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Destination guide

Sun and fun at Cape San Blas vacation home rentals

Perched on northwest Florida's sun-spangled Gulf Coast, Cape San Blas is an alluring destination for anyone looking to really get away from it all. The jewel in its pristine crown is St. Joseph Bay, widely regarded as one of the state's most tranquil coastal hotspots – think powder-soft white sand, turquoise water, and far fewer crowds than you'll typically find in many other Florida favorites. Cape San Blas vacation rentals range from cozy beach cottages to expansive family houses, so you're sure to find one that will make for an unforgettable break.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Cape San Blas vacation homes

Away from the beach, you'll find plenty of stimulating attractions within easy reach of Cape San Blas vacation rentals. The Cape San Blas Lighthouse is an iconic local landmark, first constructed in 1849 and safely relocated to Port St. Joe in 2014. For a primer in local history, swing by the Constitution Convention Museum, which celebrates the work of the delegates who drafted Florida's first constitution in 1838. The museum can be found within a lush state park, which makes an enchanting spot for a leisurely afternoon stroll.

Activities

What to do near your Cape San Blas summer rental

The crystal-clear waters teem with scallops during the summer months, specifically at points where freshwater rivers meet the ocean. Grab your snorkeling gear and get hunting – just be warned that you'll need sharp eyes and steady hands to catch a decent haul. Fishing, crabbing, and oystering are also wildly popular local pastimes. If that sounds too much like hard work, rest assured that you'll find plenty of warmly welcoming restaurants where you can feast like royalty on local seafood. The beaches of Cape San Blas are highly conducive to lazy days of sunbathing and swimming, but if you feel like getting more active, try horseback riding across the sand – it's a particularly enchanting experience at sunset.

Day trips

Best excursions near Cape San Blas vacation homes

Cape San Blas is a great starting point to explore the wonders of St. Vincent Island and St. George Island. Vacation rentals are just a short distance from places like St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, an undeveloped island with birds and native wildlife, and St. George Island Lighthouse, a reconstructed lighthouse with panoramic ocean views, a history museum, and more. You could also visit the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, an estuary with diverse wildlife and scenic surrounds.

Weather

Best time to travel to Cape San Blas vacation rentals

Cape San Blas basks in a subtropical climate, ensuring warm weather and a good chance of sunshine at all times of year. Winters are short and mild, making the Cape a great destination if you're looking to escape a chillier region of North America. Summers can get sizzlingly hot, with humidity making things a little uncomfortable at times, and a strong possibility of rain and thunder storms. However, Cape San Blas vacation rentals remain in high demand during the peak summer holiday season. Spring and fall are particularly pleasant times to visit, with fewer out-of-towners and temperatures that most will find very agreeable.

Natural features

Aquatic adventures around Cape San Blas

Within minutes of leaving the comfort of your Cape San Blas vacation rental, you'll find an abundance of unspoiled nature and wildlife to admire. Take a boat trip out in search of darting dolphins and marvelous manatees, or go scuba diving and get up close and personal with more of the abundant local marine life. If you have a taste for further aquatic adventures, grab a kayak or canoe, and explore the Cape's hidden waterways and lush lagoons at your leisure.

Beaches

Best beaches near Cape San Blas vacation homes

Cape San Blas boasts beautiful beaches for swimming and sunbathing. Vacation homes are available near places like the T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, a wilderness preserve with serene beaches, sand dunes, and bird-watching, and Indian Pass, a small area of the coast with secluded beaches that are popular for finding oysters and fishing. You could also visit Salinas Park, a beach park with soft sand and calm waters.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Cape San Blas

Fly into Panama City, FL (ECP-Northwest Florida Beaches Intl.), the closest airport, located 54.5 mi (87.7 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Cape San Blas, Port St. Joe?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 808 vacation rentals around Cape San Blas. From 548 house rentals to 49 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Cape San Blas?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cape San Blas:

  • Cape Breezes: 65 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Aire: 28 vacation rentals
  • Palms: 37 vacation rentals
  • Waterside Village: 29 vacation rentals
  • Paradise Cove: 23 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Cape San Blas?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Cape San Blas. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cape San Blas Lighthouse: 950 vacation rentals
  • St. Joseph Peninsula State Park: 952 vacation rentals
  • St Joseph Bay Golf Club: 1,006 vacation rentals
  • T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park: 952 vacation rentals
  • Windmark Beach: 952 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cape San Blas listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cape San Blas?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 548 Houses in Cape San Blas. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cape San Blas include:

  • Cottages: 49 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 53 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 49 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cape San Blas?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 456 vacation rentals with pool available in Cape San Blas. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.