You might come to Cape San Blas to lie on the beach and soak up the Florida sun, but eventually you might get the itch to get out and experience a little of what the area has to offer in the way of recreation.
The Cape San Blas area is home to two state parks, a national park, a number of museums, and miles of unspoiled beaches. These natural resources give visitor plenty do to during they stay on the Cape.
BICYCLING, JOGGING, WALKING
Named after the area’s sea turtles, you’ll want to check out the flat, 8-mile Loggerhead Run bike path that follows Cape San Blas Road and runs the entire length of the Cape – ending at Cape San Blas State Park.
HORSE BACK RIDING
With uncrowded beaches, horseback riding on Cape San Blas is a favorite pass time of visitors and locals alike. Contact one of the local stables to experience the Cape on horseback.
Natural reefs and dozens of shipwrecks over the centuries have made Cape San Blas one of the best diving and snorkeling areas in Florida. The wreck of the Vamar is a great shallow water dive, and just a short drive up the coast you’ll find a world-class dive, the Empire Mica, an oil tanker that was sunk by a German U-Boat in WWII.
Because of its relatively remote location, the Cape is an ideal place to star gaze. Bring your telescope if you have one, but there are many naked-eye splendors that you can also enjoy just by spreading a towel on the sugar white sand and looking up!
Take a look at the list we have put together of some of the best things to do on Cape San Blas.
This 246,000-acre reserve protects one of the most productive estuarine systems in the Northern Hemisphere.
After touring you will appreciate why areas like these are worth protecting.
Phone: 8506538063More Info
Covering more than 600,000 acres, the generally flat terrain is a subtropical jungle where you can explore the bays, sinkholes and swamps by foot, bike or boat.More Info
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Located near Carrabelle, this base was used as a training facility for the Invasion of Normandy.
Military experts indicate that the camp provided some of the toughest training in the world.
1001 Gray Avenue
City: Carrabelle , FloridaMore Info
Because of its charm and importance, in 1838 Port St. Joe hosted the First State Constitution Convention.
Visitors can take a self-guided tour and get a glimpse of life in 1800s, St. Joseph.
Located St. Joe, off US Highway 98 (200 Allen Memorial Way)
382 Ponderosa Pines Drive
City: Port St. Joe , FloridaMore Info
Gliding through the crystal clear, shallow waters of the St. Joseph Bay is a fantastic way for the entire family to spend the day. Guided tours from local experts are also available.
775 Cape San Blas RoadMore Info
John Gorrie, a brilliant young physician who moved to Apalachicola in the early 1800’s and changed the world forever. The Museum also has exhibits chronicling the colorful history of Apalachicola.
46 6th Street
City: Apalachicola , Florida 32320More Info
Just off shore, this unspoiled, 12,300 acre barrier island has numerous trails, freshwater lakes, tidal marshes, dunes, and 9-miles of beaches.
Dogs are not permitted and there are no facilities available. Accessable only by commercial charter or private boat.
Full service marina located in downtown St Joe on the pristine eastern shore of the Bay. Enjoy the area from a different perspective and rent or charter a boat.More Info
Mechanical bulls are also available to rent for your special event!
Phone: 8502276117More Info
Just 45 minutes from the Cape across the four-mile bridge from Eastpoint, is St George Island State Park. The reserve’s remoteness and wilderness qualities provide and opportunity to explore Florida’s original natural landscape. Pets are not permitted.
Phone: 8509272111More Info
Visiting St. Joe’s Park is a “must-do” on your vacation because it is ranked one of the best State Parks AND one of the best beaches in the nation and has some of the oldest and tallest sand dunes in all of Florida.
Phone: 8502271327More Info
The Cape is one of the only areas in the country that still offers horseback riding on the beach.
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Just inland from Port St. Joe, this is one of the richest eco-systems in Florida. In addition to some of the best bass fishing in the nation, the park is one of Florida’s most unusual and beautiful places to paddle because of the stunning water-based graveyard of cypress skeletons.
Phone: 850.639.2702More Info