Cape San Blas is the place to go if you want magical ambiance and sheer romance. The dunes remain in their natural state..in some places up to 30 ft. high. They are quite a treat. It is very enjoyable to visit the State Park and hike out toward the tip of the Cape to enjoy natural wildlife and bird watching along the way. Walking in the wooded dunes is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. There are many beautiful hiking trails on the Cape as well as a new bike trail.
You can fish right out on the beach and at the right time of the year you can even catch blue crabs. Fishing in the St. Joe Bay, off Cape San Blas, is among the best North America has to offer. Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Sea Trout, Cobia and Redfish are plentiful near shore, and offshore specimens include Grouper, Snapper, Dolphin, Tuna, Amberjack, Sailfish, Marlin and more. It is also fun to take a boat out into the bay where the scalloping is good. St. Joe Bay is great for snorkeling. There are areas in the State Park that are shallow enough to walk out waist deep and lay down to snorkel.
Launch your off shore boat at nearby Presnell Marina or the State Park.
St. Joseph Bay Golf Club offers 18 holes for the avid golfers.
Bird watching and star gazing have become extremely popular on the Cape. You will get to see all kinds of tropical and exotic birds in the area. It is truly a nature lover's paradise--Like old Florida used to be."
The two "grocery stores" on the Cape are the Trading Post and the BP where the atmosphere is family/folksy and you can get almost anything you need. Walk to the Trading Post to check out the pizzas and great sandwiches And don't forget to try the fresh coffee and awesome ice cream A large grocery store called the "Piggly Wiggly" is about 15 minutes away in Port. St. Joe and the new Dollar General Market is a "mini Walmart" with everything you need under one roof including wonderful fresh fruits and vegetables.
Apalachicola is only 20 minutes away and has some quaint shops and great restaurants. Panama City Beach is just over an hour. Spend you days relaxing on the beach without the crowds, take an evening stroll, ride horseback on the beach or enjoy a glass of wine watching the fantastic sunsets over the Gulf.
Dine at some of the favorite restaurants
Provisions ... with exclusive recipes and catering facilities
That Place off 98 ... with a menu of Forgotten Coast favorites
Tamara's Cafe ... in Apalachicola featuring flavorful dishes & great service
The Crooked River Grill ... with dining room and full service bar
The Sunset Coastal Grill ... a bay front restaurant for distinctive dining
St Joseph's Country Club ... makes it a perfect choice for weddings
The Owl Cafe and Wine room ... for incredible gourmet food
Enjoy: Other Activities
Surfling Shopping Galore
Hiking Many Fine Restaurants
Snorkeling Deep water and bottom fishing
Health and Beauty Surf fishing
Spa Scooter rentals
Museum Kayak rentals and lessons
Bird watching Bike riding on the new bike trail
Shelling Fishing off the dock at Salinas Park
Horseback riding right on the beach
Cape San Blas is one of the few pet-friendly beaches, and two of our homes welcome your dog so no one gets left behind at vacation time. Please don't bring your cat. Owner allergic.
We urge you to visit us soon and look forward to seeing your footprints in the sand!