Welcome to Panacea
. . . on the Forgotten Coast
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.
Panacea Oyster Trail Artist Application
The Panacea Oyster Trail is a placemaking initiative that will promote local public places and businesses by displaying 4-foot painted oysters at public places and businesses of interest in themes that celebrate the local working waterfront heritage, oyster aquaculture industry and other unique attributes of the community. These oysters will be highlighted on a webpage that encourages individuals to visit the oysters at the sites around the community and promoted through a brochure available at local businesses and other public places. Artists who volunteer their time will be celebrated in brochures and on the website and your art will be available for the world to see! More details and application form.