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Make a self catering beach house or holiday rental in Port St Joe, Florida your home away from home

Port St Joe is in Gulf County, overlooking St Joseph Bay and Cape San Blas. The small community lies just three feet above sea level on average and is traversed by the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway which carries barges from Florida to Brownsville Texas.

Things to Do in Port St Joe, FL

Port St Joe is right on one of Florida’s most pristine bays which produces some of the best scallops in Florida. Take a boat out and scoop up these shellfish or visit a local restaurant from your holiday home in Port St Joe and enjoy them freshly prepared. The downtown district has plenty of local shops and restaurants and the waterfront district is always busy with commercial and pleasure boats. Take a glass-bottomed boat trip or a sunset cruise from the marina. The area is well known for its sport fishing. For walkers and cyclists the 4-mile long Bay Walk Trail is the ideal place for jogging, walking and roller-blading as it winds through parks and past historic landmarks.

Places to Visit Around Port St Joe, FL

Although Port St Joe is a small town, it was once considered for the capital of Florida in the 19th century. It was eventually passed over in favour of Tallahassee but the town has a Constitution Convention Museum and a monument to commemorate the event. Other historic buildings to visit are the St Joseph Catholic Mission Church, the Art Deco Port Theatre and the Centennial Building which is also on the National Register of Historic Places. The nearby Cape San Blas State Park has some wonderful white sandy beaches, a lighthouse and plenty of birdlife.

Weather in Port St Joe, Florida

Holiday homes in Port St Joe have hot sunny summers reaching 92°F (33°C) from June to August and mild winters with average daytime highs of around 66°F (19°C). The area is popular for holidays year round, especially for families and couples looking for a quiet romantic break. It has very little rainfall in winter and some heavy thundery afternoon showers in summer along with the chance of a tropical storm.

Travel to Port St Joe, Florida

The nearest major airports serving holiday rentals in Port St Joe are Jacksonville International (JAX) Airport and Tampa International (TPA) Airport, both over 200 miles away. Visitors can pick up a hire car and drive to Port St Joe or get a domestic flight connection to the Northwest Florida Beaches International (ECP) Airport at Panama City northwestwhich is about 57 miles away. This local airport is served by Delta and Southwest Airlines from various US cities. Alternatively Tallahassee Regional (TLH) Airport is about 100 miles from Cape San Blas and Pensacola (PNS) Airport is a little further away.

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