Carrabelle Florida is the very epitome of southern old world Florida charm. Strolling through town and the historic yet still working waterfront invokes images of bygone days when people still knew their neighbors and showed hospitality both to strangers and friends alike. In a time when the world is spinning out of control and everyone is glued to their phones and computers its good to know that places like Carrabelle still exist.
Carrabelle has a rich exciting maritime history that includes pirates, Indians, bootlegging, sponge diving and war. Its historical working waterfront is still in use today and well worth a look while you are in town. It is one of my favorite areas on Florida's forgotten coast. There are also lots of little quaint and quirky boutiques to do a little souvenir shopping. Check out my Things to do in Carrabelle article (coming soon) for additional activities in this charming town.
Carrabelle has many local festivals that showcase the areas unique charm and flavor. I love attending their river front and seafood festival every year but that's not all they have. For a list and description of each event see my article Carrabelle Festivals. (coming soon)
With Carrabelle Florida being known as the gate way to the gulf there are plenty of boater friendly accommodations here. Lots of RV parks as well as other places offer boat slips sometimes even complimentary. Some of the types of lodging Carrabelle has to offer include a historic hotel, bed and breakfast, condo rental, and live aboard/ transient boat slip rentals. For a more extensive look at places to stay in the area be sure to see my places to stay in Carrabelle article. (coming soon)
If you love fresh seafood then you will love the local flavor and cuisine here. I have had some of the best unpretentious simple down home cooking in this town. They serve the kind of food you would expect eating Sunday dinner at your granny's house. The food alone is worth a visit here! For a list of some of my favorite picks of local places to dine be sure to see my article Carrabelle restaurants. (coming soon)
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