Buckle up: It’s time to hit the beach! When it comes to the best tropical destinations near Nashville, TN, St. George Island should be at the very top of your list. With gorgeous white-sand beaches, delicious cuisine, and plenty of sunshine, this little slice of paradise along Florida’s Forgotten Coast has everything you need for a tropical getaway. Are you ready to escape to the sandy shores of the Gulf Coast? Here’s how to plan the ultimate road trip from Nashville, TN, to St. George Island, FL!
Before you start packing your bags, make sure to check out our Things to Do page. It’s full of recommendations about the best restaurants, shops, attractions, and activities on St. George Island. Planning a trip from Nashville, TN, to St. George Island, FL, has never been easier!
How Far Is it From Nashville, TN, to St. George Island, FL?
Driving from Nashville to St. George Island is easy. It takes approximately 8 ½ hours to drive here via I-65 S, so you can easily reach our island in just one day. The entire trip is 519 miles. However, we would allow an extra hour for traffic or stops along the way. If you are looking for a good halfway point to rest, you might consider breaking for lunch in Montgomery, AL. There are many quick fast food places and great sit-down restaurants right next to the interstate. From here, it’s just four more hours to the beach!
Things to Do in St. George Island, FL
Once you’ve reached St. George Island, settle into your Collins Vacation Home and get a great night’s rest. The next morning, enjoy all that the island has to offer! From kayaking and paddle boarding to snorkeling and fishing, there is no shortage of things to do along Florida’s Forgotten Coast. Here are some suggestions to get you started. For even more recommendations, check out our blog or Things to Do page.
1. Relax at the Beach
St. George Island is home to the world’s most beautiful beaches – it’s no secret. Unlike other Florida beaches, you won’t find large commercial high rises and hotels here. Instead, the island offers a beautiful and secluded location away from all the crowds. Enjoy lounging on sugar-white shorelines, splashing in the Gulf, and soaking up the sun. If adventure is what you seek, you’ll surely find it here as well. Rent jet skis and race your friends over the waves, hop on a fishing charter, or kayak along our beautiful waterways. The possibilities are endless!
2. Shop For Coastal Treasures
Whether you’re searching for beach gear, souvenirs, apparel, jewelry or art, you’ll discover it all on St. George Island. Take your time browsing the island’s unique beach shops and specialty stores. Shop for unique gifts at St. George Island Trading Co., find upscale clothing and accessories at Seaside Cotton Boutique, or stop for a scoop of ice cream at Aunt Ebby’s Shopping is the perfect way to spend a relaxing afternoon on beautiful St. George!
3. Dig Into the Catch of the Day
From oceanfront cafes and romantic bistros to fine dining establishments, there are many excellent restaurants on St. George Island. While you’ll find different types of mouthwatering cuisine here, we are especially known for our seafood. After all, there’s nothing better than the taste of fresh fish, crab, and shrimp caught straight from the Gulf of Mexico. While you’re visiting, make sure to try our Apalachicola Bay Oysters. They are world-famous for a reason!
Relax and Unwind in Your Collins Vacation Rental
Wouldn’t you rather be relaxing on the beach right now? Plan a road trip to St. George Island right now and experience the getaway you’ve been dreaming about. When you book your stay in a Collins Vacation Rental, you can experience your family vacation to the fullest. Our gorgeous collection of rentals includes beachfront properties, homes with Gulf views and heated pools, pet-friendly accommodations and much more. No matter which vacation home you choose, we guarantee you will make memories to last a lifetime along our sandy shores!