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Discover St. George Island, a secluded barrier island on the Gulf Coast of Florida, and you’ll find a vacation spot where you can get away from it all—not just the hassles of everyday life but also the typical crowds and tourist headaches of other Panhandle destinations. Boasting the most pristine beaches on the “Forgotten Coast,” St. George is an oasis of natural serenity where families can reconnect and enjoy the simple pleasures of a beach vacation. At 28 miles long and just one mile at its widest point, St. George affords breathtaking views of water at every turn with the emerald-green Gulf on one side and the wildlife-rich Apalachicola Bay on the other.

Planning your vacation will be easy thanks to the plethora of rental accommodations on the island. While high-rise developments are absent from the landscape of St. George, you will find everything else from cozy cottages to beachfront condominiums to luxury homes. Plus, with the beaches of St. George being open to pets, many rentals are pet-friendly!

St. George is so beautiful that you may feel compelled to spend every waking moment outdoors — and rest assured you will not run out of activities on the island! Start your day with an early morning stroll on the sugar-white shore and you’ll catch dolphins showing off with spectacular style. When you’re done relaxing and playing in the surf and sand, head over to St. George Island State Park, located on nine miles of the east end of the island. The park is the ideal place for bird watching, kayaking, biking, canoeing, diving, boating, hiking, and fishing. Speaking of fishing, the waters surrounding St. George are known for world-class fishing that will please the anglers in your group beyond measure!

With fishing this good, you can count on the local restaurants showcasing the water’s bounty. St. George is home to a vibrant dining scene that will please the whole family. If you don’t mind a short drive, you can head over the four-mile island bridge to nearby towns of Eastpoint, Carrabelle, and Apalachicola for more restaurants and shopping districts. You’ll also find golf courses just a short drive away in Carrabelle or Port St. Joe.

Plan your trip to St. George Island, the jewel of the Forgotten Coast, and you can bet it will be a vacation your family will never forget! We’re taking bets that you’ll be back year after year.

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St. George Island Florida Restaurants

Restaurants

With Appalachicola Bay to one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other, it’s not surprising that fresh, local-caught seafood is the feature of restaurants on St. George Island. Locals tout that the best oysters in the world come from Appalachicola, and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to taste-test—they’re served steamed, grilled, baked, in chowder, and on the half shell. You’ll also find burger, pizza and ice cream shops for casual good times!
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St. George Island Florida Golf

Golf

When you’re ready for a round of golf, you’ll find two courses within a short drive of St. George Island. The closest course to St. George is St. James Bay Golf Course in Carrabelle. The 18-hole course provides a driving range with chipping and putting greens, and the pro shop provides rental clubs if needed. If you’re up for a longer drive, St. Joseph's Bay Country Club is located in the opposite direction of Carrabelle. The scenic 18-hole course has lower green fees than the course at St. James Bay.
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St. George Island Florida Fishing

Fishing

The waters surrounding St. George Island are a fisherman's dream. You’re likely to catch sheepshead, speckled trout, flounder, whiting, redfish, shark and tripletail in Apalachicola Bay while a fishing trip in the Gulf will turn up snapper, grouper, amberjack, sea bass, mackerel, mahi-mahi, cobia and sharks. Depending on your tastes, there are several fishing options in the area from simply casting a rod from the shore to chartering a boat and heading out to sea.
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St. George Island Florida Shopping

Shopping

Discover art galleries, boutiques, jewelry stores, and more on St. George Island or plan a day-trip to charming historic Apalachicola.
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Things to do in St. George Island Florida

Other Things To Do

On St. George Island, you will discover activities galore from cycling along the miles of bike paths, to hiking through St. George State Park to kayaking in the bay. In the state park, you’ll find two natural boat ramps that provide access to the bay for small boats. The park also has a series of boardwalks and observation platforms for the ever-popular bird watching.
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