation Lecture series continues with "Panhandle Florida's Spectacular Seepage Bog Wetlands: Vanishing Biodiversity and Why Yo...
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Forgotten Coast Film Festival
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Come join us for the Forgotten Coast Film Festival highlighting movies filmed around Carrabelle and the Forgotten Coast area. A program of the Carrabelle History Museum, this series will feature a to...
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Carrabelle Cultural Crawl
Saturday, March 25, 2017
A free, multi-venue showcasing art, history and fun in the heart of downtown Carrabelle. The activities take place at a variety of galleries, museums and spaces and are FREE and open to the public. G...
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Tate's Hell Driving and Hiking Excursion
Thursday, March 30, 2017
An off-trail bush whack hike to a savanna to see what's flowering. We will look for Godfrey's Butterwort (Pinguicula ionantha), a federally threatened carnivorous plant that flowers in the early Spri...
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"Translating the language of life" Lecture
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Most organisms on Earth have neither eyes nor ears and so must decide to run from, eat, or mate with thingsnearby based on chemicalcues. Dr. Mark Hay (Georgia Tech) will discuss how understanding, tr...
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Carrabelle Riverfront Festival
Friday, April 21, 2017 through Saturday, April 22, 2017
The Carrabelle Riverfront Festival is a fabulous street festival with arts - craft vendors, educational folk life and maritime exhibits, demonstrations and activities, childrens activities, a vintage...
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Tate's Hell and Back 5k Run/Walk
Saturday, April 22, 2017
The Tates Hell and Back 5k Run/Walk will be held April 22, 2017. Race starts at 8:00 am. Pre-registration and pickup starts at 6:45 am. The race course begins at Carrabelle Christian Center at 142 Ri...
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4th Annual Forgotten Coast Cruisers Car Show
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Presented by Bobby Turner, Jim Ward, the Forgotten Coast Cruisers, and the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce. 10 am till 6 pm. Registered cars eligible for: Best in ShowLate Model AwardBest PaintTop 10...
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FSU Marine Lab Open House
Saturday, April 22, 2017
2017 Open House: Coastal Literacy Connecting Marine Science - Society Active engagement in protecting our oceans and coastlines is something we all can do! Help us celebrate that ability and our sci...
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Explore the Black Backwater of Tate's Hell Swamp
Saturday, April 29, 2017
This four-mile intermediate canoe/kayak trip will allow participants to experience the sights smells, and sounds of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the world. This Spring Tour will explore the Spr...
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Forgotten Coast Plein Air
Thursday, May 4, 2017 through Sunday, May 14, 2017
More than 20 nationally acclaimed artists along with several hundred art enthusiasts will gather on Florida's Forgotten Coast soon to participate in the 12th annual Forgotten Coast en Plein Air Invit...
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Rock by the Sea
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 through Sunday, May 14, 2017
This three night charity music event on St. George Island is dedicated to raising money to assist deserving charities who provide direct services to those in need. The May event held at Harry A's on...
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Look, Listen & Learn: The Civil War
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Look, Listen - Learn Program Series - The Civil War: Loss - Peril on the Forgotten Coast Dale Cox, a Southern writer and historian, is the author of more than one dozen books on Southern history and...
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Crooked River Lighthouse Coastal Blessing
Sunday, May 28, 2017
The Crooked River Lighthouse Park will host the Coastal Blessing where church leaders from the Carrabelle community will share a blessing for the coast and a safe hurricane season from the top of the...
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Art Galleries & Boutiques - Carrabelle & Dog Island, Florida
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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
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
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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Art from the Sea: Art Exhibit by Robert SimmonsYoga ClassesWooden Boat Building Classes and Open HouseAfrican-American Art CollectionForgotten Coast Film Festival
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