Gulf County, Florida, is the perfect spot to plan your next Family Beach Vacation. Enjoy a week exploring everything Gulf County has to offer. Planning a trip can be easy and affordable, and you won’t have to miss out on any of the fun or relaxation.
Let Concierge Kelli help you get on your way. Below she has put together an itinerary of what she would suggest when planning your next Family Beach Vacation.
Kelli suggests checking out our website to locate the perfect vacation rental home that will suit all of your needs. Many of the homes also come stocked with beach toys and towels plus board games for family game night.
After you book the perfect “home away from home, " make sure you stock your home with groceries before arrival. Yes, you heard that right…stock your kitchen before you arrive. Several Concierge Services can deliver your groceries to your home so that you hit the beach immediately when you arrive.
Day 1- Arrive in Gulf County
If you arrive before check-in time stop by the Gulf County Welcome Center to pick up a Visitor Guide from the outdoor stand and find out about all the adventures available. George Core Park is right next door, and it is a great opportunity to check out the Cape San Blas Lighthouse or wade in the shallow waters looking for hermit crabs. Have a relaxed evening at the beach house. Enjoy the sounds of the Gulf, and go ahead and get your toes in the sand!
Day 2- Beach Day and Shore Fishing!
A trip to Gulf County isn't complete without putting a line in the water. Luckily, this adventure is easy to do, and the whole family can enjoy it. Once everyone is awake, head to Scallop Cove. Not only can you get all your fishing supplies and Saltwater Fishing License, but also sand toys, rentals, snacks, and more! They have everything you may need for a day on the beach.
After you've spent the day building sandcastles and digging motes, make sure to Leave No Trace so that we have a clean beach for our wild animals and other people who enjoy the beach.
Day 3- Kayak Until Your Heart is Content
Kayaking is another easy adventure, and having St. Joseph Bay right at your fingertips is the perfect opportunity to get a paddle wet. Happy Ours Kayak & Bike Outpost make it easy! They have all types of kayaks and paddleboards. You launch right from their spot into St. Joseph Bay. Get ready for a day of exploring the shallows. Typically the water is clear and calm allowing you to see straight to the bottom of the grassbeds. Keep a look out for turtles, stingrays, and an abundance of aquatic animals.
After you've spent the day kayaking, get cleaned up and head into Port St. Joe for an evening on the town. Their are plenty of places to choose as a dinner spot from pizza to seafood. Before you head back to your vacation home, get a sweet treat from one of ice cream shops.
Day 4- The Name May Say "Dead" but it is Surely Alive
Don't skip out on the northern end of Gulf County! Wewahitchka is an amazing place with some really incredible places to see. Board your adventure with Off The Map Expeditions. The entire family can tour the Dead Lakes on a guided pontoon boat. Be sure to pack your binoculars and camera. You never know what you will see on your tour. After your tour of the Dead Lakes, seek out Wewahitchka gold, better known as Tupelo Honey. Stop by for a free honey tasting at Smiley’s and learn all about how Tupelo Honey is made from local Tupelo trees.
Whether you're spending a week or less in Gulf County, this itinerary can be used to help make the most of your time. Gulf County is an extremely family friendly place to vacation, and we are sure that there is something for everyone in your group!