St. George Scuttlebutt

The latest news, happenings, and Island tales, here on our Forgotten Coast blog

Few things are as American as apple pie, making it the quintessential dessert for your Fourth of July celebration. But who wants to be stuck in the kitchen while everyone else plays outside in the surf and sand? That’s where this Rustic Apple Tart recipe comes in. It has all the flavor of the iconic […]

Beach Vacation Rental

For some, shopping is a chore; for others, it’s the best way to spend a vacation. If you’re in the latter category, we’ve got you covered here along Apalachicola Bay. With a variety of shops in the area, there’s something for everyone. Here are our top picks for shopping spots: Artemis Gallery and Boutique Centrally […]

In the tranquility of the Apalachicola National Forest, you may spot an unusual sight for Florida’s Panhandle: a Union Jack, the famed flag of the United Kingdom, flying amongst the native pines. The flag is part of the Fort Gadsden National Historic Site—home to the ruins of two different forts, including one built by British […]

natural sponge

The Forgotten Coast is home to a storied history of the sponge industry. In the late 1800s, a fleet of 16 ships called Apalachicola home, and seasoned sailors would strap on brass helmets and lead boots to harvest the region’s most profitable crop. After being harvested, the sponges were taken to the Apalachicola Sponge Exchange, […]

Memorial Day Weekend is the official start of summer, and what better way to celebrate than with a beach vacation? The long weekend means extra beach time, and you’ll beat the higher temperatures sure to come later in the season. Here are three of our picks for some perfect properties to spend your holiday weekend! […]