The Barrier Dunes Complex

on The Forgotten Coast
Cape San Blas Vacation Rentals view from ocean of barrier dunes complex

Barrier Dunes, is a quiet and secluded gated gulf-front neighborhood located next to the 10-mile stretch of St. Joseph State Park. Barrier Dunes takes its name from the soft, sugar-white sand dunes sculpted here over countless centuries by gulf shore breezes.

Barrier Dunes has been carefully developed with a commitment to preserve this beautiful beach environment. There are no bright city lights, high-rise condos, or crowded highways to spoil itsnatural setting.

All of the Barrier Dunes townhouses are connected by a series of boardwalks that take you to two lighted tennis courts, private freshwater fishing ponds, two pools (1 direct beachfront & the 2nd HEATED in March, April, October & November), pet stations throughout, boat washing area, boat parking & a playground.

Barrier Dunes is set up to ensure that all homes enjoy privacy, are close to the beach, ocean & amenities.  At every turn, you will find peaceful views of sand dunes, the sea & piney woodland that make Barrier Dunes a beautiful place for your year-round Florida Panhandle beach vacation.


at Barrier Dunes
Cape San Blas Vacation Rentals aerial of barrier dunes campus

We strive to make your vacation hassle-free by providing everything you need to enjoy your vacation rental. Our vacation rentals boast a fully-equipped kitchen and laundry room, technology for entertainment, clean linens, and outdoor accouterments.

We also provide a Guest Information Book in each of our Barrier Dunes Rentals. It contains everything you need to enjoy your vacation without doing too much research and calling around when you should be relaxing! It has menus to many of the Forgotten Coast area restaurants as well as a complete list of restaurants in Cape San Blas, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Indian Pass, Carrabelle &  Mexico Beach, information about St. Joseph Peninsula State Park & other parks & places to go in the area, a list of fishing guides, brochures from various recreational outfits in the area such as horseback riding on the beach, fishing guides, renting kayaks, etc.

Map of Barrier Dunes

Map of Barrier Dunes
Cape Escape Vacation Rentals Homes in Barrier Dunes
  • WIRELESS INTERNET:  All rentals have wireless internet.
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Laundry Room with Washer & Dryer and  Laundry Detergent
  • Iron and Ironing Boards
  • Hair Dryer
  • Multiple TV’s, and DVD’s
  • Movies to Enjoy when you’re not on the beach
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating and Air
  • 2 Pools – 1 is directly gulf-front overlooking the Gulf of Mexico! One pool heated in March, April, October & November!
  • Tennis courts — Only tennis courts on Cape San Blas
  • Playground (all new in 2020)
  • 3 Freshwater ponds – great for feeding the turtles & fishing
  • Beach-front clubhouse – available for private rentals for weddings & other special events!
  • Safe, family-friendly, gated community
  • Pet stations throughout barrier dunes
  • Lots of grassy area for your kids & dogs
  • Boat washing area
  • Boardwalks throughout, leading to everything!
  • Just outside the gates to St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen— plates, glasses, coffee cups, silverware, etc.
  • Spices for cooking your “catch of the day”
  • Dish Soap, Sponge, Scrub Brush & Dish Washer Detergent
  • Garbage Bags
  • Plastic Wrap & Tin Foil
  • Regular Coffee Pot & Coffee filters (1 less thing to bring!)
  • Pack & plays & high chair available by request…if you have needs for your younger kids please let us know!!
  • Starter pack (1 roll) of paper towels
  • Laundry room with washer and drier
  • Laundry Detergent
  • All Linens (Sheets, towels, etc.)… just bring your own beach towels!
  • Iron & Ironing Board (though there is nothing wrong with wrinkles at the beach)
  • Vacuum, broom, dustpan, and mop
  • Covered Parking for 2 cars
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Hose
  • Garbage can—picked up 3 times a week from the carport (2x’s week in the off-season).
  • Full beach closet with
    • beach chairs,
    • beach cart,
    • bucket & shovel,
    • cooler,
    • crab net, and crab bucket.
  • Dog towels
  • Guest dog dish
  • Hose to rinse those sandy paws
  • The neighborhood provides pet stations for picking up after your dog!
  • Pet stations throughout Barrier Dunes to keep our neighborhood and beaches clean and make it easy for you!