Destination guide

Gulf Coast escapades in the sun

Perched on northwest Florida's sun-spangled Gulf Coast, Cape San Blas is an alluring destination for anyone looking to really get away from it all. The jewel in its pristine crown is St. Joseph Bay, widely regarded as one of the state's most tranquil coastal hotspots _ think powder-soft white sand, turquoise water, and far fewer crowds than you'll typically find in many other Florida favorites. Cape San Blas vacation rentals range from cozy beach cottages to expansive family houses, so you're sure to find one that will make for an unforgettable break.

Things to do

Seeing history in Cape San Blas

Away from the beach, you'll find plenty of stimulating attractions within easy reach of Cape San Blas vacation rentals. The Cape San Blas Lighthouse is an iconic local landmark, first constructed in 1849 and safely relocated to Port St. Joe in 2014. For a primer in local history, swing by the Constitution Convention Museum, which celebrates the work of the delegates who drafted Florida's first constitution in 1838. The museum can be found within a lush state park, which makes an enchanting spot for a leisurely afternoon stroll.


Search for deep sea treasures

The crystal-clear waters teem with scallops during the summer months, specifically at points where freshwater rivers meet the ocean. Grab your snorkeling gear and get hunting _ just be warned that you'll need sharp eyes and steady hands to catch a decent haul. Fishing, crabbing, and oystering are also wildly popular local pastimes. If that sounds too much like hard work, rest assured that you'll find plenty of warmly welcoming restaurants where you can feast like royalty on local seafood. The beaches of Cape San Blas are highly conducive to lazy days of sunbathing and swimming, but if you feel like getting more active, try horseback riding across the sand _ it's a particularly enchanting experience at sunset.


Enjoy a winter getaway to Cape San Blas

Cape San Blas basks in a subtropical climate, ensuring warm weather and a good chance of sunshine at all times of year. Winters are short and mild, making the Cape a great destination if you're looking to escape a chillier region of North America. Summers can get sizzlingly hot, with humidity making things a little uncomfortable at times, and a strong possibility of rain and thunder storms. However, Cape San Blas vacation rentals remain in high demand during the peak summer holiday season. Spring and fall are particularly pleasant times to visit, with fewer out-of-towners and temperatures that most will find very agreeable.

Natural features

Aquatic adventures around Cape San Blas

Within minutes of leaving the comfort of your Cape San Blas vacation rental, you'll find an abundance of unspoiled nature and wildlife to admire. Take a boat trip out in search of darting dolphins and marvelous manatees, or go scuba diving and get up close and personal with more of the abundant local marine life. If you have a taste for further aquatic adventures, grab a kayak or canoe, and explore the Cape's hidden waterways and lush lagoons at your leisure.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Cape San Blas

Fly into Panama City, FL (ECP-Northwest Florida Beaches Intl.), the closest airport, located 54.5 mi (87.7 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Cape San Blas?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 776 vacation rentals near Cape San Blas. From 566 Houses to 43 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cape San Blas for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Cape San Blas?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cape San Blas. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • St. George Island: 934 vacation rentals
  • Florida Panhandle: 35,026 vacation rentals
  • Mexico Beach: 202 vacation rentals
  • Indian Pass: 677 vacation rentals
  • Saint Joe Beach: 881 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Cape San Blas! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Cape San Blas?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cape San Blas:

  • St. George Island: 934 rentals
  • Mexico Beach: 202 rentals
  • Indian Pass: 677 rentals
  • Wewahitchka: 281 rentals
  • Tyndall Air Force Base: 3,832 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Cape San Blas?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Cape San Blas. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Indian Pass Beach: 765 rentals
  • St. Joseph Peninsula State Park: 900 rentals
  • Cape San Blas Lighthouse: 896 rentals
  • T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park: 891 rentals
  • St Joseph Bay Golf Club: 951 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cape San Blas listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.