Savor the taste of seafood during your vacation on St. George Island! No trip to the Gulf of Mexico is complete without at least one delectable dish of mouthwatering marine cuisine. The Forgotten Coast is home to a wide variety of restaurants and casual dining spots, where expert chefs serve up the best catches of the day to our visitors at all times of the year.

Restaurants on St. George Island

If you’re hoping to find your favorite seafood right on the island, never fear – plenty of favorite eateries are here! Blue Parrot Oceanfront Cafe is popular for surf and turf and for an unbeatable view of the Gulf of Mexico. Another excellent option is Paddy’s Raw Bar, which has earned its sterling reputation by offering locally sourced oysters, peel-and-eat shrimp and a diverse selection of beer. Other great choices for seafood include the Beach Pit or Black Marlin’s Bar & Grill.

Mainland Seafood

Once you’ve sampled the best of St. George Island’s fare, consider an excursion to nearby Eastpoint to select a dining spot among a number of local restaurants, including the Red Pirate Family Grill and Oyster Bar and Family Coastal Restaurant.

Then, cross the John Gorrie Memorial Bridge to explore the charming streets of Apalachicola before selecting the perfect dinner spot. Up the Creek Raw Bar, The Owl Cafe and the Apalachicola Seafood Grill are all excellent options, and they’re but a few of the local restaurants at your disposal.

Seafood Markets and More

Travelers who prefer to cook their own seafood will enjoy shopping at the region’s excellent seafood markets. Doug’s Seafood and Dail’s Seafood are both conveniently situated right on SGI; our Eastpoint guests often head straight to Lynn’s Quality Oysters.

Finally, there’s the crown jewel of the Forgotten Coast’s seafood scene: the annual Florida Seafood Festival. The festival takes place over several days each November and features an array of events and – you guessed it – a whole lot of seafood.

Savor the flavors of the Forgotten Coast!  Plan your trip to St. George Island today by contacting Resort Vacation Properties.

Life’s a beach when you vacation on St. George Island with Resort Vacation Properties! Here are ideas to help you plan your family’s first visit to the shore. These essential summer packing tips will help you prepare for any eventuality as you enjoy the delights of the Forgotten Coast.

  1. Pack the right clothes.

Beach getaways and warm weather go hand in hand, so it’s best to select clothes accordingly. That means T-shirts, shorts, skirts, sundresses and lightweight fabrics. However, the nights can get a little chilly; make sure everyone brings at least one sweatshirt and a pair of pants. When it comes to swimsuits, the more, the better! Depending on the length of your stay, it’s wise to bring several suits for each swimmer in the family.

  1. Don’t forget your beach essentials.

The best summertime getaways are complemented by beach essentials, such as totes, chairs and must-have toys for the kids, especially shovels and buckets. You may also want to bring an umbrella or a pop-up tent, along with extra towels. Don’t forget hats and plenty of waterproof sunscreen to keep your family’s skin safe under the glowing sun of the Forgotten Coast.

  1. Fill up on tasty snacks and drinks.

Finally, don’t forget to pack lots of food and drinks in a lightweight cooler. Sandwiches are a simple choice, and they’re hard to beat when it comes to a trip to the beach. Other good choices include small containers of fresh fruit and veggies. Also, it’s a good idea to bring along a couple of small bags to collect your trash for easy disposal when you head back home after a day by the water.

Kick Back on St. George Island’s Scenic Beach

Boasting miles of unspoiled white sand beach, St. George Island is a premier destination for any vacationer yearning for sun and fun. Set your travel plans in motion by booking your stay at one of Resort Vacation Properties’ stunning vacation homes today.