Port St Joe is described as the “small town with a big heart” and you get to see all that southern hospitality for yourself when you visit this picture perfect location on the Emerald Coast of North Florida.
Paradise beckons off the beaten path on the soft, white sand beaches and blue crystal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, ideal for sun worshippers and snorkelers. St Joe Beach has miles of shoreline and the sunsets are heavenly. The actual town is tucked into the shores of St Joseph Bay, a place to charter a boat or grab a bite to eat at the marina. Fresh seafood is plentiful here, and you are spoiled for choice with the range of restaurants, cafes, bistros and food trucks around town.
Always dreamed of seeing dolphins? How about turtles and seahorses? This is the place for you with its calm waters; the bay is perfect for kayakers, paddle boarders -- and did we mention snorkelling? Take an eco tour and learn about the magnificent fish that call these waters home. Swimmers are also safe here in the calm currents of the warm gulf. If you’re looking for more action, how about a horseback ride along the sand? Choose from group or couples packages at sunset or even under the moonlight. If horses aren’t your jam, don’t worry there’s biking, hiking, walking, running and more, with beautiful trails and designated bike paths and pedestrian walkways, you will not be bored.
Don’t miss the annual Florida Scallop Music and Arts festival every October.
Port St. Joe is one of the lesser-known jewels on the Emerald Coast. The town is located among plenty of natural beauty along Florida's Gulf of Mexico. It may be a little off the beaten path, but once you find it, you will fall in love with this little town nestled on the shores of St. Joseph Bay. Other draws to the area include its white sand beaches, growing ecotourism, scalloping, and the historic downtown shopping area that has visitors coming back year after year.
One of the best things about the town is its array of accommodation options that suit any budget and taste. There are many Port St.Joe vacation rentals near the center, which allow visitors easy access to the main hustle and bustle of town life. Whether you want to do some shopping, visit a local restaurant or head to one of the bars, it will all be on your doorstep. Another popular option is getting a vacation home closer to the beach. Many are pet-friendly and have spacious living rooms for spending time with friends or loved ones. Some even have private pools, great for splashing about in and cooling down on a hot summer’s day, or private boardwalks and beachfront decking for secluded evenings with a view. Whatever you go for, staying in a Gulf front home will have you looking into vacation rentals again next year.
Connected by a tiny piece of land, Cape San Blas is the destination of St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, along the Florida Panhandles’ world-famous Emerald Coast. The park has miles of white sand beach just waiting to be explore. Alternatively, visitors can head inland over the dunes to the park’s heavily forested interior. If you like to explore in a more secluded place, Indian Pass Lagoon is for you. Not only does the lagoon have an array of pet-friendly beaches, but rental homes line the shore, and the Indian Pass Raw Bar provides the perfect place to grab a bite to eat. Oysters directly from the lagoon are served raw, steamed and baked, and you can enjoy live music out on the porch. The Pass is mostly celebrated from its array of wildlife, fishing and kayaking, and it is not unusual to see families sitting around a bonfire in the evenings here.
The neighboring town of Mexico Beach also has a lot to offer, and makes a great day trip from your vacation home. The town is a colorful community, rich in character and with many modern luxuries. It is the sort of place where fun memories are made, and views of the Gulf waters are stunning. The town is known for its wildlife-sighting opportunities, and visitors may just see a dolphin jumping out of the waves while relaxing on the beach.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Port St. Joe. The hottest month in Port St. Joe is July, when temperatures peak at 96 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 22 ˚F. The wettest month in Port St. Joe is August with 8.27 inches of rain, while the driest month is March with 0.54 inches of rain.
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