We stayed at the Water’s Edge unit in Barrier Dunes in April/May 2019. The townhome had everything we needed and was very clean. Barrier Dunes has recovered after the hurricane #capestrong. We’ve been staying at the Cape for 10 years and the beach is as beautiful as we remember it. The water was inviting and the pool was perfect for afternoon relaxing.
Make sure you stop by Weber’s Donuts for some delicious homemade donuts in the morning. The Trading Post is stocked with essentials if you don’t want to leave the Cape. We walked down the beach to find the Donna Kay fishing boat. It’s maybe 1-2 miles south of the Stumphole (rocks). There were a lot of shells to find along the way. The road is almost finished with repairs and we had no problem passing to and from. It’s dark at night, perfect for stargazing and seeing the Milky Way. Stop at Coneheads for ice cream and a meal. It’s right on the Cape and has delicious food.
St Joseph Peninsula State Park is still beautiful and is worth a day trip. It’s literally down the road from Barrier Dunes. Port St. Joe is just a 25 minute drive from Barrier Dunes. There are several shops and boutiques on Reid Street to explore. There is a Farmer’s Market the first and third Saturdays at the end of Reid Street. Piggly Wiggly has everything you need from groceries to souvenirs. We were pleasantly surprised to find Olive Garden salad dressing and the coconut water we like. Pepper’s is good Mexican style food and Provisions has good sandwiches and pasta.
We absolutely love the Cape and can’t wait to go back. We’re already planning our next trip to the Comeback Coast!