City Profile: St. George Island

By: VISIT FLORIDA staff

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St. George Island is a Florida beach town without the crowded chain stores or high-rise buildings.

Measuring approximately 28 miles in length, St. George Island consistently rates as one of the top beaches in the U.S.

St. George is one of the last inhabited, yet unspoiled, barrier islands of Florida. There are miles of uncrowded beaches for sunning and shelling, clear Gulf waters for swimming and excellent fishing, and pristine marshes for wildlife viewing. The beauty of the island is well protected by low-density zoning and strict building codes (minimum 1,000 square foot houses, no taller than three stories high).

St. George Island is a quiet low-density beach community with no high rises and no chain stores. Visitors can rent a quaint beach cottage, a multi-story luxury beach home, or lodge at one of the two Island hotels or inns.

The state park is pet-friendly. Pets are allowed in the campground, the nature trails and on the paved surfaces throughout the park, but must be on a six-foot leash and under control of the owner. Pets are not allowed on the park beach but are allowed on the public beaches outside the parks boundaries.

St. George Island State Park occupies nine miles of the far eastern end of the island. With more than nine miles of beachfront, the park boasts the longest beachfront of any park in Florida.

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