This pristine beach community is located just an hour from Tallahassee’s "structured entertainment" such as movies, malls and sporting events. However, nature's beauty abounds and is only footsteps from your front door. This sanctuary offers its guests the rare opportunity to do absolutely nothing! There are no strip malls, no main attractions (except the miles of unpopulated beach) and no fast-paced action. The absence of noise and glaring lights makes for prime relaxation and exquisite stargazing. Proximity to superior seafood makes your biggest problem choosing a favorite restaurant from the infinite array of local seafood restaurants! The tranquility here is unsurpassed and you'll wonder why more people don't live here. The beach stretches for almost 8 miles, and it's not uncommon to walk the entire length without passing another person. Alligator Point and Bald Point are surrounded by 5,000 acres of the Bald Point State Park. Wildlife in and around the park include black bears, bobcats, deer, foxes, coyotes, alligators, and bald eagles, to name a few. It's unmistakably a nature lover's paradise with opportunities to bird watch, view marine mammals (dolphins, manatees and otters), fish, catch shrimp, star gaze, enjoy sunsets, collect shells or just gather your thoughts. Boating and fishing are also popular activities at Alligator Point, and this area is served by a full service marina. Whether fly fishing for tarpon or chasing red fish and trout, the protected Alligator Harbor Aquatic Preserve has something for everyone. Waterskiing and tubing are also popular in the harbor. Alligator Point Yacht Basin is the closest marina in the area to the offshore fishing grounds that hold grouper, cobia, king mackerel, amberjack, and red snapper among others. There are different stories as to how Alligator Point got its name. While they all vary, they tend to agree that it's not from a population of alligators. It is most likely that from shore, the west end of the point bears an uncanny likeness to an entire alligator with its open mouth, teeth, and tail formed by the profile of the pine trees growing in Phipp’s bird sanctuary at the end of the point. Whichever version you believe, by the time you leave, we think you'll agree that you've found paradise!