St. George Scuttlebutt

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

Woman Scalloping - St. George Island, FL - Resort Vacation Properties

Want a unique tale to tell the folks back home, and something truly special to do during your stay on the island? Consider scalloping. These tiny-yet-delectable mollusks grow in the grassy beds on the eastern end of St. George Island, and elsewhere along the Forgotten Coast such as St. Joseph Bay. Scallop season in Franklin […]

St. George Island, Cape St. George Light

It’s National Lighthouse Day! Did you know that there is a National Lighthouse Day? It’s celebrated on August 7th each year, and is rooted in a 1789 Act of Congress. Although the St. George Island Lighthouse isn’t quite that old, it’s still a part of this important past. On August 7, 1789, Congress passed an Act […]

Family Having Fun on The Beach - St. George Island, FL - Resort Vacation Properties

“This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful. In a word, more alive.” — Alice Waters The restaurants of St. George Island aren’t just spaces where tasty dishes are served in flavors as varied as the wildlife they’re surrounded by, they are places where strangers […]

Folks who visit St. George Island tell us they don’t want to stay anywhere else. And we want them back every time, too. After all, it’s personal. For many of them, multiple generations of their families have made this their island for a few weeks or months every year, no matter where home is. But […]

St. George Cantina Restaurant

California chef John Taylor hadn’t been to St. George Island before December 2017, but his sister and her family have been visiting the island for 40 years. And through her tales and his own want to “bring the whole Mexican vibe to the panhandle,” the St. George Cantina was born. Opened in June, the Cantina […]

Doug's and Dail's Seafood Trailer

There are a lot of great restaurants on St. George Island, and elsewhere along the Forgotten Coast. But visitors and locals alike love the challenges of preparing their own gourmet meals, and when it’s time to choose from the best area seafood, they usually have two names in mind: Dail’s and Doug’s. The two seafood […]