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Alligator Point is an isolated peninsula on the Gulf of Mexico in Northern Florida. Alligator Point is an unincorporated community in Franklin County Florida, about 45 miles south of Tallahassee. Some people call this area the Panhandle, but it's really the northwest corner of the "Big Bend" part of Florida . This is the least developed and least commercialized area in coastal Florida. Franklin County has about 50 miles of Gulf of Mexico coastline and a population of only about 10,000. Franklin County doesn't have a traffic light, a McDonalds (or any chain fast food places for that matter), a movie theater, or even a full size grocery store; but it has some of the most unspoiled beaches and greatest natural places left in Florida. Some people think that staying at a house is like camping (because of the nature and wildlife) except in a house! This really is the place to get away from the usual Florida tourist scene and enjoy a quiet, out of the way, beach front experience. This area is not known for it’s Haute Cuisine, but you can find some really good places to eat. One possibility is always the marina across the street. The food and service there can be good, but in the past it has been unpredictable and not dependably open. It is also supposed to be members only, but you can probably eat there. As you have probably already guessed Alligator Point is not the vacation spot for everybody. When we asked a local resident how far it was to Disney World and the response was "not far enough" and that about sums it up. If you are looking for tee shirt shops, putt putt golf, loud beach bars, or crowds this isn't the place for you. You can find whiter sand, clearer water, and more people to go with them a lot of places but we don't think you'll find a quieter more beautiful sunset anywhere.

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