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Spring break on St. George Island is a great time to explore all the adventures this area offers. With fewer high school and college visitors than other spring break destinations. St. George Island is the perfect spot for family-friendly fun by the shore. Whether you want to spend a week relaxing by the water’s edge or discover hidden trails, St. George Island holds a spring break activity for everyone’s interests!

When you’re ready to start planning your spring break trip, make sure to check out our free St. George Island Vacation Guide for the best restaurants, recreation, and relaxation. Start planning now!

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Why is St. George Island Perfect for Spring Break?

From low-key days at the beach to adventurous family-friendly activities and events, St. George Island is thriving with energy.  We’re excited to welcome you and your family and hope to make St. George Island your annual spring-break tradition. The weather is ideal for all sorts of outdoor activities like sunning at the beach, paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing, hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, or shopping around the island.

Read on for more details on our favorite spring break activities on St. George Island!

Warm Sunny Days and Cool Nights

The weather in the early spring is ideal on the island, usually breaking into the 70s, making for pleasant sun-kissed days and cool nights where a fire in the fire pit is still a great idea, as is stargazing. Many of the homes we offer include a hot tub or heated pool so that you can enjoy a little dip in your swimsuit day or night!

All Ages & Breeds Welcomed

St. George Island is a top destination for families. Free of a rowdy crowd, you and your family can spend quiet days at the beach soaking up some sun and making lasting memories!

Speaking of family, St George Island encourages you to bring all members of your family, including your four-legged ones. Dogs are allowed in most areas of the island, and there are plenty of beaches, trails, and restaurants to explore.

Fun Local Events

Serene, quiet beaches don’t just mean it’s a time for isolation. Like other peak times, St. George Island and the Forgotten Coast businesses are open and ready to welcome guests. While you’re here, enjoy live music, art events, great food, and the sense of community that makes our coast the very best.

There are many places to explore, like the St. George Lighthouse Museum, various island shops, galleries, and restaurants. There’s a  calendar of events, ranging from weekly farmer’s markets, art classes, parades, live music, and other vibrant nightlife to explore.

Energizing Outdoor Activities

Another major benefit to a spring break vacation on St. George Island is the island’s great outdoor activities. Visitors can enjoy offshore and inland fishing, kayaking, hiking, bicycling, and more, all within a few minutes’ drive of your rental. Two of our favorite places to see include St. George Island State Park and the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve.  Here, your family can revel in the diversity of the area and spot wildlife in their natural habitat while enjoying pristine powdery white sandy beaches! There are dolphins, sea turtles, amphibians, reptiles, and more than 300 species of birds in the area. To have a full day of adventure at the park, you can add hiking, biking, paddling, boating, or fishing to your itinerary!

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day at the beach, a moderate bike ride around the island, or a vigorous paddle-boarding session to get your heart rate up and burn some of the kid’s energy off, St. George Island has you covered. With tons of outdoor activities available for you to take up on your own or have the whole family participate, you are sure to create memories that the entire family will never forget. Best of all, most of our rentals provide Free Beach Gear with your reservation!

The Ability to Stay In

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One of the best and most underestimated pleasures of spring breaking on St. George Island is the ability to stay in. Our properties have everything you need to feel right at home during your trip.

Our St. George Island rental homes have well-equipped kitchens, great decks, outdoor barbecue areas, and many gaming opportunities, all within sight or a short walk of the waterfront. You can also get a glimpse of a clear, star-studded night sky any night from the outdoor spaces our homes provide.

This spring break, the question shouldn’t be “Why should we?” but “Why shouldn’t we?” The entire island awaits you and your family, with all the positives and none of the negatives. To make it work, all we need is you. Book your stay now!



Everyone needs a vacation once in a while, even your pets. However, most families find it difficult to take their pets along with them whenever they do go on vacation. Few vacation properties allow pets, after all. Fortunately, we do provide pet-friendly rentals here on St. George Island, which means that you can finally take them on vacation with you.

You’ll find plenty of things around the island that you can do with your pet as well. For example, St. George Island is one of the few areas in Florida that allows pets on their beaches. This means that you can take your dog for a run in the sand or even a swim in the ocean!

Hanging out at the beach isn’t your only option either. You can take your pet with you on a hike through the St. George Island State Park or take them for a short hour-long drive to either Apalachicola National Forest or Tate’s Hell Swamp to explore the gorgeous natural surroundings up there. If you’d rather stick around your vacation spot, then you’ll find that there are many biking paths that wind through the communities on the island that you can use to walk or run your dog.

If that wasn’t enough to convince you to bring your pet along, there are also a number of shops on the island that are also pet-friendly. There’s even a local pet boutique called Oysterbones within 20 minutes of the island where you can pick up a few gourmet doggy treats!

If you’re tired of leaving your pet behind while on vacation, then come to St. George Island, FL! For more information about our pet-friendly rentals, contact us at Resort Vacation Properties today.