Beaches & Activities in Gulf County FL

activities in gulf county FL

This is a summary/teaser article for Cape San Blas: Beaches and Beyond

Florida’s “Forgotten Coast” is a charming, quiet, and relatively undeveloped section in the heart of the Panhandle. You’ll find plenty of gorgeous beaches and activities in Gulf County FL.

The coastal complex of Cape San Blas, St. Joseph Bay, and the St. Joseph Peninsula offer pristine white powdery sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico shore, as well as the sheltered waters of the bay, ideal for water sports.

Cape San Blas is located on St. Joseph Peninsula, a 750-acre narrow stretch of land extending out from Port St. Joe and curving around St. Joseph Bay. The “Cape,” as locals call it, was named the best beach in America (2002) by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman (a.k.a. Dr. Beach) for its unspoiled beaches.

For couples or families seeking laid-back, sun-drenched beaches without the crowds or noisy tourist attractions, you’ll find the beaches in Cape San Blas and Port St Joe utterly irresistible.

8 Best Beaches

  1. Cape Palms Park
  2. Rock Wall Beach
  3. Stump Hole
  4. Indian Pass
  5. Eagle Bay
  6. St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
  7. St. Joe Beach
  8. Windmark

Other Things to Do

  • Cape San Blas Light
  • Salinas Park
  • Beach Bonfire
  • Paddle Kayak
  • Shopping

Where to Eat

  • Shipwreck Raw Bar
  • Krazyfish Grille
  • Indian Pass Raw Bar
  • Longbills

Where to Stay

  • Turtle Beach Inn


Hurricane Michael hit the area hard in October 2018, wreaking havoc with fierce winds and damaging storm surge. Over the last three years, businesses have done a lot to rebuild and reopen. You can still see a bit of damage, but things have nearly gotten back to normal. There are so many beautiful beaches and fun activities in Gulf County FL for a wonderful holiday!

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Disclosure:  The author was honored to be the guest of visit Gulf County during her stay, but as always, the opinions, reviews, and experiences are her own.

About the Author

Patti Morrow is a freelance travel writer and founder of the award-winning international blog Luggage and Lipstick and southern travel blog Gone to Carolinas. TripAdvisor called her one of “20 Baby Boomer Travel Bloggers Having More Fun Than Millennials.”  Patti is the author of the book “Girls Go Solo: Tips for Women Traveling Alone,” and has over 150 bylines in 40 print and online publications, including The Huffington Post, International Living Magazine, Washington Post Sunday Travel, Travel Girl, Travel Play Live Magazine, and Ladies Home Journal. She has traveled six continents looking for fabulous places and adventure activities for her Baby Boomer (and Gen X!) tribe.