Discover the Best Things to Do on St. George Island

When daydreams of white-sand beaches and crystal-clear water begin to enter your mind, it’s time for your next tropical getaway! Whether your ideal vacation consists of relaxation or adventure, you’ll discover it all while vacationing on St. George Island. This little slice of paradise along Florida’s Forgotten Coast is known for it’s beautiful sugar-white beaches, excellent seafood, and family-friendly vibe. Are you ready to learn about the best things to do on St. George Island, Florida? Read on to discover all that our beautiful island has to offer!

Top Things to Do in St. George Island, Florida

Play in the Gulf

From fishing and boating to paddle boarding and kayaking, you can enjoy a plethora of water activities on St. George Island. Whether you decide to spend your days lounging by the shoreline, splashing in the Gulf, or fishing in Apalachicola Bay, there is something for everyone. Take the whole family on a dolphin encounter, watch the kids build sandcastles, or enjoy a sunset cruise with your sweetie. The possibilities are endless!

Experience Fresh Seafood

When you start to work up an appetite, visit one of the restaurants on St. George Island. Here, you’ll find everything from seafood markets and casual beach shacks to upscale dining establishments. If there’s one thing our island is famous for, however, it’s delicious seafood! We are especially known for our Apalachicola Bay Oysters, which are caught right in the waters surrounding the island.

Explore the Great Outdoors

Beautiful beaches are not all that St. George Island has to offer! Outdoor enthusiasts will love hiking along miles of trails in the 2,023-acre state park. Keep an eye out for native shore birds and sea turtles as you explore sandy coves, salt marshes, and oak forests. Or, get your heart racing with a bike ride along the island’s scenic 6.3-mile bike path. Take in picturesque views of the island while you work out. And if you’d like to enjoy a few rounds of golf while on vacation, head over to St. James Bay Golf Club. This beautiful 18-hole course offers a challenging and rewarding play every time!

Go on a Shopping Spree

If you’re searching for one-of-a-kind gifts or souvenirs? You’re in luck! Shopping on St. George Island, FL, is a unique experience. The charming boutiques and galleries around the island offer coastal treasures you won’t find elsewhere. Stop into Island Dog Beach & Surf Shop and admire the beautiful masterpieces created by local artists. If you’re looking for swimwear or beach toys, head over to SGI Trading Company.

Enjoy Family Bonding Time

Travel brings us together in ways that many experiences can’t. You and your family will find plenty of opportunities to enjoy quality bonding time on St. George Island! Rent jet skis and race each other over the waves, grab a scoop of ice cream at Aunt Ebby’s, or visit the Cape St. George Lighthouse and museum. At the end of a perfect day, come relax in your St. George Island vacation rental and reflect on the amazing memories you made.

Are you looking for more ideas about things to do in St. George Island? Browse our recommendations below. Then, get ready for an unforgettable stay with Collins Vacation Rentals. We can’t wait to welcome you to paradise!

  • Art of Glass Boutique

    Art of Glass Boutique

  • Journeys of SGI

    Journeys of SGI

    Kayak/paddleboard rentals,sales, lessons,charters, golf cart rentals.
  • Saltwater Wellness

    Saltwater Wellness

  • SGI Rentals

    SGI Rentals

    Wave runner rentals, skim boards Lessons and located in the center of the Island
  • SGI Visitors Center

    SGI Visitors Center

    Visitor info for St. George Island on places to eat, things to do and local area information.
  • St. George Island Beach Service

    St. George Island Beach Service

    Beach chairs rentals and umbrella rentals Hobie Cats and more located beachfront
  • St. George Island Lighthouse

    St. George Island Lighthouse

    Lighthouse climb, museum & gift shop Keepers House Museum
  • St. George Island State Park Hiking Trails

    St. George Island State Park Hiking Trails

    (850) 927-2111
    2.5 mile trail to Gap Point and East Slough Overlook Trail in the Park


    Exhibits, aquariums, free admission Great exhibits for kids
  • SGI Rentals

    SGI Rentals

    Waverunner rentals, skim board rentals and lessons
  • The Cut (Hair Salon)

    The Cut (Hair Salon)

    Hair, nails, massage Hair salon
  • Lighthouse Park

    Lighthouse Park

    Lighthouse and Lighthouse Keepers Museum
  • St. George Island Bicycle Trail

    St. George Island Bicycle Trail

    6.3 Bike Trail Trail ends at SGI State Park
  • St. George Island State Park

    St. George Island State Park

    Rated #3 Beach in the Nation, fishing, nature trails, shelling, swimming and picnic pavilions!
  • Aunt Ebby’s Ice Cream & Deli

    Aunt Ebby’s Ice Cream & Deli

    Ice cream cones, shakes and sundaes Family fun
  • BJ’s Pizza and Subs

    BJ’s Pizza and Subs

    Pizza, subs, salads and baskets. Family friendly
  • Blue Parrot Oceanfront Café

    Blue Parrot Oceanfront Café

    Beachfront dining, outdoor bar, seafood cuisine, burgers, salads
  • Doc Myers' Island Pub and Sports Bar

    Doc Myers' Island Pub and Sports Bar

    Island style pub and restaurant Nightly entertainment and family activities
  • Harry A’s Restaurant & Bar

    Harry A’s Restaurant & Bar

    Seafood, burgers, salads, outdoor dining, entertainment
  • Paddy's Raw Bar

    Paddy's Raw Bar

    Fresh oysters, outdoor seating, entertainment. Sandwiches, shrimp, cold beer
  • St. George Cantina

    St. George Cantina

    Mexican and Latin American dishes - Full bar - Entertainment
  • Subway


    Breakfast, Subs, Pizza Wraps,,Salads
  • The Beach Pit

    The Beach Pit

    Breakfast, Barbecue, Fresh seafood. burgers, salads, Full Bar
  • Weber's Little Donut Shop

    Weber's Little Donut Shop

    Fresh homemade donuts, made daily Cake donuts
  • Dail’s Seafood

    Dail’s Seafood

    Fresh shrimp – Seafood packed to go. Located in the center of the island .
  • Deep Southern Clothing Boutique

  • Deep Southern Clothing Boutique

  • Doug’s Seafood on Wheels

    Doug’s Seafood on Wheels

    Local seafood – cook dinner in your vacation home!
  • Island Adventures

    Island Adventures

    Bike, beach gear and golf cart rentals, beachwear, fishing, clothes
  • Island Dog Beach and Surf Shop

    Island Dog Beach and Surf Shop

    Outdoor gear, beach gear and golf carts! Art work and beach items
  • Island Outfitters

    Island Outfitters

    Sporting goods, beach wear, kayaks, fishing, kayak rentals
  • Piggly Wiggly Express

    Piggly Wiggly Express

    Hand cut meats, full service grocery store, gas, seafood, deli
  • Seaside Cotton

    Seaside Cotton

    Everyday and resort style clothing - Resort style and accessories.
  • SGI Trading Company

    SGI Trading Company

    Beachwear, swimwear, beach toys, souvenirs, ice cream shoppe
  • Sparks & Sons' Island Grocery

    Sparks & Sons' Island Grocery

    Full service grocery store and bakery Deli, fresh produce,
  • Survivors Bait & Tackle Shop

    Survivors Bait & Tackle Shop

    Complete line of fishing supplies, shoes and apparel