Cape San Blas and Mexico Beach
Connected to the Florida peninsula by a sliver of land, Cape San Blas is home to St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, named the best beach in America (2002) by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman (a.k.a. Dr. Beach). Cape San Blas, located near Port St. Joe along the Florida Panhandle’s Emerald Coast, is truly a vacation paradise. Here, you’ll find miles of uncrowded, pristine, white sand beaches. Among the other attractions: Pet-friendly vacation rentals, fishing, kayaking and boating, family-owned restaurants serving fresh Florida seafood, and the famed Cape San Blas lighthouse. Frequently rebuilt and relocated in response to eroding seas, the 101-foot-tall, 131-step lighthouse and two accompanying buildings may be moved to Port St. Joe. But you still can see the top of the tower from Cape San Blas Road and inventive visitors. Learn more here.
“Cape San Blas.” Visit Florida. https://www.visitflorida.com/places-to-go/northwest/cape-san-blas/
The small coastal community of Mexico Beach, located 20 miles east of Panama City on Florida’s Undiscovered Gulf Coast, is a serene destination. Mexico Beach offers a small-town atmosphere filled with the charm of the Florida Panhandle. Here, the preserved natural beauty of the land and the sea combine to create a spellbinding destination. Shelling, watching the dolphins play at sunset, and dipping into the Gulf of Mexico for a refreshing swim are favorite pastimes for Mexico Beach visitors and locals. Mexico Beach residents are relaxed and cordial, and the local restaurants, with their fabulous menus, provide the perfect setting to meet with family and friends. Learn more here.
“Mexico Beach.” Visit Florida. https://www.visitflorida.com/places-to-go/northwest/mexico-beach/