Things to Do in Port St. Joe

There is lots to do in Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas, and the surrounding areas.  Here are some of our favorites.  Consider adding these to your list of things to do in Port St. Joe.

Before you visit, be sure to take a look at the local tourist development council Events Calendar for a list of all the happenings during your scheduled visit.  This way, you can see all of the upcoming events and festivals in the area.

One of the most frequently recommended things to do in Port St. Joe is to climb the Cape San Blas Lighthouse.  So, be sure to stop by on your next visit to the area.


Rich with history, and beaming with beauty as you pass through Port St. Joe, The Cape San Blas Lighthouse has been a local landmark for years.  Built well over 100 years ago, the lighthouse was moved from its home on Cape San Blas to take up residence on the shores of St. Joseph Bay at beautiful George Core Park.

Bring a picnic basket and a blanket, and make an afternoon of it.  George Core Park offers a relaxed setting with St. Joseph Bay as a backdrop.  It doesn’t get any better.

For more information about The Cape San Blas Lighthouse, and to learn how you and your family can register to climb, contact 850-229-1151 or 850-229-8261 (Thur-Sat 12pm-5pm EST).

Above all, our area draws you outdoors, and there are so many outdoor adventures to experience.  For example, here you’ll find guided eco tours and miles and miles of bike paths and trails.  Your visit is sure to be an adventure.


So, try a Guided Eco Tour on St. Joseph Bay with Happy Ours Kayak & Bike Outpost; a Sunrise and Sunset horseback ride on the beautiful beaches of Cape San Blas with Broke-a-toe; a Diving adventure with Break-A-Way Charters; or, Golfing at the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club.  Be sure to visit the Local Experiences tab on our website for lots of helpful info on things to experience on your vacation.

Taking a day trip to a neighboring town while on vacation is the perfect way to get the most out of your visit.  So, you’ll want to make time for a drive over to Apalachicola.  Get there early, and spend the day browsing all of the great shops, and grab some lunch with your friends and family.  Take a football to toss around on the greens as you watch the boats come and go.


Visit these helpful resources for a complete list of all the fun activities coming up, and things to do while visiting Cape San Blas and Port St. Joe:

Gulf County Visitor Center + Mexico Beach Visitor Center + Apalachicola Visitor Center

Need help locating the perfect vacation home to get away to with your friends and family?  Contact us today for pricing and availability, and to get the best rate, and start planning your vacation now.  It’s never too early or too late to start planning your visit.

Connect with us on our website and our social media platforms. (FaceBook, Instagram, Pinterest).  You’ll find tons of helpful info and lots of gorgeous photos of the area.

You can download a copy of the most recent Visitor’s Guide here. Email [email protected] with any questions about the area, and for complimentary help connecting with people, places and activities that best suit you.  Visit to learn more.

For more local resources:

Gulf County Tourist Development Council Welcome Center
Captain Fred’s Place
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-7800
(800) 482-GULF
[email protected]

Mexico Beach Community Development Council Welcome Center
102 Canal Parkway
Mexico Beach, Florida 32456
(850) 648-8196
(888) 723-2546

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