Encompassing 22 miles of serene beaches, St. George Island offers sandy wonderlands like St. George Island Lighthouse Park and Regatta Park. But none outshine Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park, located at 1900 E. Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island FL 32328.


Under-the-radar beach paradise with convenient amenities and no crowds.

Beloved by beachgoers, bird-watchers and anglers, St, George Island State Park promises extravagant Gulf of Mexico sunsets and unsurpassed stargazing. Often ranked among the top ten beaches in the United States, this hidden gem is only a party spot for dolphins and birds. St. George Island is where to go to fish with your kids on an empty beach; camp under the stars; and reconnect with nature and loved ones.

See, feel

Pull over at any beach access in the park, stroll down a sandy path or boardwalk, and prepare to be awed. Stretching across nine miles, the shoreline is staged against a backdrop you rarely see: nothing but rolling dunes, sea oats, and sky-- and sometimes, the bay on the other side of the shore.

Its white, shell-strewn sand fades to a latte-hue by the water, which is so clear you can see your toes through it. The bottom softly slopes, inviting little ones and timid swimmers to take a dip.

The surf is usually gentle, but winds, tides and offshore systems can occasionally cause conditions to be rough.

On or near the beach

St. George’s beach, ideal for swimming, relaxing, shelling and birding, is only part of the fun the park offers. Fishing, camping, stargazing, boating, hiking, paddling, running, boating and wildlife viewing are some of the park’s other activities.


Dedicated to making the park welcoming to all visitors, St. George Island Park delivers accessible amenities that include all facilities like restrooms and showers; three beach wheelchairs; two beach cruiser electric mobility devices (OPDMD); a floating Mobi-Chair; mobility mats at the #1 and #8 beach access points and at the East Slough and Sugar Hill Beach use areas; one mobility mat at the East End special use area; six accessible campsites; nature trails; and observation platform for birding and stargazing. Please inquire at the ranger station about wheelchair availability.


St. George Island Park facilities include restrooms; showers; two natural boat ramps accessing Apalachicola Bay; campgrounds; a canoe/kayak launch; two interpretive exhibits; picnic pavilions and grills; a playground; recycling baskets; and campgrounds.


There are no lifeguards; swim at your own risk. Visitors are reminded to pay close attention to the Warning Flag Signs posted at welcome stations and on the beaches. These flags indicate the swimming conditions at the beach.


There are two large beach use areas with facilities offering ample parking, as well as a number of small pull-off parking areas with beach access along the length of the beach. Parking is included with admission.

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