What is Sweeter than Tupelo Honey?

The locals would say, “Nothing”! Gulf County is best known for our beautiful beaches, the dead lakes, and TUPELO HONEY. This sweet liquid gold is harvested in the spring of every year. The honey bees gather their sweet nectar from white tupelo trees that bloom along the Apalachicola and Chipola River basins in Gulf County. Our county is host to the largest concentration of white tupelo trees in the world making our area one of the best places to enjoy Tupelo Honey.

Tupelo honey was highlighted in the 1997 Award-Winning movie Ulee’s Gold. The movie was filmed in Wewahitchka and starred Peter Fonda, Patricia Henderson, and Jessica Biel. It centered around Ulee, a Florida beekeeper, raising his family in a…

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Pet Friendly Beaches

Looking for a pet friendly beach? Look no further, all of Gulf County beaches are pet friendly except for St Joseph Peninsula State Park and the Eglin Air Force Base property. From Indian Pass and Cape San Blas to St Joe Beach, you and your pet can explore miles of beach along the shores of St Joseph Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. So, pack up your pet and head to the beach!

Here are a few helpful reminders while visiting our beaches here in Gulf County.

  •         Please keep your pet on a lease at all times. It’s the law.
  •         Be mindful of adults and children around you who may not be familiar with your pet.
  •         Bring trash bags with you to clean up after your pet. Please do not bury your waste. There are…

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Rainy Day Activities

Rainy days at the beach can be fun! Although, it is not the most ideal way to spend your vacation, there are still plenty of fun activities.

Enjoy the View! There is something magical and relaxing about watching and listening to the rain.

Take time to RELAX. It is a wonderful time to read a book or write postcards to family and friends. Be sure to visit our local library located at 110 Library Drive, Port St Joe, FL. Hours are Mon – Tues 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; CLOSED Wednesday; Thurs – Sat 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; CLOSED Sunday. No Name Books & Gifts located on Reid Ave in downtown Port St Joe offer new and used books, games, and puzzles for all ages as well as gifts and postcards.

Visit a museum. Did you know that Florida’s…

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