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What Are The Best Rental Amenities in Alligator Point, FL?

Trending Vacation Rental Amenities in Alligator Point, FL

Check above for the most common and the least popular rental amenities in Alligator Point, and pick the one that fits your preference easily. In Alligator Point, 163 rentals offer Air Conditioning, 159 rentals offer Bed linens provided, 156 rentals offer TV. So, if you need Air Conditioning during your vacation, use the Air Conditioning filter to compare these properties. Two amenities that are not typical are Hot Tub, Fireplace.

Which Price Range Is Most Typical in Alligator Point, FL Area?

Vacation House & Condo Rental Price Information in Alligator Point, FL

The graph shows the percentages of vacation homes in each price bucket. Alligator Point has the largest percentage (25.88%) of homes in $100 - $150 price range.
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Which Accommodations Should I Pick in Alligator Point, FL?
Most Picked Accommodations in Alligator Point, FL
There are various types of homes in Alligator Point area. Depending on your group size, you can pick the one using filters accordingly. House is the most popular accommodation type, and the largest homes can accommodate 20 people.The least popular accommodation in Alligator Point is Hotel rentals
How Many Accommodations Are Pets Allowed in Alligator Point, FL?
Pets Allowed vs Not Allowed in Alligator Point, FL
43.35% of vacation homes in Alligator Point are pet friendly. Make sure you select the pet friendly home filter when you are going to bring your pet(s) for the upcoming vacation.
Best Tourist Attractions in Alligator Point, FL?
Tourist Attractions In Alligator Point, FL

When you have only limited times to spend in Alligator Point, we highly recommend you to visit those famous places:

What are the nightlife spots in Alligator Point, FL?
Nightlife Spots

Alligator Point Tiki Hut is the only bar or restaurant located on Alligator Point. The location offers beachfront dining with outdoor seating only. There is often live music as well as drink and food specials. They have a full bar offering beer, wine, and cocktails. Menu items include conch fritters, fried fish, chicken wings, crab cakes and more. They are located at 1648 Alligator Drive in Panacea.

Harry A’s is a restaurant bar and nightclub with both indoor and outdoor seating. They have live music on weekends, a full bar, and a restaurant serving traditional pub fare. The interior is eclectic with dollar bills plastered on every surface. They are located at 28 West Bayshore Drive in St. George Island, about an hour from Alligator Point.

How to plan 1 or 2 or 3-day trip itineraries in Alligator Point, FL?
Trip Planning

Start out with breakfast at the Breakfast Station before heading to Bald Point State Park for the day. You can relax on the beach, swim, fish, or hike for as long as you want. Wander to the Alligator Tiki Hut for lunch before heading to the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab. End with dinner at Angelo’s and a few drinks overlooking the water. 

The next day, start with breakfast at Carrabelle Junction before heading for a ride on the Big Bend Scenic Byway to St. George’s Lighthouse. Visit St. Mark’s Wildlife Refuge on the drive, then head to Two Brothers Dockside for lunch. Travel to Apalachola for a visit to the Orman House and take the Historic Walking Tour. Be sure to stop in at Apalachola Chocolate and Coffee for a sweet treat. Visit the Raney House before visiting Oyster City Brewing for a cold beer. End the evening at the Crooked River Grill.

Where to visit in order to explore art and culture in Alligator Point, FL?
Art & Culture Places

Camp Gordon Johnston opened in 1942 with a mission to train soldiers for amphibious landings on hostile shores. The camp closed in 1946 after the Navy took over amphibious training. Today, it is a museum displaying artifacts, photos, memorabilia, and memories of sailors, soldiers, and civilians who trained or worked at the camp. It is located at 1873 Highway 98 West in Carrabelle.

Opened in 2009, Carrabelle History Museum includes many artifacts, photos, and memories that tell the history of Carrabelle. The first artifact donated was a midwife bag owned by Tillie Miller. It is housed in the former City Hall, built in 1933 as a work program to employ local citizens during the Depression. Four rooms and a large entry hall offer displays of Carrabelle's history. The Steamship Tarpon, a key to building the community in the 1900s is on exhibit along with one on the Native Americans who inhabited the area. The museum can be found at 106 Avenue B, Southeast.

Built in 1895 and restored in 2007 the Crooked River Lighthouse is open for you to climb. The museum next door includes exhibits of beacons and how the tower was constructed. There is a Keeper’s Room with the objects they would have used in their job, such as a barometer, glass fire grenade, watch book, currency, and more. There is a gift shop as well where you can find nautical-themed gifts. The museum and lighthouse are located at 1875 Highway 98 in Carrabelle.

How to get around in Alligator Point, FL?
Transportations

The closest airport to Alligator Point, Florida, is Tallahassee International Airport, about 45 minutes from the point.  You may be able to get rideshare or taxi to Alligator Point, but it is advised that you rent a car in order to get to the many attractions in the area.

What does the calendar look like for local events & festivals in Alligator Point, FL?
Local Events & Festivals

OgZ DeZigns @ Riverfront Festival, held on Main Street in Carrabelle, is a street festival offering unusual and colorful artwork. There is a pet parade and exhibits of maritime activities. Children’s activities, a vintage car show, local seafood vendors, and traditional fair food are also part of the event. One fun activity is the Fishy Fashion Show where runway models demonstrate nautical-themed outfits made from recycled materials that may include beach umbrellas, fish nets, sails and more. The event is held in June each year.

Where are the hidden gems or unique spots to visit in Alligator Point, FL?
Hidden Gems

The Apalachicola Historic District contains more than 900 homes and buildings, all of which can be viewed on the city’s walking tour. There is a cotton warehouse, a sponge exchange, and many Victorian homes built by lumber magnates.

While visiting the historic district, be sure to stop in at the Apalachicola Chocolate and Coffee Company to try their handmade chocolates and gelato, all made in the store. You can also grab breakfast and lunch pastries as well as pies and cookies. They are located at 75 Market Street.

Cape St. George Light, located on St. George Island, was originally built in 1833. Due to pounding waves and beach erosion, the light was rebuilt in 1848 and 1852 but eventually collapsed in 2005. In 2008, an effort began to restore the lighthouse and a replica of the lighthouse keepers house began in 2009. The buildings were opened in 2011. The lighthouse is located at 2B East Gulf Beach Avenue in St. George, just about an hour from Alligator Point.

Raney House, built in 1838 by David Greenway Raney, a cotton merchant, whose three sons served in the Confederate Army. One son, David, Jr., was a marine officer on the CSS Tennessee, captured by the Union Navy in 1864. He was able to escape and return to the Confederate lines. The home is now a museum, located at 128 Market Street, with many pieces of furniture, artifacts, and documents from the 19th century.

What are the travel peak seasons in Alligator Point, FL?
Peak Seasons

The average monthly temperatures in Alligator Point are

  • January – low of 38F (3C); high of 64F (18C)
  • February – low of 40F (4C); high of 66f (19C)
  • March – low of 47F (8C); high of 74F (23C)
  • April – low of 54F (12C); high of 80F (27C)
  • May – low of 62F (17C); high of 86F (30C)
  • June – low of 70F (21C); high of 91F (33C)
  • July – low of 72F (22C); high of 91F (33C)
  • August – low of 72F (22C); high of 91F (33C)
  • September – low of 69F (21C); high of 88F (31C)
  • October – low of 58F (14C); high of 82F (28C)
  • November – low of 46F (8C); high of 73F (23C)
  • December – low of 41F (5C); high of 65F (18C)

Humidity in the Alligator Point area averages between 72 and 77 percent with December and February the most humid months. The area averages about 94 inches of rain each year and August is the rainiest month with almost 17 inches of rain on average.

What are the activities in Alligator Point, FL that are family friendly?
Family Friendly Activities

River paddling in Bald Point State Park is an excellent family activity. You and your family can paddle along the many tributaries to the Gulf, seeing migratory ducks, beautiful plant life, and unique wildlife whose habitat exists in the marshes and forests.

The Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory, established in 1963, provides marine life to schools and laboratories while also studying endangered species and helping to preserve marine life in the area. There is an aquarium display and hands-on learning opportunities for all ages. They are located at 222 Clark Drive in Panacea.

What are the must-visit places in Alligator Point, FL?
Must See Attractions

Fishing is one of the most popular activities in the Alligator Lake area. Off the beach, you can catch whiting, flounder, and redfish all year. In the summer months, you can also find pompano speckled trout, bluefish, Spanish mackerel and sharks. It is also possible to charter a fishing boat and head out on the water. There are more than 50 artificial reefs where anglers all year.

Bald Point State Park, one of the most picturesque areas on the Gulf Coast of Florida, is a great place to spend a day. There are coastal marshes, pine Flatwoods, and oak groves with a diverse population of wildlife and fauna. Migrating raptors, including the bald eagle, are commonly seen in the area in the fall along with migrating Monarch butterflies.

St Marks Wildlife Refuge, established in 1931, initially provided a sanctuary for migrating birds. It is one of the oldest in the National Wildlife Refuge System. There are coastal marshes, islands, tidal creeks, and estuaries that provide a home for a wide range of animals and plants. It is a great place to see migrating birds and other animals in their natural habitat. The visitor’s center is located at 1255 Lighthouse Road in St. Marks, about a half-hour from Alligator Point.

The Big Bend Scenic Byway, a 220-mile scenic route along the Gulf Coast of Florida, travels past Alligator Point. You can catch the byway at St. Mark’s and travel all the way to St. George Island State Park, just about an hour’s ride. Along the way, you will travel a two-lane road with areas to stop and wade in the water and may even catch a glimpse of a dolphin pod.

Orman House, a beautiful antebellum home with stunning botanical gardens, was built by Thomas Orman, a cotton merchant. The house has both Federal and Greek revival style attributes along with beautiful wooden mantles, plaster cornices, and floorboards created from wide heart pine. The gardens honor Dr. Alvin Chapman, a botanist, and include a butterfly garden, walkwasy and open spaces. You will want to visit the Three Soldiers Detail, a statue honoring those who fought in Vietnam. It is located at 177 Fifth Street in Apalachicola, just under an hour from Alligator Point.

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