Our Top 10 To-Do’s

Welcome to St. George Island, Florida, located in the heart of the Gulf of Mexico along Florida’s Forgotten Coast.  We want your visit to the Island to be everything you dream it can be!  So we want to share with you what we think are the Top Ten things to do when you visit… from shopping, to touring our local landmarks, to spending countless hours on our beautiful beaches. Watch now to see the very best reasons to visit St. George Island!

  • Our Top-Ranked Beaches!

    It’s no surprise that the primary reason guests continue to return to St. George Island is the 22 miles of white sandy beaches stretching from Bob Sikes Cut to the St. George Island State Park.  We are very proud that the State Park has been named one of the ten best in America by Dr. Beach.  There are no high rises here, and guests often find themselves on a mile-long stretch of completely deserted beach.  There are few places that can match the seclusion and tranquility offered by the enchanting and picturesque setting that is St. George Island.

  • Waterfront Dining and Seafood

    Fresh seafood abounds on St. George Island and in Apalachicola.  Enjoy fresh fish, shrimp, or our world-famous Apalachicola Bay oysters in one of our exceptional restaurants.  Many offer dining right on the water.

  • St. George Island Lighthouse

    For history buffs or lighthouse lovers, don’t miss the St. George Island lighthouse and Keeper’s House Museum.  You can take a tour, learn its history, and take home some great keepsakes.  The Lighthouse is located in the center of the island–you’ll see it right in front of you as you crest the bridge over the Apalachicola Bay.

  • Ghost Crab Hunting

    What a perfect night time excursion for the whole family!  Grab a turtle-friendly flash light and your net, and head down to the water’s edge for an amazing chase.  Watch the kids jump and shriek as they try their hardest to catch these elusive little creatures.  They will have a fantastic time and this is a memory that will last a lifetime.

  • Biking

    For the biking enthusiast, St. George Island has a bike path stretching from the entrance of the St. George Island State Park through the Gulf Beaches area.  For guests staying in the St. George Island Plantation, there are miles of scenic trails to enjoy.  So hop on your bike and start exploring our beautiful Island–and then journey across the bridge for hundreds of miles of trails in Apalachicola National Forest, or Tate’s Hell State Forest.

  • Fishing and Boating

    If fishing is your favorite pastime, you have found the right place.  All year long you can catch various species of fish, from redfish, trout, and flounder, to cobia, snapper, and grouper.  Depending on the type of Florida Fishing License you purchase, you can fish the Bay or the Apalachicola river, or head offshore for some great deep sea fishing.

  • Pet Friendly Beaches

    Few places are as pet friendly as St. George Island.  Take your furry friends for a morning walk on the beach, or invite them to accompany you for lunch at one of our area restaurants.  We manage over 200 homes that welcome pets, too, so you can finally truly bring the whole family on vacation!

  • Kayaking and Paddle Boarding

    St. George Island is an eco-tourism paradise and kayaking or paddle boarding are wonderful ways to be introduced to this pristine and serene habitat.  Bring your own kayak or rent one from one of the various local vendors and explore the beautiful waterways around the island.  Stand-up paddle boarding has also quickly become popular here. With our clear, shallow, protected waters you can watch the fish and dolphins swim below you.  Take a quick lesson, and you’ll be on your way to appreciate the nation’s second largest estuary in a whole new way!

  • Shelling and Beachcombing

    Start early or take a sunset walk, and discover miles of uncrowded beaches. Our unique location makes St. George Island perfect for discovering distinctive shells and many more amazing ocean treasures.  All you need for this adventure is plenty of time and a large pail, because seashells are abundant on our beaches.

  • Shopping

    Both St. George Island and the port town of Apalachicola are known for their eclectic shops.  Enjoy browsing handmade nautical treasures and custom jewelry, and remember to take home a natural sponge from our very own north Gulf waters.  We’ve got clothes, souvenirs for your family back home, and beach toys, too.