Don’t Miss The Top 5 Outdoor Activities In Cape San Blas

When you’re at the beach you don’t want to think about work. That means no spreadsheets, no emails, no phone calls, and most importantly – no schedules!

To help keep your mind off the job, we’ve created this list of the top 5 outdoor activities in Cape San Blas. Mix and match to create your perfect vacation, but always remember the one rule of the beach – RELAX.

St. Joseph’s Peninsula State Park


Located on the North end of the peninsula is the beautiful St. Joseph’s Peninsula State Park. Just a few of the many reasons to visit the park include:

— 2,500 acres of wildlife refuge and wilderness

— A 10 mile beach, with a charming bay

— Plenty of boat access

St Joseph’s Bay Country Club

700 Country Club Rd, Port St Joe, FL 32456

If you’re a golfer, you have to check out St. Joseph Bay Golf Club. This exciting championship grade, 18-hole golf course is located on St. Joseph Bay, right off County Road C-30.


Cape Palms Park


Spend a day with the family at Cape Palms Park.  From fishing to picnicking this park has all the amenities you need to make a great day on the Cape.

Amenities in the park:

— Restrooms

— Showers

— Charcoal grills

— Picnic tables

— Playground

— Plenty of parking

Cape Salinas Park


This park with easy access to pet-friendly beaches is widely known as a great place for equestrians to access the beach for horse rides in the surf.

Amenities at the park:

— A picnic area

— Public restrooms

— Handicap accessible boardwalk

Bike Path


If you’re looking for a way to get a little exercise into your vacation or just want a fun way to explore Cape San Blas then you’re in luck! There’s a scenic new bicycle path on the Bay side of the Cape San Blas Road beginning just north of Scallop Cove to the St. Joseph State Park entrance.

Pet-Friendly Beaches


If you brought your pet on vacation and are worried about leaving them alone in the rental – no need to fear! Most beaches in the area are completely pet friendly, just keep the following rules in mind:

— All dogs must be on a leash

— You must pick up after them

How To Get to Cape San Blas

Go one mile past Port St. Joe, U.S. 98 forks to the right, CR 30A.
U.S. 98 will take you to Apalachicola, or fork to the right along C-30A to Cape San Blas and Indian Pass.
Drive approximately 9 miles and the Cape San Blas Road (CR 30E) will turn right. Continue about 3 miles on CR 30A and the Indian Pass Road will also turn to the right.
Directly opposite Indian Pass Road is Indian Pass Raw Bar.
If you turn right at the Raw Bar, you will come to the end of “the pass” where you will see St. Vincent’s Island across a narrow stretch of water.
If you take CR 30E you will drive out onto the St. Joseph Peninsula and eventually reach the State Park entrance.

We’re The Most Pet Friendly Destination In Florida!

Dog on the beach
Dog On The Beach / Think Stock Photos / July 23, 2015

When it comes to vacations, most families that have pets look for places to go where they can bring their four legged family members. It’s not just about the accommodations either, though that’s pretty important. Families that bring their pets on vacation with them are usually active outdoorsy type people that enjoy being on the go whether swimming, biking, hiking or boating. Sure, there are those who have the “toy” dogs, smaller dogs they carry around, that aren’t into long walks, hikes, or getting wet, but that’s a whole different post. For the sake of this posting we’re talking about the active dogs.

Choosing Cape San Blas, Florida, as your vacation destination will allow you plenty of things to enjoy with your pet along. Dogs are allowed on the beaches here but must be leashed at all times. You are required to pick up after your dog. Something we know the majority of responsible pet owners are good about.

There are two public parks on the Cape where pets are welcome. Salinas Park is close to the end of the Cape San Blas Road. There is a picnic area and public restrooms at this park and also a handicap accessible boardwalk. The second park is Cape Palms Park, located just past the Trading Post on the Cape Road. There are restrooms, showers, charcoal grills, picnic tables, a playground and plenty of parking at this park.

Access to the public beach is available on the Gulf side at Salinas Park, Cape Palms Park, Bay Street in Indian Pass, on C30 just east of the Cape San Blas, the Indian Pass boat ramp and at the Stump Hole. Don’t miss the Cape San Blas lighthouse while you’re in the area!

Local ordinances state that pets are not allowed on the beach within the State Park but the remainder of the coastline is fair game. Gulf County has installed 20 pet waste disposal stations along the beach access points for the public’s use. Bags are also provided at these stations.

Be sure to check out the local water sports too! There are fishing charter trips offering inshore, offshore and bottom fishing opportunities for the whole family. There are also waterfront tours and water safaris offered by the area’s local businesses.

When it comes to vacation accommodations with a pet we know you’ll love our Cape San Blas vacation rentals. Each and every one of them is pet friendly and that’s something other rentals don’t offer! Whether you want to stay oceanfront, bay front, on the Gulf, or 1st Tier, we’re sure to have the perfect place to accommodate you as well as your four legged family members! Gives us a call at 850-227-1508 if we can answer any questions or help with your vacation plans in any way.