St. George Island’s nickname, the Forgotten Coast, says it all. Legend has it that our island oasis was once left off the Florida map, earning it this title. We think it fits perfectly, since it’s one of the best secluded beach vacations the state has to offer! Collins Vacation Rentals offers the opportunity to visit one of Florida’s best-kept secrets. Come experience the beauty of natural coastal living when you stay on St. George Island!
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The Best Secluded Beach Vacations on the Forgotten Coast
St. George Island Beach
Even SGI’s most popular beach, St. George Island Beach, is still so calm and uncrowded that it makes one of the best secluded beach vacations on the Forgotten Coast. Known as one of the most beautiful destination beaches in the United States, its clear waters still remain pure. The only signs of use are the added bath house facilities, pavilions for picnics, and a playground a ball court for some fun with family or friends.
Unit Four Beach
Unit Four Beach is located on the bay side of St. George Island. This is one of the best spots to come if you are truly looking for seclusion. Here, you will find a purist’s paradise with only one picnic table and limited parking. We recommend bringing binoculars for excellent birding. Willet, plover, heron, diving osprey, and marauding eagles are just a few of the feathered creatures you will most likely see here. This beach also connects to some of the most productive shallow-water oyster bars in the bay, making for great fishing. Cast a line as you gaze out over the calm waters.
St. George Island State Park
The soft white sand of St. George Island State Park lines the glistening gulf to create a stunning scene that you’ll ever forget. This area of the Forgotten Coast is the perfect balance of seclusion and island fun. Grills and boardwalks dot the 9-mile expanse, but there are plenty of areas to enjoy your solitude.
Make sure to bring your fishing gear; the spring season brings pompano and Spanish mackerel to the shore while fall is full of redfish and speckled trout. Check out the East End Fishing Beach, a fishing-only area within St. George Island State Park, for some of the best fishing on the island!
Stay at Collins Vacation Rentals for the Best Secluded Beach Vacation
When you take advantage of the best secluded beach vacations on the Forgotten Coast, stay with us at a gorgeous Collins Vacation Home. Our properties are full of the amenities that you need to enjoy a luxurious trip to the coast whether it’s with family, friends, or your sweetheart. With over 200 properties, we know that we have the perfect home to help you get here and start making memories! Arrive, relax, and enjoy the island life. Contact us today, and we’ll be happy to help you start planning your next trip to St. George Island!