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The Forgotten Coast is a coastal stretch of the Florida Panhandle so named for being left out of Florida tourism promotions for several years in a row. This region is comprised of Franklin, Gulf, Jefferson, and Wakulla counties.


Map of Forgotten Coast

  • 1 Apalachicola – County seat of Franklin County, the historic Heart of the Forgotten coast featuring 200 historic buildings and amazing oysters.
  • 2 Carrabelle – Home of the "World's Smallest Police Station" - it's in a phone booth.
  • 3 Crawfordville – County seat of Wakulla County
  • 4 Eastpoint – the commercial center of the Forgotten Coast, with a number of shops and restaurants. Home to the new Franklin County School (K-12)
  • 5 Monticello Monticello, Florida on Wikipedia
  • 6 Panacea
  • 7 Port St. Joe – County seat of Gulf County, good fishing, shopping.
  • 8 Saint Marks – History and the HuManatee Festival
  • 9 Sopchoppy – A tiny but thriving town a few miles from the coast.

Other destinations[edit]

  • 1 Apalachicola National Forest
  • 2 St. George Island – a small island connected by bridge to the mainland, St. George is a tiny town surrounded by a sprinkling of vacation homes and a state park in the dunes.
  • 3 St Vincent Island St. Vincent Island (Florida) on Wikipedia – a long thin sandbar peninsula with one of the top 10 state parks in the US
  • 4 Wakulla Springs Wakulla Springs on Wikipedia – One of the world's deepest and largest freshwater springs.
  • 5 Wewahitchka Wewahitchka, Florida on Wikipedia – Two lovely lakes just a short drive from the coast.


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There are four Florida Lighthouses in the Forgotten Coast. Only the St. Mark's Light is not climbable.





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