Area Information

St. George Island, Florida

The 26 mile long barrier island features an award winning state park (rated among the Top 10 in the nation). Thousands of visitors flock to this delightful oasis each year for water related activities and just plain mellowing out. The island's vacation rental homes enjoy outstanding occupancy (winter rates are extremely reasonable) and provide much of the visitor traffic for the area.

Those visitors can select from among nine outstanding restaurants and visit the more than two dozen shops, bait and tackle stores, grocery and a video store. The fishing is excellent from several land based locations. -coastline

Historic Apalachicola

Established in the 1830's , the 3,000 resident community features a 2 1/2 mile Historic District lined with more than 200 historically and architecturally significant houses.

Parks and attractions include Battery Park, Lafayette Park, the Apalachicola National Estuarine Reserve, the Raney House, Scipio Creek Marina, and the Apalachicola Maritime Museum, which operates the Governor Stone, a restored 1877 schooner that is a National Historic Landmark and the oldest active sailing ship in the deep south. -coastline

Distance From Major Cities

Albany, GA 180 mi.
Atlanta, GA 350 mi.
Birmingham, AL 327 mi.
Dothan, AL 155 mi.
Macon, GA 270 mi.
Memphis, TN 585 mi.
Nashville, TN 519 mi.
New Orleans, LA 390 mi.
Tallahassee, FL 75 mi.

 


Airports

St. George Island.
3,800' x 65' runway.
No Fuel No Lights.
850/927-2312

Apalachicola.
5,400' x 150' concrete runway.
Fuel, maintenance, tie-downs, car rental.
850/653-2222.

 
Commercial Airports
Tallahassee.
Tallahassee Regional Airport.
70 miles from St. George Island.

Panama City.
Panama City/Bay County International Airport.
65 miles from St. George Island

 
Banks/Mortgage

Lenders
Centennial Bank
Franklin Blvd, St. George Island
Avenue E, Apalachicola

 

 
Churches

First Baptist Church.
5th Street West, St. George Island.
850/927-2257

St. George Island Methodist Church.
2nd Street West, St. George Island
850/927-2088

St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
6th Street, Apalachicola.
850/653-9453

Trinity Episcopal Church.
6th Street, Apalachicola
850/653-9853

 

Fishing

Charters
Robinson Brothers Guide Service.

Based out of Apalachicola.
850/653-9669

Marinas
Scipio Creek Marina.

Market Street, Apalachicola.
850/653-8030

 

Grocery Stores

The Market Place.
Franklin Boulevard, St. George Island.
850/927-2808

IGA.
Highway 98 West, Apalachicola.
850/653-9695

Piggly Wiggly.
Highway 98, Apalachicola.
850/653-8768

 
Medical

Weems Memorial Hospital.
12th Street, Apalachicola.
850/653-8853

 

Bicycle/Beach Chair Rentals


Island Adventures.
East Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island.
850/927-3655

St. George Island Beach Service. (Sailboat Dave).
Public Beach or call for free delivery.
850/670-4536

 

Golf

St. James Bay.
Highway 98, East of Carrabelle
(approximately 30 miles from St. George)
850/697-9606


Restaurants

Blue Parrot Ocean Front Cafe'.
Gorrie Drive West, St. George Island.
850/927-2987

BJ's Pizza.
Gulf Beach Drive West, St. George Island.
850/927-2805

El Jalisco.
Highway 98, Eastpoint

Boss Oyster.
Water Street, Apalachicola.
850/653-9364

Owl Cafe'.
Avenue D, Apalachicola.
850/653-9888

Papa Joe's.
Waterfront on Market Street, Apalachicola

The Grill.
Market Street, Apalachicola

Up the Creek Raw Bar.
Water Street, Apalachicola

Hole in the Wall Raw Bar.
Avenue D, Apalachicola