St. George Island

St. George Island is a 28 mile long barrier island in the middle of Florida's panhandle and sits between the Apalachicola Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Connected to the mainland by a bridge at Eastpoint, Florida. This area of the panhandle is known as the Forgotten Coast because of the natural state of the beaches with untouched sand dunes and non-developed beaches. St. George is a quiet beach town with beautiful white sandy beaches and a State Park. 

This park is a beautiful area for those who just need to relax and get away for a few hours or even a day. There's a sandy white beach for visitors to sunbath, play in the sand, swim, and look for sea shells as well as fishing spots, hiking trails, and the option to camp and enjoy nature for more than a day. It's very possible to see a variety of animals here such as dolphins, sea turtles, and other saltwater fish along with a variety of birds. If you're a fan of nature photography, this is the perfect place to get some practice in with the camera. The state park is also one of the best areas to stargaze at, so even if you don't decide to camp, be sure to stick around until after dark to look at the beautiful night skies. 

Dr. Julian G Bruce St. George Island State Park

Rebuilt in 2008, the St. George Island lighthouse is located on beautiful St. George Island Florida. The two-story building built next to it is a replica of the keeper’s house and now houses a museum and gift shop to tell visitors about the history of the lighthouse and its keepers. It is located near beautiful blue waters and white sandy beaches, perfect for a family day exploring the beaches and learning about old Florida history.

St. George Island lighthouse