Apalachicola Bay - St. George Island News

St. George Island Surf Report & Forecast


Date: 3/25/2019 5:00:00 PM

The surf is down this morning with weak, unrideable traces. Winds are from the NNW around 7-12kts. Short Term Forecast: The surf remains down through the day. Northerly winds continue this afternoon

Read More

For rest and relaxation, try Florida's 'Forgotten Coast'

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Date: 3/23/2019 9:08:00 PM

Close window treatments dusk to dawn 5/1-10/31." Yeah, you don't see that everywhere. But that's one of the charms of St. George Island, a slip of land located along the Florida Panhandle near

Read More

Test results released after fish with lesions found near St. George Island


Date: 3/21/2019 3:29:00 PM

EASTPOINT, Fla. (WTXL) — Biologists at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission believe they have identified what caused fleshy lesions to appear on fish found near St. George Island

Read More

Chili Cook-off funds volunteer firefighters, EMS

The News Herald

Date: 3/1/2019 11:42:00 AM

ST. GEORGE ISLAND — When a fire or health emergency happens on St. George Island, calls for help are answered by the nonprofit and all-volunteer fire department and emergency medical services. Those f

Read More

St. George Island, reopening after Hurricane Michael

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 2/26/2019 10:30:00 AM

St. George Island, reopening after Hurricane Michael St. George Island State Park reopens in March after rebuilding from damage caused by Hurricane Michael. Check out this story on tallahassee.com: ht

Read More

7:56:31 AM
12/25/2019 - Christmas
1/1/2020 - New Year's Day
What's New!
Featured Business
PO Box 159
Alexander City, AL 35011
Add your business
Apalachicola Bay - St. George Island Businesses
Boating / Waterfront
Home / Construction
Tourism / Recreation
Professional Services

View Sponsor Details | View By Category | Add Your Business Here

Apalachicola Bay is an estuary and lagoon located on Florida's northwest coast renowned for its oysters. The Apalachicola Bay system also includes St. Georges Sound, St. Vincent Sound and East Bay, covering an area of about 208 square miles (540 km2). Four islands St. Vincent Island to the west, Cape St. George Island and St. George Island to the south, and Dog Island to the east separate the system from the Gulf of Mexico. Water exchange occurs through Indian Pass, West Pass, East Pass and the Duer Channel. The lagoon has been designated as a National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Apalachicola River is the largest source of freshwater to the estuary. Combined with the Chattahoochee River, Flint River, and Ochlockonee River they drain a watershed of over 20,000 square miles (50,000 km2) at a rate of 19,599 cubic feet (550 m3) per second according to the United States Geological Survey in 2002.
The region features 1,162 species of plants, and includes the largest natural stand of tupelo trees in the world. The area is also home to 308 species of birds, 186 species of fish, 57 species of mammals, and boasts the highest species density of amphibians and reptiles in all of North America, north of Mexico stated by the Apalachicola Reserve, 2002.
Apalachicola Bay is part of The National Estuarine Research Reserve System.[1]

Apalachicola, Eastpoint & Carrabelle are three cities that border the Bay on the mainland side.
Apalachicola Bay - St. George Island Restaurants

Quick Links
Apalachicola Bay - St. George Island News
Apalachicola Bay - St. George Island Photos
Apalachicola Bay - St. George Island Videos

About Us
Contact Us
Site Map
Search Site
Advertise With Us

Copyright 2019, Coastal Town
Privacy    |    Legal