THIS PROPERTY IS LOCATED IN THE HEART OF CARRABELLE, WALK TO THE MARINA AND RESTAURANTS, OR ANYWHERE IN TOWN. THERE IS A SCREENED IN PORCH IN THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE THAT OFFERS A LAZY VIEW OF ALL PASSING BY AND A GLIMPSE OF LARGE BOATS HEADED DOWN THE CARRABELLE RIVER. THE HOUSE SITS DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE MARINA AND BOAT LAUNCH. THIS IS AN OLDER CEMENT BLOCK HOUSE BUILT IN THE 1970s. IT IS A BASIC 3 BEDROOM 1 BATHROOM HOME THAT HAD SOME MINOR RENOVATIONS DONE IN NOVEMBER 2016 (NEW ROOF, PAINTING, DRYWALL WORK). THIS IS NOT A 5 STAR RESORT, IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A LUXURIOUS VACATION HOME THIS WOULD NOT BE YOUR HOUSE AND CARRABELLE WOULD NOT BE YOUR CITY! THE HOUSE IS AS DEPICTED IN THE PICTURES.
IF YOU LIKE THE BEACH, TAKE A QUICK 2 MILE DRIVE AND YOU WILL BE SITTING ON THE QUAINT CARRABELLE BEACH. THERE IS PLENTY OF ROOM ON THE PROPERTY TO STORE YOUR TRAILER AND KEEP YOUR BOAT OVERNIGHT, THE PROPERTY OCCUPIES THE ENTIRE CITY BLOCK. COME EXPERIENCE THIS HIDDEN GEM IN CARRABELLE!
Carrabelle Florida is a historic working community located right on the Gulf of Mexico in the eastern Florida Panhandle. A true fishing village, its people have been harvesting from the sea for more than 100 years. Shrimping, oystering, commercial and recreational game fishing together with lumber, turpentine, flour mills, the railroad and tourism have been the mainstays of Carrabelle’s economic development over the years.
Although a hidden secret no longer, Carrabelle’s ideal location is surrounded by state and national forests, together with its beautiful, deep water seaport. The community of 1300 residents welcomes travelers who enter by boat, or arrive via scenic Highway 98 along the coast.
The Chamber of Commerce and Visitors’ Center, the World’s Smallest Police Station, the WWII Camp Gordon Johnston Museum and local shrimp boats are special highlights not to be missed when enjoying a walk toward the scenic Riverfront Pavilion and the public fishing dock located on Marine Street.
Carrabelle is home to several featured parks which have been developed for public enjoyment. Veterans’ Park, Tillie Miller Park, and John David Patton wildlife park are a few of the parks located in the area.
There are miles and miles of white sand beaches, open to the public for walking, shore fishing and just enjoying nature. A public wayside park with bathroom facilities is located less than a mile west of town, just across from a motor home park. Further west, the Tate’s Hell Forest walking trail sign will lure the visitor into that trailhead. Also watch for the directional sign to the unique stand of dwarf cypress north of Highway 98. The white heads and tails of soaring eagles, together with pelicans, herons, and osprey can be seen circling overhead along the beautifully scenic waterfront highway while occasionally a shark or dolphin fin will break the water’s surface quite close to shore!
Parks and Beaches
Alligator Point: Secluded peninsula. Fifteen minute drive east of Carrabelle. Beautiful uncrowded beaches.
Carrabelle Beach: Is 1.5 miles west of town; beautiful uncrowded beach with public bathrooms and picnic areas. Great for sunbathing, swimming, and surf fishing.
Ft. Gadsden Historic Site: Is a historic battle site located approximately 20 miles north of East Point on SR65. The fort was a British base in the War of 1812, and overlooks the Apalachicola River. Exhibits and replicas of the fort are on display, public facilities available.
St. George Island State Park: Is a 20 minute drive west of Carrabelle. The park has sugar sand beaches and dunes. This park includes a series of trail boardwalks and observation platforms, allows the visitor to “see it all”. Also bike trails available. Voted top #3 U.S. Beach in 2014 by “Dr. Beach”.
Ochlockonee State Park: A 392 acre park with public facilities, picnic areas, fishing and boat ramp. Canoe rental available. Approximately 15 minutes east of Carrabelle.
Carrabelle History Museum: Operated by the Carrabelle Historical Society. Located at 106 SE Ave B in downtown Carrabelle. They have several special displays that highlight local heroes, the Steamship Tarpon which was key to building our community in the early 1900’s and Carrabelle’s “First People”, natives who lived here thousands of years ago.
Camp Gordon Johnston Museum: Operated by the Camp Gordon Johnston Association and located at the Carrabelle City Complex at 1001 Gray Ave. The museum houses memorabilia, photographs, records and related historical information on the WW II training facility. Information from the 4th, 28th and 38th Infantry Divisions, the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th Amphibious Brigades as well as all the related specialized units who trained at the camp is available for all to see. The museum is dedicated to preserving the historical accuracy of the local area’s part in this crucial period of World history, as well as honoring its veterans.
Crooked River Lighthouse: Located 2 miles west of town on the right, just past the Carrabelle Beach RV Park.
Other Points of Interest
Big Bend Scenic Byway: Transport yourself to a different time and place through 220 miles of wildlife, woods, waterways and way of life.
World’s Smallest Police Station: Carrabelle is home to the “Smallest Police Station in the World”. It’s a phone booth! View a replica on US 98 at the corner of CR67. The original is now on display in the Chamber Office.
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve: The ANERR Environmental Education and Training Center is nestled along Apalachicola Bay amidst scrub live oaks and saw palmetto in Eastpoint. It features 18,000 square feet of learning space, including two working wet and dry research laboratories. Representing the river, bay and gulf habitats found in Apalachicola, the center features three large walk-around tanks that each hold over 1,000 gallons and house a variety of native plant life and creatures. A mural stretching along the nearby walls demonstrates the connectivity among the river, bay and gulf habitats as one continuum instead of discreet, separate systems. Additional exhibits highlight the rich history of the area with descriptions and testimonials of life working on the bay and waterfront.
Florida State University’s Coastal Marine Laboratory: Located on St. James Island in northwest Florida, the laboratory offers unique opportunities for research, education, and outreach on the Gulf of Mexico in a biologically diverse, pristine environment. Habitats range from inshore oyster reefs to offshore patch reefs, from freshwater bogs to sea grass and salt marshes.
Dog Island: A small remote island only accessible by boat or plane. Spend a day with nature marshes and pine forests or on sugar sand beaches.
Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory: Features unique variety of Florida marine life and “see & touch” tanks. The organization is dedicated to scientific research, education and protection of our natural resources. Located 20 minutes east of Carrabelle on US Hwy 98.
Wakulla Springs: Has jungle boat tours, glass bottom boats, nature trails, swimming and picnic area. This is a 40 minute drive east of Carrabelle.