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Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm Monday -Thursday 12:00pm - 5:00pm Friday & Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
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What is St. George? Paradise on a barrier island, surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and the Apalachicola Bay. Tranquility like you've never known. Pristine white-sand beaches, calming ocean waves, uncongested natural beauty. St. George Island.
Where to stay? Camp at the State Park, rent a hotel room, or reserve a villa or spacious home on the bay, beach, or in-between. Bring your pet to one of the few beaches that allows pets. Many vacation homes are pet friendly. St. George Island.
A fisherman's dream. Sheepshead, speckled trout, flounder, whiting, redfish, shark and tripletail in the bay; snapper, grouper, amberjack, sea bass, mackerel, mahi-mahi, cobia and sharks in the gulf. Cast a rod from the shore, mine the flats, or head out to sea! Stock up at local bait and tackle shops. Take your own boat or book a charter. St. George Island.
Seafood galore. The best oysters in the world; steamed, grilled, in chowder and bisque, or simply on the half shell. Shrimp any way you want it. Prepare your own meal or sample the delicacies at the local bar / grill or nearby restaurant. Or be casual with pizza or subs and an ice cream treat. St. George Island.
So much for the family to do! Miles of bike paths, excursions to uninhabited islands, kids fishing trips, dolphin-spotting, kayak adventures, migratory bird watching, star-gazing and hiking at the State Park, church services. You may see sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs! Stop at the visitor center and take a picture of the newly reconstructed lighthouse, the Cape St. George Light. Travel about the island by bicycle, scooter, or golf cart. The library is across the bridge and a golf courses are nearby. St. George Island.
Nightlife. A variety of musical entertainment at local nightspots and restaurants. Bands most nights, Karioke some nights, talent shows occasionally. Always a convivial local crowd to ensure that you feel welcome and have a good time. St. George Island.
Shopping for every taste, on the island and in nearby Apalachicola and Eastpoint. Art galleries, boutiques, jewelry stores, emporiums of spices and beachwear. St. George Island.
A community that invites you to get involved. Yacht Club, book chat, exercise classes, quilters' klatch, bridge groups, Civic Club, Circle of Friends, yoga sessions, bicycling and golfing groups. Chili Cookoff in March. St. George Island.
You have to be here to experience it!
Franklin County’s “Leave No Trace” Ordinance is in effect for Franklin County beaches. Personal items such as tents, chairs, toys, umbrellas and coolers must be removed from the public beaches between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. All unattended items may be removed and destroyed. Click here for more information.
If you own or are renting a beachfront accommodation between May 1 and October 31, please remember that nesting sea turtles need darkness for nesting and hatching. Click here for more information.