Along Florida’s “Forgotten Coast,” the beaches of Bald Point State Park arc out into Apalachee Bay where the Ochlockonee River flows into the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a slender peninsula reaching off aptly named Alligator Point, fringed with extensive salt marshes and the slimmest of coastal hammocks along a quiet shore.
Location: Alligator Point
Fees: $4 per vehicle
Open: 8 AM until sunset daily
Pets are not permitted on beaches
In the migration path for both monarch butterflies and raptors – including bald eagles – each fall, Bald Point State Park is an excellent birding destination and a place to play in a mellow surf.
Explore the beachfront and nature trail, or wander off on a network of roads to immerse in the coastal pine flatwoods and marshes – just bring plenty of mosquito repellent!
Explore the park
- Bald Point Beach Walk- Where Ochlockonee Bay meets the Gulf, Bald Point State Park protects the tip of the peninsula. Off the beaten track, it’s a quiet place, perfect for a seaside stroll with a bit of estuarine exploration.