Alligator point is an eight-mile-long spit of land that
runs east to west in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast
of Florida just south of Ochlocknee Bay. This area is
very sparsely populated and wild... much of the surrounding
area is sawgrass marsh. This part of the Gulf of Mexico
is called the nursery of the sea world.
Alligator point, fifty miles due south of Tallahassee,
is an accidental paradise, all the more striking for its
pristine sugar-white sand beaches and waters filled with
fish, seafood and dolphins.
The major joy of the area is its sense of isolation and
timelessness and in its unspoiled beauty one's ability
to walk for hours on a beach and never see another living
person... to follow a sand bar out into the gulf for a
quarter of a mile with just the company of a few sea birds...
to end each day with a Maxfield Parrish sunset blinding
you to ordinary colors forever.