Carrabelle was settled by "First Americans" thousands of years ago and archeological finds have shown that the area was a plentiful supplier of seafoods. It continues to be a sportsman's paradise, offering fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, birding and kayaking opportunities.
Carrabelle also has a long history as being a tourist attraction. In the early 1900s the city became a destination resort for travelers in the Southeast. A railroad was built, the Carrabelle, Florida and Georgia, to bring tourists to Carrabelle to enjoy the crystal white "sugar" beaches.
Carrabelle Airport is available for general aircraft use in the town. Tallahassee Airport is a short one hour drive for commercial air travel.
The harbor has several marinas for visitors traversing the ICW.
US Highway 98/319 goes right through the city.
Carrabelle has the congenial atmosphere of a forgotten coast fishing village. It is easily explored by walking, including the Carrabelle River Walk. An especially convenient asset for mariners is the availability of hardware and grocers just across the street for those routine and unexpected needs of the boater.
- 1 Camp Gordon Johnston Museum, 1001 Gray Ave (In the Carrabelle City Complex), ☏ . 1PM to 4PM Monday to Thursday, 12PM to 4PM Friday, 10AM to 2PM Saturday. Free.
- 2 Carrabelle History Museum, 106 Avenue B, SE (A block south of US 98 off Marine Street), ☏ , (after hours). 10AM to 5PM Thursdays to Saturday. Free.
- 3 Crooked River Lighthouse (Carrabelle lighthouse), 1975 Highway 98 West (near western Carrabelle city limits on US 98), ☏ . Museum: Th-Su noon-5PM, Lighthouse climb: Sa Su 1PM-4PM (weather permitting). Restored lattice tower lighthouse. All climbers of the lighthouse must be 44 inches tall. There is also a park next to the lighthouse with a children's play area. Museum F, $5 to climb lighthouse.
- 4 Tate's Hell State Forest, 290 Airport Rd, ☏ . 9am-5pm Office. State Forest of over 200,000 acres. Crisscrossed by numerous improved former logging roads. Office address given. Free.
- 5 World's Smallest Police Station (Across from visitor center on US 98). Free.
- 1 Carrabelle Beach (West from Carrabelle on US 98.). Picnic tables under shelters. Restrooms with an outside shower. Steps and ramps for access to beautiful white sand beach. Free.
- 1 The Fisherman's Wife, 201 8th St W (Next to IGA on 98.), ☏ . Seafood restaurant $18.
- 2 Gulfside IGA, 812 Ave A N (US 98 in the center of town), ☏ . 7AM-8PM. Local grocery store.
- 3 Hogwild BBQ, 1593 Highway 98 W (Between Carrabelle and Carrabelle Beach on US 98.), ☏ . Su 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Mo, We, Th 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Tu Closed; Fr 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sa 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM. BBQ lunch and dinner. Seafood and breakfast too. $4 breakfast.
- 1 The Old Carrabelle Hotel, 201 Tallahassee St (A block north of US 98.), ☏ . A BnB style accommodation. $77-$97 (seasonal priced November through February).
- 2 Franklin Inn, 1589 Highway 98 W (Between Carrabelle and Carrabelle Beach on US 98.), ☏ . Modern hotel.
- 3 Pelican Inn, Dog Island (Catch the private ferry in Carrabelle. Or fly in to Dog Island airport.), ☏ . This hotel is located on the barrier island, Dog Island. It is the ultimate getaway from it all destination. The only access to the island is by boat or aircraft. You must bring all food and supplies with you. $150.00.
- 4 Sunset Isle RV Park & Yacht, 260 Timber Island Road, 32322, ☏ . RV sites, 27, and boat slips.
- 5 Ho Hum RV Park, Highway 98 E (4 miles east on US98.), ☏ . Adults only RV Park $42.
- 6 Carrabelle Beach RV Resort, 1843 Hwy 98 W (Across from Carrabelle Beach.), ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. RV park and cottages. $50.
|Routes through Carrabelle|
|Pensacola ← Eastpoint ←||W E||→ Panacea → Lakeland|
|Apalachicola ← Eastpoint ←||SW NE||→ Sopchoppy → Tallahassee|