As if you need to be convinced to visit the coast, here are just a few reasons to book that fall trip to Gulf County TODAY!
1. Uncrowded beaches. There is always plenty of room on our beaches, but in the fall it’s likely you’ll feel like you’re all alone in paradise. Plan a romantic sunset horseback ride, gather up the family and have a bonfire on the beach (complete with s’mores) or spend the morning gathering shells with your favorite someone. No matter how you spend your time on the shores of Gulf County this fall, you’re sure to enjoy the quiet solitude.
2. Activities galore. Kayaking, and golfing, and bike rides! Oh my! If staying active, and enjoying the outdoors is your thing then we’ve got plenty to offer. Take a guided kayak trip through the Dead Lakes in Wewahitchka, just a short 20 minute drive from Port St. Joe. Golfing more your style? Then, St. Joseph Bay Golf Club, an 18-hole golf course in a picturesque setting, is just the place for you. If you love biking, we’ve got a number of scenic bike trails and paths from Windmark Beach to Cape San Blas. Whether you’re planning a long weekend stay or to hang out for the whole week, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy.
3. Camping. There’s no better time for camping than during crisp fall weather. St. Joseph Peninsula State Park offers primitive camping (the best kind, right?). Venture away from your vacation rental and make a whole day/night of it. Spend the day setting up camp, exploring the nature trails and admiring the wildlife. When night falls, build a campfire and share stories with your friends and family. Sounds like the perfect day to me.
4. Events and Festivals. The Florida Scallop and Music Festival wraps up the summer here in Port St. Joe. This family-friendly event is fun for all ages. Want to spend some time on the water before it gets too cold out? There are still several fishing tournaments on the calendar. Try the Florida Catfish Classic or the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office Annual Bass Tournament. With a great family-friendly festival, and several fishing tournaments remaining before the year comes to a close, the calendar is still hopping this time of year.
5. Gorgeous weather. With average temperatures of 79°in September, 71° in October and 61° in November…well, enough said.
So, come on down (or over) for a visit. We’d really love to have you.