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Outdoor Adventure Vacation to Gulf County, Florida

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This summer we are going to get more beach time. I say this each year and then work and other obligations get in the way. We decided we needed to find a place to get away to that maybe doesn’t have the best wi-fi signal but does have a lot of places where we can be together as a family and enjoy the ocean air. We found this paradise oasis in Gulf County, Florida!

We are all dreaming about us going salt water and fresh water fishing. Snorkeling, diving and just relaxing on the white sandy beaches!

There is also kayaking and paddle boarding for the kids and those young at heart! I can already see my husband and older kids spending all day on the water because there are so many things to do and memories to make! There are even boat launching docks!

If you are looking for a bit more land adventure be sure to enjoy the camping opportunities! There is something for everyone. From cabins (that’s totally where I’ll be staying) to RV’s and then there are tents and even primitive sites. The Gulf County has so much to offer and so many ways to connect with nature!

I think my favorite activity is all the walking and hiking trails! It’s one of our favorite things to do and I can already smell all the fresh air! I can see the kids all running down the trails and having the time of their lives!

There are lots of places to go to when you Come visit GCFL… including Indian Pass, Cape San Blas, The Beaches and Wewahitchka. But I think Port St. Joe is my favorite place to visit. We would explore the local farmers market, eat at one of the local restaurants, (like the Sunset Coastal Grill) and spend hours walking and playing on the playgrounds. We might even have a snack on the picnic tables.

Here are some other cool facts about Gulf County, Florida… There are two time zones and only two traffic signals. I can totally see us trying to be together but in separate time zones! It really is a place of peaceful relaxation and outdoor fun! I know that we would have to stop and take a picture with half our family in each time zone! There is also the authentic and legendary Tupelo Honey that is farmed in Gulf County. We would have to stop in and buy some!

Who would you take if you visited Gulf County, Florida?

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.


  • Holy Cow! I want to go right now! What a beautiful place. And a fun contest!

  • You know, I’ve never been there. I am always looking for new places to visit, we soooo need a vacation! Photos look gorgeous!

  • This sounds like such a peaceful, beautiful place to get away. I’m seriously considering entering this.

  • We’re planning a trip to the Gulf this year (either the panhandle or Orange Beach, AL). Can’t wait to get there!

  • That looks just beautiful. We need a vacation so badly and this looks like a great option. Those pics are all gorgeous!

  • I love visiting the Gulf Coast. A vacation like that is totally needed after this long winter.

  • I would take my husband. We have never been to the beach without children. Now their old enough to go to the beach by themselves, so we should go on our own. Right?

  • Ooooh, anywhere with a beach is amazing. We are headed this way soon!! 🙂

  • I am a native Floridian – I love living here — there is so much to do and see!

  • I haven’t been to Florida in years but want to, so badly. Sounds like you will have a blast

  • I miss Florida. We grew up visiting every year. I’d love to bring my family over again soon.

  • I would love to visit Florida! I am so tired of this snow here in Maine! That looks like a lovely place to visit!

  • This looks like such a beautiful location! I would so love to pack up the family and leave tomorrow!

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