If you are yearning to slow down and experience a historical, authentic “Old Florida” village, then meander south to Panacea. You’ll discover a coastal area steeped in rich maritime history, shaped by generations of proud families, who still work the water in the time-honored traditions of boat-building, shrimping, crabbing, and fishing.
Panacea, nestled between the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and Apalachicola National Forest, is considered a nature lover’s paradise. Towering pine forests, shady palmetto and hardwood hammocks, a bountiful freshwater lake, healthy tidal marshes, and pristine estuaries provide opportunities for bird and wildlife observation. The sweeping views are often so compelling you stop you in your tracks.