FORGOTTEN COAST OF FLORIDA includes Mexico Beach, Cape San Blas, Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka, Indian Pass, Apalachicola, St. George Island, East Point, Carrabelle and Alligator Point
The following is a little information on the different beaches in our area...enjoy!
Northwest Florida Beaches…The Forgotten Coast of Florida
There are more beautiful beaches along the panhandle of Florida then most people have time to visit. Mexico Beach, St Joe Beach, Windmark Beach, Cape San Blas, Indian Pass and all the little beach areas in between them like C-30 and Money Bayou…..each has it’s own personality!!!
Mexico Beach is only 35 miles from Panama City, Florida and it's where the action is! There is currently a lot of growth happening in this stretch of beach; there are several new complexes and condos being built. Fortunately there are height restrictions in Mexico Beach so although we are expanding in the area, your beach view will never be blocked by new high-rises or condos. There are several great beach house rental locations in the area for vacationers and a plethora of different restaurants and shops to choose from. You'll find volley ball courts behind our famous Toucan's Restaurant and there are jet ski rentals along with parasail and banana boat rides behind the El Governor Hotel. There is public parking and beach access all along Hwy 98 throughout Mexico Beach.
ST JOE BEACH
St Joe Beach is one of the main residential areas of the Forgotten Coast. There is public parking and beach access paths throughout the entire stretch of beach. You will find few people along this beach, usually the occasional jogger, dog walker, sun tanner, or fisherman enjoying the afternoon sun. There are also a few Hobie Cat sail boats along the shore so when the wind is good residents have easy access to launch! Many people just take a golf cart or walk to the beach because of its close proximity to many of the houses here.
Windmark Beach is located between the town of Port St Joe and St Joe Beach. This stretch of beach is wide, natural, and very beautiful. Windmark will be the first major planned community in this area. The town center at WindMark already has some established boutiques and restaurants, but there is still room for ore businesses to establish themselves there. A new gym (Fit as a Fiddle) recently opened there and offers private and group classes along with access to gym equipment and weights. There is 3.5 miles of boardwalk along the beach with beautiful sitting areas and beach access ramps. Mnay people use this boardwalk as a jogging or bike path, it is also a great place for a romantic stoll at sunset. No houses will be built seaward of the planned boardwalk so you will have an uninterrupted view of the beach for the entire length of the path.
INDIAN PASS BEACH
Indian Pass Beach is tucked away from the crowd and the residents like it that way!. This beach is very wide and primitive; few if any people are ever around. At the tip of the Peninsula you are just a stones throw away from St Vincent Island which offers 12,000 acres of untamed land and protected habitat. There is a shuttle service for day trips to St Vincent. Although Indian Pass Beach is located on a peninsula it offers high ground. When visiting make sure you stop at the Indian Pass Raw Bar, it is one of the local's favorite hang outs and offers some of the best Apalachicola oysters you can find!
CAPE SAN BLAS
Cape San Blas is one of the top rated beaches in the United States. Many people love to kayak, snorkel, surf, and go scalloping on the Cape. St. Joseph Peninsula State Park is located at the northern tip of the Cape. The park is a great place for camping, fishing, hiking, cycling, bird watching, and more! The Cape is a get-away-from-the-world type of vacation spot. There are plenty of properties that can offer an immense amount of privacy and seclusion if desired. There is not a lot of "though traffic" in this area, most of the people the go to the Cape either live there or are going to enjoy the park for the day. There is only one gas station and two restaurants out there so make sure to stop by the Piggly Wiggly grocery store in St. Joe for your groceries before you head out that way!
WETAPPO CREEK, INTERCOASTAL WATERWAY, OVERSTREET
Wetappo Creek,Intercoastal Waterway Is a fishermen's dream! Just a few miles from the beach this area offers incredible winding waterways that eventually take you to the open water. Wetappo Creek meanders along, around, and across the Intercoastal Waterway. This is NOT the type of intercoastal waterway you normally associate with southern Florida...It is primitive, beautiful, and untouched.