The Area

Discover Carrabelle: A Tranquil Getaway on Florida’s Forgotten Coast

The Old Carrabelle Hotel is located near the heart of Carrabelle, only one block from the harbor. Nestled on Florida’s Forgotten Coast, the picturesque village of Carrabelle lies approximately one hour southwest of Tallahassee.

Carrabelle boasts a colorful history dating back before the Civil War. The area is teeming with interesting tales of lumbering, fishing, shanghai, shipping and military lore. In this natural oasis, wildlife exploration and outdoor activities abound. From fishing, sailing and island-hopping to soaking up abundant sunshine on our sugar-sand beaches, there is something for everyone on the Forgotten Coast.

A nature lover’s paradise, our area is world famous for its birding opportunities and butterfly migrations. Carrabelle is surrounded by water and forest, so there are ample opportunities to relax in the great outdoors. No crowds or high rises here. The Forgotten Coast is poised to stay special for just a few.

Carrabelle Beach is the perfect spot for beach bums, swimmers, paddlers and sandcastle builders. The town is also home to a working waterfront with full-service marinas, where you can embark on fabulous fishing and boating adventures.

Bursting with deep-rooted marine history, our area offers numerous lighthouses and museums to explore. From the World’s Smallest Police Station and the Carrabelle History Museum in downtown Carrabelle to Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum to the Crooked River Lighthouse, there are plenty of opportunities to learn about the history of our coastal town.

Additionally, The Big Bend Scenic Byway, which runs along our coast, recently was named a U.S. Scenic Highway. Winding for more than 200 miles through coastal and forest roads, this byway is the perfect route to exploration and adventure.!

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We invite you to discover Carrabelle from our charming historical inn!