Located along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast in the heart of the FL Panhandle. Offering luxury vacation rentals from St. George Island to Mexico Beach. Forgo the crowded shopping plazas and high-rises for this tranquil slice of preserved coastline of white sand and emerald waters. Nature surrounds our gorgeous, pet-friendly, family-oriented beaches. And along the way, you’ll find a local collection of stores, shops, restaurants, and unforgettable sunset views.
There’s a wealth of outdoor activities, like shelling, swimming, paddling, hiking, loggerhead sea turtle watching, boating, fishing, diving and snorkeling. Moreover, St. Joseph Bay hosts one of the most abundant ecosystems on Florida’s coast. Thus, the county is well-appreciated for its outstanding array of Bay and Gulf fish and seafood, with oysters, scallops, grouper, snapper, and more.
Getting to Our Shores
Our seaside coastal towns are all accessible via US Highway 98. In addition, visitors can travel by air through airports in Tallahassee and Panama City Beach and regionally via the Apalachicola Regional Airport, Carrabelle-Thompson Airport, St. George Island Airport.
About Gulf County
Home to Cape San Blas, Port St. Joe, St. Joe Beach and Indian Pass, Gulf County is the only westward-facing coast in the Florida Panhandle, hence those unforgettable sunsets we mentioned earlier. Its shores are along coastal Highway 98, leading to scenic 30A. Less than two hours southwest of Florida’s capital city, Tallahassee, visitors will encounter some of the least populated coastal areas in the state, miles of natural shoreline, parks and preserves, including St. Joseph Bay Aquatic Preserve, T.H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park and much more. Cape San Blas is conveniently accessible from both Port St. Joe and Apalachicola. Quiet gems on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Cape San Blas and the adjacent shores of Indian Pass, St. Joe Beach, and Mexico Beach are a handful of the Gulf Coast’s best-kept secrets.
About Franklin County & Florida’s Forgotten Coast
Franklin County, also known as the Forgotten Coast, straddles the coastal Highway 98 Franklin County, also known as the Forgotten Coast, straddles the coastal Highway 98 leading to scenic 30A in the Florida Panhandle. Only 80 miles southwest of Florida’s capital city, Tallahassee, visitors will encounter over 200 miles of natural shoreline, lush state forests including Tate’s Hell State Forest and Bald Point State Park, and access to the Carrabelle River, New River, Crooked River, and at the eastern tip of the county is the Ochlocknee River. Beyond Franklin County’s natural gems, the seaside communities of Alligator Point, Apalachicola, Carrabelle, Eastpoint, and, of course, St. George Island are accessible from US Highway 98. Home to St. George Island, Eastpoint and Apalachicola. Consistently rated as one of the best beaches in America, St. George Island is a peaceful barrier island along Florida’s gorgeous Gulf Coast. Experience the pristine St. George Island State Park, a welcoming, local collection of restaurants, bars, shops, and a pet-friendly public beach. While you enjoy a true respite on St. George Island, there is plenty of activities and nature to explore, like shelling, swimming, paddling, hiking, loggerhead sea turtle watching, boating, and fishing. Even more, the area is well appreciated for its outstanding assortment of Apalachicola Bay and Gulf fish and seafood, with oysters, scallops, grouper, snapper, and more.