Catfish underwater.

Yes it is true. Summer is rounding the far turn and getting ready to become a memory. Do not despair! The sun is still bright, the sand is soft as ever and the water is still clear and inviting in Cape San Blas and all along the Florida Gulf Coast and there is still a lot of fun to be had!

Triatheletes running into the water.September 12th brings the Beach Blast Triathlon and Duathlon. Join athletes from all over the world as they bike and run along the gorgeous beaches of St. Joe and Beacon Hill and swim in the warm Gulf waters. Whether you are an extreme athlete, a casual competitor or someone who simply wants to cheer for those crazy enough to try this extreme event, come on out to Veteran’s Memorial Park in Port St. Joe for this popular and renowned competition.

There are still several Saturdays remaining of the Saltair Farmer’s Market in City Commons Park in Port St. Joe. Grab your big shopping bags and enjoy a lovely morning stroll  in downtown Port St. Joe as you shop for the freshest local produce, unique regional vegetables, artisan baked goods, meats and cheeses and fresh out of the water seafood this Saturday and the first and third Saturdays of every month through November.

Looking for a truly unique experience? The Curtis Anders Memorial Florida Catfish Classic is on September 25th and 26th at Gaskin Park Landing in Wewahitchka (try saying that 3 times fast!) There is even a Kids Classic for aspiring young catfisher-men/women under 14. Test out your skills against these wily Gulf Shore creatures and see if you have the whiskers to take them on!

People on the beach with their feet in the surf.Maybe you’re into fishing for something a little more, um, traditional. The Gulf County Sheriff’s Office Annual Bass Tournament runs September 26th-27th this year in Port St. Joe. Anglers from all over come to try out their skills at this annual catch and release tournament.

Early fall is the perfect time to visit the Florida Gulf Coast. Enjoy one of our Florida Gulf Cost beach homes and forget that winter is coming your way as you relax on the beach. Check our last minute specials and enjoy the smaller crowds and perfect weather today!