300 Ocean Mile
We invite you to share the natural wonder that is St. George Island. Whether you are planning your first visit or returning for your annual family reunion, there is much to explore and enjoy on our 28-mile long and one-mile-wide barrier island. Uncrowded, natural beaches, free from high rises, traffic and crowds, offer many simple pleasures – excellent fishing, kayaking, outstanding bird watching and awesome star gazing – just to name a few. And our beaches are pet friendly, so no one gets left behind at vacation time!
Loggerhead sea turtles are an important part of life on St. George Island. Loggerheads return to their own hatching grounds to nest and lay eggs between May and November.
Nearby Apalachicola has much to offer with its boutiques, art galleries, antique shops, Dixie Theatre presentations, historic museums, a live marine exhibit and many excellent restaurants. Visit our website for a year-round Calendar of Events and find activities you can enjoy no matter what time of year you are here.
Bring your own bicycles or rent them from one of our shops and enjoy the island’s 6.3-mile bike path - from 12th Street West to the State Park. Pack your binoculars for native and migratory bird watching. And gaze at the stars in our magnificent sky, unobstructed by the glare of city lights.
The Gulf of Mexico, The Apalachicola Bay and the Apalachicola River converge to form one of the most productive estuaries in the world. These island waters are nationally recognized as a fisherman’s paradise. Fresh oysters and sweet, plump shrimp are harvested locally and sold at the numerous fresh seafood dealers. You may also enjoy these seafood delicacies at the excellent restaurants on St. George Island and nearby Apalachicola and Eastpoint.
There are a number of full-service marinas and public launch ramps available in Apalachicola, Eastpoint, Carrabelle, and now on St. George Island. Enjoy guided excursions to nearby uninhabited islands, national wildlife preserves, and the Apalachicola River. The Dr. Julian G. Bruce State Park at the eastern end of the island also provides excellent kayak launches.
Our newest addition to the island is the majestic Cape St. George Light, rebuilt from the fallen remains of the final Cape St. George Lighthouse. Visit the St. George Island Visitor Center and Lighthouse Museum and learn about its fascinating history.
So, leave your “other life” behind as you cross the bridge and enter "island time". Discover all of the reasons you will come to love St. George Island and want to return for more! We look forward to seeing your footprints in the sand!