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We have had an amazing summer full of adventures!

We explored beaches and saw amazing wildlife and just enjoyed nature together as a family. From long walks by the ocean to watching dolphins swim by, we love nature and spending time outdoors! We always create a summer bucket list of places and adventures we want to take, but we still end up coming back to a couple old favorites each summer. They have become a summer tradition for us and I love creating these types of memories with my girls. 

There is just something really special about making memories each year in the same place and we all look forward to our annual visits. This year we discovered tide pools and my little one thought it was the coolest thing she has ever seen. It’s so much fun discovering new things with her and her favorite places to be together as a family are always by the ocean so this was a really big deal to her!

I’ve been looking for a place to visit each fall. Somewhere we can call our own special place each year.

We love having a summer place to visit and it would be equally as awesome to have a place like that in the fall too! Somewhere we can come back to each year even when the girls have families of their own. I found that in Gulf County

Gulf County is an outdoor playground… exactly what we are looking for! There are 43 miles of natural shoreline to go for long beach walks on! With white sand and tons of wildlife to discover it really is the perfect place for outdoor family adventures. I especially love that there is something for each of the kids. Having a teen, tween and preschooler it’s fun when they can all be having fun at the same time. I imagine me and the little one playing in the soft white sand while Pete and the older two go on a boating adventure. Or maybe we all just enjoy a slow walk on the beach at sunset! Gulf County is known for their beautiful sunsets! Either way, it sounds amazing!

With so much outdoor fun to be had in Gulf County, we could stay busy for months… but I know that we would spend our first days visiting, riding bikes seaside, going snorkeling and enjoying some stand-up paddleboarding as a family. If you are like us and your pets are more like a family member than a pet you will love that the beaches in Gulf County are consistently ranked in the top ten US beaches to bring your pets on vacation with you. Pretty cool right? Leashed pets are welcome all the time on the beaches and most rental properties will throw out the red carpet for your furry friends! 

Gulf County really is a laid back outdoor paradise for family vacations. 

Come visit GCFL and learn all that Gulf County has to offer!

What outdoor adventure would you have in Gulf County?

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


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