The Old Carrabelle Hotel

201 Tallahassee Street
Carrabelle, FL 32322
(850) 528-3983

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Mostly water, Carrabelle enjoys river, harbor, salt marsh, Intracoastal bay and the Gulf of Mexico. This view from the northwest looks over the bridge and across the harbor and Timber Island. See the river mouth into the Gulf of Mexico just above center, Dog Island’s 2 gorgeous uninhabited sandy beach coves toward the horizon, and coastal Hwy. 98 winding across the bridge and out to Carrabelle Beach at top right.

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Wendy at the World's Smallest Police Station

Read about the Police Station on the Chamber of Commerce website.

Carrabelle Beach

At Old Beach, favorite of locals, there is nothing but sun, sand and the Gulf of Mexico. New Beach, close by, is a full beach park with 14 picnic shade pavilions, BBQ grills and bathrooms.

A Marina on the Harbor

Picturesque now, and more marina development is on the drawing boards.

St. James Bay Golf Resort

Open to the public! St. James Bay Golf Resort, located just east of beautiful Carrabelle, Florida is only minutes away from St. George Island, Cape San Blas, Apalachicola and all the white sand beaches your bare feet can enjoy. The resort offers an eco-friendly layout, the area’s only Audubon Signature Sanctuary, GPS equipped golf carts, two practice putting greens, full size driving range and 15 beautiful lakes. The Grill at St. James Bay Golf Resort is open Tuesday-Sunday, serving lunch daily.

St. James Bay Golf Resort

Riverfront Festival

The last weekend in April is a must-visit time in Carrabelle: Marine Street along the harbor is closed to traffic and lined end to end with art, crafts, food and music for 2 days. Free admission!

Crooked River Lighthouse

December 2007 the newly-renovated lighthouse was dedicated after years of volunteer work. The woodsy park area on Highway 98 at Carrabelle Beach has a picnic pavilion, full-size climb-aboard pirate ship, and now has a reproduction of the original keeper’s house built as a visitor information center.

Crooked River Lighthouse

Camp Gordon Johnston

Opened in 1942 for the sole purpose of training amphibious soldiers, in particular for our greatest Top
Secret assault: Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-day. The museum
has compiled an extensive visual history of the area and camp life.

Ralph G. Kendrick Boardwalk

This one-of-a-kind oddity is a bowl-shaped depression in the forest covering dozens of acres. For no known reason, the cypresses there never grow more than about 20’ tall. (Normal cypress growth can be over 100’.) These trees are documented to be over 150 years old but only reach a stunted mature height, hence the name "dwarf cypress". They are also referred to as "miniature" or "hat-rack" cypress. The Ralph G. Kendrick Boardwalk offers an accessible observation tower overlook, only a few miles west on Highway 98. For the best experience, choose a cloudy day with some wind…you will think you’ve found the Smurf Forest.

Ralph G. Kendrick Boardwalk

Our Big Holidays

For your trip planning-- Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day are our BIG weekends. Book Early! (image by Katherine Milla)

Holiday On The Harbor/Boat Parade Of Lights

The second Saturday evening of December is magic. The harbor is a holiday spectacle with light-festooned boats of all sizes and shapes competing before a review stand, festival vendors, Santa Claus and a fireworks show! It’s a party.

Holiday on the Harbor