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The end of summer is fast approaching, but there’s still time to squeeze in a last-minute beach vacation! There are so many perks to visiting St. George Island in September. While it is considered the off-season, it is also the perfect time of year to enjoy lovely weather, tasty oysters, and outdoor activities. Whether you’re planning a trip for Labor Day weekend or traveling just because, you’re in for a treat!  

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4 Reasons to Visit St. George Island in September 

The Weather Is Gorgeous  

While temperatures begin to plummet across the North, the weather remains warm and sunny on St. George Island, FL. With highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s, you can count on beautiful weather during your September visit! One of the best parts of visiting this time of year is that you’ll feel as though you have the whole beach to yourself. While the forgotten coast isn’t crazy busy even in our peak summer season, it’s still nice to enjoy even fewer crowds in the off-season.  

The Oysters Are Delicious  

Oysters are everywhere in autumn, whether fried, charbroiled, grilled, or slurped right from their half-shells. Since the water is reaching cooler temps this time of year, oysters are guaranteed to be fatter and even more full of flavor right now. These mollusks are much more than just delicious—they improve the Gulf Coast ecosystem by acting as natural filters for the water! To get some of the tastiest Apalachicola Bay oysters on St. George Island, check out these restaurants:  

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend  

Reward yourself for all your hard work by using your much-deserved PTO towards a vacation to St. George Island on Labor Day Weekend! You’ll find that our beaches are much less crowded than others along Florida’s coastline. It’s the perfect destination to spend quality time with your loved ones making memories that will last you a lifetime.  

Outdoor Adventures Await  

The fine folks at Journeys offer the Forgotten Coast’s regional secrets from the locals who know them the very best. Whether it’s bayside or offshore fishing charters, guided tours aboard boats and kayaks, each excursion comes with experienced captains ready to show you what makes St. George so gorgeous. The Journeys team is full of knowledge—even exposing those who join them to the prime sloughs and sweet spots that can all but guarantee a big catch. 

Kids, teens, and adults will all love the Sunset Dolphin Cruise! This two-hour tour is for all ages and hosts up to six people.  

Make the Most of Your St. George Island Getaway  

beautiful beach property on st george island 1Are you ready to start planning your dream beach vacation to St. George Island in September? Then it’s time to start thinking about where you’d like to stay. Make the most of your getaway when you stay in a Resort Vacation Properties vacation rental! Whether you’re searching for a home that accommodates pets or a rental with its own private pool, rest assured that you’ll be in great hands when you book a stay with us! Our dedicated team will go above and beyond to ensure your stay is one you’ll remember for years to come.  

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