Experience all that the picturesque small river town of Apalachicola has to offer.  One of the oldest historic towns along the Forgotten Coast where the Apalachicola River feeds into the Apalachicola Bay.   Apalachicola is the perfect weekend getaway destination.  Apalachicola is best known for its fresh seafood and the Florida Seafood Festival, charming bed and breakfast accommodations, and quaint boutiques.   

Where to Stay
The Gibson Inn – Located in the heart of downtown Apalachicola, this 45-room inn was constructed in 1907 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Enjoy a fresh menu from the in-house restaurant, Franklin Café and enjoy cocktails from one of the locals favorite watering holes, the Parlor Bar.

Coombs Inn &…

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  • Forgotten Coast Festival of the Trees Now — Dec 10
  • The Joe Center for The Arts will be open Wednesday - Sunday
  • Holiday Sip & Shop - Dec 2nd - Along Reid Ave Downtown Port St Joe
  • Bingo Night - Tues, Dec 6th - St Joseph Bay Country Club
  • Silent Night Paint & Sip at The JOE Center for the Arts - Fri, Dec 9th 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EST Price: Registration GUEST – $40.00 MEMBER – $35.00 
  • Christmas in the Garden - Sat, Dec 10 from 9 a.m. — 2 p.m. EST
  • The Port St Joe Garden Club located at 216 8th St, Port St Joe
  • Annual Christmas on the Coast Parade - Sat, Dec 10th @ 6:00 p.m. EST Reid Ave Downtown Port St Joe
  • Wewahitchka…

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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


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


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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