Cape San Blas, Florida Information
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The “Forgotten Coast” of Florida is in the Northwest Florida Panhandle. The “Forgotten Coast” is located just down the road from Destin, between Panama City and Apalachicola. It is bounded on the West by Mexico beach, St. Joe Beach and Port St. Joe. On the East you come to Simmons Bayou, Cape San Blas, Indian Pass, Apalachicola, St. George Island, Eastpoint, Carrabelle, Ochlockonee Bay and Panacea. Each area is a bit different–all are pristine, uncrowded, commercialized & unspoiled! Come enjoy the “other” Florida– Old Florida at it’s finest.
Cape San Blas is between Port St. Joe and Apalachicola, and, in our humble opinion, the best of the best! Cape San Blas, FL consistently ranks in the top 10 BEST BEACHES in the USA–ranking #1 in 2002! Frommers just announced their top 10 destinations for 2010 and included in the honorees are the Florida Panhandle Beaches!
Cape San Blas is close enough to all the excitement you’ll need, yet peaceful, quiet, uncrowded and extremely family friendly! It reminds me of the Old Florida beaches when I grew up (I’m a Sarasota native!)
See a video we put together from our Spring Break 2011 Trip:
“Cape San Blas is Florida’s best kept secret. .”“Jan M.
“…SO relaxing, so unspoiled & once again, the friendliest people I’ve ever met everywhere you go!” Mary W.-
“… the beach one of the best, if not THE best, we have ever experienced …” Sally Squibb —
“I truly had no idea such a paradise existed.” April A.
“I have vacationed on St. George Island for the past 10 years and Mexico Beach twice and I can honestly say Cape San Blas tops them all.”
“We couldn’t believe how peaceful it is on the Cape. One morning we went out to the beach at 8:30 counted 5 other people as far as I could see in either directions! That was a welcome departure from other overcrowded, over-developed beaches.” The Huxford Family
“If you are looking for putt-putt, go-carts, bungee jumping, water parks, fast food & traffic and long waits at restaurants, this is not the place for you.
Cape San Blas, Florida is the place to come if:
” Sanibel has always been our favorite place to go and now we have found a beautiful beach we truly fell in love with and it was all you described it to be.” The Baker Family
So many wonderful opportunities for fun, relaxing and making memories on Cape San Blas!
Often called Cape Sand Blas, Cape Sanblas, Cape San Blass, Cape San Blast, Cape Sand Blast or Cape Sandblas–it’s the St. Joseph Peninsula & locals call it simply “The Cape”. No matter what you call it–it’s a great place to be! You won’t find a stop light or a highrise condo here, just miles of uncrowded, unspoiled, dog friendly, pristine, white sand beaches with beautiful St. Joe Bay on one side and The Gulf of Mexico on the other side of the Cape (Barrier Dunes is all Gulf side)! Sounds secluded, but Cape San Blas is close to Port St. Joe (20 min) and Apalachicola (25 min) if you are in need of additional action during your vacation!
Emily Adams, March 2011: You weren’t kidding about the Cape—what a beautiful hidden gem!!
If you are looking for a warm and friendly beach community that takes pride in a relaxing atmosphere and limited development, this is the place for you. With 20 miles of soft white beaches and spectacular sand dunes nestled between the shimmering waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the pristine St. Joseph Bay, Cape San Blas, FL is one of the last remaining undiscovered beach sanctuaries along the beautiful Florida Panhandle–definitely one of the last uncrowded ones!
Melissa Tessmer, September “We were amazed on how quiet it is there & how friendly everyone is. We said that if we were coming to Florida, we will go no where else but Cape San Blas. We have been to Daytona, Miami, Key West, St. Augustine, Tampa & Orlando, but they do not compare to the Cape.
DIRECTIONS to CAPE SAN BLAS FL
Link to Cape San Blas Map. You can expand this map or move around the Cape!
How to get to Cape San Blas from anywhere: click here. Here is the Mapquest.com map. If you happen to be from the Atlanta area, I would be happy to email the directions that we use from Atlanta to Cape San Blas, FL!
If you are looking for directions to Cape San Blas, FL on MapQuest, search using Port St. Joe (zip code is 32456). Cape San Blas is just East of Port St. Joe, but it does not show up on many of these internet programs!
How Far is Cape San Blas, Florida From….????
Atlanta, GA . . . . . . . . . .326 Miles
The closest airports to Cape San Blas, FL are:
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP). Located in West Ba, near Panama CIty and Panama City Beach. Served by Southwest Airlines & Delta. Non-stop service from Atlanta, Memphis, Orlando, Cincinnati, Houston, Baltimore and Nashville. Numerous car rentals companies on-site!
Tallahassee Regional Airport (TLH). About 70 miles NE of Port St. Joe in Tallahassee, FL.
NOTE: There is more airport and car rental information on our LINKS page.
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Learn more about our Cape San Blas Vacation Rentals in Barrier Dunes:
Barrier Dunes 191 Turtle Crawl
Beth Burton – October 2013 .…it’s hard to believe that there are still these naturally, preserved, non commercial beaches still alive, that I so love and appreciate.
Carol and Curt Moebius, May 2007
Just to let you know we had a “Blast” in Cape San Blas. The weather was great, the accommodations, SUPER. Shiloh, our dog (Golden Retriever), had a great time as you can see from the attached photos. We even got to go to the point (the tip of Cape San Blas. It was so beautiful out there. Thanks again for everything!
Linda Adams-Helms: “Thank you for the prompt refund (security deposit)! We had a wonderful time & the rental fully exceeded my expectations. We enjoyed Cape San Blas, it’s definitely the prettiest beach I’ve ever been on, & the sand dunes are amazing. I don’t think any words or pictures can truly do them justice, you just have to see them in person. I’m so glad you posted on Craigslist, we never would have found this great spot on our own. Well, we hated to leave and I’m sure we’ll make our way back, hopefully sooner rather than later. Thanks again.”
The Coleman Family: “We had a wonderful stay at Barrier Dunes! The beach was amazing! My family and I loved the fact that it was not crowded & very family oriented. We didn’t have to worry about loud & annoying music or obnoxious people. We were able to enjoy the peaceful sounds of the waves during the day and a bonfire with the waves at night! Very dog friendly.”
Another Spectacular Cape San Blas Sunset!
(Some call it Cape San Blass, Cape Sand Blas, Cape Sand Blass, Cape Sand Blast or the St. Joseph Peninsula! It’s OK just to call it “The Cape”.)
Cape San Blas sugar white dunes.