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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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 – a long thin sandbar peninsula with one of the top 10 state parks in the US
- 4 Wakulla Springs – One of the world's deepest and largest freshwater springs.
- 5 Wewahitchka – Two lovely lakes just a short drive from the coast.
There are four Florida Lighthouses in the Forgotten Coast. Only the St. Mark's Light is not climbable.
- Big Bend Scenic Highway. Driving along US 98 between Mexico Beach and Panacea is like travelling the Pacific Coast Highway, but at sea level. Three of the four historic lighthouses in the area are along this stretch. Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, St. George Island and Carrabelle are a few of the highlights. Speed limit is 45 mph, so relax and enjoy casually driving through forests, interspersed with views of the Gulf of Mexico.