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Dreaming of slipping off your heavy winter jacket, sliding gloves off your frigid fingers, and stepping into the warm air’s embrace where sunny rays dance on your face? With an average temperature of 65°F and 10 hours of daily sunshine, St. George Island in February is the perfect oasis to beat the winter blues.  

Check out our St. George Island Vacation Guide to help you plan your winter vacation and see why February is our favorite time of year! 

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Your Guide to Visiting St. George Island in February 

February Events in St. George Island 

Retreat to a winter oasis rich with revitalizing outdoor excursions and stunning views. This unspoiled barrier island nestled in North Florida’s Gulf Coast boasts expansive skies, without a trace of a high rise or chain stores, perfect for a family vacation or romantic getaway. The 28-mile stretch of white sandy beaches is brimming with places to bike, canoe, kayak, or fish the day away. Your February adventure can include a different event each day!  

Bits and Pieces Mixed Media Art Class | Tuesdays 

Get inspired by the local art and tap into your artistic side at Bits and Pieces Mixed Media Art Class! Pick out canvas glass and other media to create your work of art! Schedule a drop-in class for a BYOB girls’ night out class to celebrate Galentine’s Day 

Eastpoint Artisans Market 

Start your morning at the Eastpoint Artisans Market with a cup of coffee and baked goods from local vendors! You can peruse unique gifts like locally made jewelry, fiber arts, photography, glass furniture, silver, and more.  

St. George Island Tour of Homes 

St George Island hosts the SGI Tour of Homes every winter. It’s a good time to get a glimpse of six beautifully designed and landscaped homes in the area. You’ll also experience stunning views of the entire island!  

Valentine’s Day 

Romance the day away by getting lost together with a couples’ bike ride or golf cart cruise around the island! After you’ve worked up an appetite, chow down at one of our favorite restaurants on St. George Island. End your night in one of our vacation rentals with a hot tub, and plan to spend the night under the stars!   

February Sunset and Full Moon Climb  

Looking for a spectacular sunset view and a full moonrise? Experience a night you won’t forget when you climb to the top of the 77’ tall lighthouse. Ascend 92 wooden spiral stairs and an 8-rung metal ladder that leads through a scuttle hole to the lantern room. You’ll have a panoramic view of the bay, the gulf, and the island as the Snow Moon emerges! February Sunset and Full Moon Climb reservations are first-come, first-serve basis this year. 

Annual Apalachicola Mardi Gras Barkus Parade  

Celebrate Mardi Gras with the locals! The Annual Apalachicola Mardi Gras Barkus Parade is sure to make you giggle – led by costumed dogs, decorated golf carts, and boats! You can enjoy the whole day at Riverfront Park with live entertainment, local food vendors, and arts and crafts vendors.  

Book Your Winter Getaway on St. George Island in February  

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You are sure to love Florida’s Forgotten Coast at one of our St. George Island rental homes! Get ready for salty air, sunny skies, and cozy nights during your beach vacation on St. George Island in February. Now it’s up to you to pick your cozy vacation home for your winter getaway with any amenities you’d like – a hot tub, beach access, an outdoor grilling area, or close walking distance to the area’s attractions!  

Hurry! Check availability now! Our winter rentals book months in advance!  



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

oceanfront porch

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!



Looking to trade in the snow for sand this holiday season? We highly recommend you add a St. George Island Christmas to your family traditions! Florida’s Forgotten Coast has a somewhat misleading name because the Forgotten Coast is where the best memories are made! Get the whole family together in a large vacation rental near the beach, whether you’re getting your close family and friends together or long-lost relatives from across the country. Our calendar over here on the Gulf waters is full of upcoming events to help you get in the spirit, minus the frigid snow.  

To learn more about Florida and all the best things to do around St. George Island, Apalachicola Bay, and Eastpoint, Florida, make sure to request a free visitor Vacation Guide. This handy tool is jam-packed full of upcoming events, restaurants, bars, outdoor recreation, museums, and more. That way, you can plan your holiday vacay with ease!  

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Fun Ways to Experience a St. George Island Christmas This Year  

St. George Island Lighting of the Palms  

Watch as the St. George Island Business Association, St. George Lighthouse Association, and St. George Island Visitor Center light up the tall, iconic trees of Florida. You can admire the glowing palm trees as you and the kids enjoy holiday activities like visiting Santa, drinking hot cocoa, and indulging in Christmas cookies! Plus, this spirit-filled holiday event takes place at the St. George Island Lighthouse, so you’ll even catch a glimpse of Forgotten Coast history while you’re there!  

Highway 98 Eastpoint Artisans Market & Country Farmers Market at Crooked River Lighthouse  

Looking for cool gifts to give to your loved ones this Christmas? You should try out the local farmers’ markets around the area. Some great options are Highway 98 Eastpoint, Florida, Artisans Market, or Country Farmers Market at the Crooked River Lighthouse.  

Every first and third Saturday of the month, you can shop locally for handcrafted goods, delicious food, and more.  

Apalachicola Downtown Market  

Another fantastic farmers market to enjoy is the Apalachicola Downtown Market that happens every other Wednesday morning on Commerce Street and every second and fourth Saturday on Market Street. You can catch the Apalachicola Annual Open-Air Fresh Market during the holiday season towards the beginning of December.  

Build a Sandman  

We may not have snow, but we sure do have beautiful white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico waters! Bring your friends, family, and dog to the beach for an afternoon of mild weather, sunshine, and creating memories together. All of your friends back home will be wishing they were here when you post pictures of your merry little sandmen 

st. george island rentalGather the Family in the Best Rental for a St. George Island Christmas  

Make Resort Vacation Properties on St. George Island your home away from home for the holidays. Our stunning vacation homes by the beach are the perfect backdrop for a Christmas feast, opening gifts, and watching classic Christmas movies. Plus, our vacation rentals feature large, fully-equipped kitchens, perfect for baking Christmas cookies!   

So, what are you waiting for? Check our availability and book your holiday vacation on St. George Island today! 

After Labor Day has come and gone, you may be searching for something to look forward to before the holiday season. Luckily, St. George Island in October is one of the best beach vacations you can book! Read on to learn why the offseason on the Forgotten Coast is our favorite time of year. 

Looking for more fun while visiting St. George Island? We’ve created a useful guide with all of the best attractions for your vacation on the Forgotten Coast. Unlock our free Vacation Guide now, and you’ll receive exclusive access to top restaurants, bars, outdoor recreation, museums, shops, and more fun things to do no matter what time of year you travel!

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Make the Most of Your Vacation to St. George Island in October with These 3 Fall Activities 

1. Enjoy the Beautiful Weather Outdoors 

Say goodbye to the chilly temperatures in the Northern parts of the United States and migrate south to extend your summer. Fall is a great time to visit St. George Island because the weather on the Florida Panhandle is not too hot and not too cold. 

Weather on St. George Island can range from lows in the mid-60s to nearly 80 on some afternoons. The mild temperatures are perfect for enjoying fresh air and almost any outdoor activity or water sport! 

Dip your paddle into a cool stream while kayaking or canoeing at Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a beautiful day in October with great fishing spots, hiking trails, bird watching, and beaches. Plus, you can use our free beach gear! 

2. Discover Forgotten Coast History 

Up until Halloween, you can venture out and explore one of St. George Island’s oldest monuments, the Cape St. George Lighthouse! Get your steps in and climb to the top with your friends to experience the most spectacular view of the island! 

3. Celebrate Fall at a Forgotten Coast Oktoberfest or Fall Festival 

After running Tate’s Hell 5K at St. James Bay Resort at the beginning of October, wind down with a beer or several at their Oktoberfest Fall Festival that same day. There, you’ll have the opportunity to throw down some delicious German food or local seafood, dance to live music, or bid on local art! 

The fall fun doesn’t end that day. If you stay in town long enough, you can attend another Oktoberfest, the Apalach Oktoberfest at Oyster City Brewing Company in Apalachicola, FL! 

Relax in one of the Best Vacation Rentals for Your Vacation to St. George Island in October

st. george island vacation rentalBeautiful ocean views, spacious living rooms, fully-equipped kitchens, gorgeous balconies, pools, and hot tubs are just some of the awesome amenities you’ll enjoy when you choose the best vacation rental for your family on St. George Island. 

After a day enjoying the beautiful October weather in Florida or catching a buzz at Oktoberfest, unwind with your best friends in our Bestie Beach Therapy vacation rental in West Gulf Beaches. This pet-friendly getaway home is a fantastic place for you and six of your friends to relax after your coastal Florida adventures this fall with a private pool, grill, and free beach gear. 

Check our availability for October and reserve your private fall retreat today!