by M. Timothy O'Keefe (Falcon Guides)
Includes: Saint George Island Park Beaches, Primitive Trail. Until 1965, St. George Island could be reached only by boat. Today, the toll bridge crossing Apalachicola Bay from the mainland passes over a rich fishery famous for its oysters. The bridge ends on the rapidly developing central part of the island. St. George’s sands are brilliantly white. During a full moon, the light reflecting from the sand is bright enough to read by. Let your imagination wander and the whole landscape seems cloaked in a pure, fresh snow.
A cool breeze off the Gulf often adds to the illusion. Like all the Gulf barrier islands, St. George is a prime birding area in fall and winter, when numerous migratory species visit. As many as thirty-three species of warbler have been sighted, along with dark-eyed junco, northern gannet, red-breasted nuthatch, and savannah sparrow. Special Attractions: Incredibly beautiful beaches bordered by high sand dunes and the Gulf of Mexico. Good winter bird watching.
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