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Florida Beaches Guide - St. George Island State Park

Florida Panhandle, accessible from Eastpoint, Florida

Picture 9 miles of pristine beach and sand dunes along the Gulf of Mexico - you've just discovered St. George Island State Park. If you like fishing, hiking, or studying nature, consider St. George Island your new playground.

With almost half of the beach only accessible by foot, you're guaranteed peaceful serenity whenever you visit. St. George Island State ParkSt. George Island State ParkEnjoy the sand between your toes, watch the flowers bloom and experience and unforgettable vacation at St. George Island State Park.

Accommodations: St. George Island State Park features full-facility campsites equipped with water and electric hooks ups. Nearby cities such as Apalachicola and Eastpoint offer beach house rentals, hotels, quaint B&B's and guest houses.

St. George Island State Park Area Activities: Hikers can trek the 2½ mile trail to Gap Point, but everyone else can get into the water with kayaking, canoeing, swimming and boating. If you're a beach bunny, stroll the beach, bird watching for Snowy Plover, Least Tern, Black Skimmer, and Willet nesting along the shore.

St. George Island State Park Area Attractions: Few parks can provide gulf coast shelling like Apalachee Bay. Equipped with two boat ramps, the bay provides access to flounder, sea trout, Spanish mackerel, pompano and redfish. Also nearby is the John Gorrie State Park and Museum, which displays exhibits of Florida's most economic developments.

St. George Island State Park Area Events:

  • Oyster Spat Festival (October): A weekend full of treasure hunts, kayak and fishing competitions and live entertainment.
  • Apalachicola Bluegrass Festival (June): Great food, activities, live music, prizes and other festivities.

St. George Island Nightlife: Enjoy late night snacking on what St. George Island and surrounding areas are known for: oysters, shrimp and scallops. Neighboring areas such as Apalachicola and Eastpoint have restaurants open late.

St. George Island Weather: November to March temperatures range from 53F - 60F. Through the months of April - September temperatures ranges from 70F - 84F.

St. George Island State Park Facilities: The park has 6 large picnic shelters with grills, tables, restrooms and showers.

Beach fees: The admission fee is $5 per vehicle with up to 8 passengers. East End access is $6 for adults and children under 12 are free. There is a $19 per day camping fee, and there are two picnic pavilions which can be reserved for $20 per day.

For more information or help planning your next Florida getaway, visit St. George Island Chamber of Commerce.

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