with xplore expert Nicole

Why We Love Cape San Blas

Perfect for lounging on the beach or exploring the many wildlife parks, Cape San Blas is the ultimate beach destination. To make the most of your visit, our Xplore expert, Nicole, has complied a 3-day itinerary to ensure that every moment on the 'Forgotten Coast' is absolute paradise.

Best known for its white-sand beaches and gentle, rolling surf, Cape San Blas is a true coastal oasis with unspoiled coastlines and plenty of diverse marine life. Part of the Gulf County peninsula, this charming beach town offers guests plenty to explore; search for scallops in the Saint Joseph Bay, play fetch with your dog on one of the many pet-friendly beaches, or hop on horseback for an memorable ride in the surf. You're never too far from a new adventure, or a quiet beach for some rest and relaxation. Cape San Blas is the best of both worlds and is guaranteed to be a family favorite for years to come.

Day 1

Welcome to the Forgotten Coast

Enjoy sunny days and white sand beaches in Cape San Blas.

01

Cape San Blas Lighthouse

Newly located in Port Saint Joseph, the Cape San Blas Lighthouse stands 98-feet above the ground offering guests an unforgettable first look at the Gulf coast.

02

Kayak Saint Joseph Bay

Take to the calm waters of the bay and keep your eyes out for crabs, sting rays, and other marine critters.

03

Skully's Low-Country Boil

On your first night in Florida, treat yourselves to the famous low-country boil, taste the gumbo, and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere.

Paradise is Waiting

Day 2

Head to the Beach

A perfect day includes a dip in the Gulf.

01

Beaches in Gulf County

Known for the blue-green water and sugar sands, the beaches of Cape San Blas are perfect for sun bathing, shell hunting, and water sports.

02

Fish from the Beach

Pack your rod and head for the beach. Abundant in Gulf flounder, Pompano, and Redfish, you'll see plenty of marine activity during your afternoon of reeling 'em in.

03

Coneheads

Satisfy your tastebuds and indulge on fresh seafood, a refreshing drink, and end your dining experience with a frosty ice cream cone.

Soak up the Sun

Day 3

Explore your Florida Haven

Discover the charm and beauty of Cape San Blas.

01

Tour the Coast on your Bike

Stretch your legs and admire the unspoiled coastaline on Cape San Blas Road. Hop on your bike for an 8-mile ride that connects Salinas Park to Saint Joesph Peninsula.

02

Reid Avenue Shops

Browse the local shops and purchase a souvenir or two on your way. With plenty of boutiques and antique shops, Reid Avenue has something for everyone.

03

Beach Bonfire

Conclude your visit to the Forgotten Coast with a bonfire on the beach. While there are no bans on bonfires, they are prohibited in the State Parks and they must be extinguished before leaving.

There is so Much to See

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Nicole

Cape San Blas Xplore Expert

"After playing fetch with my dog on the beach, I love ending my night with fresh seafood at Skully's Low-Country Boil. There's truly nothing better."

Nicole has always loved to travel, spending time oversees for 2 summers in high school. She holds a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, with a concentration in Tourism and Recreation Management. She has worked in Bellagio, Italy, for a summer where she became a certified Sommelier, and took her skills to Napa, California, where she worked at wineries for 3 years. Naturally, she loves wine, but also has an affinity for animals, national parks, hiking, and trips to exotic places.