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Why You Need to Visit the Forgotten Coast in Florida

12 Sep 2017 06:14 PM

Florida is a state full of wonders. The peninsula-shaped land mass has plenty to offer when it comes to sun, sand, and shore. It’s no wonder that the state is such a popular travel destination. However, there is one amazing part of the area that even some experienced travelers haven’t seen. If you haven’t yet been to the Forgotten Coast in Florida, some would say that you haven’t really been to Florida at all! Don’t miss your chance to plan a trip to one of the most natural, untouched, and relaxed regions in the Sunshine State!

Start planning your trip to the Forgotten Coast in Florida today! After you read about the area below, find even more amazing vacation activities for you and your family. Our Things to Do page lists all of the best that the St. George Island – the premier destination on the Forgotten Coast - has to offer. In addition to outdoor activities, it also contains a range of restaurants and local businesses that your family will love! The next time you find yourself planning a trip to St. George Island, don’t forget to check our Things to Do page first. It contains everything you need to plan an amazing vacation!

What You’ll See on the Forgotten Coast in Florida

Scenery

The Forgotten Coast in Florida is a laid-back, naturally beautiful area of the Florida Panhandle. The pristine beaches will catch your attention right away. Watch the waves come in, take a dip, or bring your gear and go fishing! The Forgotten Coast – especially St. George Island – is known for its amazing year-round fishing opportunities. You can engage in virtually every other water-based activity here as well!

Attractions

The Forgotten Coast in Florida also features some really interesting attractions. The St. George Island Lighthouse has a story that stretches all the way back to 1833. You can visit it to learn more, and even climb the tower during a Full Moon Climb. The Apalachicola Maritime Museum is another place to learn about the history and culture of the area.

Seafood

While you’re here, it would be a crime not to experience the seafood! Our famous Apalachicola oysters have a reputation as some of the best, and you can also find a myriad of other types of fresh seafood from local vendors. Try Lynn’s Quality Oysters for a fresh catch that you can take home as well as several prepared options you can enjoy right on the porch!

Big Bend Scenic Byway

Explore even more of the Panhandle’s wild appeal on a 2-hour driving tour. The Big Bend Scenic Byway will take you through several different types of landscapes on the loop between here and Tallahassee.

Rent one of the Best Vacation Rentals on the Forgotten Coast

When you spend your days exploring the Forgotten Coast of Florida, spend your nights at a Collins Vacation Home. Our homes come fully stocked with all of the amenities you need to have a vacation you’ll never forget. We even have rental homes right on the beach, so that you can take full advantage of our location on the stunning Forgotten Coast. Our Fall and Winter Specials are a great way to experience all that the area has to offer, without the seasonal crowds!

When you stay with us on St. George Island, you can rest easy knowing that we’ve taken care of all the details. Arrive, relax, and enjoy the island life! Contact us today, and we’ll be happy to help you start planning your next trip to St. George Island!
 

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Ann Marie
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