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Franklin County is the perfect place to say "I do." Service providers in one of the coastal communities of Apalachicola, Carrabelle or St. George Island can supply everything needed from flowers, catering, photography, personal services, music and wedding rentals.
North Florida's Forgotten Coast is a protected oasis with quiet beaches, wooded trails, and scenic paddling sloughs. Your honeymoon activities can include fishing, kayaking, swimming, hiking, discovering heritage sites and, of course, eating fresh local seafood served in quaint open-air cafes, breweries, or in one of the area's more upscale restaurants.
Love water? You can rent a kayak or paddleboard to explore the many river sloughs, sandy coves, and salt marshes and bay shallows of the area. The fishing is great here — book a charter or bring your own boat.
Wildlife abounds — the area is part of a seasonal fly-over for several migrating birds and butterflies. The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve and Visitor Center in Eastpoint features a wooded boardwalk trail and touch tanks and displays to get up close and personal to marine life.
Beach lovers will appreciate that the St. George Island State Park Beach is ranked among the top in the country by Dr. Stephen Leatherman (a.k.a Dr. Beach). This beach park features nine miles of undeveloped shoreline and has some of the region’s finest camping facilities.
Art galleries and boutiques can be found in Apalachicola, Carrabelle, and on St. George Island. The area's beauty has inspired a thriving artist community and a blossoming of art galleries.
As for lodging, There are no high rises along Florida’s Forgotten Coast – just family-friendly vacation fare. Accommodations range from quaint beach cottages, luxurious gulf-front villas, historic inns, riverfront suites, and more.
Learn more at FloridasForgottenCoast.com.