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St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

8899 Cape San Blas Road, Port Saint Joe, FL 32456
850-227-1327
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Parks
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
Description: One of the top beaches in 1995.
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Tallahassee, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

If you're looking for clear blue waters plus peace and quiet this is your place. Cottages are available and, yes, they fill up early. There are also two nice camping areas. Gulf on one side, bay just a few yards away. Good scallop area.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We spent the day here enjoying the peace, quiet, and ocean. No commercial bullies and fund sucking kiosks. The park offers natural landscapes and un-refinished scenery. Great place to stop and unwind.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We spent a lot of time in the wilderness perserve and pretty much had the bay an beach to ourself. We snorkeled and saw nurse sharks, hammerheads, stingrays, starfish, etc. the park has multiple beaches and was beer crowded. Definitely a place to go, see, and stay.

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Athens, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nice park with paved bike riding trails and about 10 miles of hiking trails with secluded white sandy beaches. Great snorkeling and swimming. RV camping and tent camping. Like with most state parks you have to book way in advance.

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What a beautiful place! It was clean and the spots were separated from each other by friendly vegetation. The walk to the beach was easy and the beach lovely.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for a week in travel trailer with family of five. We have camped at beaches for years. This was our first and last without full hookup. There was no cell service and no tv reception. 30 amp box burned up. We were without electric / ac for 24 hours before it was repaired. Campsites were close and hard to... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Cape San Blas really is a beautiful destination that many people still don't know about! My family and I spent a whole day at this park with it's clean white sandy beaches, beautiful sea shells and unobstructed views. The beaches and the restrooms are well maintained as we saw staff many times throughout. Best part: no crowds!

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Houston
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57 reviews 57 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We camped in “Gulf Breeze Camp” in our an RV here for 2 nights. We chose this area because of the beauty, closeness to the beach and because the website said pets are allowed in the park. (Although had we realized pets are NOT allowed on beach at our particular campground -- we would have selected another location). There are... More

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Pineville, Kentucky, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This was a nice beach for the family. It cost $6 per carload. You have the bay on one side and the beach on the other. It was not crowded at all, there were more people on the bay than the beach. If you go out in the bay be careful of sea urchin, don't walk barefoot.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My second trip here and it was fantastic. The park sits at the tip of a large peninsula. One side is bay and beach. The other side is open ocean to the Gulf and beach. If you are hardy you can walk the beach around the whole tip of the peninsula. July begins scallop hunting season and one can snorkel... More

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