Earning this nick name back in the 90’s, being known as one of Florida’s “best kept secrets”, the Forgotten Coast’s seclusion and beauty is what draws guests from all over the country to it’s magnificent beaches. Even though this part of the Emerald Coast is mostly categorized as being fairly quiet and partially underdeveloped, that is the exact reason as to why guests love to visit this part of the coastline all year around. The location of the Forgotten Coast is just a few miles from a lot of the major communities and cities that the Emerald Coast takes pride in owning. With the closest major city being Tallahassee and Panama City, it is surrounded by beautiful communities west and east of its coastline. For example, Cape San Blas, Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach, Indian Pass and many more. With the communities that make up the Forgotten Coast, the amount of activities and other things to do are endless.
Whether it is keeping the whole family active and enjoying the beautiful Gulf of Mexico or maybe having more of a relaxing day away from the beach, the Forgotten Coast truly does have it all. Keep your activity water related and rent a boat or kayak as you cruise up and down the Emerald Coast or out deeper into the Gulf of Mexico. Swing by the St. Joe Marina and rent one of Seahorse Water Safari’s 5 boat options for 4-8 hours of sailing. Make it a sunset cruise to experience first hand what all of the talk is about when it comes to that gorgeous Florida sunset. With this part of the Emerald Coast being the “Forgotten Coast”, the personality that this area brings is none like anywhere else, and there are local shops that prove so. Take the day to shop up and down Reid Avenue and Mexico Beach. These communities have product and shops that bring out what everybody loves about the Forgotten Coast. With everything there being unique and its own style, anything you purchase will be very special to you and your family. Take a break from cooking your usual lunch or dinner meals while on vacation. The Forgotten Coast has plenty of restaurants to choose from when trying to please everyone’s cravings. Travel over to Apalachicola and stop in Apalachicola Seafood Grill for a bite to eat. With the freshest seafood on the Gulf Coast, and amazing prices that nobody else can beat, this restaurant is definitely a local and tourist favorite. Want to keep it original for a meal? Travel over to Eastpoint for amazing wings and every adults favorite beverage over at the Red Pirate. When families eat at the Red Pirate, they leave only wanting to come back the next day for more. It is a great place to relax and grab a meal that may remind you of home.
Forgotten Coast, Florida
Make sure to book with Emerald Coast By Owner for your next family vacation when you spend it along the Forgotten Coast to experience a vacation that not everybody else gets to experience. This is an area that you won’t want to miss out on.