Nature Abounds in Gulf County Florida

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County, Florida for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Come visit GCFL

43 miles of natural shoreline. Where water is – there are no high rises or busy highways. White sandy beaches facing a spectacular sunset near the Gulf of Mexico and St. Joseph Bay. Gulf County Florida offers a little bit of everything – in a beautiful natural environment. With many areas to visit – Port ST. Joe, Indian Pass, Cape San Blas, The Beaches and Wewahitchka there is something for everyone.

Port St. Joe – Off the beaten path and nestled on the shores of St. Joseph bay, Port St. Joe thrives on its natural scenic beauty, deep history and true southern hospitality. Whether you are walkng, shopping, fishing, dining or catching up on history, you’ll never meet a friendlier people. 

Indian Pass – un-crowded beach haven, with great fishing, beautiful beaches, and an abundance of natural wildlife. An eclectic array of beach homes line the edge of miles of secluded, pet-friendly beaches. The award-winning Turtle Beach Inn is tucked away amongst a halo of pines, offering a little bit of quiet for those who need it. Beach driving is allowed, with a permit, and it’s not unusual to see families fishing, crabbing, grilling or stacking wood for an evening bonfire.

Cape San Blas – a seventeen-mile long barrier peninsula, curving around St. Joseph Bay offering playful surf and white sand beaches on the Gulf side and smooth, shallow water on the bay side is what makes up Cape San Blas. The Cape is known for its clear, sometimes blue, sometimes green water, and low, gentle surf. Families who vacation on the Cape choose this spot for both its beauty and its seclusion. Drag a chair to the beach with a book, throw a line to the surf, or comb the shore for treasures. Scattered with shells, the sand in this quiet paradise is super soft and sparkling white.

The Beaches – West of Port St. Joe, just over the canal, is Highland View, a small, quiet and unassuming fishing community. Under the bridge, next to the boat launch ramp, Captain’s Cover Marina sits next to world famous fisheries whose shrimp boats twinkle in the night.

Wewahitchka – The journey from Port St. Joe to Wewahitchka passes through White City, where the Intercoastal Waterway runs under the bridge. There you’ll find a small store for supplies and a public boat ramp with a park, picnic pavillions and restrooms. If journeying by boat, head east on teh waterway to Lake Wimico, the Apalachicola RIver, and Apalachicola Bay or west which heads towards Panama City and Destin. What’s next? Central Time Zone. Yes, Gulf County is one of four U.S. counties that boasts this oddity and it would definitely be an interesting New Year’s Eve celebration because of it!

I’m not sure which area my family would love more – but I know they would enjoy the beach horseback riding, bicycling along the coast, and fishing and crabbing in the beautiful water. We are planning a trip to Florida for July, and I can’t wait to see what Gulf County has to offer!

Want to win a trip to visit Gulf County Florida for yourself?

Like GCFL on Facebook and salute real beauty!

In GCFL they believe you never look more beautiful than when you are outside and doing what you love. The sweatier, the better! They salute everyone who stands up for “true” beauty, and they want to celebrate the realness in GCFL. Because nothing is more beautiful than getting outside and living life to the fullest. Being healthy; having fun

In honor of this, and because GCFL is the kind of place that lets you do what you love to do and not worry how you look, starting Thursday, March 13th, GCFLwill launch their Spring promotion – #GCFLnofilter through Instagram.


Contest Details:

1.    Get outside. Snap a picture while doing what you love. Be real. Be messy. The sweatier the more beautiful.

2.    Post your picture to Instagram.

3.    Tag it #GCFLnofilter and tell us, @gulfcountyfl, what you’re doing in your shot

4.    That’s it. You will be automatically entered to win a free Spring getaway to Gulf County

Here’s my entry. I love to horseback ride, go fishing, and snorkeling. But nothing beats relaxing on the beach enjoying the fresh air, the sunshine and watching your kids enjoy their vacation!

GCFL Means Business:

Being active. Breathing in the fresh air. Getting lost in the moment. Feeling proud

These are the things that are soo important to Gulf County that they are going to put their money where their mouth is! 

For every entry GCFL receives, we will donate $1 to Outdoor Nation – up to a final donation of $5,000! Outdoor Nation believes in reconnecting the Millennial Generation to the outdoors.  Our health, the health of our communities, and the health of our planet depend on it.  They believe in the same things as we do.

“We stand for nature and we stand for adventure. We stand for climbing, hiking, surfing, and singing. We stand for dirt under our fingernails and sand between our toes. We believe in the power and passion of the Millennial Generation, and we stand for whatever you stand for. We are artists. We are activists. We are explorers, dreamers, students and teachers. We are Outdoor Nation. And we want to help you change the world.”

Contest Prizes:

Five long-weekend Spring getaways to Gulf County will be given out at random. GCFL will draw a new winner every week and one extra upon conclusion of the sweepstakes.  We will provide great lodging in some unique places along the Gulf, St. Joseph Bay or in the cute small town of Port St. Joe. Perfect spots to enjoy your favorite outdoor activity. Each prize package will also include $200 to help with travel expenses and $150 towards your passion of choice.  Feel free to spend it on an excursion once you get to Gulf County or to treat yourself to something at home. All to celebrate the outdoors and the real you!

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36 Responses to Nature Abounds in Gulf County Florida

  1. I love visiting St. Joseph bay! It is a beautiful place to spend a relaxing week!

  2. Katrina says:

    I grew up in Florida, but on the other side. Sounds like the Gulf County will have to make the “must check this place out” list next time we are in FL to visit family. Definitely want to hang out with my book near the water while my guys play in the waves, build sandcastles, and hunt for the “coolest” shells to bring home.

    Just thinking about the white sand and the cool breeze makes me want to start our vacation tomorrow!! Thanks for the suggestion!

  3. My husband has been there. I’d love to go someday. It looks beautiful.

  4. Seems like everyone has been to Florida lately! i really need a little sun!

  5. It sure looks amazing there. I would love to go with the hubby… Having so many kids doesn’t make it easy for us to travel so waiting for retirement…

  6. What I would give to be able to beam myself there right now. It sounds like an amazing place to vacation 🙂

  7. Great pictures. Florida is a great vacation spot!

  8. melinda says:

    the beach is my favorite too! can’t wait for summer

  9. keikilanij says:

    YES! I want to go! I can’t wait to go the the little lake beaches this summer with the kids.

  10. Jessica says:

    GCF looks gorgeous! I live in South Florida and have never heard of it. I could use a relaxing vacation away from stress and this looks like a wonderful place to take it.

  11. Beautiful! I love the Gulf and we go yearly. I’ve not been to these places though. It’d be fun to travel there.

  12. savoryexperiments says:

    Beautiful! It looks like so much fun!

  13. Oh wow! This sounds absolutely amazing! I could really use a vacation and I’ve never been there. Looks like I need to book a trip!

  14. Nicole Brady says:

    I love to sit on the beach with a book. That’s my idea of heaven. If I want to get into the water, I prefer areas where I can snorkel.

  15. I’ve been to Florida but not that area. It looks beautiful!

  16. That’s a great area to visit, and so pretty too!

  17. I lived in Florida for 10 years but I have never been. Sounds like I need a visit one of these days

  18. Debbie L. says:

    Oh my these pics look amazing when they’re forecasting snow on Monday.

  19. These pictures alone made me feel relaxed. We’re not heading to the beach until July. Sigh…

  20. i can be packed and leave in one hour. i’d probably just sit on the beach and chill the whole time. hubby would fish.

  21. Oh this sounds like a great vacation spot. I love all things Florida!

  22. teresa mccluskey says:

    Talk about a great vacay! I would love to go!

  23. Bobbie says:

    That looks SO beautiful and relaxing right now. It’s raining here so it’s a gloomy day. I love Florida! Can’t wait to bring the family back!

  24. Christie says:

    We have never been. I certainly want to visit too, since we live in Florida!

  25. I’ve never been to the Gulf Coast side of Florida – always the Ocean side. Looks like lots of nice beaches to relax….and away from the college crowd!

  26. Amanda H. says:

    Looks absolutely amazing – and so relaxing too! Makes me want to get outta dodge NOW!

  27. Angela says:

    I am really hoping to get my family to the beach in Florida this summer.

  28. Gulf County Florida looks like a great place to vacation at. I’d love to escape their and relax on the beach.

  29. StacieinAtlanta says:

    This post really makes me want to go back to the beach. Your pictures are beautiful and make me want to pack right now.

  30. Beautiful shots! Makes me miss summer already. Hope to visit Florida soon and I’ll absolutely visit this place 😉

  31. The New Classy says:

    I definitely want to visit there. Just the idea of unplugging and relaxing for a few days, without a care in the world, sounds so amazing right now.

  32. oooohh… This is a fun contest! Entering now!

  33. I haven’t been to Florida in a long time but after this winter, I am eager to find a beautiful beach to visit. I’ll definitely have to check these out!

  34. I have never been to Florida and those pictures are so pretty and inviting! 🙂 I really wish we can go there in a few years when my grand baby is able to appreciate going to Disney World! 🙂

  35. This seems like such a beautiful vacation to go and hangout forever! It was nice to see the place through your words and photos.

  36. Shell says:

    What an amazing contest! It seems like such a beautiful place to visit!

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