Cape San Blas Area Guide

Find the Top Activities and Recommendations on Florida's Forgotten Coast

For many years now, our little slice of Florida’s Panhandle has been referred to as “The Forgotten Coast”. This loosely refers to the Gulf of Mexico coastline stretching from Apalachicola, a few miles to our east, to Mexico Beach, a similar distance to the west. Gulf County, then, is more or less in the center of this appropriately named seaside expanse.

Compared to other more hectic and crowded coastal areas of Florida, the title is well deserved. There are no high rises here!! Rather, our area is renowned for its oyster and shrimp production, marine wildlife, excellent fishing, fine white-sand beaches, incredible sunsets and laidback way of life. And, in these parts, if one specifically mentions “Coast”, chances are it refers to Cape San Blas and the stretch of beautiful shoreline extending 15 miles south and east from St Joseph’s Peninsula State Park to the tiny community of Indian Pass.


Here, there are expanses of sugar- white sand beaches which have often been ranked among the best in the United States. Sunbathing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, bird-watching, fishing and scalloping are among the many water oriented activities that our area offers.


You can really get away from it all on “The Cape”, leave your worries behind and do things that you’re ordinarily unable to do elsewhere.