Saint George Island Things to Do

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    Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park

    by grandmaR Written Aug 4, 2013
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    We didn't get to the state park because we were mostly interested in visiting lighthouses and we aren't beach people. The park has beaches, birding, boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, picnicking areas, swimming, wildlife viewing and full camping facilities. It also has an interpretive exhibit. In 2013, the beach at St. George Island State Park as the third best in the United States

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    Visit the Lightouse

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    The Lighthouse, the Lighthouse Museum, and the Keeper's House Gift Shop are now observing Summer Hours until October 31, 2013:

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday -- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Sunday -- Noon to 5 p.m.

    Thursday -- Closed

    Abbreviated Winter Hours are in effect from March 1 to October 31.

    Fees for climbing the Lighthouse are:
    Adults -- $5.00
    Youth under age 16 -- $3.00
    Under age 6 -- No Charge
    Members of the St. George Lighthouse Association, Florida Lighthouse Association, and St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum-- No Charge

    U.S. Military Personnel with ID -- No Charge

    Please Note: You must be at least 40 inches tall to climb the Lighthouse.

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    Watch out for babies

    by dustmon Written Jul 29, 2010

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    babies cant fly

    When driving thru the park, please drive slow----sometimes the young walk out onto the pavement and can't fly, so get hit, sometimes. Birds are one of the main reasons I like to travel---to see different ones, so please be careful!

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    apalachicola bay

    by doug48 Updated Jun 8, 2010

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    apalachicola bay

    apalachicola bay is located on the north side of st. george island. the bay can be accessed by boat or canoe at the st. george island state park. apalachicola bay is an excellent salt water fishing spot and a great place to bird watch. for those interested in nature and salt water fishing st. goerge island state park is a great place to visit in northwest florida.

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    st. george island state park

    by doug48 Updated Jun 8, 2010

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    st. george island beach

    st. george island state park is located at the eastern tip of st. george island. st. george island state park has a nine mile long gulf of mexico beach. the state park also offers boat and canoe access to apalachicola bay, camp sites, and nature trails. the st. george island state park is an excellent salt water fishing spot. st. george island is one of the best beaches in northwest florida.

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    cape st. george lighthouse

    by doug48 Written Jun 8, 2010

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    cape st. george lighthouse

    this historic lighthouse was used as a navigational tool to guide ships into apalachicola bay. the town of apalachicola was a very important port during the 19 th and early 20 th centuries. the first cape st. george lighthouse was built in 1848 and was destroyed by a hurricane in 1851. a new lighthouse was constructed in 1852 from salvaged remains of the original lighthouse. the lighthouse was damaged by hurricane opal in 1995 and again by hurricane georges in 1998. these two hurricanes undermined the lighthouse's foundation and it collapsed in 2005. the lighthouse was again rebuilt in 2008 and today is part of the st. george island visitor center. for those interested in florida history the st. george lighthouse is worth a visit when in st. george island.

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    st. george island visitor center

    by doug48 Written Jun 8, 2010

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    st. george island visitor center

    a good first stop on a visit to st. george island is the st. george island visitor center. the visitor center is located in the restored st. george lighthouse keeper house. at the visitor center you can get information on hotels, restaurants, and the attractions of st. george island.

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  • Boat Tour

    by kdlokal Written Aug 13, 2008

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    Take a great boat tour with any of the companies on the island. Check out the dolphins as they jump in the wake of the boat. Let the captain take you to Little St. George island for some awesome shelling. Try some oysters fresh out of the bay if your captain will shuck them for you.

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    Florida Seafood Festival

    by kyoub Updated Nov 6, 2007

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    Apalachicola has one of the oldest and largest marine events, the Florida Seafood Festival. It is held the first week-end in November. Lot of good seafood and fun can be had here. 90% of the oysters and 53% of the shellfish in Florida come from Apalachicola Bay.

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    Walk on the beach

    by kyoub Updated Nov 5, 2007

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    Get up early and go out for a long walk on the beach. It is so large that you will feel like you are the only ones on the island. There are also a lot of beautiful shells and you never know what else may have washed up during the night.

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    St George Island State Park

    by leafmcgowan Written Jun 11, 2006

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    The beach

    St George Island State Park
    St. George Island, Florida. 850.927.2111. http://www.floridastateparks.org/stgeorgeisland/default.cfm
    One of the best beaches in the panhandle, with very little tourists, never crowded, sun and surf and white beach sand. Paradise. A hidden secret in the panhandle. I visited again this June 2006 (after spending many many visits from 1986-1999), the place is under construction and is only half open ...as massive damage has been caused by Hurricane Dennis in 2005 and success is being made in restoring the park. Not sure how the campgrounds are these days, but if anything like they used to be, a very pleasant park for camping as well. Currently only open to sunset. 4 stars out of 5.

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    Appalachikola

    by musbars Written Oct 30, 2003

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    Babies

    Very nice Southern Style town. There is a river that runs through the town into the Gulf of Mexico. This mixture of fresh and salt water makes for a perfect salinity to grow oysters, and they are very delicious.
    Victorian era buildings. Many little shops and restaurants.
    On a small island between the mainland and St George Island, lies an aviary of seagulls and pelicans. One must drive very carefully during the time the small birds are leaving the nests, because they will get out into the road. Poor Babies....

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    Watch the birds

    by kyoub Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Willets

    Be sure to watch all the shorebirds that are here for the winter months.
    Every spring the island is home to several nesting birds.

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    Go camping

    by kyoub Written Nov 6, 2007

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    When the weather cools off a bit and the hurricane season is over it is time to go camping.
    Call ahead for reservations. Camping spots fill up quickly.

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