Experience the quaint charm of Historic Apalachicola with it's art galleries, antique shops, museums, bed and breakfast inns, and many fine historic homes and buildings.Explore the scenic beauty of the barrier islands, home to some of Florida's most pristine white-sand beaches, a state park, a national wildlife refuge, a beautiful old lighthouse, and some of Florida's premier vacation accommodations.
Enjoy a peaceful walk along the bayside docks where the area's commercial fishermen unload the best seafood in the world.
Satisfy your appetite with a meal at one of the area's many superb seafood restaurants.
Located on Florida's Gulf Coast along Highway 98, this area has been spared the over-development that much of Florida has suffered. The pace here is unhurried, the crowds are non-existent, and the result is an experience you will never forget.
Apalachicola Bay is one of the most productive estuarine systems in the Northern Hemisphere. The reserve protects the regions biological diversity, as well as the economic value of the natural resources and pristine conditions.
Between 60 to 85 percent of the local population make their living directly from the fishing industry, most of which is done in reserve waters.