My first post will have to be about one of my favorite places to visit. The Florida Panhandle is where I grew up, so the beaches here are very well known to me. These beaches are as good as or better than their South and East Florida counterparts and offer lower prices and less crowding. One of the best beachest to visit in this area, and not as well known to visitors from other states, is St. George Island.
St. George Island is about one and a half hours east of Panama City, and is about two hours southwest of Tallahassee. The island can only be accessed by bridge from Eastpoint, FL. St. George Island lies across from the Appalachicola Bay, a site well known by seafood lovers, and stretches 28 miles from Cape St. George Island to Dog Island.
The beach here is, by far, my favorite beach in the world. Yes, I said the world. I have been to beaches in Cozumel, Mexico, Waikiki, Hawaii, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, South Florida and others. St. George Island has the finest powdery sand, and the most beautiful white beach in the world.
There are both free and pay access points at this beach which include a state park where there are pavilions, camping access, and beautiful sand dunes. The options for accommodations on St. George Island include camping, small hotels and condos. Probably the most preferable way of staying here is renting through VRBO.com. This is also a great place to visit for the day from several other places that are nearby.