Aerial image of Port St. Joe lighthouse.

Gulf County

A Place for Dreamers

Six beach and waterway destinations, including several pet-friendly spots, make Gulf County the ideal scene for dreamers daring to chase the horizon. Whether it’s relaxing on the tranquil beaches of T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph State Park, strolling the easily walkable downtown of Port St. Joe or fishing the untouched, serene waters of the Dead Lakes, you’ll lose yourself in your imagination, and that’s completely okay.  

In Gulf County, you can see sea turtles crawling ashore to lay their eggs and the occasional alligator floating down the Apalachicola River, all in the same day. The fun doesn’t stop once the sun goes down, either. Port St. Joe has several bar & grills with live music nightly — like the Lookout Lounge, the best Karaoke bar in the region and host to many bachelorette parties and Girls’ Nights Out. Various annual festivals also set up shop throughout the region, such as the Forgotten Music Fest and the Blast on the Bay Songwriter’s Festival which brings in a vibrant group of Nashville musicians to the county every October.  

Only County in Northwest Florida with a westward-facing sunset Visit Gulf
43 Miles of beach shoreline Visit Gulf
#1 Largest nesting place for sea turtles in NWFL
2018 Album Port Saint Joe by Brothers Osborne was recorded in Gulf County Visit Gulf
11% Less cost of living than U.S. average Best Places

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