Eastpoint is part of Florida’s Forgotten Coast along the Panhandle and Gulf of Mexico shore in northwest Florida. Eastpoint is known as the seafood haven of Franklin County and is one of the few remaining working waterfronts in North Florida. It is located just across the bay from Apalachicola and Saint George Island with a unique look into the past of authentic fishing communities of Florida’s beginnings.
Eastpoint also serves as the epicenter of Franklin County’s commercial oyster industry, it is home to several rustic seafood houses, weatherworn docks, and many expert oyster harvesters. At one point, Eastpoint was the country’s largest producer of oysters.
There’s no better place to find some fresh seafood than Eastpoint Florida. The fishing community is home to several family-owned seafood markets where you can purchase something that was caught from the waters that very day. If you would rather someone prepare the seafood for you, you can stop by one of the amazing local seafood restaurants owned and operated by families who have been living in the area for several generations.
If you are an avid fisherman or looking to begin a new hobby, or just say you caught your dinner today, Eastpointe is a great place for fishing. The nutrient-rich shallow bay system just off the shore of Eastpoint serves as a thriving marine life habitat that is abundant and bountiful with gamefish for catching. There are two public boat ramps in Eastpoint as well as several bait and tackle shops full of experts to help you find exactly the right equipment you will need for a successful catch. The most popular shore fishing pier parallels the bridge to Saint George Island.
There are several great opportunities to get outside and enjoy the great beauty of the Forgotten Coast. The Forgotten Coast is called so because it is a coastal area of Florida that you will never experience a crowd on the beach. It is like Florida’s little hidden gem. Eastpoint is home to the Appalachian National Estuary and Research Reserve and Visitor Center. This is just one of the many great opportunities to take in the natural beauty of the area as well as gain some education on the area. This is considered one of Florida’s premier research and education facilities. The visitor center features fish tanks, walking trails, interactive displays, and plenty of public education programs and activities.
Eastpointe is considered the Gateway to Tate’s Hill State Forest and the Apalachicola National Forest which are just north of town and accessed by the scenic Highway 65. Both lush forested areas are full of fun activities including swimming, kayaking, hiking, and camping.
The small town of Eastpoint offers a suburban and rural mix and most people in Eastpoint own their homes. The current median home value in Eastpoint is $113,600. There’s a great mix of homes in Eastpoint including several amazing waterfront properties and properties that would make great vacation homes.
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