Welcome to the Gulf Coast
Roughly 30 minutes south of Tallahassee, the Gulf Coast shoreline stretches along Gulf, Franklin, Wakulla, and a small part of Jefferson counties, offering some of the most beautiful, unspoiled, and pristine beaches along the Gulf in an area known as the Forgotten Coast. The mouth of the Ochlockonee Bay, the St. Marks River Inlet, and the mouth of the Aucilla River all feed into the Gulf, offering a huge variety of waterfront properties and boating communities, in addition to the luxurious beachfront homes along the gulf coastline. Come explore the communities and the lifestyle of the Forgotten Coast of the Florida Panhandle.
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Apalachicola to Tallahassee: about 1.5 hours
Crawfordville to Tallahassee: about 25 minutes
St. Marks to Tallahassee: about 30 minutes
Counties: Gulf, Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson (some)
Spotlights of the Gulf Coast
The aptly-named Gulf County lies south and west of Tallahassee and the Apalachicola National Forest along St. Joseph Bay. It’s home to larger communities like Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka, as well as St. Joseph Bay Aquatic Preserve.
Franklin County lies southwest of Tallahassee along the Apalachicola Bay and the Saint George Sound. It is home to small shoreline communities like Apalchicola and Carrabelle, as well as beautiful outdoor areas like Apalachicola National Forest and St. George Island.
Adjacent to Franklin, Wakulla County sits south and southwest of Tallahassee along the Apalachee Bay. It’s home to bustling Crawfordville, as well as protected natural areas like Ochlockonee River State Park and Wakulla Springs State Park.
Gulf Coast Attractions
What You'll LOVE on the Gulf Coast
The Breathtaking Beaches
Why do most residents choose the Forgotten Coast? Because of the pristine, untarnished, and little-visited beaches—literally hundreds of miles of it! Unlike many of Florida’s crowded, bustling, and touristy beach spots, these are quite quiet, with gentle, placid waves and miles of open white-sand beaches. The area is perfect for swimming, fishing, paddling, strolling, or simply sitting back and enjoying the views.
The Beautiful Outdoor Areas
Away from the beach, the Forgotten Coast has plenty of fun outdoor pursuits, thanks to its large number of wildlife and nature preserves and national forest. There’s tons of hiking, plenty of biking, and and endless amount of boating, paddling, and fishing to enjoy.
There are also lots of charming small towns to explore, like bustling Apalachicola with its boutiques and galleries, Eastpoint with its super-fresh seafood, or carrabelle with its championship golf.
All the Waterfront Homes
Whether you want to be directly on the white-sand shores of your own private stretch of beachfront or you’re dreaming of a home with deepwater dock access or even if you’d just enjoy a backyard pond for some fishing, the Gulf Coast has tons of options. There are hundreds of miles of rivers, creeks, and coastlines, many of which lead to the Gulf. Waterfront homes are a-plenty, and many of them are quite affordable, though there are numerous luxury options as well. All you have to do is start searching!
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