Full Moon Climb at the St. George Lighthouse

Watching the sun set over the Gulf is the perfect way to end the day.

The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand.  ~ Frederick L. Knowles

It’s hard to beat a sunset on a barrier island. And watching the full moon bloom into life over the Gulf, painting slivers of pale light on the waves– well, that’s Ma Nature at her best.

Want to know a spectacular – and unique– way to combine these experiences?

On Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, you can savor a Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Light (2 East Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island, FL 32328), snagging stellar views of the sunset and the moonrise. It’s not expensive, either: the cost is $10 for Lighthouse Association members and $15 for everyone else.  The price even includes light hors d'oeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the Full Moon.

After the moon has risen, other climbers are invited to venture to the top for a spectacular view; Lighthouse Association members are $5, everyone else is $10.  Reservations are recommended if you want to see both the sunset and moonrise, and can be made by calling 850-927-7744 (toll free: 888-927-7744) or by stopping by the St. George Island Visitor Center.

If you’re not going to be on the Island this September, don’t get your beach towel in a twist.  You can enjoy a Full Moon Climb Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, as well as Friday, Dec. 28, 2012.

About St. George Island: This tranquil barrier island is snuggled next to the Gulf of Mexico and the Apalachicola Bay in Northwest Florida.  It’s famed for its pristine sugar-sand beaches, its calm, emerald-hued waters and its natural beauty. 

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