What if we told you there was something truly magical to experience during your next Florida vacation? A space where a wispy white and purple glow of colors combine with stars, planets, meteor showers, and intricate celestial bodies. Get away from the city lights and head for a space that’s a little clearer. Visit the Forgotten Coast and see the St. George Island night sky for an out-of-this-world experience like no other! Read on to discover the best barrier island in Florida to view a starry night sky.
And, for things to do before sunset, make sure to unlock our free St. George Island Vacation Guide. It offers an array of fabulous restaurants, outdoor recreation, museums, and other stellar attractions. Check it out now and start planning your getaway!
The Best Place to Experience a St. George Island Night Sky
Spot the Stars at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park
Why It’s the Perfect Spot
The park is the best place to see the stars because it’s on a barrier island, making it far from light pollution from big cities.
St. George Island State Park is a top attraction for outdoor adventurers on the Forgotten Coast, so we recommend spending the day there! Then, after a full day of hiking, biking, paddling, boating, fishing, or birding, stay tuned to the sky above for the ultimate show.
One thing to note before your evening of admiring the stars is that Florida State Parks close at sunset, so you’ll have to either reserve a campsite or get an after-hours permit with the Florida State Parks Family Annual Pass from the park’s office.
You’ve been on your feet all day, getting your steps in, seeing Florida’s fascinating wildlife up close, and experiencing something that’s so out of this world. After a full day of adventures on St. George Island, rest and recharge for a new day of thrills by unwinding in the best Forgotten Coast vacation rentals.
Get the family together and stay in our Goodnight Moon vacation home. This beautiful 5-bedroom house can accommodate you and 11 other eager stargazers. When you visit here, you’ll be able to take in the incredible views of the Gulf and Bay from all three floors.
Fill the rest of your trip with trips to the nearby island shops, restaurants, nightlife, and St. George Lighthouse Museum. Then, return to your rental to relax on one of the private decks connected to each bedroom for another evening of stargazing.