While Cape San Blas and Indian Pass offer a little more tranquility and seclusion, other Gulf County beaches are a bit more energized and closer to the action.

St. Joe Beach and Beacon Hill offer miles of beautiful shoreline facing due west, providing spectacular sunsets and a silhouetted view of St. Joseph Peninsula. Nestled safely inside the Cape’s protective barrier, the surf is low and gentle, a safe haven for swimmers of all ages. Public boardwalks and trails to the beach are peppered along the road. Veteran’s Memorial Park in Beacon Hill offers plenty of safe parking and is known for its panoramic, elevated view overlooking the Gulf.

Keep an eye on the clock because it changes suddenly without much fanfare. Beacon Hill borders Bay County where the local Eastern time zone switches to Central. So, if you are at the Lookout Lounge and need to find that hour you somehow lost, it’s only a few steps away.

East of St. Joe Beach, WindMark Beach is a place of respite and renewal, inspiring healthy living amidst the natural beauty of the Bay. With nearly four miles of outdoor trails along St. Joseph Bay, biking, running and walking are the preferred mode of transportation. WindMark Beach Village Center offers a bay-front pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The amphitheater is the perfect spot for a concert or movie and the outdoor fire pit is the place to be with family and friends.

Traveling east towards Port St. Joe, just before the bridge, is Highland View, a small, quiet and unassuming fishing community. Under the bridge, next to the public boat launch ramp, Captain’s Cove Marina sits next to our world- famous fisheries whose shrimp boats twinkle at night.

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