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Definitely visit St. George Island State Park

Miles of undeveloped beaches on this barrier island provide the perfect setting for this park, which offers ample opportunities for sunbathing, swimming, canoeing, boating, hiking, camping and nature study. Two natural boat ramps provide access to the bay for small boats. Anglers can fish for flounder, redfish, sea trout, pompano, whiting, Spanish mackerel and other fish off the beach or in the bay. Few parks offer better opportunities for shelling. Sea turtles and shore birds such as the snowy plover, least tern, black skimmer and willet nest in the park during the summer. The park has six large picnic shelters equipped with grills, tables and nearby restrooms. The campground features 60 campsites with water, electric, a central dump station and two bathhouses. A primitive campsite can be accessed by a 2.5-mile trail or by canoe or kayak. A primitive group camp area is available for scouts and other organized groups. Annual special events include the Coffee in the Campground from November through March, Coastal Cleanups in September and weekly interpretive programs in the fall. Other events and ranger programs are available throughout the rest of the year. Located on St. George Island, 10 miles southeast of Eastpoint, off U.S. 98.

Harry A’s

Harry A’s

Our favorite hangout! St. George Island’s only restaurant, bar & nightclub!

They are committed to providing top-notch entertainment, dining and adult beverages. The kitchen is staffed with culinary masters and our talented and friendly bar staff can whip up anything from an Alabama Slammer to a Zombie Punch.

They offer a wide variety of entertainment from karaoke and DJs to live local and national performers.

When it rains, we pour! If it’s raining in the courtyard at 4pm, our happy hour extends until closing.

Visit the Lighthouse

Visit the Lighthouse

On Friday, October 21, 2005, the Cape St. George Light collapsed into the Gulf of Mexico. On Monday, December 1, 2008, the reconstructed lighthouse was opened to the public. Built in 1852 on what is now Little St. George Island, the Light finally succumbed to beach erosion and pounding waves. Working with state and federal government support, the St. George Lighthouse Association spearheaded the effort to salvage the pieces of the Light. Volunteers cleaned the mortar off thousands of the old bricks. The original plans were obtained from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and the lighthouse was reconstructed on St. George Island, using as much of the original materials as possible.
Please browse the accompanying pages to read about the Light’s history and to see photos of the Light through the years, including extensive coverage of the reconstruction effort. Take a look at our merchandise and membership opportunities, and the calendar of upcoming events. And come visit and climb the 92 stairs to the top of the Light. Your continued support of the Cape St. George Light is important to help maintain our historic lighthouse for future generations!

The Cape St. George Light is located at 2 East Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island, FL 32328.