Port St Joe
If you have felt that gentle urge to kick your shoes off, relax and enjoy the "Undiscovered Florida," then discover the natural beauty and off-the-beaten-path experiences offered in Port St. Joe and the surrounding communities of Cape San Blas and Wewahitchka, just east of Panama City in Northwest Florida's Gulf County. The sugar-sand beaches to the south of the county (most are pet friendly), coupled with freshwater fishing meccas and a rich history as the site of Florida's first Constitution Convention, make this area worth exploring. St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, an America's Best Beach pick, protects some of the state's oldest and tallest sand dunes. Charters and marinas speak to Port St. Joe's fishing sensibility and a charming collection of buildings shares its 20th-century history (hint: lumber has a lot to do with it). Be sure to check out family-friendly events such as parades, golf tournaments and food festivals like the annual Tupelo Honey Festival. Getting Here & Around: Port St. Joe is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 98 and Florida State Road 71.