Welcome to Port St. Joe & surrounding area

Port St. Joe:

Port St. Joe truly is a "small town with a big heart," the nickname that its residents have adopted. Founded on a spot of profound natural beauty along northwest Florida's upper Gulf Coast and on one of the state's most historic sites, Port St. Joe and its 3,500 residents greet visitors with a wide variety of activities and graceful, welcoming smiles. This place is a chorus of "Good morning" and "Good evening," of homecoming parades and Friday night lights, of "Yes, ma'am" and "Y'all come back real soon." Formerly a bustling port along North Florida’s Emerald Coast, Port St. Joe now welcomes visitors looking for a restful respite. Port St. Joe's postcard-perfect surroundings invite lounging on a soft, white-sand dune beach, snorkeling in the Gulf of Mexico, fishing, and dining at a rustic fish shack. Also available in Port St. Joe: an educational, even inspirational, glimpse of some of the state’s earliest history. A compact, easily walkable downtown of gift and antique shops, bistros, vest-pocket parks, and wide greenways. And don't forget some of the nation's most luscious seafood.

Cape San Blas:

Now, it's time to leave Port St. Joe proper, at least for the day, and head to what the locals call Cape San Blas park, more formally known as the T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park . Swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, fishing, bird watching and explorations of 1,900 acres of wilderness. It's all here, as are miles upon miles of northwest Florida's famed sugar-white sand. You will not find crowded beaches here; take as much space with as much buffer as you like. You will see some of the highest sand dunes in the continental United States, and you can hike along two nature trails, or relax under the trees at shady picnic areas. Overall, this is one of Florida's premier state parks, only 16 miles and less than a half hour from downtown Port St. Joe, and is not to be missed. Enjoy the peace, the tranquility. It goes part and parcel with the entire experience in and around Port St. Joe.

Mexico Beach:

These days, it's hard to find a place where you can truly get away from it all. Well, there is a place where things move at a slower pace, where there are no traffic lights, the sand on the beach is white as snow and the gulf waters are warm and clean. That place is Mexico Beach on Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast. Mexico Beach offers a small-town atmosphere filled with the charm of the Florida Panhandle. Here, the preserved natural beauty of the land and the sea combine to create a spellbinding destination. Shelling, watching the dolphins play at sunset, and dipping into the Gulf of Mexico for a refreshing swim are favorite pastimes for Mexico Beach visitors and locals. Mexico

Beach residents are relaxed and cordial, and the local restaurants, with their fabulous menus, provide the perfect setting to meet with family and friends.

Apalachicola:

A charming fishing town, Apalachicola offers terrific seafood, lovely waterfront parks, enchanting inns, and the opportunity to glimpse the Florida Panhandle's oyster, timber and fishing history from ground level. Within easy range of Apalachicola, you will find miles of pristine beaches on St. George Island and, elsewhere, an endless supply of protected shallow bays, excellent fishing, and acres of national and state forests to explore. Combine all this with some of the finest seafood in the country and some of the nicest people anywhere, and your stay in Apalachicola is sure to be memorable. Apalachicola harvests over 90% of the oysters sold in Florida and 10% of the nationwide supply. Smaller open bay boats, moored or trailered each day, tong for oysters in the many shallow areas of Apalachicola Bay. Fishing vessels displaying proud patinas of years of service line the waterfront and regularly net fresh local shrimp and fish. A diverse selection of acclaimed restaurants feature fresh, local, daily harvested seafood.

Panama City Beach:

Panama City Beach boasts 27 miles of sugar-white sand bordering the clear, turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrews Bay. Family attractions, championship golf courses, sporting events, award-winning dining, predictably sunny weather and a vast number of recreational activities draw visitors to this seaside destination annually. For more information, call 850-233-5070 or visit their website www.VisitPanamaCityBeach.com .

Wewahitchka:

Wewahitchka, or “Wewa”, is the home of the Dead Lakes Park and Recreational area of Florida, which ironically hosts some of the best freshwater fishing in the nation and some of the best hunting in the state. Wewa is one of those quaint cities that help visitors appreciate and discover “Old Florida”. Rich in natural resources, the Dead Lakes were formed years ago, when the waters of the Apalachicola and Chipola Rivers converged on a cypress swamp, flooding the low-lying area. Later, a flood of salt water temporarily replaced the fresh water, killed the cypress trees and left only stumps. These are the basis of the moniker, Dead Lakes. Wewa is also the land of tupelo honey , which was immortalized in a Hollywood film starring Peter Fonda. Today the 80-square mile area is by surrounded farms, timber and exceptional fishing. The uniqueness of the honey from this region is unquestioned – microscopic pollen analysis is possible to determine the source. Tupelo honey is prized for features including its distinct flavor and lack of granulation.


Bait Shop and Supplies 

Blue Water Outriggers Port St. Joe (850) 229-1100 

Scallop Cove Bait & Tackle Cape San Blas (850) 227-1573


Marinas and Boat Ramps

Presnell’s Bayside Marina and Boat Ramp SR 30-A (850) 229-2710 

Captain’s Cove Marina Highland View (850) 227-3357 

Frank Pate Park City Boat Ramp Port St. Joe (850) 229-8261 

St. Joseph State Park Boat Ramp Cape San Blas (850) 227-1327 

Indian Pass Boat Ramp Indian Pass 

Highland View Public Boat Ramp Highland View 

White City Public Boat Ramp White City 


Grocery, Convenience & Fresh Seafood

Piggly Wiggly Port St. Joe (850) 229-8398 

Dollar General Market Port St. Joe (850) 641-2728 

CVS Pharmacy Port St. Joe (850) 229-8771 

Dollar General St. Joe Beach (850) 257-7591 

Cape Trading Post Cape San Blas (850) 229-8775 

St. Joe Shrimp Company Cape San Blas (850) 229-6224 

13 Mile Seafood Apalachicola (850) 653-1399 


Charters

Shallow Seas Charters, Capt. Lee Thompson Port St. Joe (706) 580-2021 https://shallowseascharters.net/

Saltwater Obsessions, Capt. Jordan Todd Port St. Joe (850) 227-6550 http://www.saltwaterobsessions.com/

Southern Tide Charters Port St. Joe (850) 227-4542 http://www.southerntidecharters.com/

Dog House Charters Port St. Joe (850) 227-7281 http://www.doghousecharterspsj.com/

Seahorse Water Safaris – Boat Rental/Charter Port St. Joe (850) 227-1099 www.seahorsewatersafaris.com/boat-rentals/

Liquid Additions Fishing Charter Port St. Joe (850) 227-1249 http://www.liquidaddictioncharters.com/

Breakaway Charters, Capt. Wade Guilford Port St. Joe (850) 227-4159

Captain Alan’s Sea Escapes Mexico Beach (850) 340-0643 http://captainalansseaescape.com/


Golf

St. Joseph Bay Country Club Port St. Joe (850) 227-1757 www.stjoecc.com 18 hole course


Beach Rentals

Happy Ours Kayak & Canoe Rentals Cape San Blas (850) 229-1991 www.happyourskayak.com

Scallop Cove Rentals Cape San Blas (850) 227-7557 www.scallopcove.com

Golf Cart Rentals – St. Joe Rent All Port St. Joe (850) 227-2112 www.sjrans.com/golfcarts.cfm

Crazy Wave Runners Mexico Beach (850) 527-9893

Barefoot Kayak & Paddle Board Rentals Mexico Beach (850) 899-0359 http://www.barefootkayaking.com/

San Flea Rentals Cape San Blas (850) 381-3953 http://www.sanflearentals.com/


Miscellaneous

Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserve Port St. Joe (850) 229-1787 www.stjosephbaypreserves.org

Windward Sailing Charters Port St. Joe (850) 596-2158 http://windwardsailingcharters.com/

St. Joseph Peninsula State Park Cape San Blas (850) 227-1327 www.floridastateparks.org/park/St-Joseph

Rockin M Ranch (horseback riding) Cape San Blas (850) 227-6117 www.Therockinmranch.com/beach_rides.html

Brokeatoe Horseback (horseback riding) Cape San Blas (850) 899-7433 www.brokeatoe.com

St. Vincent Island Shuttle Service Indian Pass (850) 229-1065 www.stvincentisland.com

Fishing Licenses: Sold at all bait & tackle shops or can be purchased over the phone at 888-347-4356 or go to floridafishinglicenses.org


LOCAL DINING (business hours may vary by season)

Port St. Joe

KrazyFish Grille (850) 229-7878 113 Monument Ave, Port St. Joe, FL  Website: http://www.krazyfishgrille.com/

Great Wall (delivery available) (850) 227-9999 412 Reid Ave, Port St. Joe, FL  Website: http://www.greatwallportsaintjoe.com/

Hungry Howie’s Pizza (850) 229-9222 418 Monument Ave, Port St. Joe, FL  Website: http://www.hungryhowies.com/store/hungry-howies-26...

Joe Mama’s Pizza (850) 229-6262 406 Reid Ave, Port St. Joe, FL  Website: http://www.joemamaspizza.com/index.cfm

No Name Café (850) 229-9277 306 Reid Ave, Port St. Joe, FL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nonamecafepsj/

Paul Gant’s BBQ (850) 227-9311 470 W Hwy 98, Port St. Joe, FL  Website: http://www.paulgantbbq.com/

Pepper’s Mexican Grill (850) 229-8540 224 Reid Ave, Port St. Joe, FL Website: http://www.peppersmexicangrillandcantina.com/

Provisions Restaurant (850) 229-9200 222 Reid Ave, Port St. Joe, FL Website: http://www.provisionsfl.com/

Ronnie B’s Steak and Seafood (850) 227-1386 114 Sailors Cove Dr., Port St. Joe, FL Website: http://ronniebs.com/

Dagwood's Delicatessen & Catering (850) 899-9060 112 Reid Ave Port St. Joe, FL 

The Brick Wall Sports Bar & Grille (850) 899-9455 414 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL Website: https://www.thebrickwallportstjoe.com/

Indian Pass Raw Bar Uptown (850) 899-9001 411 Reid Avenue, Port St Joe, FL  Website: http://www.indianpassrawbaruptown.com/

DoDaddy’s Seafood Restaurant (850) 899-9058 208 3 rd Street, Port St. Joe, FL 

Sand Dollar Café (850) 227-4865 301 Monument Ave, Port St. Joe, FL Menu changes daily...check Facebook to get daily menu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aan1970/

Sister’s Restaurant (850) 229-9151 236 Reid Ave, Port St. Joe, FL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sisterspsj/

Shoobies Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Truck (850) 340-1128 143 Acklins Island Drive Port St Joe, FL Phone: 850-705-1555

Sweet Bunz Donuts 108 First Street, Port St. Joe, FL

St. Joe Beach

Shipwreck Raw Bar (850) 647-5050 7008 W Hwy 98, St. Joe Beach, FL Website: http://www.shipwreckrawbar.com/

Mexico Beach

Mango Marley’s (850) 648-5000 3102 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL  Website: http://mangomarleys.com/

Caribbean Coffee LLC (850) 705-1366 2802 Highway 98 Mexico Beach, FL  Website: http://www.caribbean-coffee.com/

Crazy Beach Pizza (850) 648-4600 2902 W Highway 98 Mexico Beach, FL 

Cape San Blas

Cape Trading Post (850) 229-8775 5975 Cape San Blas Rd., Cape San Blas, FL Website: http://www.capetradingpost.com/index.html

Cone Heads (850) 229-5252 8020 Cape San Blas Rd., Cape San Blas, FL Website: http://coneheadseightytwenty.com/

Indian Pass Raw Bar (850) 227-1670 8391 CR-30A, Indian Pass, FL  Website: http://indianpassrawbar.com/

The Sand Bucket Smokehouse & Grill (850) 229-4227 980 Cape San Blas Rd., Cape San Blas, FL Website: https://www.sandbucketsmokehouse.com/

Skully’s Low Country Boil (850) 228-7011 5544 Cape San Blas Road, Cape San Blas, FL 

Peachy’s Beach Bites 145 Acklins Island Dr, Cape San Blas, FL Phone: 

Weber’s Little Donut Shop (850) 340-3552 4975 Cape San Blas Road, Cape San Blas, FL 

Apalachicola

The Owl Café (850) 653-9888 15 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL  Website: http://www.owlcafeflorida.com/index.html

Up The Creek Raw Bar (850) 653-2525 313 Water St, Apalachicola, FL Website: http://www.upthecreekrawbar.com/

Up the Stairs (850) 653-4888 76 Market St. Suite F, Apalachicola, FL Website: http://www.upthestairs.me/

Gormley’s at the Gibson (850) 653-2191 51 Avenue C, Apalachicola, FL Website: http://www.gibsoninn.com/meetthechef.php

Boss Oyster (850) 653-9364 125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL  Website: http://bossoyster.com/

Apalachicola Seafood Grill (850) 653-9510 100 Market St, Apalachicola, FL 

The Station Raw Bar (850) 653-8237 53 Market St, Apalachicola, FL 

Tamera’s Cafe (850) 653-4111 71 Market St, Apalachicola, FL  Website: http://www.tamarascafe.com/

Hole in the Wall Seafood (850) 653-3222 23 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 

Half Shell Dockside (850) 653-1211 301 Market St, Apalachicola, FL  Website: https://www.halfshelldockside.com/


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