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Here are some wonderful resources and ideas
Carrabelle, Florida’s website is great. Check out their “Things to Do” page. The Windwood House is just a few minutes east of Carrabelle. There’s great info here about fishing, golfing, beaches, birding, and more!
St. George Island is famous for its stunning sand dunes. Their website has lots of info on public beach access, holding a wedding on the island, historic locations and more.
Historic Apalachicola is known for their charming downtown and killer oysters fresh from the bay. Visit their website to see all about this Florida gem.
Florida State Parks are amazing! Check out the Florida State Parks website to learn all about them. They make for stellar day trips while you’re staying with us.
– Wakulla Springs – Beautiful, cool spring water is great for summer swimming. Or just go to check out the museum and wander the beautiful grounds.
– St. George Island State Park – Beautiful beachs just 20 minutes from the Windwood House.
– Florida Caves – Yes, really! It’s a little known fact that Florida has a beautiful cave system.
– Plus LOTS more – so check out that Florida State Parks website interactive map to pick your day trip spot.
Articles About the Forgotten Coast
Shining a Light on the Past: The Endangered Lighthouses of Florida’s Forgotten Coast Don’t miss the Crooked River Lighthouse just three miles west of Carrabelle.
Getting Lost on Florida’s “Forgotten” Coast Great info from National Geographic about our region.
Our Favorite Restaurants
This area once was famous for Julie Mae’s pies. They were truly the best pies… ever! Unfortunately, they have long since closed.
Good news… there are still some excellent restaurants you shouldn’t miss! Be sure to read the Welcome Book when you arrive at the house. We do our best to keep that up-to-date will all the latest area restaurants.
Angelo’s in Panacea is just a 20 minute or so drive. Our family has been celebrating life’s greatest events at Angelo’s for years – most of which were in the old, wooden restaurant. Originally the building sat, literally, over the water in order to avoid the “dry” county rules. Unfortunately, Hurricane Dennis destroyed the old restaurant forcing them to rebuild. Today, Angelo’s still sits in the same place but is now a well-built concrete structure sure to withstand any future storms. Make sure to try their house salad dressing! This restaurant is a nicer casual atmosphere, has a jewelry counter (nice costume jewelry pieces!) and often has art for sale. The art above the love-seat in the living room is from a charity auction about seven years ago and we love it.
Hog Wild BBQ has been around for a number of years now and doesn’t disappoint! No frills, great food, kind staff and quality ice cream for dessert. They also have a nice seafood menu, salad bar and breakfast buffet. They cater, too!
The Fish Camp Restaurant is located at the Carrabelle River Marina and offers great seafood with a gorgeous view of the harbor.