Historically rich, friendly, and away from the maddening crowds, Port St. Joe is a tiny city that’s often considered the best-kept secret of the Florida Panhandle. Visitors seeking a more relaxing getaway will find Port St. Joe and its neighboring community, Cape San Blas, a breath of fresh air. White sandy beaches, prime fishing (but without the crowds to compete with), a walkable downtown area, endless hiking and nature trails, and an overall friendly vibe -- Port St. Joe is a family-friendly destination for those seeking a true escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Calm waters and equally calm fishing conditions characterize Port St. Joe as a fishing destination. Located right on St. Joseph Bay, Port St. Joe provides ample fishing for a wide variety of fish species, but without the pressures of dealing with a crowd. Make sure to get the services of a local friendly guide who should be more than happy to tell you where your target catches are most abundant.
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Port St. Joe and its neighboring communities offer a wide array of opportunities to get closer to nature and wildlife. In nearby Cape San Blas, nature-lovers will find the T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, where one can enjoy hiking, bird-watching, and even just relaxing and sunbathing on the shores. Meanwhile, in Apalachicola Bay, people who love going on peaceful walks will enjoy exploring the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, where many species can be observed in the ten habitats present in the park.
Windmark Beach is famous for its soft white sand. You can easily access them via the many vacation rentals dotting the area as well.
Downtown Port St. Joe is quaint and tight, a truly walkable downtown area with lots of good places to eat, antique shops for those hunting a good buy, and a fantastic waterfront marina.