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St. George Island Shopping Guide

It’s not a true vacation without an afternoon spent stocking up on souvenirs, and Saint George Island offers no shortage of beach shops and boutiques to help you do just that. Whether you need to find a few quick beach supplies to plan the perfect day on the water or you are looking for a one-of-a-kind memento to remember your vacation, there’s a spot for you!

Florida’s Forgotten Coast offers several convenient stores for your shopping spree—check out these great options on or near St. George Island.

Island Dog Outdoors

 

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Address: 140 E Pine Ave, St George Island, FL 32328

Phone: (850) 927-7700

Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Daily

Website: https://islanddogoutdoors.com/

Travel the island in style with a rental from Island Dog Outdoors. This local shop specializes in everything transportation, with on-water and off-water vehicles available for rent or purchase. Stand up paddle boards, beach cruiser bikes, electric bikes, various kayaks, skiff boats, and golf carts are all up for grabs!

Two Gulls For Mermaids

 

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Address: 123 Gulf Beach Dr W, St George Island, FL 32328

Phone: (850) 927-3600

Island shoppers seeking a charming, local experience will feel right at home at Two Gulls For Mermaids. This downtown gift shop specializes in beach-inspired home decor and one-of-a-kind souvenir items and is a great spot to scope out an item for a special occasion or memorable beach souvenirs.

Jolly Roger Beach Shop

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Address: 139 W Gorrie Dr, Eastpoint, FL 32328

Phone: (850) 927-2999

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily

Website: http://jollyrogersgi.com/

Jolly Roger Beach Shop is St. George’s one-stop-shop for all of our beach needs. In addition to an expansive array of beach rentals—including kayaks, stand up paddle boards, golf carts, and more—Jolly Rogers carries all of the beach supplies you could need. Stop by to stock up on snacks for your rental of pick out a few unique souvenirs to remember your trip.

Island Dog Beach and Surf Shop

 

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Address: 160 E Pine Ave, St George Island, FL 32328

Phone: (850) 927-2600

Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Daily

A cheerful blue exterior makes this beach-style boutique and surf shop impossible to miss. Shop for everything from beach apparel and supplies to surf accessories, souvenirs and more. Island Dog Beach Shop also proudly showcases local art from local creators, including photography, watercolor paintings, acrylic designs, and more.

St. George Island Trading Company

Address: 101 Franklin Blvd, Eastpoint, FL 32328

Phone: (850) 927-2253

Hours: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., Daily

Scope out all of your vacation souvenirs at St. George Island Trading Co. This expansive general store carries everything from beach gear and supplies, like floats and towels, to island-inspired attire, jewelry, gifts, tchotchkes, and more. SGI Trading Company also offers freshly brewed coffee and homestyle ice cream, which are welcomed treats during any beach vacation!

Island Outfitters

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Address: 235 E Gulf Beach Dr, St George Island, FL 32328

Phone: (850) 927-2604

Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday; Closed, Sunday

Website: https://www.sgioutfitters.com/

Whether you’re seeking a great shop with local experts to scope out island fishing holes or a top-rated purveyor for rentals and gear—Island Outfitters has you covered. Hit the water in style in a kayak, paddle board, or surfboard, which are available for sale or as a rental. Or, hit the town in style with apparel from top lifestyle designers, including Fish Hippie, Aftco, Howeler Bros, Costa, Kavu, and more. They’ll “hook” you up with the top gear along the coast!

Seaside Cotton

 

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Address: 112 Franklin Blvd #103, St George Island, FL 32328

Phone: (850) 799-1373

Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Daily

Website: https://www.seasidecottonllc.com/

Dress to impress with resort-inspired attire at Seaside Cotton. This Saint George Island boutique offers hand-picked beach essentials, including men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from brands like Lucky, Karli, Southern Marsh, Coastal Cotton, and more. Seaside Cotton is the perfect shop to find a dress for an oceanside dinner or to invest in a stylish pair of sunglasses for the beach.

Island Adventures

Address: 105 E Gulf Beach Dr, Eastpoint, FL 32328

Phone: (850) 927-3655

Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Website: https://www.sgiadventures.com/

Locally owned and operated, Island Adventures has been a Saint George staple for over 20 years—and it’s not hard to see why! Just steps from the beach and the famous St. George Island Lighthouse, Island Adventures is a shopper’s paradise. The retail shop features beach apparel and souvenirs, beach gear and toys, bait and tackle for fishing trips, custom airbrush t-shirts, and much more.

Sea Oats Art Gallery

 

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Address: 128 E Pine Ave, Eastpoint, FL 32328

Phone: (850) 927-2303

Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday; Closed, Sunday – Monday

Website: http://www.forgottencoastart.com/

A must-visit gallery for art aficionados and appreciators alike, Sea Oats Art Gallery features beautiful works from Apalachicola native, Joyce Estes. The gallery showcases silk art and oil paintings by Joyce, many of which capture native wildlife, marine life, and nature scenes found along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Read more on where to buy art on St. George Island.

Do you need to go grocery shopping? Check out this guide to St. George Island grocery stores for a full list of area shops.

Now that you’ve located shopping on St. George Island, don’t forget to shop for your perfect island getaway! Peruse our pristine inventory of St. George island vacation rentals, and don’t hesitate to reach out for more information on planning the perfect getaway.

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Fall & Winter Guide To Enjoy St. George Island, Florida

The leaves are beginning to change, the temperatures are beginning to fall… it’s time for a beach vacation?

Believe it or not, fall is the second most popular time of year (and our personal favorite time of year!) to visit St. George Island.

And, even when fall transitions to winter, rest assured that “winter” on our Florida Panhandle barrier island is quite enjoyable and a great oceanfront destination for travelers seeking reprieve from their winter wonderlands up north. You won’t be able to make a snowman, but a sandman is a pretty close second!

If you’re considering an off-season getaway along Florida’s “Forgotten Coast”, learn more about getting on island time and embracing the island life at St. George!

Fall & Winter Weather on St. George Island

Goodbye snow, hello sand! Though the palm tree leaves don’t change to festive colors of orange and red, the balmy temps and pristine views more than make up for the lack of autumnal aesthetics.

Fall highs range from the mid-80’s in September to the low 70’s in November. Low’s range from the mid-70’s in September to the mid-50’s in November. How’s that for sweater weather?

Highs in the winter months top out with highs in the low-60’s and lows rarely dipping below 50. St. George Island winter weather is quite mild with little rain, making it an ideal place to relax and recharge.

If you’re curious about true beach weather, you’ll be able to dip your toes into the water through October and possibly into November, depending on the season. The warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico provide a later beach season than many east coast destinations.

Things to do on St. George Island in the Fall & Winter

Saint George is known for being a sleepy island; in fact, that’s the main draw for many visitors! However, you’ll still find plenty to occupy your time during your fall or winter getaway. Remember, the island has plenty of full-time residents, so local businesses will be open!

Watersports are still a popular activity for fall visitors, and the options are endless! Keep things casual with a leisurely paddleboard or kayak rental, or enjoy a thrilling ride on a jet ski rental or a boating adventure.

Visit the St. George Island State Park, which is easily accessible on the east side of the island and open year-round for visitors. The park is an ideal spot for sea shelling, scoping out native island wildlife, an impromptu beach picnic, fishing, and other leisurely beach activities. Wildlife is a big draw, and the state park is also a great place to catch sight of a sea turtle or catch your own dinner, like flounder or redfish.

Check out local island restaurants and the downtown bar scene. From homestyle BBQ to south of the border fare and plenty of fresh seafood (of course!), there’s a spot for every budget or craving. Fall and winter also provide the ideal weather for al fresco dining, and many local spots have expansive outdoor decks to accommodate just that!

Many island visitors also pencil in a day or two for a leisurely day trip to nearby destinations. Apalachicola and the famous Apalachicola Bay are just a few miles up the road and offers fantastic shopping and dining. Other popular spots like Tallahassee and Panama City Beach offers tons of activities and are just a few hours away.

In addition to all of the great activities noted above, here are a few annual events that might pique your interest.

St. George Island Fall Events

Fall in St. George Island is full of festivals! From Oktoberfest to seafood celebrations, check out these lively events.

Apalach Oktoberfest | October 11th – 13th @ Apalachicola

Lantern Fest | October 19th @ Carrabelle

Running for the Bay Marathon | October 20th @ Apalachicola

Florida Seafood Festival | November 1st – 2nd @ Apalachicola

Downtown Oyster Roast | November 1st @ Apalachicola

St. George Island Winter Events

Winter in St. George Island fully embraces the holiday spirit. Enjoy a few of these festive gatherings.

Downtown Christmas Celebration | November 22nd @ Apalachicola

Palm Tree Lighting | December 6th @ St. George Lighthouse

Holiday Market | December 7th @ Apalachicola

Fall & Winter Rentals on St. George Island

Another great perk of a fall or winter vacation to St. George Island is the cost—prices are typically much lower than peak summer weeks and the inventory is much more available, meaning you’ll find it easier to find and select the perfect beach vacation rental.

It’s not uncommon for winter guests (aka our “snowbird” visitors) to rent a house on St. George Island for an entire month for the same price you’d pay for a week in the summer. How’s that for a bargain?

Here are a few handy links to get you started on your hunt for the perfect island retreat:

The warm Gulf waters and white sand beaches are calling your name—what are you waiting for? Fall and winter are wonderful seasons to fully embrace the island lifestyle and an excellent time to plan a family vacation or seasonal snowbird retreat.

Peruse our expansive inventory of St. George Island beach homes or contact us today to speak with a vacation planning expert. We’ll help you plan the perfect island getaway!