Peace and tranquillity can be found in St. George Island homes. This island, which spans 28 miles is located off of the coast of the Florida Panhandle. This area remains quiet and beautiful thanks to very strict building codes and low-density zoning. This makes St. George Island homes the perfect place for anyone who is looking for a serene existence under a cloudless sky. Residents can find vast expanses of pristine, uncrowded beaches. Go relax in the sun, search for shells, and take the family out to build sand castles. Get some exercise while swimming in the clear waters or try to catch the big one on a fishing boat.
Residents and visitors enjoy exploring Saint George Island State Park. Experience nature at its finest. Search for sea turtles and shore birds such as willet, black skimmer, snowy plover, and least tern. Start out at the campground to find a few exhibits that feature shells and the history of turpentining in the area. Also check out the trailhead kiosks that have great information about the plants and animals that might be seen while out for a hike. Several trails are available, including the 2.5 mile trail to Gap Point and the one mile East Slough Overlook Trail. Get out on the water via one of the two boat ramps. Try to catch pompano, sea trout, Spanish mackerel, redfish, or flounder. If you do not have a boat, fish right from the beach.
The weather and natural beauty are really unmatched here, but of course, residents need groceries and other items for their St. George Island real estate. There are no chain stores or high rises on St. George Island. However, there are several quaint shops with a fairly large selection available by taking a trip across the St. George Island Bridge to Eastpoint. Continue to Apalachicola and beyond for most anything that residents may need. Grab a bite to eat at one of the tasty restaurants available right on St. George Island such as Blue Parrot, Paddy’s Raw Bar, and BJ’s Pizza and Subs. Don’t forget to grab dessert at Aunt Ebby’s Ice Cream Shop. Spend some time exploring the beaches, checking out St. George Island State Park, and supporting the local businesses, and you will be sure to find a sense of calm, simplicity and natural beauty.