Florida’s sprawling, undeniably breathtaking Gulf Coast is chock-full of hidden gems, many of which incorporate elements of the sea and sand. True tranquility is wholly attainable in one tropical Floridian location: Cape San Blas, Florida, home to the award-winning Pristine Properties Vacation Rentals. Cape San Blas itself boasts one of the nation’s most beloved beaches, as well as a variety of down-to-earth seafood eateries, head-turning bicycling paths, and authentic fishing charters. In hopes of enhancing your already stellar escape to Florida’s Gulf Coast, we’ve compiled five distinct hidden gems in Cape San Blas (as seen below).
There’s nothing quite like galloping down Florida’s “forgotten coast” atop a friendly, majestic steed. Rockin’ M Ranch has been leading groups of travelers along Cape San Blas’s pristine white sand for 25-plus years. These beach rides range from $60 to $70 per person—an incredible bargain for such a spellbinding experience.
The 11-mile-long Loggerhead pathway is a bicyclist’s dreamland—one that features tall palmettos, meandering boardwalks, lush seagrass fields, and well-maintained concrete trails. Loggerhead carves through Salinas Park and follows much of Cape San Blas Road.
In sunny Port St. Joe, travelers will discover a quaint, award-worthy seafood eatery at every turn. Thus, locating the tastiest Gulf shrimp boil is no walk in the park. Thankfully, we know precisely where to find the finest fresh, inexpensive shrimp: Cape San Blas Road’s Skully’s Low Country Boil. Whether you’re searching for a hearty bowl of authentic gumbo or a 10-pound peel-and-eat shrimp boil for the whole family, you’ll leave Skully’s smiling from ear to ear.
There are over a dozen fishing charters in Port St. Joe and the surrounding communities. But none of them are as diverse as Doghouse Charters. Doghouse operates out of the “friendliest marina in Florida,” and charters range from scalloping trips to 10-hour offshore expeditions and peaceful bay tours. Offshore targets include grouper, snapper, mahi, and king mackerel.
Our final hidden gem is Pristine Properties, the area’s premier vacation rental management company. It boasts a growing fleet of Cape San Blas properties in the region’s most idyllic locations. You’ll quickly find a condo, home, or townhome that perfectly suits your group’s size, style, and budget, such as the Coastal Cove (as pictured), the Hatchling Hideaway, and Otter Cove. Browse through our inventory at your own leisure, or call us directly at 800-215-0677.