Spend Your Spring Vacation on Cape San Blas

April 13th, 2019 Update On The Cape

It is officially spring in Cape San Blas, which means time to slip out of the fast-paced life and head to our white sandy beaches. Over the past few months, we’ve had the pleasure of hosting several snowbirds and now excited to host many spring breakers to the area. Our guests are helping our community more than they know by supporting the local shops and businesses, and we are truly grateful to host more and more visitors that love our community as we do!

We are offering $100 off on select homes for Spring stays from now until May 23rd. Learn more about our specials for spring!

As promised, we have more homes ready for your spring and summer vacations.

View Our Available Homes

Adagio BeachAll Decked Out
Angel FishAus-seas Haven
Beach HappyBeach Walk
Beach WalkBlue Dolphin 
Cottage at SurfsideEagle’s Nest
Forever RoyalGood Vibrations
Lantana By The SeaLife’s a Blas
Ooh La LaSandy Butts
Scallop Cove #1Scallop Pass
StarbrightStarbright Retreat
Sweet OblivionToo Easy
Tranquil BlissTupelo Honey
Salty Kisses 

While the recovery on the Cape has gone much faster than expected, we want to share information to keep our guests updated on what to expect while visiting. The area is experiencing lower performance in cable, Wi-Fi, and cellular service than we were used to prior to the hurricane. While the community is working on restoring this, unfortunately, it is not something that can be fixed quickly. Roads are drivable, but you may experience more construction than usual as our county works to rebuild them stronger than before. 

For more information about the surrounding area please visit:

·        Gulf County Open Businesses Resource Map

·        Follow Gulf County’s Journey through the VisitGulf.com

·        List of Businesses that are open through the VisitGulf.com

We look forward to hosting your spring and summer stays in Cape San Blas. Pack your bags, grab your family and friends, and get ready to relax at the beach!



Update on The Cape- Hosting Snowbirds

February 18th, 2019 Update 

We are excited that the recovery on The Cape is going much faster than expected! Roads are drivable, our favorite local shops and restaurants have re-opened their doors, and 16 of our homes have been restored and are ready for visitation. Maintaining this pace, we expect to have 30 homes available for vacationers by the Spring.

Over the past month, we have had the pleasure of hosting several snowbirds. These guests are helping the community more than they know by supporting the local shops and businesses. As the Gulf Country Tourist Development Council encourages, one of the best ways you can help the community is simply to re-visit it!

View Our Available Homes:

Angel FishAus-seas Haven
Beach HappyBeach Walk
Cottage at SurfsideLantana By The Sea
Mermaid LandingOoh La La
Adagio BeachSandy Butts
StarbrightStarbright Retreat
Sweet OblivionToo Easy
Tranquil BlissTupelo Honey

We are posting updates about each home’s status and availability on our home listings, but it will take us a little time to update the pictures of the homes once all repairs are completed. If you have any questions, would like more information about a specific home status or availability, or information on the local area, please reach out to our reservations team at 1.877.805.7794 or concierge@naturalretreats.com.

We look forward to hosting your stay and keeping you updated on the positive development on Cape San Blas!

Get away from the cold this holiday season in Cape San Blas

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Visit us in Cape San Blas this holiday season and enjoy bright sunshine, warm temperatures, pet-friendly, un-crowded beaches and amazing Gulf sunsets; as well as these Forgotten Coast happenings that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit!

Mexico Beach Turkey-Trot 5K Fun Run

Thanksgiving morning at 8 am-Under the Palms Park, Mexico Beach, FL

This 5K run is a perfect way to burn off calories in advance of Thanksgiving dinner later in the day! Whether you’re participating in the race or cheering on the runners, the Fun Run is a wonderful way to start the holiday season along with family and friends.

Apalachicola Historic Downtown Christmas Celebration

November 24th at 3pm- Apalachicola, FL

Decorated homes

Head to the historic town of Apalachicola the day after Thanksgiving and enjoy some shopping and all sorts of holiday cheer! Businesses will be open late for the day, several historic homes with be decked out for the holidays and carolers will be entertaining revelers with holiday favorites.  The highlight of the event will be the arrival of Santa on a shrimp boat at 4pm at the City Dock.

Holiday Fresh Market

December 2nd at 10am- Apalachicola, FL

Xmas Market

This market is the ideal place to find unique gifts for family and friends from local artisans. Shop for handmade jewelry, crafts, baked goods and more.

Chili Cook-off and Family Bazaar

December 2nd at 12pm- Sailors Cove, Port St. Joe, FL

Work up an appetite before heading to this annual event! There will be plenty of food, live music and a beer garden; in addition to a Family Bazaar, where you can find unique holiday gifts for everyone on your list.

Port Theater’s 1st Christmas Gala

December 7th at 6:30 pm- Port Theater Art and Cultural Center- Port St. Joe, FL

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Celebrate Christmas at this beloved historic landmark.   The Gulf Coast State College Jazz ensemble & FSU strings will be performing holiday favorites, and there will be dinner and drinks as well!  All proceeds benefit the Port Theater Art and Culture Center.

Christmas on the Coast

December 9th at 5pm on Reid Avenue- Port St. Joe, FL

Come Spend Thanksgiving in Cape San Blas This Year

Historic Reid Avenue is the place to be for this Christmas Parade. Come on out and see holiday festooned floats, boats, trucks and much more as they compete for a prize.

Jingle in the Joe

December 14th at 6 pm- Port Theater Art and Cultural Center- Port St. Joe, FL

Get in the holiday spirit, with performances by local musicians and choral groups.

Celebrate New Year’s Twice

New Year’s Eve- Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach, FL

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This is a wonderful opportunity to ring in 2018 twice; first in Port St. Joe at 10pm EST and second in Mexico Beach at midnight, CST. The day begins with a scavenger hunt from Port. St. Joe to Mexico Beach beginning at 9 am, and ends with fireworks to celebrate the New Year!

We look forward to seeing you here in Cape San Blas this holiday season, where you won’t only escape the cold, but also experience the holidays in true Forgotten Coast style!

 

 

Cape San Blas is Amazing in August…and Here’s Why.

Pet-Friendly White Sand Beaches

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The Forgotten Coast has some of the most beautiful, un-crowded beaches in the country; boasting soft white sand and amazing blue-green water. And you can share this paradise with your canine companion!

The George Boyer Band at the Historic Port Theater– August 17th- 314 Reid Street, Port St. Joe

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Come out and see the George Boyer Band at Port St. Joe’s historic Port Theater; as part of their “Thursdays at the Theater” program. This Art Deco style venue originally opened in 1938, as a place for locals to see the latest theatrical releases.  It shuttered its doors in 1967 and fell into disrepair, until it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.  With vigorous fundraising and the help of a local non-profit group, the theater is open again.  Come and see this local historic landmark, while enjoying some fabulous music!

21st Annual MBARA Kingfish Tournament– August 26th- Mexico Beach

3 fishing rods off the back of a boat

This annual tournament is a fantastic opportunity for those who love fishing to win prizes, while at the same time supporting a worthy cause. All proceeds from the event go to MBARA (Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association), whose mission it is to construct artificial reef habitats to enhance sustainable fisheries in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  So, come out for some amazing Kingfish, Wahoo and Spanish Mackerel fishing.  You could win big!

Apalachicola Farmers Market– August 12th and 26th from 9 – 1- Mill Pond Pavilion, Market Street 

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Shop for locally harvested seafood and produce, as well as homemade breads, pies, jewelry, art and other regional specialties at this twice-monthly local favorite.

Beach Horseback Riding

8_2_2017 CSB August HorseWhat a perfect way to explore the uncrowded beaches of the Forgotten Coast! Locals and visitors alike list exploring the beach on horseback as one of their favorite pastimes, and there are plenty of stables in the area that offer guided rides.

These are just a few of the ways Cape San Blas is amazing in August.  Come down to the Forgotten Coast this month and discover the myriad other ways Cape San Blas is truly unforgettable….