The Area

Carrabelle is located along the Gulf of Mexico in Florida’s Panhandle on the Central Coastal Trail of the Big Bend Scenic Byway, which is also designated a National Scenic Byway, 55 miles SW of Tallahassee, the State’s Capitol. By air, Carrabelle can be reached through commercial airports in Tallahassee and Panama City and by charter or private flights to smaller airports in Apalachicola, Carrabelle and on St George Island.  Carrabelle, located in Franklin County, is surrounded by over 200,000 thousand acres of parks and forests and more than 200 miles of lightly developed shoreline which includes four barrier islands: St. George, Dog Island, Little St. George, and St. Vincent Islands.  (The last three are generally accessible privately.)

The area’s only deep-water port, Carrabelle is often called “Gateway to the Gulf” for its numerous marinas and easy access to offshore fishing and boating.  Those arriving by sailing vessels call it “the best jumping-off spot in the Panhandle” for access to the Gulf’s Big Bend and southern ports.  The town is a “walkable community” with daily conveniences close by.   The Carrabelle area is the center of an outdoor paradise.  Affordable accommodations provide a centrally located base where you can stay to enjoy the region’s many outdoor activities.  Uncrowded, white-sand beaches are perfect for family vacations, river, bay and gulf fishing is unsurpassed.  Unpretentious and friendly, experience Carrabelle’s small-town nostalgia.  Unwind, stick your toes in the sand or waters, and feel the stresses of life fade away.

Time Zone:  Eastern
Area Code:  850
Latitude: 29.85 N, Longitude: 84.67 W
Average Temperatures (F):  Spring -68 degrees, Summer- 81 degrees, Fall -71 degrees, Winter- 54 degrees