carrabelle beach is located on US 98 about a mile west of carrabelle. since the beach is located on a bay it is not one of north florida's best beaches. most people visiting the carrabelle area travel west on US 98 to st. george island. st. george island has one of the best beaches in north florida. what makes carrabelle beach interesting are it's 1950's beach pivallions. these concrete structures are now rare in floriida. for those interested in florida tourism history carrabelle beach is worth a look.
pictured is the recently restored lighthouse keeper's building next to the crooked river lighthouse. open to the public by appointment.
the crooked river lighthouse was built in 1895 to replace a lighthouse on dog island that was destroyed by a hurricane. the crooked river lighthouse served as a navigational beacon for boats passing between dog and st. george islands. in 2001 the lighthouse and tender house was restored by carrabelle lighthouse association and is now a public park. admission is free.
the riverview restaurant is located in downtown carrabelle. they specialize in fish baskets. the riverview has a rustic atmosphere and is a come as you are type of place. their clientele is a mixture of locals and tourists.
wicked willie's is a "redneck" bar in downtown carrabelle. wicked willie's caters to a mixture of locals and tourists. they offer a outdoor drinking area and has live music on weekends.
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harry's is a "redneck" bar in downtown carrabelle. it caters to a mixture of tourists and locals. good place to grab a beer on a hot summer afternoon.
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