Apalachicola Bay and the Forgotten Coast is located along the Gulf of Mexico in North Florida’s panhandle; 80 miles southwest of Tallahassee.
The county features more than 200 miles of relatively undeveloped coastal shoreline including the four barrier islands of St. George, Dog Island, Cape St. George and St. Vincent Island. The coastal communities of Apalachicola, St. George Island and Eastpoint are accessible via US Highway 98.
BY AIR: Franklin County can be reached through commercial airports in Tallahassee, Tallahassee Regional Airport (80 miles east) and Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport of Panama City (78 miles west) and by private airports in Apalachicola -Crystal Air (850) 653-1366 and on St. George Island (850) 927-2312.
BY BOAT: on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway from Florida’s West Coast enter at St. George Sound through East Pass, between Dog Island and St. George Island, or through Bob Sikes Cut. From the west, take the ICW through East Bay from Panama City on past White City. Continue east through Lake Wimico to the Jackson River, which will lead to the Apalachicola River. Follow the markers past the Railroad Bridge to Apalachicola. NOAA Charts No. 11401, Apalachicola Bay to Cape San Blas; 11402SC, ICW Apalachicola Bay to Lake Wimico; and 11404SC, ICW Carrabelle to Apalachicola Bay. Click here for port information.