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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Fishing Along The Forgotten Coast

Some of the best fishing along the Forgotten Coast is found right here in Gulf, Franklin, and Bay Counties.  Whether you are a saltwater or freshwater fishing enthusiast, our area offers both.  Our area is comprised of many bays, creeks, lakes, and rivers as well as the Gulf of Mexico.  It’s truly a fisherman’s paradise.  Some of the most popular saltwater fish species are Flounder, Grouper, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, and Trout.  For fresh water, some of the most popular are Bream, Catfish, and Shellcracker.   The best way to experience fishing in our area is to book a private charter with one our area licensed fishing guides. 

Lady J Charters
Captain Danny Tankersley and his son Jacob Tankersley grew up in Port…

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Gulf County Public Beach Access

Your gateway to paradise awaits you at these public beach access points along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and St Joseph Bay.  Our area offers 43 miles of beaches to explore and enjoy.  Driving in designated areas is permitted with the proper beach driving permit. 

Indian Pass

Higgins Street Beach Access – Higgins St, Indian Pass, FL
Drive on & Walk on access point

Indian Pass Boat Ramp – End of Indian Pass Rd, Indian Pass, FL
Drive on & Walk On access point, boat launch, and restrooms

Lee Street Beach Access – 299 Lee St, Indian Pass, FL
Drive on & Walk on access point

South Oak Beach Access – 192 South Oak St, Indian Pass, FL
Drive on & Walk on beach access point

Seminole Street Beach Access –…

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Blast on the Bay kicks off Thursday evening at the Windmark Beach Green. Blast on the Bay Music Festival features songwriters singing their hit songs for big names such as Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, George Strait, and many more. There are over 30 artists performing at 10 venues in the Port St Joe area this weekend. Tickets will be available at the various venues.

Blast on the Bay Performance Schedule

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

6 p.m. — Low County Boil — Windmark Green
7 p.m. — Kick-off party featuring Vinyl Radio (general admission and VIP) — Windmark Green

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

1 p.m. — Steve Dean, Bill Whyte, Victoria Venir — Krazyfish
1 p.m. — Grace Morrison, Jimmy Stanley — The Brickwall
3 p.m. — Jason Byrd, Brett…

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Best Sweets and Dessert Spots

There is nothing better than treating yourself to a sweet treat after a nice dinner or a day at the beach. Here are some of our favorite spots to grab a tasty treat.

Bayside Bakery & Deli
Bayside offers quality baked goods including brownies, cookies, cupcakes, muffins, and their delicious key lime pies. You can also special-order cakes for any occasion. Their deli features grab and go items such as salads, quiche, wraps, and sandwiches.

Birdie’s Brew
This cute little coffee shop is located at the corner of Hwy 22 & Hwy 71 in downtown Wewahitchka, Birdie’s Brew offers a variety of specialty coffee drinks as well as sweet treats.  Be sure to follow them on Facebook!

Cape Coffee & Ice Cream
This sweet spot is…

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When you think about Florida, you think about delicious seafood. Along the Forgotten Coast you will find the freshest seafood, from Apalachicola Oysters to fresh shrimp, crabs, and fish. Here are some of our favorite spots to enjoy fresh delicious seafood.

The View on Old 98
Catch a breath-taking sunset while enjoying some of the area’s best fresh seafood. The View on Old 98 located in Windmark Beach offers Asian and American Southern Style cuisine. Some of our favorites are their Fresh Catch of the Day, the Ahi Poke salad or Nachos, Sushi, Lobster Mac-n-Cheese, and decadent desserts. Enjoy relaxed outdoor dining at their upstairs bar overlooking St Joseph Bay or for a more formal setting enjoy seating inside in their downstairs dining room.

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Check out this weekend's line up for the Forgotten Music Fest located in Port St Joe, FL.

Dates: October 8 & 9, 2022
Location: George Core Park, 162 Miss Zola's Dr., Port St. Joe, Florida
4th Street, West of Highway 98. Follow the signs to the Gate and Will Call.
All times are Eastern. 
Saturday, October 8th
The Cat Daddy Blues Band -1-2:10 pm
John Bull - 2:40-3:50 pm
Joel DaSilva - 4:20-5:30 pm
Mr. Sipp " The Mississippi Blues Child " - 6:00-7:30 pm
Sunday, October 9th
The Nouveaux Honkies - 1-2:10 pm
The Pitbull of Blues Band- 2:40-3:50 pm
CROS - 4:20-5:30
JP Soars' Gypsy Blues Review featuring Anne Harris - 6:00-7:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday passes are $15 per person per day and are available online or at the Gate - CASH or CARD.
Free festival admission for…

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Eager to slash household expenses? Look no further than your unused subscriptions.

It’s easy to get lured by subscription services that seem inexpensive. But all that money adds up!

According to C+R Research, most consumers spend more than $200 on subscriptions every month (yikes!). And 42% admit that they’re still paying for subscriptions they never use.  That's a budget buster.

Cutting back on subscription services could help you save to meet bigger goals. Sift through your automatic payments to see which ones deserve a goodbye — and you can say hello to improved money management.

Do you have some sneaky ways to save on household expenses? We’d love to hear them! Share if you dare!

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