THE LOCAL SCOOP
This is a list of our very favorite places in and around the Cape! Enjoy!
Cone Heads 8020 ~ 8020 Cape San Blas Road, Cape San Blas - 850-229-5252
Longbill’s ~ 7650 Cape San Blas Road, Cape San Blas - 850-250-4130
Peachy’s Beach Eats ~ 145 Acklin’s Island Drive, Cape San Blas - 850-227-1450
Cape Trading Post ~ 4975 Cape San Blas Road, Cape San Blas - 850-229-8775
The Smokehouse on CSB ~ 980 Cape San Blas Road, Cape San Blas - 850-331-1011
Skully’s Low Country Boil ~ 5544 Cape San Blas Road, Cape San Blas - 850-227-7011
Scallop Cove ~ 4310 Cape San Blas Road, Cape San Blas - 850-227-1573
St. Joe Shrimp Co. Seafood Market ~ 5025 Cape San Blas Road, Cape San Blas - 850-481-5265
Weber’s Little Donut Shop ~ 4975 Cape San Blas Road, Cape San Blas - 850-340-3552
Cape Coffee & Ice Cream ~ 4975 Cape San Blas Road, Cape San Blas - 850-705-1157
Cat 5 Raw Bar and Grill ~ 1937 County Road 30A, Cape San Blas - 850-227-2285
Shoobie’s Ice Cream ~ 402 Reid Ave, Port St Joe - 850-229-4227
Sweet Bunz Donut Shop ~ 108 1st St. , Port St Joe - 850-340-1128
Uptown Raw Bar & Grill ~ 411 Reid Ave, Port St Joe - 850-899-9001
Provisions Restaurant and Catering ~ 222 Reid Ave, Port St Joe - 850-229-9200
Dagwood’s Delicatessen & Catering ~ 112 Reid Ave Port St Joe - 850-899-9060
Sister’s Restaurant ~ 236 Reid Ave, Port St Joe - 850-229-7121
The Brick Wall ~414 Reid Ave, Port St Joe - 850-899-9454
Quatro Locos Tacos and Cantina ~ 301 Monument Ave, Port St Joe - 850-899-9014
Sand Dollar Cafe ~ 301 Monument Ave, Port St Joe - 850-227-4865
Peppers Mexican Grill ~ 224 Reid Ave, Port St Joe - 850-229-8540
Joe Mama’s Wood Fired Pizza ~ 406 Reid Ave, Port St Joe - 850-229-6262
Krazyfish Grille ~ 113B Monument Ave, Port St Joe - 850-229-7878
Shipwreck Raw Bar ~ 7008 W. Highway 98, Port St Joe - 850-647-5050
Cape Trading Post
Cape Trading Post is a true island outpost that carries a little of everything. You can get camping supplies, souvenirs, fishing supplies, liquor, hardware, cigars, hats, clothing, and grocery items. The Cape Trading Post motto is "If we don't have it, you probably don't need it."
Phone: (850) 229-8775
Address: 4975 Cape San Blas Rd, Cape San Blas
Hours: 7:30am-9pm Sunday - Thursday, 7:30am-10pm Friday & Saturday
Duren's Piggly Wiggly
Duren's Piggly Wiggly is your full grocery market on the forgotten coast. You'll find a deli with fresh meats and cheeses, dry goods, produce, a bakery, hot bar food, and more. Grab groceries to feel completely at home in your vacation rental with eggs for the morning, snacks to take to the beach, and dinners to make in your private kitchen!
Phone: (850) 229-8398
Address: 125 W Hwy 98, Port St Joe
Hours: 6am-9pm Monday - Saturday, 6am-9:30pm Sunday
Indian Pass General Store
Indian Pass General Store is an authentic general store welcoming all new friends to the area. You'll find local goods, fishing supplies, groceries, and more. Shop small by picking up locally made items such as candles, soaps, lotions, books, and more!
Phone: (850) 229-8600
Address: 8300 County Rd 30A, Indian Pass
Hours: Open daily 6am-9pm
Coastal Concierge offers grocery shopping equipment rentals, and delivery service so you can fully enjoy your vacation. Get everything from beach chairs and umbrellas to all the groceries you'll need at your rental. Coastal Concierge makes your vacation rental experience a breeze!
Phone: (850) 227-5148
Bonfire on the Beach
Grab a bundle of wood at Cape Trading Post and enjoy a bonfire on the beach!
Go Turtle Watching
Check out the Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Center http://floridacc.org/ and join the early morning "Sea Turtle Patrol"
Cape San Blas State Parks
St Joseph Peninsula State Park -Beautiful beaches, kayaking, nature discovery.
8899 Cape San Blas Rd, Cape San Blas 850-227-1327
Constitution Museum State Park
200 Allen Memorial Way - Off US 98, just outside of Port St. Joe. Examples of 19th century life in the former town of St. Joseph.
Expeditions & Rentals
Off the Map Expeditions- Guided boat tours through the Dead Lakes.
Matthew Godwin, 850-819-3053
Happy Ours Kayak and Paddle Boards ~ All the fun toys for your playtime on the water on Cape San Blas.
775 Cape San Blas Rd, 850-229-1991
San Flea Rentals - Paddleboards, kayakas, and bikes for all ages!
4372 Cape San Blas Rd, 850-381-3953
Cape San Blas Golf Courses
St Joseph’s Bay Golf Club - Play a course that is manicured to perfection. This 19-hole golf course is a traditionally laid out course that features lush fairways, sloping greens, and strategically placed hazards.
Cape San Blas Horseback Riding
Broke-A-Toe Horseback Riding ~ Enjoy the views as you ride along the beautiful sand on a trusty steed.
240 Cape San Blas Rd, 850-899-7433
Two Bit Stable Come take a ride by horseback and see the seashell cover beaches in a whole new way.
The Cape Trading Post
A true island outpost that carries a little of everything. Complete with a fully stocked wine & liquor store as well as offering groceries, produce, meats, and even souvenirs, this is a true one-stop-shop!
Location: 4975 Cape San Blas Rd, Cape San Blas
Cape Trading Post Website
Scallop Cove's General Store on Cape San Blas, FL is equal parts convenience, restaurant, outfitter, beach shop, fuel station, and souvenir stand. You can stock the pantry and freezer, fill up on gas, use our on-site ATM, shop our great selection of beer and wine and even take home growlers filled with award-winning local brews. Beach bound or pool side? We have Cape San Blas' largest selection of beach supplies, towels, umbrellas, chairs, kites, pool games, sandals, hats, sunscreen, sunglasses and beach wear in all sizes and styles.
Location: 4310 Cape San Blas Rd, Cape San Blas
Scallop Cove Website
The Haughty Heron
A great liquor store with a lively bar and beer garden that hosts live music, the Haughty Heron is the perfect place to grab a drink or to pick up wine, beer, and spirits to stock your vacation rental!
Location: 117 Sailors Cove, Port St Joe
The Haughty Heron Website
The Port Fine Wine and Spirits
The Port Fine Wine and Spirits is a local favorite shop for fine wines, imported beers, liquors, and cigars. You can also choose between craft beers — some of them even brewed locally in Florida! Stop in to find a new favorite draft or wine!
Location: 411 Monument Ave, Port St Joe
The Port Fine Wine and Spirits Website
Scallop Republic Bar and Live Music
The Scallop Republic Bar is a prime destination for craft beer enthusiasts and live music fans! With 12 taps of Florida crafted beers, you're sure to find a new favorite! Sit back and relax while you listen to live music or pick up a growler to take home.
Location: 411 Cape San Blas Rd, Cape San Blas
Scallop Republic Bar and Live Music Website
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When is Scallop Season on Cape San Blas?
Most often, the season in Gulf County is mid-Aug thru late Sept, but it is best to get the most up to date information at https://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/bay-scallops/
When is Turtle hatching season on Cape San Blas?
Turtle hatching season is May 1 – October 31 for more information, check out the Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Center. http://floridacc.org/
What is the Turtle Patrol?
Walking with the Turtle Patrol on their daily 6 AM walk is a popular activity at the Cape. It is a lot of fun spending time with this amazing team of volunteers walking the beach and looking for new nests. You can begin making reservations in March. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about the sea turtles, follow the Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Center on Facebook!
How do I get a permit to drive on the beach?
An annual permit to drive on the beach can be obtained at the Gulf County Tax Collector's office in the courthouse in Port St Joe. Annual passes for non-residents of Gulf County are $300.
Do I need a fishing license to fish off the beach on Cape San Blas?
Yes, a shoreline fishing license can be purchased at Scallop Cove on CSB or at Blue Water Outrigger in Port St Joe. It's free for Florida residents. Non-residents can buy 3 day, 7 day, or an annual fishing license for $17.50, $30.50, $47.00.
A helpful site with general fishing information: http://ultimatefishingsite.net/port-st-joe-florida-fishing/
What is the best Insect repellent to use in this area?
Our recommendations would include; Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard, Australian Gold Sunscreen available at CVS or Amazon, Homies Bug Juice available at St Joe Shrimp on the Cape. Of course, the best one is the product that works for you!
For the treatment of bug bites, we would suggest; Afterbite Itch Eraser available at CVS and Amazon.
Is there still Hurricane Damage on the Cape?
Cape San Blas did not have the extent of damage that was experienced in Mexico Beach and Port St Joe so the cleanup and rebuilding has been much faster than other areas. The beach restoration project was completed in November 2019 restoring the beautiful sugary white sand beaches of Cape San Blas. The sand dunes, that the Cape is known for, will continue to rebuild.
Where can I rent a Golf Cart on Cape San Blas?
Explore the sands of the Cape in the comfort of a golf cart. You can call St Joe Patio/850-229-1000 (located on the Cape) and St Joe Rental/ 850-227-2112. Limited availability; get your reservation in the books. Please know that golf carts on Cape San Blas Road are prohibited.
What’s up with the water pressure on Cape San Blas?
Cape San Blas has their own water station but the pressure is lower than you would expect in the city. Occasionally a pump will go down temporarily but they are really good at getting back online quickly.
Is there a Post Office on Cape San Blas?
The closest Post Office is at the corner of Garrison Ave and Cecil Costin in Port St Joe, about 20 minutes from Cape San Blas.
What are the rules about beach bonfires on Cape San Blas?
Fires are allowed on the beach, but not within 100 feet of any structure, including a boardwalk. Fires must be attended and fully extinguished, remnants removed, and the hole filled before leaving the fire. Grab a bundle of wood at Cape Trading Post and enjoy a fire on the beach!