St. George Scuttlebutt

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

St. George Island is gorgeous year-round, but cooler temps certainly keep most of us out of the water. While you patiently await the spring to bring you a sunny sigh of relief, warm your soul with the St. George Island Chili Cook-Off. Now in its 35th year, this island-favorite event offers something memorable for everyone. If […]

Primates and the Forgotten Coast have long been synonymous to area locals. Since the early 1940s when the original Tarzan film was shot in Wakulla Springs, the lore has been that monkeys escaped during filming to set up shop in the woodland areas of the Gulf Coast. And who could blame them? With sugar sand, […]

Beach holiday at St. George Island

The Forgotten Coast is the ideal place to create unforgettable memories this holiday season. While you may find you’re less apt to have to bundle up on gorgeous St. George during the winter months, sugar sand makes a lovely winter white backdrop your bare feet will love even in December. Borrow from the natural wonder […]

John Gorrie St. George Island

Down St. George Island Florida way, winter weather sets in a little later. We’ve spent many a Thanksgiving meal in short sleeves with the AC blasting to combat the effects of the big turkey roasting in the oven along with everyone’s favorite Apalachicola oyster stuffing. In neighboring Apalachicola, folks know all about John Gorrie—even dedicating […]

Gorgeous St. George Island is home to sugary sand and unparalleled respite. However, did you know that in addition to being the place to get away, the Forgotten Coast offers unforgettable dishes all around—specifically, oysters. Whether fried, charbroiled, grilled, or slurped right from their half shells, oysters are everywhere in autumn. Since the water is […]

Beach in the fall at sunset

Even though the official first day of Autumn has come and gone, on St. George Island we know it’s still warm enough to be summertime. But the moments are slipping away to experience St. George’s scenic summer moments. Here are four can’t-miss ways to spend your last seconds of summer: Beach It Up, Baby With […]