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If you are looking for a quiet holiday, then head to 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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.more
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...more
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...more
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.
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.
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...more
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.more
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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.more
The speed limit in the park is 25 mph. Slow down and enjoy the scenery.
No vehicles are allowed on the sand dunes.
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.
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.
One thing that you should do in between your fishing, shelling and beaching, is visit this lighthouse.