3 Must See Vacation Spots in Gulf County, Florida


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County Florida. All opinions are 100% mine.

I'm always impressed when a destination has everything we're looking for in one place from adventure to undisturbed nature.  Gulf County is made up of 244 miles of coastline along and around the Florida panhandle so you have access to kayaking, fishing, hiking, biking bird watching, snorkeling, diving paddleboarding, eco-touring and boating no more than 15 minutes from any given point in the area.

The best kept secret of Gulf County is no experience is the same twice because the activities are all nature-based and when nature is allowed to flourish and grow it is always changing for the better.

3 Must See Vacation Spots in Gulf County, Florida

With the prime travel season starting in September and ending in May now is the time to plan the perfect vacation.  The 3 must see vacation spots on my list for Gulf County, Florida include:

Indian Pass

We love picking spots that are uncrowded and ready to explore and that is just what Indian Pass delivers.  With miles of secluded, pet-friendly beaches to fishing and crabbing then finishing your day off around a campfire I can't think of a better way to bond with the family and take in everything the area has to offer.

“The Pass” is celebrated most for fishing, lagoon oysters and an incredible variety of wildlife.  Apalachicola Bay flows into the Gulf at the tip of Indian Pass Peninsula creating a conflux of fresh and saltwater, making it one of the most fertile estuarine areas in the world.

Want to get a little more local?  Enjoy the local spots where lagoon oysters are served raw, steamed and baked.  Stop in, grab a beverage, enjoy great food, make new friends and listen to live music on the porch.  Eating where the lcoals do and enjoying local entertainment is always the best way to enjoy what the destination has to offer.

Shelling at St. Joseph Bay

A vacation with the family isn't complete until we add to our sea shell collection.  Taking a walk on the pristine beaches the St. Joseph Bay has to offer or exploring more of the St. Joseph Peninsula Park beachcombing for driftwood, urchins and shells is a must do for any vacation!  Get lost in the local culture and natural environment on the many trails available in the area.

Take a Ride on the Beach

Owning a pony seems to be every girls dream but what about riding a horse on the beach?  From trail rides to moonlit rides in the soft sands of Cape San Blas adventure is waiting for the whole family!  I can see the smiles on the kids faces as we take a safe and slow ride along the beach, truly a once in a lifetime experience.

Don't want to ride horseback?  You can also rent properly equipped golf carts from a local vendor and take a cruise on Cape San Blas and even Indian Pass.

With so much to do and see picking on 3 must-see vacation spots in Gulf County was difficult but if you like some beach combing, a cruise on the beach in a golf cart or horseback and a little fishing you can easily make an itinerary the whole family will fall in love with.

Visit the Never Have I Ever Contest and enter to win a week-long getaway to Gulf County, FL!

 A vacation where you can enjoy the great outdoors from sunrise to sunset is rewarding in many ways.  I love the sound of a vacation to the Gulf County from experiencing small town feel of waving and talking to those you meet and working for what you eat.   I think the beaches are calling my name already!

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WINNER is Emilie c

Now is the time to start planning your adventures in Gulf County, and this sweepstakes can help you get a little closer!  All you have to do is leave a comment below answering this question:

Which of the adventures in the Adventure Guide would you/your family enjoy taking part in? And why?

1 Winner will receive: $50 AMEX gift card

Giveaway Open to: 48 contiguous United States (exl. PR, HI, AK)

Ends: August 26, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST

The fine print: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. One winner, chosen at random from all eligible entries received, will receive a $50 AmEx gift card, and will be announced on or about 10 days after end of entry period.  Entrants may enter within 21 days of this post going live. Must be a resident of one of the 48 contiguous United States (excl. PR, HI, AK) the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction at time of entry. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Sweepstakes is sponsored by Gulf County. 

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  1. I’d love to go Hiking on the Bayview Trail – I love walking on the beach, and it would be exciting to see deer and mullets and birds wading in the water – wow!

  2. We would love to go to the Port St. Joe Marina and would love to take a sunset cruise or go snorkeling through one of the guided tours because it would be lots of fun and an adventure.

  3. We’d like to take part in the turtle treasure hunt in Cape San Blas! That sounds like such a good, fun time for the whole family.

  4. amy guillaume linderman on

    Take a Ride on the Beach….nobody in my family has ever been on a horse 🙁 we would all love it!

  5. We’d really enjoy the Off the Beaten Path Adventure to see some things that aren’t on the typical tourist agenda.

  6. The Bay at St Joseph Peninsula State Park looks like a great place to
    visit: One can enjoy clean beaches, camping, fishing, you can picnic,
    boating, enjoy the wilderness preserve – something for everyone in the
    family. Thanks for the chance 🙂
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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