Apalachicola has cultivated its colorful history and heritage to persevere as an authentic, working fishing town. More than 200 historic homes and outposts line the charming downtown streets and serve the community today as elegant inns, cheerful boutiques, gourmet restaurants and local oyster joints, entertainment venues and funky watering holes.
Beach lovers have options ranging from a cozy one-bedroom condo to a luxurious eight-bedroom beachfront home. Fishermen may prefer the same range of options fronting the bay. More than half of these properties are pet friendly and have internet access and private or community pools. Many also have elevators, docks, boardwalks to the beach and hot tubs. Between Resort Vacation Properties and Collins Vacation Rentals, over 700 rental options are available on St. George. If camping is your preference, numerous state park and wildlife preserve campsites are available in the area.
Alligator Point, a secluded peninsula at the eastern end of Franklin County, encompasses the 14,366-acre Alligator Harbor Aquatic Preserve–a refuge for wildlife, a top migratory area for birds and a haven for the ecotourist. Here, days fill effortlessly with kayak excursions along the reserve, salt marsh and mud flats explorations, tarpon fishing, sighting wildlife from manatees to white pelicans, strolling down the white-sand beaches or simply taking it easy. The variety of more than 30 coastal cottages, modern marina townhouses or beach and bay-front homes offered by Harbor Point Realty make the ideal base point.
Harbor Point Realty or Sandy Beach Properties can also help you with accommodations in Carrabelle a working waterfront and hot spot for recreational fishing and boating. With full-service marinas, modern picnic pavilions, and deepwater port access to the Intercoastal Waterway this charming port set amongst tidal marshes and long-leaf pine forests make Carrabelle a unique part of this unspoiled region.
For booking and more information, visit:
Franklin County Tourist Development Council www.anaturalescape.com
Apalachicola Realty, Inc.www.apalachicolarealtyinc.com
Resort Vacation Properties, www.resortvacationproperties.com
Collins Vacation Rentals www.CollinsVacationRentals.com
St. George State Park campsites www.reserveamerica.com
Harbor Point Realty. www.harborpointvacationrentals.com
Sandy Beach Properties www.mysandybeach.com