Staying here is somewhere between camping and a hotel. The cabins are rustic, but nice and generally clean. We stayed in the "South" cabin, which is one of the smaller ones. It was OK for 2 adults & 2 kids. Bring lots of bug spray; we couldn't even sit on the screen porch because bugs came up through from below between the deck boards!
We brought a small boat and went scalloping from the Saltworks bay access. Scalloping was good, but be aware of the tides. We were out about 4 hours. The water was about a foot deep when we left, but the pier was high and dry when we returned so we had to drag the boat about 200 yards across wet sand. There were three kyaks available for use at the pier.
Here are a few comments about the Cape San Blas area:
--Bring food & drinks. There are only one or two resturants and convienence stores in the area. Port St. Joe is the closest city at about 15 miles drive.
--Bring lots of bug spray.
--Summer is very hot & humid, with afternoon thunderstorms almost every day.
--You need a permit to drive on the beach.
--Best beaches are in the State Park at the end of the road.
--There are no nightlife activities, everything pretty much closes up at dark.
--Best boat launch is in Port St. Joe or in the State Park, both can accomodate most average size boats and are not very steep. Presnell's Marina rents boats and has a launch for small shallow draft boats (Presnell's closed at 6 when we were there, and at low tied the approach into the marina can be less than a foot deep!).
--If you snorkel use a dive flag, Florida strictly enforces the dive flag requirement.
- Also Known As:
- Old Saltworks Cabins Hotel Port Saint Joe