What Is It?

Part of Florida’s “Forgotten Coast,” Apalachicola is along the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida Panhandle.

Things to Do

Home to more than 100 species of fish and beautiful beaches, Apalachicola is known for its fishing and water sports. The area offers water activities for people of all ages and abilities, so everyone can join the fun.


During the 19th century, Apalachicola was the third-busiest port in the Gulf of Mexico. Today, it accounts for around 1 million pounds of shrimp a year and 90% of Florida’s oysters. The city’s working waterfront is filled with shrimpers, fishermen and oyster harvesters.

Tasty Food

In a place known for its fishing, it is not surprising there are many great seafood options, including multiple fresh seafood markets and oyster bars throughout the city. Shrimp, blue crab and oysters are especially popular.

When to Go

Apalachicola has more sun per year than any Florida city, so it can be a great spot year-round. A variety of events and festivals are held throughout the year. The city holds the annual Florida Seafood Festival in November.


The Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce website features up-to-date events and great ways to make the most of your time in the area. For more information, go to apalachicolabay.org or call