Sandals on the beach trail.

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 visitors are curious what’s next for our communities now that it’s safe and Pristine Properties’ Vacation Rentals are ready to be occupied. Please be aware our available inventory is still low and, we are all working together to bring more online as soon as we can.

Keep reading to see how you can—and why you won’t want to miss—travel to Cape San Blas and surrounding areas after Hurricane Michael.

Can Travelers Return to the Gulf County, FL

Cape San Blas State ParkAs in many areas where natural disasters occur, the local economy can suffer even more when trusted travelers stop visiting even after the recovery has started. We know you love Cape San Blas and surrounding areas just as much as we do and appreciate your support by being part of the resurgence—and the continued surf and sunshine! You will still find our gorgeous beaches in the backdrop, but we feel it’s best to let you know that the debris pickup is still taking place regularly though not yet back to its pristine state. Knowing that, utilities for the Cape and Indian Pass are mostly up and running with the beaches working towards restoration, it is improving every day. With improvement comes construction. Please prepare yourself for widespread building going on for the foreseeable future.

What is Open in Cape San Blas?

There are plenty of businesses open to enjoy here in Cape San Blas and Port St. Joe in 2019! Return to many of the local destinations, wilderness areas and mom-and-pop shops that you’ve all come back for each year. Of course, everyone looks forward to when the Florida Panhandle is fully restored to its former beautiful state. As of now, the following local businesses are looking forward to your return to our area.

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Visit the miles of white-sand beaches at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, which opened to the public on January 18, including the Eagle Harbor boat launch and public Gulf and Bay beach access areas. The landscape has changed along with the some of the rules, but it’s quite impressive to see the new pass that separates the end of the park left behind after Michael. You can also support this 1,900-acre wilderness area by becoming a member of the one of the most popular outdoor destinations in the entire Florida State Park system.

Step back in time at Port St. Joe’s Constitution Convention Museum State Park where interpretive exhibits and artifacts explore Florida’s frontier days. Watch for updates on the Park’s status or call about planned events 850-229-8029. Golfers will enjoy 18 holes at the St Joseph Bay Golf Course lush fairways.

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Go fishing on open water with 10G Fishing Charters or Bali Hai Charters based in Port St. Joe. Multiple rentals and outfitters are available to get you suited for your next outdoor excursion on the coast.

You’ll also have no shortage of places to go shopping at the Cape for equipment rentals, antiques, clothing, outriggers and groceries at the market. Spend the day of relaxation at A Day Away Spa Services. Get styled at Salt Air Beauty and Hair Care, Salon Lux Hair and Beauty, and Allure Hair Artistry. Find many of your favorite destination and familiar faces here in Cape San Blas!

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Dining and having a drink after a long day at the beach is one of the best aspects about a beach vacation on Cape San Blas. Restaurants and bars are serving local favorites ranging from seafood, pizza, fresh BBQ, cafe selects and daily donuts!

Grab lunch at Peachy’s Beach Eats featuring casual dining and authentic specials. Enjoy American menu favorites at The Brick Wall Sports Bar & Grille prices are reasonable and portions are ample. And of course the local favorites, Joe Mama’s Pizza and Pepper’s Mexican Grill & Cantina. You won’t want to miss a nightcap at Haughty Heron, the Scallop Republic or St Joe Bar & Package while in town.

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How to Book Your Stay in Cape San Blas and Indian Pass

We invite you to search for properties by ‘Arrival Date’, so you can view what properties are available for your stay. By booking direct through Pristine Properties, you won’t have any booking fees and as a bonus, many of our properties participate in the Beach Gear Included program and Family Fun Pass discounts so between the two of these you can get your beach toys and also experience a range of daily activities. Many of our rentals are just steps away from waves. Our team of experts are available to answer questions and get you packing!

We thank you for your continued support, look forward to welcoming everyone back because that is really the best way to help the locals here. Contact our team today by phone or email to get assistance in planning your next Gulf Coast vacation.