St. George Island Vacation Information
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.