As soon as school got out this year, we hit the road with with my sister and her family for Florida. We took the recommendation of a friend to give St. George Island a visit.
It did not disappoint. The island is low key, relaxed and friendly to families. The closest Wal-Mart is over 40 miles away and all the restaurants are local establishments. We rented a house towards the middle of the island in what the locals refer to as a "Skinny."
The great things about these houses is the location. They are close to the middle of the island where everything meaning we could ride bikes everywhere. Golf carts are also allowed all over the island except in the Plantation area.
Our house was conveniently located close to the lighthouse and playground.
If you do head to St. George Island, you want to be three or four house from public access points. This isn't a big deal during the week, but if you are there over a weekend it will increase your traffic on the beach. The mornings make you almost think you are on a lake it is so placid and peaceful.
We would come down early and assume our position on the lounge chair we rented for the week.
And in the evening it is pure heaven...Cheddar Gorges from Eddy Teachs covered in spinach, garlic, cheddar, bacon and jalapenos.
Eddy Teachs is a must go to raw bar when you are down in St. George Island.