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!
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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!
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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!