Trust us, we know that winter can be a dreary time of year. The days are shorter, the temperatures are lower, and it may seem like the list of things to do outside is non-existent if you're not carving up the slopes. Fortunately, sunny Cape San Blas, Florida is still the perfect getaway with plenty to do, even during the winter months. Birds shouldn't be the only ones that get to fly south for the winter! To get you inspired to migrate towards the panhandle, we've compiled our favorite winter activities in Cape San Blas.

Sunny day at the beach with a bike
Group of young friends sitting by the fire at autumn beach, grilling sausages and drinking beer, talking and having fun filter

Bike Loggerhead Trail
Ten miles of pristine trails are ahead! Cape San Blas' flat terrain makes the Loggerhead Bike Trail the ideal way to explore town and admire the wildlife. Start in Salinas Park and cross your own personal finish line at St. Joseph State Park. Park your bike nearby and scour the beach for shells or simply enjoy the peacefulness of the beach. Rentals are available at Happy Ours Outpost or Scallops Cove.

Beach Bonfires
The perfect way to end a day in Florida? A sunset beach bonfire! Scout out a spot away from the dunes, dig yourself a hole for the fire pit, and let the fun begin. The Cape Trading Post and the Piggly Wiggly are always stocked with firewood and be prepared with plenty of matches or a starter log. Remember to clean up after yourselves and leave no trace behind! Grab friends, family, and a few cozy blankets and watch the sky change before your eyes!

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Stars over a beach.

Clear-Bottom Kayaking
When the sun finally sets, take to the open waters and explore the marine life from the comfort of your clear bottom kayak. Illuminate the waters with your flash lights or lanterns and watch the sea critters flock to the bottom of your kayak. Fish are naturally drawn to light, giving you a n opportunity for a close and personal experience with some of Cape San Blas' very own aquatic residents. Check out Happy Ours Outpost or Scallops Cove for rentals and be one with the fishes!

Experience the stars like never before. The small-town feel of the panhandle, as well as the lack of artificial lighting makes Cape San Blas truly a one-of-a kind location to admire the night sky. The best part is that you don't have to do any additional traveling except right out your front door. The perfect view of the sky is wherever you are. Download a celestial finder app like Star Walk or Sky View to help identify your findings.

There is still time to plan your winter escape to Cape San Blas. Whether you're looking to have a big reunion with friends and family or a quiet getaway with your special someone for some R+R, let Natural Retreats make your winter vacation one to remember!