Florida’s Forgotten Coast has some of the best outdoor spaces in the entire state of Florida. Here is a list of just some of the parks in the towns that make up the Forgotten Coast including Alligator Point, Apalachicola, Carrabelle, Eastpoint, and St. George Island.
Bald Point State Park
Located in the town of Alligator Point at 146 Box Cut Road
This park includes 4,065 acres including coastline. Bald Point is where Ochlockonee Bay meets Apalachee Bay. It is a popular place with local wildlife and residents. This is a great spot to watch the famous migration of the monarch butterflies and to catch several migrating birds in the fall including bald eagles and raptors. There are two quiet and beautiful beaches in the park where people enjoy swimming, sunbathing, beachcombing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and windsurfing.
Chapman Botanical Gardens
Located in the town of Apalachicola at 177 Fifth Street
A wonderfully groomed garden that is an ideal space to take a quiet stroll. Visitors enjoy the butterfly and botanical gardens.
Located in Apalachicola on Water Street
Right on the shores of the Apalachicola River where many fishing boats tie up at the dock. It is a center of Apalachicola community events such as several summer concerts and benefits as well as the arrival of Santa Clause to town via shrimp boat.
Scipio Creek Boat Basin
Located in Apalachicola at 479 Market Street
Residents refer to it as Mill Pond because this is where an old saw mill once brought in lumber that was floated from up river and then milled. Now it is a commercial fishing marina and park. People enjoy the monthly farmers’ market hosted here.
St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge and Visitor Center
Located in Apalachicola also at 479 Market Street
Right next to the Scipio Creek Boat Basin, it is a National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. It features interpretive displays and interesting information about St. Vincent Island.
Located in Apalachicola on Avenue B
Established in 1832 and renovated in 1992 it is a popular place for open-air concerts and weddings. It includes picnic tables, a playground, and fishing pier.
Battery Park Marina
Located in Apalachicola on Bay Avenue
You will find the park at the foot of the John Gorrie Memorial Bridge between 4th and 6th streets. It offers a public boat launch ramp, fishing pier, and playground.
Seafood Landing Park
Located in Apalachicola at 628 West Highway 98
The park offers concrete public boat launch ramp, restrooms, covered picnic areas, grills, and a nature observation dock.
Carrabelle Riverwalk and Wharf
On Marine street in the town of Carrabelle
Full of informational kiosks telling the history of the waterfront and also featuring cement boat launch ramp, fishing piers, fish cleaning stations, and picnic areas.
John David Patton Wildlife Park
Located in Carrabelle on Highway 67
A quiet place for nature lovers to relax and enjoy nature trails, picnic facilities, and restrooms.
Sands Memorial Park
In Carrabelle on St. James Avenue
A fun park with playground, pavilion, and restrooms.
Tillie Miller Park
102 Northwest Avenue F in Carrabelle
A park with children’s play area, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic pavilion, and restrooms.
Will Kendrick Sports Complex
Located in Carrabelle at 1601 Ken Cope Avenue
Large sports complex just off the highway with all fields, walking trail, playground, and basketball court.
Part of the Apalachicola National Forest in Eastpoint
On the east bank of the Apalachicola River it is a historic site with detailed information about the role of Native and African Americans in the area during the early 1800s. There are many places to read about the history, walk trails, access the river, and enjoy a picnic.
108 Island Drive in Eastpoint
Located near the bridge to St. George Island this is a popular place to observe the research facilities educational center which features exhibits, giant fish tanks, videos, and ½ scale model oyster boat.
Indian Creek Park
Located in Eastpoint at 93 North Bayshore Drive
Five acres of park land on Indian Creek leading to the east side of Apalachicola Bay. This park offers a public boat ramp, playground, and covered picnic areas.
Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George State Park
Located on St. George Island at 1900 East Gulf Beach Dr.
Consistently voted as one of the best beaches in Florida, it is nine miles of undeveloped waterfront. Here beach lovers enjoy swimming, fishing, birding, picnics, and more.
There are so many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the nature all around you when living on the forgotten coast. If you are looking for a home in Eastpoint, Apalachicola, St. George Island, or Carrabelle please contact us anytime.
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