Located just off North Florida’s Gulf Coast, the 28-mile St. George Island is one of the last inhabited yet unspoiled barrier islands in Florida. St. George Island consistently rates as one of the top beaches in the U.S., with miles of uncrowded expanses for sunning and shelling, clear Gulf waters for swimming and fishing, and pristine marshes for wildlife viewing. St. George Island is protected by low-density zoning and strict building codes. This makes St. George Island a tranquil beach community with no high rises or chain stores.
The Island has been awarded #3 for best beaches in all of the United States, Top 10 Most Beautiful Florida Beaches and Top 10 Best Parks.
If you are into fishing, expect to land sheepshead, speckled trout, flounder, whiting, redfish, shark, and tripletail in the bay; snapper, grouper, amberjack, sea bass, mackerel, mahi-mahi, cobia and sharks in the Gulf. You can cast a rod from the shore, skim the flats, or head out to open water with a charter boat captain. The island features various bait and tackle shops.
St. George Island features fresh local seafood in its many restaurants. Pizza? Of course. The island also features two grocery stores that stock everything you need and gourmet items you wouldn’t expect to find. The island features many shopping opportunities for every taste, including art galleries, boutiques, jewelry stores and beachwear.
Go fish, rent a kayak or paddle board, take a hike, go bird-watching, stargazing or walk the beach at dawn in early summer you may see the nesting sea turtles.