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 first State Constitution was drafted here in Port St Joe (formerly known as St. Joseph)? The Constitution Convention Museum State Park houses many early 19th century artifacts as well as Early Spanish and Native American items. Visitors can take a self-guided tours through the many displays and exhibits. Located at 200 Allen Memorial Way in Port St Joe. Tours are available Thurs – Mon 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Port St Joe is home to the Cape San Blas Lighthouse located at George Core Park in downtown Port St Joe. Due to the continued rapid erosion of the shoreline, the lighthouse along with 2 Keeper’s Quarters and an Oil Shed were relocated from Cape San Blas to Port St Joe in 2014.

Visit the Apalachicola National Estuarine Natural Preserve located at 108 Island Dr (State Road 300) at Cat Point, Eastpoint, FL. Visitors learn about the local habitat types in a natural setting. Enjoy the exhibits and aquaria inside will give you a sense of where you are in Florida and the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint watershed. Open to the public Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 am ET – 4:00 pm ET.

Looking for a fun activity for the kids? Check out the Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Center located at 1001 10th St in Port St Joe. Hours are Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern Time.

Visit the John Gorrie Museum State Park to learn about the young physician that in an effort to find a cure for the yellow fever epidemic in our area developed a way to artificially make ice, refrigeration, and air conditioning. The museum is located in the historic district of Apalachicola at 46 Sixth Street, Apalachicola, FL. They are open Thursday through Monday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Time except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

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