5 Fun Things You Should Do on St. George Island in August

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Do you feel like summer is passing you by without you getting the chance to enjoy it? Before the kids get ready to go back to school, make sure to plan the ultimate family vacation! St. George Island in August is the perfect time of year to visit, and there are so many unique and fun activities for you and the whole family to enjoy. From watching baby sea turtles hatch and make the voyage from the Gulf Coast to the magnificent ocean, to indulging in the most delicious and in-season local seafood, to relaxing on some of the most gorgeous beaches in the United States, you’ll never be short on things to do. One thing you’ll need to get started on the ultimate Forgotten Coast itinerary is our handy Vacation Guide! It’s free and provides local insight on the best places to eat, play, and sightsee!

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5 Awesome Things to Do on St. George Island in August

1. Watch Baby Sea Turtles Hatch on the Beach

Between May and October, you might be lucky enough to spot a sea turtle as she finds a spot in the sand to lay her eggs. Or, you might even catch sight of the babies as they hatch and make the voyage from land to sea. It’s always a hit with kids as they’ll never forget the experience they had on the beach during their summer vacation to St. George Island! Just remember to fill your holes in the sand and knock down your sandcastles to make the journey a bit easier for the little critters!

2. Hunt for Bay Scallops

Scallops are in season on the Gulf Coast between August and September, so kick the season off with a competitive hunt for bay scallops with your whole family. The only thing more fun than finding these cool creatures is eating them!

3. Shop Local at the Apalachicola Farmers Market

This is a fantastic activity for all the foodies out there. The Florida Coast is home to so many incredible local foods, and you can scope them out at the local farmers market. Every second Saturday of the month, you have the opportunity to purchase local seafood, produce, baked goods, jewelry, and more!

4. Explore St. George Island State Park

The tropical climate in Florida makes for a perfect expedition around Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park. There are so many ways to enjoy your time in this expansive 10-mile long state park.

There, you’ll be able to create memories by doing adventurous outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, and much more! Make sure to pack a lunch because this park is a gorgeous spot for an afternoon picnic!

5. Unwind in the Best St. George Island Vacation Rentals

Beach House with palm treesWhen it’s time to visit St. George Island, pack your bags, gather your favorite people, and head to the best vacation rentals on the Forgotten Coast. Resort Vacation Properties offers an array of rental homes suitable for any group, large or small. We even offer pet-friendly accommodations so that no one will get left behind! When you’re ready to stop dreaming about your ultimate summer vacation and make it a dream come true, browse through our available rentals and book your favorite today!

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