St. Joe Beach

Turn back time along the western edge of Gulf County, literally. It’s here that the Eastern Time Zone meets the Central Time Zone.

The area including St. Joe Beach and WindMark Beach is often called “The Beaches” and is the perfect place for a quick trip out to white sand beaches from Port St. Joe, just 10 minutes away. This laid back beach borders Bay County at the time zone line.

The shoreline faces west for spectacular sunsets and is home to many vacation homes and pet-friendly beaches. With local seafood restaurants located nearby, it’s a great place for old fashion relaxation. Take time to explore WindMark Beach with nearly four miles of paved walking and biking trails along the water.

What’s that island?

Looking across the bay from St. Joe Beach, many have wondered about the island in the distance. It’s the tip of St. Joseph Peninsula State Park which became an island when Hurricane Michael opened the pass at Eagle Harbor in 2018. The only way to reach the tip is by boat where you’ll find sheltered, clear water and white sandy beaches known for great shelling.