Welcome to Franklin County and the coastal communities of Apalachicola, St. George Island, Eastpoint, Carrabelle and Alligator Point. With more than 200 miles of award-winning pet-friendly beaches, world famous seafood and maritime history and culture, we’re your salty alternative to the traditional Florida vacation!
Sparkling Uncrowded Beaches
St. George Island with its award-winning beaches and historic lighthouse is Franklin County’s premier beach destination for those seeking natural beauty without the big crowds. St. George Island’s State Park beaches are ranked among the Top 10 in the country! Visit the historic St. George Island Lighthouse and Museum, rent a kayak and paddle the quiet bay inlets, pitch a tent at the St. George Island State Park campground, grab a fishing pole and try your luck from the shore, pier or boat or take a hike along coastal wooded trails. You could also just do nothing and relax in the surf and soak up the salt.
History and Maritime Culture
Apalachicola and neighboring Eastpoint offer maritime history and a working waterfront where you can watch the local fleet unload a bounty of shrimp, fish and bulging bags of briny oysters fresh from Apalachicola Bay and surrounding waters. Tour the City’s award-winning historic district, shop in one-of-a-kind boutiques and savor local cuisine in one of the town’s multitude of restaurants serving the freshest seafood on the coast.
Places to Stay
Franklin County offers a variety of lodging options set amidst an authentic, Old Florida landscape. From a quaint beach cottage to a luxurious beachfront villa, accommodations providers on St. George Island and Alligator Point offer a full selection in a wide range of prices. In Apalachicola, accommodations include