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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.

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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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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
Thursday, May 11, 2017 through Sunday, May 14, 2017
Rock by the Sea (RBTS), a charity music festival, returns to St. George Island for its 11th Spring event for 4-nights of music. The first night on May 10 is the Pre-Party and free to attend at Harry...
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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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 Saltwater Fishing Tournament
Saturday, June 10, 2017
The Tallahassee Builders Association 29th Annual Saltwater Fishing Tournamentwill be held at C-Quarters Marina. There will be cash prizes for In-Shore and Off-Shore Grand Slams and the largest fish o...
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Big Bend Classic Fishing Tournament
Friday, June 16, 2017
The Moorings of Carrabelle will host the 29th Annual Big Bend Classic on Father's Day Weekend. All of the proceeds from the Big Bend Saltwater Classic are used to develop artificial reefs in the Nort...
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Youth Fishing Tournament
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Kids from all over the South are invited to attend the 13th 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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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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