Voted Best Friendliest Small Town 2009 by Florida Monthly Magazine
Apalachicola or "Apalach", as it is known by locals, is situated on the Apalachicola River and Bay. Established in 1831, it was once the third largest port on the Gulf of Mexico. This basin encompasses what is considered one of the least polluted, most undeveloped, ecologically diverse systems left in the United States. Home to over 900 Historic homes, Apalachicola was also selected as one of the nation's Dozen Distinctive Destinations in 2008 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Highly valued for its unspoiled natural environment, the coastal community of Apalachicola is at the heart of the Forgotten Coast, offering an authentic taste of Florida's Gulf Coast. Visitors to historic Apalachicola experience a quaint small southern town with over 200 years of history and a strong maritime culture. You'll also find miles of uncrowded pristine beaches, an endless supply of protected shallow bays, excellent fishing and acres of National and State forests to explore. Combine all this with some of the finest oysters and seafood in the country and you will be content with your choice to relocate here.
Pristine Beaches, Vibrant History, and Distinctive Seafood are just 3 reasons why most people migrate this way, but this Coastal Community offers all that and so much more!
Locally owned and operated businesses include a mix of eclectic & trendy shops, restaurants, art galleries, and meticulously restored hotels and B & B's - all of which create a picturesque and friendly atmosphere for visitors as well as local residents. Have an Interest in Theatre? The Dixie Theatre lies in the center of town and hosts professional theater and music January through March.
Surrounding Areas include:
- St. George Island - 21 Miles NORTHEAST - Home to Historical St. George Island Lighthouse
- Eastpoint - 7 Miles EAST - Central Point of Forgotten Coast & Million-Dollar Seafood Industry
- Indian Pass - 7 Miles WEST - Indian Pass Campground
- Cape San Blas - 25 Miles WEST - St. Joseph Bay Preserve
- St. Joseph Peninsula State Park - 28 Miles WEST - Ranked #1 Best Beach in America in 2002!
- Port St. Joe - 23 Miles NORTHWEST - Sacred Heart on the Gulf Hospital
- St. Vincent Island - 12 Miles WEST - St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge