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Here you will find many miles of beautiful white "sugar sand" beaches for walking, swimming, sunning, surf fishing, bird watching or simply indulging your need for relaxation and tranquility.

The county installed the beach warning flag system in 2012 at the public beaches and a sign explaining what the flags mean.  The beach warning flag alerts swimmers to the daily rip tide conditions. For current beach conditions you can go to Oyster Radio's website: Please bookmark this as a valuable tool to have to identify current beach conditions/warnings before entering the waters.  In addition, there is now also a new Beach Warning Flag located as you come onto St. George Island, just off the exit of the bridge and near the restrooms at Carrabelle Beach.  Green flag means the risk is low – red means high risk.  Double red flag means the water is closed to public use.  Purple means marine pests in water, ex: jellyfish. The Parks and Recreation clean-up crew are in charge of changing the flags every day.  It is important that swimmers know the beach conditions before jumping into the Gulf.

Part of our "beach charm" is sharing with all the plants & wildlife such as turtles, birds, dolphins. Together residents and visitors can ensure our beaches are healthy and safe places for everyone for years to come, so help keep it tidy, leave the beach cleaner than you found it.  Check to make sure a shell is empty before taking it.  The creature that made it may still be alive inside! If birds fly off when you walk by, you are too close.  Please observe all posted signs to protected areas.  Your four-legged friend must be leashed at all times - so be sure to bring a long leash!  Don't leave a mess behind....just footprints.  

 Click here for a 25 minute video filmed in 2012 that will give you a tour of Franklin County's Top Beaches.


To view current beach conditions, click here, then click on the “balloon” to read current report.



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