Bird Watching

Birding seasons are Fall through Spring. Enjoy Northern Gannet, White and Brown Pelicans, Cormorants, Herons, Egrets, Geese, Blue-Winged Teal, Bald Eagle, Dunlin, Northern Harrier, Black-Bellied Plover, Snowy Plover, Wilson’s Plover, Royal Tern, Forester’s Tern, Caspian Tern, Geese, and American Kestrel to name a few. Here is a list of birds in the area:  BCAS template…

Shelling

Whether you’re strolling along the natural shores of St. Joseph Bay, taking a walk on our pristine beaches or exploring the wonders of the Forgotten Coast, you will surely be amazed at the treasures you’ll find as you comb Gulf County’s unique shorelines. From beautiful driftwood carved uniquely by nature, to the vast variety of…

Biking

The Loggerhead Run Bike Trail is an 8-mile bayside bike trail that runs along Cape San Blas Road (on Cape San Blas!)  It runs from Salinas Park (the start of Cape San Blas) to St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, right outside of Barrier Dunes! You will also find 20 miles of bike lanes between Panama…

Fishing

There is wonderful fishing in the area—from the shore, from a boat, in the ocean or bay or one of the freshwater ponds in Barrier Dunes! The waters of the Apalachicola  Bay & the Gulf of Mexico from Carrabelle to Mexico Beach are known to be among the richest in marine life in the world…