My wife and I recently took a driving trip along that part of the Florida Gulf Coast known as the “Forgotten Coast”. This area includes Apalachicola, Eastpoint, St. George Island and Carrabelle. All are east of the Redneck Riviera (that area of beach communities stretching from Mississippi over to Panama City, Florida), and all that goes with it. Quiet, unhurried, and a step back from the hustle and bustle are all good descriptors for this area where the majority of the oysters produced in Florida are harvested. Rivers, bays and barrier islands create a perfect storm for fishing and quiet beach living. The fact that it’s not super easy to access also, thankfully, keeps the rowdy tourist numbers down.
We spent ten days wandering along the coast, eating as much local seafood as we could, and enjoying a number of nearly deserted beaches.
Here are a few photos from the trip. (click on photos for full size versions)