Beaches in Franklin County Florida - great for saltwater fishing

Beaches
in
Franklin County, Florida

 


 

 

 

Bald Point State Park Beach ~ North Entrance Gate
beach at bald island state park Closests intersection is;
   Alligator Drive and Bald Point Road
   Panacea, FL 32346
Approx. 3 miles east on Bald Point Road from the above intersection.

GPS 29° 56'15.34" N    84° 20'14.52"
( Entrance gate )

NOAA Bald Point Ochlockonee Bay, FL 8728237

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Located on Alligator Point and encompassing 4065 acres, where Ochlockonee Bay meets the Apalachee Bay, Bald Point State Park offers a variety of land and water activities. Coastal marshes, pine flatwoods, and oak thickets offer a diverse make-up of biological communities that make Bald Point a popular destination for birding and wildlife viewing. In the fall, bald eagles and other migrating species, such as, monarch butterflies, are commonly seen heading south for the winter. Bald Point offers access to two Apalachee Bay beaches for swimming, sunbathing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and windsurfing. Facilities include a fishing dock and picnic pavilions. Species of fish in the brackish tidal water are mackeral, trout and flounder.

fishing pier at bald point state park

 

map of bald point state park

 


Carrabelle Beach
1.5 miles west of Carrabelle on US 98

GPS 29° 49'45.48" N    84° 41'32.87" W

NOAA Cat Point, Apalachicola Bay, FL 8728619

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Nice uncrowded beach along St George Sound very close to Carrabelle, 14 small picnic shelters with grills, restrooms and parking for about 40 vehicles. Surf fishing is a popular activity near this beach.


St. George Island Beach Accesses

Clicking on the above link will take you to a chart showing beach access locations on
St. George Island.


St. George Island State Park
entrance to st george island state park 4.5 miles east on CR 300

GPS 29° 41'05.34" N    84° 47'42.36" W
( Entrance gate )

NOAA St. George Island,east End, FL 8728548

 

 

 

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restrooms at main beach areas

 

 

Once you go through the gate the first large parking area is about 2.5 miles into the park, the second large lot is another 2 miles past the first. The 2 main parking areas have pavilions and restrooms. The eastern most point of St George Island would be about a 3.7 mile walk one way on the beach from the 2nd parking lot.

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map of st george island state park

 


Sunrise Beach ~ Before Gates to Bald Point State Park
Closests intersection is;
   Alligator Drive and Bald Point Road
   Panacea, FL 32346
Approx. 1¼ miles east on Bald Point Road from the above intersection.

GPS 29° 54'52.32" N    84° 20'12.10" W
( Entrance )

NOAA Bald Point Ochlockonee Bay, FL 8728237

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Useful Links

Florida Saltwater Fishing RegulationsSafe Handling of Self Caught Seafood
Tide Charts: St Andrews Bay,
Apalchicola Bay & St George Sound
Saltwater Fish Species of Florida
Videos of Fishing KnotsSeafood Recipes
Fishing Calendar for the Gulf of Mexico

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Beaches in Franklin County Florida
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Areas in Franklin County Florida Include; Alligator Point, Apalachicola, Bald Point, Carrabelle, Eastpoint, Lanark Village and St. Teresa.
 
Areas of Salt and Brackish Water Franklin County Florida Include; Acorn Lake Creek, Alligator Harbor, Apalachicola Bay, Bear Creek, Big Bay, Big Bayou, Blounts Bay, Carabelle River, Cash Creek, Chipley Creek, Crooked River, Dickerman Cut, East Bay, East River, False River, Grassy Creek, Gulf of Mexico, Jackson River, Little River, Little St Marks River, New River, New River bayou, Ochlockonee Bay, Ochlockonee River, Postum Bayou, Sams Creek Cutoff, Scipio Creek, St George Sound, St Vincent Sound, West Bayou and Whiskey George Creek.

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