St. Marks

Welcome to St. Marks

Believed to be one of the oldest settlements in North America, St. Marks, FL is a small, quiet community rich in history and utterly filled with coastal beauty. It’s situated in southern Wakulla County, about 20 miles south of Tallahassee, where the Wakulla River and the St. Marks River meet to form Apalache Bay. Tucked between the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and the Apalachicola National Forest, St. Marks is filled with breathtaking natural beauty that ranges from quiet tidal marshes and estuaries to towering pine forests. And just down the Wakulla River, the Gulf of Mexico awaits. If you’re looking for quiet coastal living, St. Marks is the place to find it.

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St. Marks at a Glance

Getting Around

Downtown Tallahassee: 20 miles, about 30 minutes
Tallahassee International Airport: 20 miles, about 30 minutes
Major Roads: FL-363, US-98


Population: ~200
County: Wakulla
Median Home Value: $127,500

Spotlights of St. Marks

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

Spanning three counties—Wakulla, Jefferson, and Taylor—St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge is home to the estuaries of seven rivers emptying into the Gulf of Mexico, as well as tidal marshes, and the historic St. Marks Lighthouse—built in 1832 and still in use today.

San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park

Constructed in 1679, the fort at San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park was Florida’s first, though today it is an interpretive museum featuring historic artifacts, scenic picnic spots, and beautiful views of the St. Marks River, Wakulla River, and Apalache Bay.

Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail

In 1834, construction began on Florida’s first railroad… and today that railway is a 16-mile paved “Rails to Trails” pathway stretching from Capital Circle SE in Tallahassee to San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park in St. Marks.

St. Marks Attractions

What You'll LOVE in St. Marks

Boating & Fishing

Thanks to its rich history as a shipping port, St. Marks today is home to a thriving boating community, and by extension, a fishing community. The charming tourist-friendly community is home to a fish camp, a large marina, a seafood market, boat rentals, public boat ramps, fishing guides, and charter boat tours.

Dining & Entertainment

It might be a small town, but St. Marks has plenty of business to offer residents and visitors alike. There’s a grocery store, a historical bed and breakfast, several restaurants, gift shops, and even two city parks perfect for strolling or picnicking. And for those looking for a little bit of outdoor entertainment, the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and the Apalachicola National Forest offer plenty of ways to get outside.

Waterfront Living

Want to live right on the water? There are plenty of options in the St Marks area, thanks to its location at the intersection of the St. Marks River, the Wakulla River, and Apalache Bay. So whether you’re looking for a home on a marsh, a river, a bay, or even on the Gulf, St. Marks has plenty of options to explore.

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