Summer Camp Beach
On a secluded stretch of coast 46 miles south of Tallahassee, enjoy one of the least crowded and most undisturbed coastlines in Florida at SummerCamp Beach® on the Forgotten Coast.
SummerCamp Beach is a place where you can escape, a place that time and intrusions have forgotten, a place where the therapeutic powers of the natural environment work their magic subtly, quietly, completely. With nearly four miles of Gulf beach shoreline surrounded by 762 acres of woods with towering pines, twisting oaks and fan-like palmettos, this community is a celebration of nature, offering an inspirational refuge to enjoy the great outdoors.
Located on St. James Island, SummerCamp Beach’s environmentally friendly design integrates its homes and amenities with the natural surroundings. Homes are designed simply yet thoughtfully, reflecting traditional coastal architecture with porches, viewing towers, breezeways and metal roofs.
More than half of this coastal community has been set aside for conservation, featuring open space and conservation land, beautiful beaches, wildlife habitats and undisturbed marshlands, wetlands and woods. Fish, canoe or swim in the Gulf of Mexico and then stroll along boardwalks winding through the woods in search of fireflies. Should your wanderlust take you farther, SummerCamp Beach is surrounded by a national forest, a state forest as well as the St. George Island and Ochlockonee River State Parks.
No two days at the beach need ever be the same. Enjoy numerous activities or just relax and drink in the panoramic views offered by this extraordinary stretch of secluded coast. This area appeals to those who can appreciate the wonder of nature and quality time with family and friends.