Sure, we’re off the beaten path – but that doesn’t stop visitors from finding us. And when they do, they end up feeling right at home.
Off the beaten path and nestled on the shores of St. Joseph Bay, Port St. Joe thrives on its natural scenic beauty, deep history and true southern hospitality. Whether you are walking, shopping, fishing, dining or catching up on history, you’ll never meet friendlier people.
Parks and playgrounds are peppered throughout Port St. Joe and families take full advantage of the outdoor fun. Frank Pate Park is located in the heart of Port St. Joe, offering trails, playgrounds and picnic tables. Two boat launch ramps are available for visitors, but, if you simply want to sit and take it all in, you are sure to see the fish jump!
Port St. Joe Marina is always active, offering charters, boat rentals and dining to guests. We want our visitors to enjoy our water so after a long day on the Bay scalloping or offshore fishing, you can clean your catch and area chefs will cook it to order, if you like.
Scattered through town there are great places to shop or grab a bite to eat. Restaurants, diners, food trucks and bistros offer everything from upscale and trendy, to ethnic and southern cuisine. One thing you won’t have trouble finding is plenty of fresh seafood! Whether you’re shopping or just browsing, the Historic Downtown Shopping District is just the place to find a unique gift, perfect outfit, home furnishings or local art.
We seem to celebrate everything around here and fun festivals are something we do a lot of. Join us for our annual Scallop Festival and be sure to stop by our Salt-Air Farmers’ Market at City Commons. For a complete list of events, go to visitgulf.com/events. No matter why you’re here, you’ll be touched by this unhurried place.