Alligator Point (The Point, Alligator Harbor)

United States, Florida, Panacea

Alligator Point - United States, Florida, Panacea

Basic Details


4.50 mi




Entry Fee


Parking Available


Restroom Available


3 Mardi Gras Wy, Panacea, FL 32346, USA


Alligator Point is a beautiful beach located in Panacea, United States. This beach spans over 8 miles and has pristine white sand that is perfect for sunbathing and playing beach games


Alligator Point has a number of amenities available, including public restrooms, outdoor showers, picnic tables, and barbecue grills. However, there are no lifeguards on duty, and dogs are not allowed on the beach.. .


The crystal-clear water is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking


There is a parking lot available at Alligator Point, and parking is free. Visitors are advised to arrive early during peak season as parking can fill up quickly.

Fun Fact

Fun fact: Alligator Point got its name from the alligators that were once found in the area. While alligators are still present, they are rarely seen on the beach.


In addition to the beach, there are plenty of nearby attractions to explore. For nature lovers, the Bald Point State Park offers scenic hiking trails and bird watching opportunities. Visitors can also take a short drive to visit the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge or the Wakulla Springs State Park.


There are several nearby restaurants that serve fresh seafood, including Posey's Steam Room and Angelo's Seafood Restaurant. Other cuisines are also available, including Mexican and American.


For those looking for a place to stay, there are several hotels and vacation rentals in the nearby town of Panacea. The Sunset Coastal Grill offers a comfortable stay with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico, while the Best Western Wakulla Inn & Suites is perfect for families looking for a convenient and affordable stay.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Sandee Rating: 84/100

Alligator Point provides free parking at the entrance, although spaces are limited. Visitors can also find street parking nearby for easy access to the beach.

No, Alligator Point does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach – please be careful when swimming on this beach.

Alligator Point is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

Alligator Point boasts excellent swimming conditions, attracting swimmers of all skill levels with its gentle waves and clear waters.

Restrooms are conveniently available on or adjacent to the beach at Alligator Point.

No, Alligator Point maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

Alligator Point has multiple restaurant options near or on the beach.

Alligator Point is renowned for its vibrant beach scene, offering various activities for everyone to enjoy Bike Paths, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling.

Alligator Point does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

Alligator Point is not dog-friendly.

Alligator Point is not generally considered to be good for surfing.