A peaceful gated beachfront community awaits! Enjoy morning coffee w/ a serene lakeview and VERY short walk (less than 3 minutes) to one the Gulf of Mexico's finest pristine beaches. Leave your shoes at the beachside pavillion and don't miss the relaxing feel of the fine sand between your toes! Barrier Dunes' beach offers a nice sandbar during low tide, extensive shelling, and access to miles of shoreline for running or strolling. The sunsets are fantastic and you can catch the dolphins patrolling the beach and jumping clear out of the water, leaving you with the question 'Did I just see that?'. Bring along some frozen shrimp for surf fishing and hook ladyfish, pompano, sailcats, whiting, rays, and an occasional king mackerel. Off the beach, enjoy two pools, one of which is oceanfront and the other is heated, two lighted tennis courts, and boat storage and cleaning station.
We have updated with new flooring throughout (no more carpet)! Cute interior paint throughout with beach themed colors! King sized bed in the master bedroom. The guest room contains a queen sized bed and the third bedroom has two single beds and its own private bath. Each bedroom has a private deck. Our unit comfortably sleeps six in beds and has a sleeper sofa for two more in the living room.
Nearby you can access the bay from Saint Joe Peninsula State Park. Less than a five minute drive away, you can launch your boat here or simply walk to the bay for excellent fishing, crabbing, and bird watching. The entrance fee is $6.00 per vehicle or $11.00 if you are launching a boat.
A bike path extends for the length of the peninsula and kayaks can be rented for a day on the bay. Horseback riding is available close by at Salinas Park.
For those who enjoying fishing, you can charter bay fishing guides for redfish, flounder, speckled trout, tarpon, Spanish mackerel, and scallops. Off shore fishing is available at the Port Saint Joe marina, as are sunset sailing cruises, which I highly recommend.
Drive a short distance to the world famous Indian Pass Trading Post for raw oysters and stuffed shrimp. Several excellent seafood restaurants are in the area and you can walk to Cone Heads for grilled grouper or an awesome cheeseburger. Gas is available on the peninsula, as is pizza, ice cream, and other convenience items. A large Piggly Wiggly is located in Port Saint Joe for groceries. If you want to explore the area, Port Saint Joe and Apalachicola offer great restaurants and shopping. Want to prepare your own seafood? Several fresh seafood markets are nearby and we have a gas grill for the perfect shrimp ka-bob or you can use the george foreman grill for your blackened mahi-mahi.
Barrier Dunes is an exceptional vacation spot where you can relax. Have dogs? They are welcome on the beach! Our kids enjoy riding their bikes on the paved street and there are streetlights for added security. What you will not find on your vacation here are traffic jams, crowds, and high rise buildings.
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