Carrabelle Beach, Florida, USA

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Carrabelle Beach, Florida, USA

Carrabelle Beach vacation rentals

Settle on the sandy shores of Carrabelle Beach

Perched on Florida's scenic panhandle, just over an hour by car from vibrant state capital Tallahassee, Carrabelle Beach is an alluring destination for those keen to explore the Sunshine State's more tranquil side. The big draw for many is the picture-postcard beach itself _ a curving expanse of sugar-white sand that attracts a laid-back crowd of sun-worshippers, swimmers, snorkelers, and shell-collectors. The adjacent city of Carrabelle exudes old world ambience, with its gently bustling fishing port and warmly welcoming family-run shops and restaurants. Carrabelle Beach vacation rentals range from stylish but cozy condos to luxurious seafront houses, so there's truly something for everyone.

Splashing around on Carrabelle Beach

Carrabelle Beach is proud of its fishing village heritage, and it remains a compelling destination for anglers of all ages and abilities. Throughout the year you'll find all manner of highly-prized catches lurking in the local crystal-clear waters, including giant redfish, speckled trout, and ladyfish. If you'd rather simply take in the sensational coastal scenery, you could rent a paddle board, kayak, or pontoon boat, and enjoy traversing the waves at your own pace. Should you need a break from the sun, Carrabelle is a top spot for the discerning shopper, with an abundance of cutting-edge galleries, treasure-filled antique shops, and chic fashion boutiques to peruse.

A trip down memory lane in Carrabelle Beach

Within easy reach of your Carrabelle Beach vacation rental, you'll find an eclectic selection of attractions. The Camp Gordon Johnston Museum offers a unique perspective on World War 2, telling the stories of the amphibious soldiers that trained in Carrabelle through a moving collection of artifacts, photos, and vehicles. Housed in the original City Hall, the Carrabelle History Museum covers everything from the Apalachee Indians who settled locally in around 150AD, to life during the Civil War, to everyday family life across the ages. The Carrabelle Bottle House is perhaps the city's quirkiest attraction _ a full-sized house constructed from multi-colored glass bottles.

Soak up year-round sun on Carrabelle Beach

Like much of Florida, Carrabelle Beach is truly a 4-season destination. Winters are typically dry and sunny, with temperatures better suited to gentle beach strolls than swimming in the ocean. Summers, by contrast, can be sizzlingly hot, although the humidity is often relieved by afternoon showers and sea breezes. Spring and fall might be the best seasons to visit, with weather that's usually agreeably warm rather than stiflingly so. Carrabelle Beach vacation rentals are sought-after at all times of year, so early booking is always a good idea.

Animal encounters around Carrabelle Beach

If you're hankering for a spot of ecotourism, you've come to the right place. Within easy reach of your Carrabelle Beach vacation rental lies over 750,000 acres of lush, fragrant forest, making a fertile counterpoint to the beach itself. Embark on a leisurely hike and you may lay eyes on graceful, darting deer or majestic black bears. Be sure to keep one eye on the sky, as you might also be treated to the spectacle of magnificent birds like osprey, blue herons, or bald eagles circling overhead.