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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!

 

 

One of the greatest things about the Florida coast is our fantastic fishing. Whether you want to enjoy a morning of surf fishing on the beach or a day of offshore fishing, there are several great options for St. George Island fishing charters to choose from. Before you cast your line, make sure to check out our free Vacation Guide to St. George Island and Apalachicola Bay. We’ve included our top picks for restaurants, outdoor recreation, and other attractions on the Forgotten Coast. Request your free Vacation Guide, and start planning your vacation now! 

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Everything You Need to Know About St. George Island Fishing 

Types of Fish on the FL Coast 

Fishing in Florida is some of the best you’ll experience in the country! With so many different types of fish, like Spanish mackerel, flounder, speckled trout, redfish, and sharks, and so many incredible fishing spots on the clear or emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, there’s no doubt you’ll have a great time. 

Where to Fish on St. George Island 

The best fishing spots on the St. George Island and Apalachicola Bay area are the Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park, Unit Four Beach, and Old Carrabelle Beach. 

St. George Island State Park

They each have unique traits to help make your fishing adventure unforgettable. St. George Island State Park Beach takes the crown for the best shore fishing in the area. 

East End Fishing Beach

Between St. George Island and Dog Island is the most productive fishing spot with deep currents and large schools of fish. It’s called East End Fishing Beach, and you can only use the beach for fishing. 

Forgotten Coast Fishing Piers

Do you enjoy the thrill of casting your line from high up on a fishing pier? Two great options are directly across from each other between Apalachicola Bay and Saint George Sound. These two fantastic fishing piers are the Eastpoint Fishing Pier and the St. George Island Fishing Pier. 

Unit Four Beach

Looking for the best combination of shallow oyster bars and good shore fishing? We recommend you cast a line at Unit Four Beach on East 6th Street! 

Old Carrabelle Beach

Need some peaceful scenery during your fishing trips? Old Carrabelle Beach is the spot to go to! Cast a line, and gaze out at the acres of beautiful grass beds as a backdrop to the perfect fishing day. 

Cruise Around with St. George Island Fishing Charters and Boat Tours

With Florida being probably the most ideal destination for the perfect fishing experience, it’s no wonder there’s such a large selection of fishing opportunities around the island. When you’re ready to take on the big blue, you can try your hand at offshore fishing with the best SGI fishing charters! 

You can choose from several different fishing charter options like inshore fishing, offshore fishing, or deep-sea fishing. And, if you just want to relax and take in the most breathtaking Gulf views, you can try boat tours, including dolphin encounters and sunset tours! 

Where to Cook Your Catch 

st george island rentalWhen it’s time to cook your catch, head to your St. George Island Vacation Rental for the ultimate fish dinner! Our fully equipped kitchens make it easy to spend time with your family and friends as you cook and eat after a day of hard work and play! Check our availability and book a St. George Island fishing trip today.