Apalachicola: A hidden gem on the Forgotten Coast

One of the perks of living where we do, is the opportunity to explore local fishing towns and experience fresh local seafood. Apalachicola is one of my favorite places to visit. It is a quaint little town nestled along the Forgotten Coast Highway (Highway 98 in Northeast Florida) and boasts of some of the freshest oysters and Florida history. We took some time last fall to get a taste of the local fare and explore an old cemetery that is said to be haunted.

Our first stop in our travel was to Grady Marketplace. I loved stopping in this old store that held a bounty of Forgotten Coast Highway merchandise as well as art and jewelry from local artists. Handmade soaps and kitchen items, along with great gift ideas are to be found.

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After we explored Grady’s Market, we walked down to the local historical cemetery on Chestnut Street. It was a beautifully spooky cemetery with old grave stones and Spanish Moss hanging from the trees. During Halloween, there are Cemetery walks as well.

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Our last stop was at the Hole in the Wall. A local favorite that serves up freshly caught Apalacha Oysters. We ordered a varitety that had fresh raw oysters, Oyster Florintine and Rockerfeller Oysters. Highly recommend making this a stop on your journey through Apalachicola. There are other great options to choose from; from fried oysters to chicken, the Hole in the Wall will have something for everyone!

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I am truly blessed to live along such beautiful part of the country and have the ability to get out and explore. I encourage you to do the same! Whether it’s here in Florida or your own Forgotten Highway, get out and see what the world has to offer.

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