Cape San Blas is one of Florida’s best-kept secrets. It’s still “Old Florida” and is the way it used to be before high rises and condos erased the beaches in other areas of the country. There are no buildings on Cape San Blas over 3 stories tall. Our area is very pet friendly and you can still see, walk and enjoy our beautiful beaches. Sea turtles still come to the beaches every year and lay their eggs while Dolphins swim and play by offshore.
Ranked America’s #1 Beach for 2002 by Dr. Stephen Leatherman, commonly known as Dr. Beach, Cape San Blas is home to St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, as well as a variety of secluded beach front homes and small developments. The 2,416 acre state park starts at the “tip” of the peninsula and continues with uninhabited eight-miles of towering dunes, pristine beaches and crystal clear waters. St. Joseph Peninsula State Park was featured in the May, 2008 issue of Coastal Living Magazine with the title of "sand so white, you've got to wear shades".
A neighbor to the famous St. George Island, Cape San Blas is a rare pristine beach hidden away, undiscovered, from the rest of the world. Immense sand dunes lord over the cape, not high-rise condominiums. The sand is fine, white and sugary, the water is beautiful and clear, and sea oats seem to dance in the moonlight, brushed by a light ocean breeze.
This is what makes St. Joseph's Peninsula, also known as Cape San Blas, so special. Because of it's pristine nature, calm water and lack of crowds, environmental experts have consistently rated this area as the #1 beach in the continental U.S. and within the top five including Hawaii! That's from a field of over 600 beaches!
The Cape is one hour east of Panama City Beach, two hours southwest of Tallahassee and just 30 minutes from historic Apalachicola and St. George Island. It is a narrow peninsula approximately 20 miles long that extends into the Gulf. Bordered by spectacular sunsets over the gulf and a scallop-laden bay, it is a nature lover's paradise.
If your hectic schedule is craving family time we’ve got the answer. A much needed retreat to a place where you and your family can relax, soak up the sun, build sand castles and get to know each other again. Why not find your place in the sun and establish a family tradition?
Come for a visit - we know you'll be back!
"We have been all over Florida, so we knew that we wanted to be on the Northwest coast where the beaches are prettier, the sand is whiter and the water is clearer and cleaner. We started our search in Pensacola, visited Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Panama City and many areas in between. We found those areas too congested. When we found Cape San Blas and St. Joseph Peninsula a few years ago, we knew that we had finally found our piece of paradise. There is no place on earth that I know of like it.”
-Preston & Sherrill Russ, residents since March, 2000