Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Dream of Tranquility

Cape San Blas and Indian Pass are both part of The Forgotten Coast , a beautiful beach community in the Florida panhandle. If you like fishing, birding, and/or doing absolutely nothing, this is the vacation destination for you! We decided to visit the cape on a whim because we heard they allow dogs on the beach there (which is rare these days), and knowing very little of what to expect, we made a reservation at a local campground and packed up for the 7 hour drive from Atlanta. After passing through the quaint little town of Port St. Joe, it's about a 20 mile coastal drive through tall pine forests, marshes, and crooked palm treas that are ridiculously close to the road, to reach Indian Pass, where we stayed. Lodging options include a few B&B's, cottages, cabins, and campgrounds; no big ugly hotels here!
I don't fish but this place seams to be a fisherman's paradise. Oysters abound, as well as crabs. From what we heard fishing permits are easy for visitors to acquire, as well as permits to drive on the beach.
I didn't include any beach pictures here,-I'm sure you can imagine a long, wide, flat stretch of beach that was practically deserted.
If you like nightclubs, big fancy hotels and lots of shopping, stay home. However, if you like to post up on the beach with a good book, a cooler of whatever, maybe even your bestest friends, listen to the waves, and do a little kayaking, horseback riding or fishing, this is the place for you.

1 comment:

  1. Great photos. They really give a feel of the place.