Visiting St Joseph Peninsula State Park is like stepping into a tranquil paradise where nature's beauty unfolds before your eyes. This hidden gem is nestled along the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, offering a serene escape from everyday life. Explore this enchanting area by booking your stay with Pristine Properties Vacation Rentals. We have a stunning array of vacation rentals in the Cape San Blas area, with pet-friendly options, private pools, and rentals right on the beachfront.
The clear waters of St. Joseph Bay are perfect for a snorkeling adventure. Some creatures you may find include horseshoe crabs, sea horses, and brittle stars. You can purchase dive flags from local vendors.
Enjoy sunbathing on 10 miles of sugar-white sand beaches or take a dip in the pleasantly warm water.
St Joseph Peninsula State Park is an enchanting place to enjoy canoeing and kayaking. During your journey, there will be breathtaking views of the sand, pine scrub, and high dunes.
Florida residents can fish from the Bayshore or beach without a fishing license. You'll need to grab a fishing license, though, if you're not a resident. Check out the website for the most up-to-date regulations. Some of the most popular fishes at St Joseph Peninsula State Park include bluefish, speckled trout, whiting, red drum, mullet, and flounder.
St Joseph Peninsula State Park is a coastal barrier peninsula with excellent bird-watching opportunities. Over 247 bird species have been sighted at St Joseph Peninsula State Park.
There is a boat ramp and small marina that can service 15–18 small boats. There is also an outdoor shower and fish cleaning station.
Loggerhead Sea Turtles
St Joseph Peninsula State Park is a nesting spot for loggerhead sea turtles from May to October. The nesting sites are marked so people can avoid disturbing them. Please avoid using artificial lights during this time so you don't confuse and disorient the sea turtles.
Explore some of the highest and oldest sand dunes in Florida. Please do not climb or play on the sand dunes, as they are an important habitat for the endangered St. Andrews beach mouse and sea oats.
You can harvest bay scallops from the clear waters of St. Joseph Bay from July 1 - September 10. You can purchase fishing licenses and dive flags from local vendors.
Explore the hiking trails at St Joseph Peninsula State Park. The Maritime Hammock Trail is half a mile long and takes you through a coastal hammock environment and the St. Joseph Bay shores.