This is a narrow island park surrounded by Apalachicola Bay and the
Gulf of Mexico. It offers nine miles of unspoiled, white, sandy
The largest mixed colony of least terns and black skimmers in
Florida nests along the causeway linking Eastpoint with St.
George Island from April to July. RESPECT POSTED AREAS AND OBEY THE
35 MPH SPEED LIMIT. Shorebirds abound, including American
oystercatchers, willets, spotted sandpipers, ruddy turnstones,
sanderlings, and four species of plover, including nesting snowy
plovers. Bald eagles nest in the park. Spring and fall sees a rich
variety of birds stop over during migration, including thirty-three
varieties of warbler and seven vireo species. In the fall,
sharp-shinned hawks, northern harriers, American kestrels, and
peregrine falcons are often seen after a cold front passes.
Loggerhead turtles nest on the beach during the summer.
Department of Environmental Protection
From Eastpoint, take U.S. Highway 98 south across the bridge and
causeway. Turn left on the island and follow the road to the park
entrance (about 8.5 miles).
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