Beautiful Home, Quiet Beach

We have stayed in 20+ beach homes over the years and this is by far the nicest we have ever experienced. The home accommodated our family of 7 with ample room to spare. The dining table is so large that we were able to keep board games set up at one end and eat at the other! My husband loves to cook and he was in heaven in that kitchen! There is plenty of room for parking under the house which was nice for rainy days.

All that being said, the beach was different than we’ve ever experienced. There are no waves, which makes it very quiet. There are very few neighbors but some do drive on the beach with a permit. The current is very swift as the water comes in and out of Apalachiacola Bay. The water was not at all clear and full of seaweed and sea grass, so much so that we could not swim, snorkel, or even wade in it. We did enjoy kayaking and paddle boarding across the bay to St. Vincent Island and were able to enjoy the beach on the south side of the island. But I recommend connecting with the Island’s FB page because there are many restrictions as to where you can go. There was a controlled burn the day we had planned to go so we had to postpone the excursion. We saw 8-10 dolphins swimming in a pod, coming in and out of the bay almost daily. We purchased a license and caught blue crab from the shore and had a feast.

In the town of Port St. Joe there is a nice grocery store, hardware store, several small restaurants (recommend DoDaddy’s for fried seafood) and bars, and a great ice-cream stand. But the area is still recovering from hurricane Michael, so options are limited, including gas stations.

We will return to Tarpon Sound because the house was so magnificent and the beach was so tranquil, though our children, all in their 20s, would rather be able to enjoy the beach more in a different location.


Cape and Coast Vacation Rentals
433 Cape San Blas Road
Cape San Blas, FL 32456


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