Rain Keeps Dropping, But Tourists Keep Flocking

By: Elizabeth Nickerson Email
By: Elizabeth Nickerson Email

By Elizabeth Nickerson
July 5, 2013

St. George Island, FL-The Florida beaches along the coastline are a destination spot to see the fireworks.

This year the weather made St. George Island postpone the Fourth of July fireworks, but it did not stop tourists from bringing in the cash.

"This is the busiest week and we are having the busiest summer we ever had," said Clay Nichols, from the Jolly Roger Beach Shop." It is a lot more people for sure, more people than ever, I guess word's getting out about the little island."

At Jolly Rodger's, souvenirs and beach wear are flying off the shelves. Even golf cart sales have seen a boost.

Businesses that rent golf carts are having to buy more. The golf cart rentals are through the roof.

"It is the serenity that brings me here, its peaceful, its not party central, its more laid back and you can have a few drinks," said one Georgia visitor.

"Its kind of like our second home," said a resident from Alabama. "We come here all the time, so we just love it."

"It is a home away from home, and kind of relaxing," said a visitor from Georgia.

Hotel owners say hotel rooms are also sold out... It's looking like maybe the Forgotten Coast is not so forgotten after all.

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