Cape San Blas Parks & Points of Interest

Enjoy Nature by Visiting the Sights and Parks of the Forgotten Coast

If you’re into taking a leisurely stroll or a lengthy hike on ground firmer than beach sand, there are several places on Cape San Blas to consider. First and foremost, we would suggest the St Joseph’s Peninsula State Park. A short walk from the main road to the bay is quite interesting and not at all strenuous.

Further south there is the Deal Tract Trail across Richardson Hammock. This one-mile return dirt trail ends at a pier which juts out into the pristine waters of St. Joe Bay. And we’re pleased to advise that the new boardwalk at Salinas Park near the junction of 30A and 30E is now open. This impressive elevated structure will extend for 1200 feet along the newly annexed 6.6 acres of land over beautiful coastal scrub of the Bay. This is certain to be a popular addition to the other excellent amenities that Salinas Park offers.  

Points of Interest

Cape San Blas Lighthouse

200 Miss Zola’s Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456

(George Core Park)

Historical lighthouse next to the keepers’ quarters offering bay views from the top and a gift shop

Hours:  Thursday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm.  Hours may vary, please call 850-229-1151 or 850-229-8261


Constitutional Convention Museum State Park

Allen Memorial Way, Port Saint Joe, FL



St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve Center

3915 State Rod. 30-A

Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Visitor Center and Observation Tower Open Weekdays 9am-4pm

850-229-1787 ext 1


Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

108 Island Drive (State Road 300)

Eastpoint, FL

Tuesday – Saturday:  9am-4pm




Salinas Park

280 Cape San Blas Road

Cape San Blas, 32456

Playground / Volleyball Court / Covered Picnic Tables / Grills / Kayak launch / Restrooms / Showers


Cape Palms Park

6081 Cape San Blas Road

Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Playground / Covered Picnic tables / Beach Walkover / Restrooms / Showers


St. Joseph Peninsula State Park (T. H. Stone Memorial Park)

8899 Cape San Blas Road

Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Canoeing & Kayaking / Fishing / Hiking/Nature Trails / Picnic / Pavilions / Playground / Shelling / Shower Station / Beach / Bicycling / Boat Ramp