Cape San Blas Beach Activities

Explore our amazing beaches and feel like you have them all to yourself

In Cape San Blas, our “peninsula of playtime pursuits”, it’s all about the water, be it the Gulf or the Bay. Almost anything you can think of having to do with a beach, there’s a good chance you can do it on one side of Cape San Blas or the other. Below, you'll find some of the local companies that can set you up with bayou boat rentals, beach gear or water toy rentals, sure to enhance any Cape San Blas vacation. And if it's Fishing and Boating Charters that you're after, head over to our page dedicated to fishing charters. Looking to take a break from the beach? The Port St Joe area has a variety of great boutiques and shops to peruse as well as parks and historic landmarks to check out. There are always plenty of things to do on your Cape San Blas vacation while staying in our vacation rentals on the gulf coast!

Uncrowded Beach on Cape San Blas

Cape San Blas Beach Activities

On the Gulf side there’s swimming, of course, and you can do so without fear or trepidation. Or if it’s a leisurely stroll you want, we have many-a-mile of white sandy beaches to offer. Of course, you can throw a line or cast a net into the water and, who knows, perhaps a trophy awaits. “Go fly a kite!” You can do that here, too. Shelling is also a popular activity for folks of all ages, as is the construction of sand castles. And trust us when we say that kids absolutely love it here! 


Paddle boarders, canoeists, and kayakers are often seen paddling the waters close to shore. And these crafts, along with a wide variety of other beach-related gear, are available to rent at a number of places in the area - see below.


As far as the St Joseph’s Bay side of the Cape is concerned, wildlife, both above and below the water, is the overriding theme. The Bay teems with dolphins, turtles, scallops, seahorses, rays, and many other fish species. And above it all, there are numerous species of shore birds and wading birds and we boast the most productive shorebird nesting beach on Florida’s panhandle. Migratory birds and birds of prey also live or spend time here during their migration north and south.


Some folks love to casually stroll in the shallow and clear waters of the bay, stopping every so often to pick up an interesting shell or two. Further from shore, where the waters of the protected bay are typically calm, snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding are popular activities.

Kayakers on waters off Cape San Blas

Cape San Blas Beach Gear Rentals

Rent or buy all of the fun toys to make the most of your time in Cape San Blas.

Happy Ours

775 Cape San Blas Road

Port St. Joe, FL 32456

(850) 229-1991

Gulf County's oldest and most popular outfitter and guide. At Happy Ours, you can rent kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards. They have a large fleet of all shapes and sizes to fit your family or crew. If you'd prefer to take a guide out, they also offer guided kayak trips during scallop season, where you'll likely learn a few things from a local expert (like where to harvest these beauties!). They also rent 1-speed coast bikes sized from youth to adult, which is a fun way to explore the Cape. 


Scallop Cove

4306 Cape San Blas Road

Cape San Blas, FL 32456

(850) 227-1573

Scallop Cove has a whole slew of beach gear and equipment to rent out during your Cape San Blas vacation! For water adventures, you can rent a single or tandem kayak, canoes, or stand up paddloeboards. For the beach, check out a BBQ grill or a beach cart to make it easieer to lug your beach toys down to the water each day. And bicycle rentals or kiddie karts to tow behind your bike are a popular option for your beach vacation as well, as well as pontoon boats, beach chairs and umbrellas, skim boards, and more. Anythinig you could need for your Cape San Blas vacation, Scallop Cove likely has it!