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Summer fun

Rented a house here with adult family. The beach was lovely, but we were warned to take all our... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Margot S
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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Quaint and forces you to slow down!

Cape San Blas is a trip back to Old Florida at it’s finest. There are only a few restaurants... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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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
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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
1  Thank shanemW883AW
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Old school Florida. 98% residential. The state park is nice natural beaches and bay. Restaurants are hit or miss. The population is growing and they do not know how to deal with it. We went one night to Triple Tail and they ran out of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Tochdown
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Cape San Blas is a gem located in the Panhandle. Pristine beautiful white beaches with high sand dunes and sea oats on the Gulf side, and activities galore in the St. Joseph Bay. In the surrounding area you have several restaurants located in Port St....More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Dwight L
Reviewed September 25, 2018

I was amazed at the change to the Cape since my last visit in 2012. The lighthouse has been moved to Port St. Joe and the island has become a sub-division. Not much to do and much harder to find a place to park and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Craig M
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Invited to go with daughter, son-in-law and toddler. In- laws also went. Beach was clean Very nice 4 bedroom house with private pool

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gay1944
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Miles of vacation homes along beautiful gulf beaches and bay. A few small stores for essentials. Restaurants and shops are located in Port St. Joe and Apalachicola, about 25 and 40 miles away.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank mmcreative
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

The name of the gorgeous remolded beach house is The Beachfront Utopia win. Pines.when i arrived they had double booked. i had no where to go. will never use tripadvisor again. They make you think you are talking with the owner, but its not. its...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank TrailBlazer792026
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Haekyung H
August 13, 2018|
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Response from FrogJumpgirl1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have never scalloped there. You may want to stop in Port St Joe on your way to CSB. I know friends who have scalloped in Port St Joe bay.
July 15, 2018|
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Response from jbwilli | Reviewed this property |
I am 15 year repeat Cape San Blas vacationer. The beach will undergo MAJOR restoration starting Aug 1 and a projected 45 days out. Super large dump trucks will be dumping huge amounts of sand on the West Cape side beach FROM... More
July 12, 2018|
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Response from Odyssey594461 | Reviewed this property |
There are a few stores in Port St Joe. A piggly wiggly and a dollar general which has groceries as well. Nothing like a Walmart but between the two you should find what you need.
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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!