Our area, Florida's Forgotten Coast, includes the counties of Gulf, Franklin, and Wakulla. Cities in the area include Apalachicola, Eastpoint, Carrabelle, and St. George Island in Franklin County. To the West in Gulf County is the Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach in the South and Wewahitchka in the North. Wakulla at the East end of the Forgotten Coast includes Panacea, Medart, Spring Creek (and it's wonderful Spring Creek Restaurant), Shell Point and St Marks. All area have abundant access to coastal properties and recreation opportunities, albeit each unique in it's own way.
In the early 1800 the Apalachicola River was a major inroad to the interior of Florida and Georgia. Cotton was King! Boats would bring the cotton down the river for shipment around the world. At one time Apalachicola was the busiest port on the Gulf Coast. Port St Joe also became a major player in cotton when the first railroad in Florida was built to move cotton. The Civil war had a major impact on the area. Area Civil war sites include Bloody Bluff and Ft Gadsden on the Apalachicola River and St Marks on the shores of Apalachee Bay in Wakulla County.
Census data reports Franklin County has about a population of 11,000. This is typical of the other counties as well. Unemployment in the area is the third lowest in Florida.
Recreation opportunities abound. Fishing is great whether offshore, from shore or freshwater in the rivers and estuary. Each location along the coast has it's own fleet of sailing vessels in residence but when you sail out to Dog Island your likely to be the only boat in the anchorage. Kayaking throughout the estuary is very popular; ocean kayaking is also popular out around Little St. George and the other barrier Islands.