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Lovely beach still struggling with hurricane damage

A recent visit (Feb. 2019) revealed a resilient community still struggling to come back from a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Charleston, SC
Beautiful area despite washout

Hurricane Michael washed away stretches of the road but the locals are rebuilding as the season... read more

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131 McCosh Mill Road, Port Saint Joe, FL 32456-4487
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A recent visit (Feb. 2019) revealed a resilient community still struggling to come back from a devastating storm. Debris and fallen trees still clog the marshes and roadsides and crews are working nonstop to repair the roads. It's sad to see how many houses were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank LordPercyPercy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hurricane Michael washed away stretches of the road but the locals are rebuilding as the season allows. The cape ends at the beautifully preserved T H Stone Memorial St Joseph Peninsula park with indigenous deer. $6 park entrance fee per vehicle goes towards this recovery...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank MediaTrav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just beautiful. Will not be disappointed when you visit. Must visit and walk around. Shelling was perfect. Seeing it after Hurricane Michael was heartbreaking but the people here are so kind and hard working.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Katie D
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Still one of the most beautiful spots in North America. Hurricane damaged us, we’re back stronger, cleaner, better prepared.

Date of experience: December 2018
5  Thank Treemendous2
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

Small town feel, friendly people, dog friendly and no touristy stuff. Still recovering from Hurricane Michael, but a wonderful little town.

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank T3057UJamys
Reviewed December 19, 2018

Visited Cape San Blas Beaches while vacationing in the gulf very pet friendly beautiful beaches. It was so nice to find a place ware you can walk your dog down the beach.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Rented a house here with adult family. The beach was lovely, but we were warned to take all our beach things in at night. However, we noticed that many people left their canopies up overnight. We loved the surf and enjoyed the Trading Post and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Margot S
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Cape San Blas is a trip back to Old Florida at it’s finest. There are only a few restaurants, souvenir shops on the Cape itself, and to get groceries you must go into Port Saint Joe. When you go, make sure you have everything you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

Despite the continued building of houses, this was still a great pace t spend a week at the beech. The gulf and bay sides of the cape offer a great deal of aquatic wildlife encounters with people seeing rays, turtles, dolphins, share, crabs, fish, etc....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Tom F
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Lots of damage but not near as bad as Mexico Beach. The government was already there putting roads back together and working on water lines. Places that had issues with erosion will need some assistance but for the most part, the higher grounds faired very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank shanemW883AW
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January 17, 2019|
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Response from Killybeggs_8 | Reviewed this property |
We own a house on the cape and rent in the summer. We are at the cape right now doing repairs to the house. There are many reasons to pick a spot as your vacation destination, but worrying about the storm really shouldn't... More
January 15, 2019|
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I was there in July No seaweed
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Columbus, Ohio
Help finding a rental (4 Replies)
My husband and I are thinking about staying in Port Joe/Cape San Blas in September. We would like to bring our 2 dogs with us. After checking out VRBO, it seems that there are no 1 bedroom rentals that are pet friendly. Once you get to the 2 bedroom+ rentals, the prices really start to creep up. Does anyone know of a 1 bedroom rental that is right on the beach and is also pet friendly?
July 15, 2012|
Response fromre08212014v|
Thanks todday and Wendy J. I was able to find a rental through the link todday listed. We are very excited about this trip with the dogs - I can't wait to see their reaction to the beach for the first time!! :)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Area info (9 Replies)
How remote is Cape San Blas? How far is the drive to areas with restaurants? We have stayed along 30 A and enjoyed the little seaside shopping towns. Is there anything like that in the area?
June 02, 2017|
Response fromPFootlocke|
Both Apalachicola and St. Joe are close by offering dining and shopping- 20 minutes either way. There are a few resturants in the area of Cape San Blas- the Indian Pass Raw Bar being the most popular but it gets very busy in the summertime. Personally I like the food options in St. Joe and the shopping in Apalachicola- though The Owl in Apalachicola has some mighty fine dining. This area is much more natural and not fu-fu like 30A. I adore 30A- it's an awesome place. San Blas and its...More
Saint Louis, Missouri
Recommendations for a condo/house for a picky person (5 Replies)
So, I'm a little spoilt in my past Florida beach vacations and I'm looking for my next great beach haunt. I have fond memories of a time we stayed somewhere on the beach near St. Augustine and thought I'd see if there's something here that could work. Here are my requirements, in no particular order other than "I want it all!": * Condo/House that is truly beach front - as in, nice swooshing and awesome view of the waves and wildlife (seagulls, pelicans, dolphins) from a decent sized...More
June 10, 2016|
Response fromdingsterkat|
Really nicely 3 BR condos don't allow dogs. Probably why they are nice! That is a shame though as the beach is so dog friendly. Most condos are 2 BR but try Coral Reef Club or Hibiscus, both of which have oceanfront condos with 3 BRs. Good luck!