As you drive east along Highway 98 leaving Mexico Beach in Bay County, you'll enter St. Joe Beach in Gulf County.  Known as the gateway to Gulf County, St. Joe Beach is also the first pet friendly beach you'll come to on the Forgotten Coast.  Much of St. Joe Beach offers dedicated public beach access which also provides forever unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico to those living landward of Highway 98.  Besides the pet friendly beaches, St. Joe Beach is known for its surf fishing and spectacular sunsets making it a favorite destination of locals and tourists alike.