Saint George Island Travel Guide

  • Top of the lighthouse
    Top of the lighthouse
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  • Looking at the mainland
    Looking at the mainland
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  • spoil island from the bridge
    spoil island from the bridge
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Saint George Island Things to Do

  • Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island...

    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...

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  • Visit the Lightouse

    Under constructionThe 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 -- ClosedAbbreviated Winter Hours are in effect from March 1 to October 31.Fees for climbing the Lighthouse...

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  • Watch the birds

    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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  • Watch out for babies

    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

    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...

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  • st. george island state park

    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...

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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...

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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

    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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Saint George Island Hotels

  • Buccaneer Inn

    Old 50s era cinder block run down motel. Nice location but it's run by "don't care" low-lifes for...

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  • St. George Inn

    The St. George Inn looks like a huge old historical Mansion. Instead it is just a lovely old...

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Saint George Island Restaurants

  • Parrot or Parakeet?

    They gave us a list of restaurants at the lighthouse, and I took a photo of it so that I would be able to identify places. The Blue Parrot writeup said "Fresh seafood, steak & chicken, burgers. Appetizers, sandwiches, soups, salads, oysters. Homemade desserts. Lunch specials, children's menus, Outside tiki bar.It was on the beach. The men's room...

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  • Don't miss this beachside seafood...

    Imagine eating right on the beach, late in the evening, with waves lapping almost at your feet, with old-fashioned gas torches flickering in the darkness; the food is delicious, the surroundings are exquisite, the service is perfect. Welcome to the Blue Parrot!If you decide to eat during the day, you will enjoy the large sun deck; the food and...

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  • eating & drinking

    fire house # 9 is a restaurant and bar located in central st. george island. they serve local seafood and typical american fare. the decor is typical florida beach bar and the food is moderately priced. in my opinion the best dining value on st. george island.

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Saint George Island Nightlife

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    by doug48 Written Jun 8, 2010

    the blue parrot is a restaurant and bar located on the beach in central st. george island. they offer a tiki bar and a large deck with views of the gulf of mexico. a great place to have a drink and watch the sunset in st. george island.

    Dress Code: casual.

    the blue parrot
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    • Fishing
    • Beaches

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Saint George Island Transportation

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    by kyoub Written Nov 6, 2007

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    You must have your own car to get there. A toll causeway from Apalachicola links the mainland with the island. You will pass over Apalachicola Bay.

    oystermen on the bay
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    • Beaches

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Saint George Island Shopping

  • Island outfitters ripoff

    We rented a sea kayak from Island Outfitters on Saint George Island, Florida. The five day rental was $160. It was due back on Friday at closing. We were visiting with family and were late getting the kayak back and they were already closed. We returned the Kayak first thing Saturday morning as the shop opened. They were very belligerent and tried...

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  • Friendly shopping

    There are several small gift shops on the island. The shop that I really enjoyed was the Two Gulls Two. They offered one of a kind items that we didn't see in other shops, t-shirts, cards, and gifts.The owner was very friendly and helpful. I remember buying discounted xmas cards for use the following year. I also bought postcards and some gifts.

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  • Saint George Island Hotels

    2 Hotels in Saint George Island

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Saint George Island Local Customs

  • Mud lobster, anyone?

    I have not seen one of these anywhere else but here---they had a name for it, but all I can think of is the mud lobster---a tail like a regular lobster, but different other stuff----the meat of the tail was gritty it seemed----a cool experience but not one that I will repeat.

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  • Apalachicola Bay Oyster

    When you pass over the bridge on the way to St. George Island, you will likely see several boats with oystermen aboard out in the bay. Apalachicola Bay is regarded as where the finest oysters in the world are harvestedThe bay supplies 80% of the nation's oysters.

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Saint George Island Warnings and Dangers

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    by kyoub Written Nov 6, 2007

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    The speed limit in the park is 25 mph. Slow down and enjoy the scenery.
    No vehicles are allowed on the sand dunes.

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    • Birdwatching

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Saint George Island What to Pack

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    by kyoub Written Nov 6, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: Take what ever you feel like lugging in to where you are staying.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It depends on the season but if you go in the wintertime remember it won't be hot just because it is Florida. You will need a wrap probably even in the daytime because of the breeze coming off the ocean.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Take what you must have. There are a few little shops but they may not have what you need.

    Miscellaneous: Most days are sunny but we have been there when it was very misty and foggy. Take along a good book for days like that.

    Walk on the beach
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Saint George Island Sports & Outdoors

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    by kyoub Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    You will need a Florida saltwater fishing license to fish here.
    The fish you are most likely to catch are flounder, sea trout, whiting, or pompano.

    Looking for breakfast
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Saint George Island Favorites

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    by grandmaR Written Aug 4, 2013

    Favorite thing: One thing that you should do in between your fishing, shelling and beaching, is visit this lighthouse.

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    Cape St. George Lighthouse Old lighthouse foundation Door to the lighthouse Sign at entrance Visitor's center for lighthouse
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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Road Trip
    • Architecture

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