Barrier Dunes – Beach Front Community in the Florida Panhandle! Barrier Dunes takes it’s name from the soft, sugar white sand dunes sculpted here over countless centuries by gulf shore breezes.Barrier Dunes, a gated, gulf front neighborhood located next to St. Joseph State Park which takes up the last 10 miles of the 20 mile long Cape San Blas (the last 7 miles of Cape San Blas has no roads—just pristine beach & bay!) on the St. Joseph Peninsula.
It is tucked peacefully away from crowded highways–heck, Cape San Blas doesn’t even have a traffic light! Quiet, secluded (though close enough to everything to have the BEST of both worlds!), with no high-rise condos or “bright lights,” with only St. Joseph Bay & the Gulf of Mexico to crowd it!
Barrier Dunes is a peaceful gated, community offering everything you need to make your vacation to Cape San Blas, FL memorable. Barrier Dunes has been carefully developed with a commitment to preserve this beautiful beach environment.
All of the Barrier Dunes townhouses are connected by a series boardwalks that take you to 2 lighted tennis courts, private fresh water fishing ponds, 2 pools (1 direct beach front & the 2nd HEATED in March, April, October & November), pet stations throughout, boat washing area, boat parking & a playground.Barrier
Dunes is set up to insure that all homes enjoy privacy, are close to the beach, ocean and amenities. At every turn you will find peaceful views of sand dunes, the sea & piney woodland that make Barrier Dunes a beautiful place to for your year around Florida Panhandle beach vacation.
Barrier Dunes 1, 15, 67, 91, 177, 188 & 191 are all end units.
Barrier Dunes 1, 2, 7 and 11 are all DIRECT beach front.
Our other 7 rentals only 20 – 200 steps to the beach, so all are VERY close!
The map of Barrier Dunes makes the community seem very large. Even if you were to walk from the beach to the last building it wouldn’t take 5 minutes (none of our vacation rentals are beyond Barrier Dunes/Sand Pine Drive!).
The vacation homes we rent are between beachfront & no further than 200 steps to the beach–this is no more than a 90 second walk to the Cape San Blas beaches! Just to keep you oriented on how close things are, let us give you some walking directions:
HOW WE FOUND AND FELL IN LOVE WITH CAPE SAN BLAS FL AND BARRIER DUNES:We looked for a beach home-away-from home starting when our children (now 18 & 20) were born! We’ve owned in Barrier Dunes for 16 years now.We have ventured from the Alabama side of the Panhandle to Ft. Walton Beach, Seagrove, Destin, Destin, Hilton Head, SeaSide & Santa Rosa without finding the “perfect” place.We go to the beach to enjoy the BEACH & all it has to offer. We wanted a place to return to year after year — one that our kids would be excited about because of memories of the previous years. We didn’t want them to remember putt-putt, t-shirt shops & other things we could find right here in Atlanta.Then we found Cape San Blas FL & Barrier Dunes! During our 1st trip to Barrier Dunes & Cape San Blas we decided on the 3rd day that this was it! We loved (and still love) Barrier Dunes because of all the things outlined above, but also because:
Our only hope is that it remains as undiscovered & uncrowded as it is today—we know why they call it “The Forgotten Coast! Once you experience the beauty & pristine Cape San Blas beaches, high sand dunes & friendly nature of Barrier Dunes & Cape San Blas (actually, all of Gulf County), you will never chose another vacation destination.
“We had a wonderful stay at Barrier Dunes! The beach was amazing! My family & 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.” The Coleman Family Cape San Blas Trip Report (June 2015)
MAP OF BARRIER DUNES
There are boardwalks running throughout the neighborhood that are not pictured on this map!
Learn more about our Cape San Blas Vacation Rentals in Barrier Dunes:
Barrier Dunes beachfront pool. One of 2 pools in Barrier Dunes, this one is built into the sand dunes and overlooks the Gulf of Mexico! It is attached to the clubhouse that has an upper deck–great for viewing spectacular romantic sunsets!
Barrier Dunes clubhouse–available for your private events, wedding receptions etc. as well as host to many potluck dinners & other events open to everyone throughout the year!
Enjoy the upper deck of the beach front Barrier Dunes clubhouse. Great for enjoying the sunset before dinner! Have a wedding or a family reunion? The clubhouse is available to rent & has a full kitchen, TV & lots of great seating!
The second pool and tennis courts. This Barrier Dunes pool is now heated 4-months of the year!!
Barrier Dunes has a playground on-site. Fun playground & picnic tables for the parents enjoy the kids having fun! Barrier Dunes is gated and the streets are quite–great for scooters, rollerblades or bikes!
One of 3 stocked fishing ponds at Barrier Dunes–1 is just outside the back door to Cape Escape II (Barrier Dunes 91)–you can fish FROM the back porch of Cape Escape II. This one is just outside Sea Breeze – Barrier Dunes 52
The lighted tennis courts are the only tennis courts on Cape San Blas! Centrally located near all of our vacation rentals!
Barrier Dunes is a wonderful, safe, family friendly gated neighborhood just outside the gates to St. Joseph Peninsula State Park.
Proud Member of the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce!
Links to more information:
Read more about Cape San Blas and the area. This page includes information about:
Looking for a great restaurant in or around Cape San Blas? The Forgotten Coast has the best seafood in the country— unless you’re staying for a month or more, it will be hard to decide how to narrow the choices?
You can also see all of our Cape San Blas vacation rentals in Barrier Dunes on VRBO, but book directly to save the VRBO Fees!