Discover Florida's Quiet Shores
Whether you are a fan of white sandy beaches, off-the-beaten-track adventures, or relaxing staycations, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of booking a vacation and then switching off. However, with the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can feel difficult to disconnect and fully immerse yourself in the excitement of your getaway. Luckily, that is not an issue when visiting “Florida’s Quiet Shores”, in Gulf County, Florida.
Cape San Blas
A Private Slice of Paradise
Escape to Cape San Blas, a tranquil destination just a short drive from Port St. Joe. This narrow stretch of land along St. Joseph Bay exudes a laid-back vibe, offering family-friendly activities like fishing, kayaking, and hiking. Explore the Loggerhead Trail at Salinas Park, and don't miss the serene beauty of T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. Whether horseback riding on the beach or savoring local cuisine along 30E, Cape San Blas welcomes you to a retreat by the bay.
Travel Back in Time
Eight miles from Port St. Joe, Indian Pass is your gateway to Old Florida's natural beach setting. Here, pet-friendly beaches and beach driving with a permit create a laid-back atmosphere. Experience the beauty of Indian Pass Boat Ramp on Apalachicola Bay, offering stunning views of St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge. The Gulf around Indian Pass is flavorful, rustic, and raw in its beauty, making it a haven for fishing and birdwatching enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in nature's embrace at Indian Pass.
Port St. Joe
Small Town with a Big Heart
Nestled on the shore of St. Joseph Bay, Port St. Joe welcomes you with rich history, natural beauty, and outdoor adventures. Stroll through Historic Downtown, stretch your legs in parks, and discover the charm of the marina. Despite hurricane damage, the marina remains a hub for boating activities. Celebrate local events like the Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Festival and Blast on the Bay Songwriter's Festival. Experience the heart of Port St. Joe, where the people make this small beach town truly special.
St. Joe Beach
Good Old-fashioned Relaxation
Turn back time along the western edge of Gulf County at St. Joe Beach, where the Eastern Time Zone meets the Central Time Zone. This laid-back beach, just 10 minutes from Port St. Joe, offers wide, pet-friendly shores with stunning sunsets. Explore WindMark Beach with its paved trails and enjoy the view of T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park from across the bay. Discover the Gulf's gentle waters, perfect for shelling and late afternoon walks, all while being close to the best restaurants and parks in town.
The Not-So-Dead Lakes
At the northern end of Gulf County, Wewahitchka beckons with its unique name meaning "water eyes." Defined by waterways along the Chipola River and the legendary Dead Lakes, Wewahitchka is a paradise for freshwater fishing and nature photographers. The Dead Lakes, with their hauntingly beautiful cypress skeletons, offer a glimpse into a prehistoric past. Explore the rich ecosystem and taste the world-famous Tupelo Honey harvested from the Apalachicola River Basin. Wewahitchka invites you to open your water eyes to its wonders.