Area Info

Located in Gulf County, Florida on the St. Joseph Peninsula, Cape San Blas stretches around Saint Joseph Bay. Forgo the crowded shopping plazas and high-rises for this tranquil slice of preserved coastline of white sand and emerald waters. The Cape is conveniently accessible from both Port St. Joe and Apalachicola. Quiet gems on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Cape San Blas and the adjacent shores of Indian Pass, St. Joe Beach, and Mexico Beach are a handful of the Gulf Coast’s best-kept secrets. Nature surrounds our gorgeous, pet-friendly, family-oriented beaches. And along the way, you’ll find a local collection of stores, shops, restaurants, and unforgettable sunset views. There’s a wealth of outdoor activities in Gulf County, like shelling, swimming, paddling, hiking, loggerhead sea turtle watching, boating, fishing, diving and snorkeling. Moreover, St. Joseph Bay hosts one of the most abundant ecosystems of Florida’s coast. Thus, the county is well-appreciated for its outstanding array of Bay and Gulf fish and seafood, with oysters, scallops, grouper, snapper, and more.

About Gulf County

Gulf County is the only westward-facing coast in the Florida Panhandle, hence those unforgettable sunsets we mentioned earlier. Its shores are along coastal Highway 98, leading to scenic 30A. Less than two hours southwest of Florida’s capital city, Tallahassee, visitors will encounter some of the least populated coastal areas in the state, miles of natural shoreline, parks and preserves, including St. Joseph Bay Aquatic Preserve, T.H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park and much more. The seaside communities of Indian Pass, St. Joe Beach, and Mexico Beach are to the west, and Apalachicola, Eastpoint, and St. George Island are to the east, accessible from US Highway 98. In addition, visitors can travel by air to Gulf County through airports in Tallahassee and Panama City and regionally via the Apalachicola Regional Airport, Carrabelle-Thompson Airport, St. George Island Airport.

The Gulf Coast is exceptionally pet-friendly, and many beaches, businesses and restaurants welcome dogs. Dogs must always be leashed. To ensure your pet has a fantastic vacation, too, be mindful of sand spurs, local wildlife, traffic, providing shade and water, and cleaning up after your pet. Further, for the wellness of the beach and protecting sea turtles and other wildlife, visitors are asked to limit the use of lights near the waterfront after dusk, remove trash, and return personal and rental items to your home every night.