Port St. Joe, FL, USA

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Port St. Joe, FL, USA

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Port St. Joe truly is a small coastal town located along the Emerald Coast of the Florida Panhandle. The downtown area is compact and easily walkable and there are numerous restaurants in Port St. Joe offering some of the nation's best seafood. Visitors can choose from a variety of rental houses in Port St. Joe. Some of the amenities often found in rental houses in Port St. Joe include unobstructed views of the ocean, spacious master bedrooms, private swimming pools and full kitchens.

Outdoor Activities

This gorgeous coastal area in on the Emerald Coast in Florida offers a large array of outdoor activities, fresh seafood and wonderful weather. It is a perfect setting for visitors looking to relax and unwind in beautiful surroundings. Port St. Joe and the surrounding communities offer a variety of activities for any outdoor enthusiast.

St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

This state park is perfect for travelers looking for secluded white-sand beaches. It is the perfect nirvana for hikers, with three different trails, each offering different experiences. One of the trails winds through a coastal hammock environment to the shores of St. Joseph Bay. Another passes through a salt march, a maritime oak community and runs alongside the bay. There is another trail that runs seven miles through thousands of acres of an unspoiled coastal scrub habitat. Other activities at the park include swimming, shelling, fishing, picnicking, bird-watching and camping.

Horseback Riding

The whole family can enjoy horseback riding on one of Florida's most beautiful beaches in Port St. Joe. Explore the sandy white beaches and the breathtaking beauty of Florida's Forgotten Coast.


The town offers gorgeous surroundings and white sand dune beaches. Some of the best snorkeling and fishing in the Gulf of Mexico are found in Port St. Joe. Numerous companies offer snorkel trip to nearby Cape San Blas. Get the chance to view dozens of varieties of fish, rays, starfish, dolphins, horseshoe crabs, rays, seahorses, turtles and octopus.

Festivals and Events

Port St. Joe is home to quite a few fun festivals every year. The annual Florida Scallop and Music Festival is the area’s largest annual festival. This festival combines great music with arts and crafts and other fun activities. There is plenty of great food, as well. The Beach Blast Triathlon and Duathlon offer runners a chance to join fellow athletes while running and biking the gorgeous beaches in St. Joe. This is a fun event to observe, as well. Good food and drink are offered at the race.


There are over 40 restaurants in Port St. Joe. There are numerous great places to grab a bite to eat throughout the area. Upscale restaurants, food trucks, bistros and diners offer something for every palate. Fresh seafood can be found in numerous restaurants in the area


The weather during the winter months of December through February in Port St. Joe is perfect. The highs average in the upper 60s and lower 70s. There is plenty of sunshine. Winters are the most popular time to visit. The summers can be hot and humid with highs averaging the upper 80s and low 90s.

How to Get There

The nearest airport, the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, is about one hour away. Several popular airlines fly into this airport, including Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Another option is Tallahassee Regional Airport. This airport is approximately 70 miles away. There are plenty of rental car companies in Port St. Joe. Rental cars are also nearby both of these airports. Private car and limo services are also available.

Attractions In and Around Port St. Joe

First time in Port St. Joe and looking for things to do? Visitors searching for nearby cultural experiences can spend an enlightening afternoon at Constitution Convention Museum State Park or Richard Bickel Photography. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Windmark Beach and Indian Pass Beach or experience the natural beauty of St. Joseph Peninsula State Park and T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park.

Discover Mexico Beach, Gulf County Welcome Center or St Joseph Bay Golf Club while exploring the city during your stay. Also a trip to Cape San Blas Lighthouse, Grady Market or Raney House might be a nice excursion.