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21 03, 2019

5 Ways to Give Yourself a Reboot on Vacation


You know that going on vacation improves your attitude. Consider taking that one step further to improve your health in the most fun way! Go to Your Happy Place. Spend a portion of every day at one of our white sand beaches. Meet New friends. Volunteer for a half a day or more. The First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe is coordinating the volunteers in our area.  Give them a call at 1-888-942- 4477 to discuss the projects that may interest you. Music to Fill Your Soul. Blues in the Lot is happening in downtown Port. St Joe [...]

19 02, 2019

Tips for Your Next Gulf County Florida Vacation


Considering a relaxing vacation along the Gulf Coast in Florida? Following major recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Michael, Pristine Properties is proud of the efforts by our locals and supporters to restore this gorgeous stretch of beaches to open stores, restaurants, and lodging to our visitors who return to year after year. We are working tirelessly to offer a selection of homes and townhomes along the white-sand beaches so you too can return to the Gulf. Our Pristine Properties Staff and the people in our area are excited to welcome you back! We also understand how so many [...]

28 08, 2018

Sun, Sand, and Sea


Fall Events on the Gulf Coast While summer is coming to a close, the gulf coast still boasts some prime conditions to enjoy some time amongst sun, sand, and sea. Average high and low temperatures for the month of September are perfect at 82° / 73°and whether you come for some quiet time on the beach or are looking for interesting events to indulge in, the Cape has got it all. Scallop Season Now is the best time of year for scallop lovers. Either fetch your own straight from the sea or simply head out to the restaurants to enjoy the fresh catch delivered straight [...]

6 07, 2018

Are you ready for the 2018 scallop season? Fishing, Shucking, and Dining on the Delicacy


It’s almost scallop season again! I would like to think that most of you already know what a scallop is, but just in case you don’t…scallops are edible mollusks that make pretty shells that might just be some of the most delectable treats the ocean has to offer. This year’s scallop season in Gulf County, FL is between August 17th – Sept. 31. Never scalloped before? Not to worry, scallop fishing isn’t all that dangerous as they mostly just sit inside their shells all day while resting in a bed of sand. Sure, you can go snorkeling from the shore or [...]

27 06, 2018

How to Unwind in Cape San Blas


Time to unwind? So, just where exactly is Cape San Blas again? Located near Port St. Joe and linked to the Florida panhandle by a tiny sliver of land, Cape San Blas is home to some of the most scenic and peaceful beaches in the state including those at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. The area’s unique geography provides for both relaxation and recreation opportunities in one of the most beautiful locations the Gulf Coast has to offer. While Cape San Blas might not have the restaurants and nightlife of Panama City, what it does offer is a myriad of [...]

12 03, 2018

Amazing Eco Tours on the Dead Lakes, Florida


When you think of Cape San Blas, Port St. Joe,  Mexico Beach Florida or anywhere along the Gulf Coast, you picture beautiful beaches, white sands and the sound of waves rolling in.  Did you know there is a whole different kind of beauty that can be found less than an hour inland?  It’s called the Dead Lakes near Wewahitchka.  The Dead Lakes are fed by the Chipola River and eventually empty into the Apachiciola River. The Dead Lakes were formed when a dam across the Chipola River caused the hydrology of the area to change, and many of the cypress [...]

5 12, 2017

Holidays in Cape San Blas,FL


Cape San Blas, Florida is a perfect place to getaway for the holidays.  Enjoy warm temperatures, sometimes hovering around 70 degrees and uncrowded quiet beaches.  Visitors who stay with Pristine Properties can explore Case San Blas by land or sea with complimentary beach gear, including kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and beach cruisers, that can be delivered to your home upon your arrival. Gulf County Holiday Events include: SaltAir Christmas Farmers' Market - December 2, 2017 Christmas on the Coast Parade - December 9, 2017 8th Annual Jingle Bell Golf Tournament - December 9, 2017 Get In The Spirits Christmas Crawl [...]

2 03, 2017

Why You Should Spend Your Florida Spring Break in Cape San Blas


Those of us who live in Cape San Blas and the areas around it know that our beaches are hands down, some of the most beautiful in all of Florida.  We also know that our Gulf Coast beach communities are friendly and welcoming and are perfect for families with kids of all ages. When it comes to Spring Break, our beaches do not attract hordes of party goers. Our miles of pristine beaches are not crowded. The pace of life is quieter here, you won’t find hectic crowds or rowdy dance clubs or loud parties on the beach. A [...]

13 07, 2016

Florida Gulf Coast Scallop Season Delayed


One of the most beloved annual events Florida's Gulf County is Scallop Season. Due in large part to area climate events that occurred in 2015, the scallop season has been put into jeopardy. This year the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is undertaking a major coastal restoration to ensure that the scallop population will continue to grow and thrive for many generations to come. Scallop season delayed. Better late than never. Scallop season had traditionally been held in the late summer/early fall. Making the season earlier in 2010 to appeal to summer visitors to the region has ultimately led to immature, [...]

18 04, 2016

Sea Turtles – Keep Them Safe


May 1st marks the OFFICIAL start of turtle season here along the Florida Gulf Coast. Sea turtles are classified as a Protected Species under the  Endangered Species Act. It is the responsibility of all residents and visitors alike to ensure that these delicate creatures are not exposed to any harm, even if inadvertent,  while they nest and develop on our beaches. Please use common sense and follow the rules below to help ensure safety for the sea turtles: Shield interior lighting and turn off exterior lights at night so as not to disturb the turtles' nocturnal activities Use turtle safe flashlights on [...]