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The Forgotten Coast

Florida's Forgotten Coast is the name commonly used to refer to a quiet section of coastline stretching 130 miles through 3 counties (Bay, Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla).

 

 

This portion of Old Florida was indeed "forgotten" during the period when much of North Florida's coastline was developed...and subsequently over- developed.  The Forgotten Coast is a special place today, more for what has been preserved than for what has been developed. Pristine bays, sugar white beaches, coastal marshlands, estuaries rich with sea life, and barrier islands with impressive dune formations...this is what the Forgotten Coast has to offer!

 

 

This journey is from West to East along a remote and quite rural portion of the Florida Panhandle between hectic Panama City and an area due south of equally hectic Tallahassee, the state capitol. You are travelling along US Highway 98, a mostly two-lane road along the Gulf of Mexico.

Traffic signals are rare as are shopping malls, bungee jumps, bowling alleys and parking meters. What you will see is lots of trees. More than 60% of this entire land mass is either a reserve, preserve or in the hands of one private landowner.

 

 

The scenery is fantastic, and you can pull over to the side of the road most anywhere and enjoy the view, take a dip or dip a hook.