Kids play on the beach in Cape Sans Blas with toys they bought at the Scallops Cove General Store.

The weather is warming up, and your kids are begging you to go to the beach. We have the perfect spot for you: Florida’s Emerald Coast. We are situated ideally on the Florida Gulf Coast and ready to host your family vacations year after year! Our vacation paradise is full of white sandy beaches, peaceful waters, and lots of hidden gems for the whole family. We have put together a list of some kid-friendly vacation spots all around the Florida Gulf Coast. As you get ready to pack, make sure you reserve your stay at Pristine Properties Vacation Rentals in Cape San Blas, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, or St. Joe Beach. 

1. Grab a Snack in Mexico Beach 

No vacation to Florida is complete without some of our delicious local cuisines! We are known for our fresh seafood, so swing on by Killer Seafood for some tasty shrimp tacos. The portions are large, which is ideal for sharing with the whole family!  

2. Shell-ebrate Turtles in Port St. Joe

Your little ones will love getting to meet the kind volunteers at the Port St. Joe’s  Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Center. You’ll learn all about marine conservation and Florida’s ecosystems. Entrance is free, but donations are encouraged! 

3. Plan an Epic Water Fight in Cape San Blas

Treat your kids to some cool water toys at Scallop Cove General Store. They have a huge selection of big and small water toys, along with sweet souvenirs to remind you of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Grab everything you need for a fun beach water fight! 

4. Ferry from Indian Pass to St. Vincent Island

Accessible only by boat, St. Vincent Island is home to a national wildlife refuge. It is a beautiful island full of native flora and fauna. The whole family will enjoy a day full of fishing, birding, biking, and hiking. Take a private ferry with St. Vincent Island Shuttle and Fishing Charters

5. Stay at a Seaside Chateau in St. Joe Beach 

You can easily access all the amazing towns along Florida’s Gulf Coast by staying at a Pristine Properties vacation rental! We have a lovely selection of houses and condos located in St. Joe Beach, like our charming Chateau Seaclusion. If you are looking for accommodations in another Gulf Coast city, we have you covered. Check out our availability and book your family vacation today!