This Trending Tuesday I want to share with you a little gem that I visited. Cape San Blas Florida. The Queen Bee and my father have stayed there every winter for about 10 years. They invite me every winter, and every winter I say “No I can’t come. I can’t take the time off work”. This year I thought “Dana are you nuts??? GO TO THE BEACH you idiot!” So I did. I have to tell you it was a fantastic rejuvenating trip. I discovered this wonderful little place that is seriously the cutest little beach town.
The cape is lined with rental opportunities, but beware more people are discovering this quaint little spot and it’s becoming very busy. Thankfully, I was able to go in the “off season”. I didn’t care though. The only thing I missed out on was swimming or surfing, but that was ok with me. I still could walk comfortably barefoot in the surf, and enjoy the beautiful warm sun beaming down on my skin.
Lucky for me, I got to stay in a beachfront property with a gorgeous view of the ocean outside of my bedroom with my own private deck. There are many beachfront properties on the cape, many more that have a view of the water that are a short walk from the beach, and more are being built all the time.
I loved my long walks waterfront along the miles of clean beautiful beach. I made friends with little birds, watched the dolphins happily playing in the surf, and learned that the cape is a turtle sanctuary. In fact, if you are into turtles this is the place for you. There are special turtle lights on the homes and turtle memorabilia everywhere. Not only is this a great place for wildlife, but if you are a dog owner or just a dog lover this area is perfect for you. Everyone is very diligent about cleaning up after their pets, and walking on the beach is more fun because you are always making four legged friends. If you prefer bigger animal interaction there is a stable within a few miles for taking horseback rides along the beach.
I also loved taking in all the food options in the area. For instance, there is a very tiny donut shop called Webster’s Little Donut Shop. The Queen Bee and I walked there one morning, and one hour after they opened they were sold out of many of their offerings. With good reason, their donuts are only one dollar and delicious. We took those fantastic little things back to the house, and enjoyed them with our coffee while watching the sunrise hit the waves as they broke into white foam.
The St Joe’s Shrimp Company actually has a couple of locations, one being on the cape, where they offer all kinds of fresh seafood of wonderful quality. The QB and I bought their shrimp dip made on site and it was wonderful. We seized the opportunity to have wine and hors d’oeuvres on the beach at sunset.
Finally, I need to mention The Sand Bucket. It is a smoke house restaurant and bar. There is outdoor seating paired with a friendly relaxing vibe. They have a daily lunch special which affords you great food at a great value. If you want to try the best burger on the cape this place is a must.
After all that food, you might feel that you must work it off. Luckily, there is a bike path that runs the length of the cape and bike rentals are available.
What took me so darn long to make the trip, I’m not sure, but it was certainly worth doing. I would recommend this destination in a heartbeat. I have to mention that I have not been compensated in any way for this post. It is just something I wanted to share with you. When I find something wonderful I cant wait to tell you all about it. So until next time…stay open to adventure, embrace your inner mermaid, and as always stay glamorous.