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Carrabelle Travel Guide

Described as the last vestige of Old Florida on the Forgotten Coast, Carabelle is a tranquil destination and an attractive alternative for travelers looking to avoid rowdy crowds. Set in the panhandle just southwest of Tallahassee, this town is really an angler’s paradise thanks to three local rivers and plenty of salt and freshwater fish including grouper and snapper, However, not all the fun happens on the water. For instance, white sand beaches and 750,000 acres of forest provide ample space for leisure -- whether it be basking in the sun or hiking, birding, and spotting wildlife. Think eagles, blue heron, and even black bears! Dining is for sure a seafood feast with restaurants serving bar favorites, grilled specialties, and fish frys.

Things to Do in Carrabelle

Given the Gulf Coast location and it’s fishing village heritage, it’s no surprise people often head to the marina to join one of the charter boats for a day of spectacular saltwater and freshwater fishing. Taking strolls on the soft sands of Carrabelle Beach is another worthwhile option, and so is playing golf on the Audubon Signature Sanctuary course at the St. James Bay Golf Resort. History buffs head straight to the Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum or the Lost Treasure Vintage Gallery and Hurricane Museum, as well as venture to interesting sites such as the Crooked River Lighthouse. When in the mood for live music, the Rio Carrabelle Arts Center downtown does’t disappoint. Oh, and don’t forget to pick up souvenirs and original gifts for friends from friendly local shops such as Beach Trader and Christie’s Cottage Living.

Best Time to Visit Carrabelle

Since most people spend a lot of time outdoors, the warmer shoulder months of early April to mid-May and early October to early November are ideal for beach and water activities, playing in the parks, and exploring the sites around town.

Price and Availability Index in Carrabelle

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Carrabelle is in June, while the cheapest month is in December. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Carrabelle is in the high season in July. Carrabelle has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Carrabelle tends to be Saturday, while the most expensive day tends to be Wednesday. Vacation homes in Carrabelle tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Carrabelle

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Carrabelle. The hottest month in Carrabelle is August, when temperatures peak at 95 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 29 ˚F. The wettest month in Carrabelle is June with 17.42 inches of rain, while the driest month is April with 0.5 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Carrabelle

At AllTheRooms.com we have accommodations from all of your favourite providers - VRBO, Airbnb, Homeaway and more. AllTheRooms has 103 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Carrabelle, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. For those trying to keep costs down, the lowest priced place to stay in Carrabelle comes in at $45 per night. A typical accommodation in Carrabelle costs on average $159 per night.

Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Carrabelle can pick from 75 places to stay that provide WiFi. If you're planning on arriving in Carrabelle by car, be sure to choose from 67 accommodations that provide parking. We have 6 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.

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In Carrabelle AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 3 providers, including 53 places to stay from VRBO, 6 accommodations from Airbnb and 6 places to stay from Homeaway.

87 of our places to stay in Carrabelle have been rated by previous guests. They rated 86% as excellent or good. 31 places to stay in are instantly bookable.

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