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Sand Beach Recreation Area

Access for All
Accessible Parking
Beaches
Biking
Birding
Boat Tours
Camping
Concessions
Entrance Fee
Fishing
Hiking, Walking
Historic Site
Interpretive Exhibit
Lodge
Museum
Paddling
Paddling Ramp
Pavilion
Picnic
Playground
Restrooms
Shower
Swimming
Tours
Water Fountain
Wildlife Viewing
  • Sand Beach Recreation Area boardwalk and viewing platform
  • Sand Beach Recreation Area boardwalk to dock on the Apalachicola River
  • Sand Beach Recreation Area dock

Sand Beach RD off SR 65 

Eastpoint, FL 32328

850-488-5520

http://myfwc.com

Access for All
Birding
Fishing
Hiking, Walking
Interpretive Exhibit
Picnic

This site is part of a vast ecosystem that begins hundreds of miles away in the Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia. The 82,554- acre Apalachicola River contains the largest expanse of floodplain forest in Florida. This region is considered one of the most important bird habitats in the southeastern United States: more than 280 species have been identified in the Apalachicola River area.

The area lies on the eastern fringe of the Mississippi Flyway and hosts large numbers of birds from both the Midwest and the Atlantic seaboard during migratory periods. Travelers have an outstanding view of the Apalachicola from the tower that also overlooks a beautiful Cabbage Palm hammock and floodplain forest. The site also includes interpretive panels, picnic tables, a short nature walk, and dock.

Birding and Wildlife Viewing

Great Florida Birding Trail

Watch for birds along the boardwalk.

Sand Beach Recreation Area boardwalk access
Sand Beach Recreation Area boardwalk and viewing platform
Dock Fishing

Dock Fishing

Activity time: 30 minutes or more

Graded road to area, parking on dirt, dirt path to boardwalk, some roots, dock with steps to landing.

In process of paving parking and pathway.

Reviews & Comments

"great place to catch crabs"

 

Sand Beach recreation area - water access and boat landing
Sand Beach Recreation Area dock
Picnic Pavillions

Picnic Pavillions

Activity time: 1 hour

In process of paving parking and pathway, currently dirt with roots.

Reviews & Comments

"On the Great Florida Birding Trail"

Sand Beach Recreation Area Picnic Shelter

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