St. George Island, Florida has been called “The Uncommon Florida” for lots of good reasons. Much of Florida has become crowded with tourists, packed into multi-story condominiums, unable to enjoy all the natural beauty that Florida has to offer. St. George Island is different, uncommon, perhaps even unique among Florida’s numerous vacation destinations, for not just what it has to offer but for what it doesn’t have.
First, St. George Island doesn’t have crowds. Miles and miles of beaches provide peaceful surf-side strolls that can ease even the most hurried, troubled spirit. Wildlife abounds, from nesting sea turtles to waterbirds darting between the waves, or pelicans soaring high overhead…great company for a quiet morning walk.
Families have lots to enjoy at St. George Island. A bicycle trail winds among the dunes from the State Park on the island’s eastern end to The Plantation on the western end. The gulf side offers visitors lots of beach to enjoy…and occasionally some surf in which to play.
St. George Island State Park occupies a large part of St. George Island. Recreational opportunities abound…including kayaking, hiking, camping, fishing, swimming, boating, picnicking, birdwatching and sightseeing.