Friday, August 14, 2015

The Forgotten Coast Part 2- St. George Island & Cape San Blas

Today I thought that I would share some pics of places that we visited while on vacation. 
Sea Shells on Beach-St. George Island-The Forgotten Coast- From My Front Porch To Yours

One day we ended up at St. George Island. Its probably a good hour away from where we were staying. You have to drive across a long bridge to get there and when you finally arrive there are are homes and a few shops and a few restaurants. At the end of the island is the National Park that seemed to go on forever. The beach was covered in seashells which was beautiful!
St. George Island, Fl-The Forgotten Coast- From My Front Porch To Yours
The sand here was white and the water was so much better than where we were staying. It was a mixture of the greenish brown with some blue. 
St. George Island, Florida-Tuurtle Nests-The Forgotten Coast- From My Front Porch To Yours
The neat thing about St. George Island were the sea turtles! Everywhere you looked you could find their nesting holes. It was pretty cool. We wished we would have been able to watch them hatch and scurry off to the ocean.

On another outing we drove about 25 minutes from Mexico Beach to Cape San Blas. You could actually see the island off in the distance from where we were staying. On one side of the island is the bay which had the exact same water we had. No bueno. It was as dark as rooter for a few days. Then on the other side you had massive sand dunes or rock walls. You had no idea what was on the other side of them.
Cape San Blas, Florida-The Forgotten Coast- From My Front Porch To Yours
Just over the dunes it was like I heard the angels singing! Okay, I am a little dramatic but it was sheer delight.
Cape San Blas, Florida-The Forgotten Coast- From My Front Porch To Yours
We had never seen such an amazing beach! Cape San Blas was GORGEOUS! 
Cape San Blas, Fl-The Forgotten Coast- From My Front Porch To Yours
Oldest & Littliest goofing off the first day we visited. The beach had very few people.
Cape San Blas, Florida-The Forgotten Coast- From My Front Porch To Yours
It is so funny how different the water was here vs where we were staying.
Cape San Blas, Florida-The Forgotten Coast- From My Front Porch To Yours
I would love to rent a house on Cape San Blas. 
Cape San Blas, Florida-The Forgotten Coast- From My Front Porch To Yours
Another area of the island all you see is a giant rock wall. Well I of course had to hop out to see what was on the other side. It was so pretty! Reminded me of some of the beaches we had seen in Maui.
Cape San Blas, Florida-The Forgotten Coast- From My Front Porch To Yours
There was  path you could walk down to get to the beach. If you look in the distance you can see the giant rock wall.
Cape San Blas, Florida-The Forgotten Coast- From My Front Porch To Yours
Oldest & Littlest really enjoyed this beach. It was full of stumps and driftwood which made great for exploring.
Driftwood-Cape San Blas, Florida-The Forgotten Coast- From My Front Porch To Yours
Look at this awesome piece of drift wood!

This portion of the Florida Panhandle is perfect for those who like quiet remoteness with nothing but the beach. It is divine for sure and such a nice change of pace from all the congestion of the busier beaches. I could have staid forever.
The water cleared where we were staying just in time to enjoy our last day and we forever will be thankful for the memories we made. 

12 comments:

  1. That is a gorgeous place to visit
    I would love to spend 2 days just laying in that white sand
    and letting the tide wash over me

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    1. They were fabulous places and we hated leaving. Wish we lived closer!

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  2. Beautiful Pamela I love those quieter beaches too. Looks like a wonderful vacation.
    Kris

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    1. Nothing beats the quiet beaches Kris.Thanx for visiting friend!

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  3. What a beautiful place, Pamela! LOVE the shells on the beach. A perfect place to make memories before school begins!

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    1. It certainly was Yvonne! Memories the boys will always have. We hope to one day own a small place so that we can meet up with the grandbabies and keep the tradition going.

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  4. Your pictures are gorgeous! I have been to St. George's Island before but not Cape San Blas. They are very remote aren't they?

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    1. Yes, they are very remote Kelly. I did not really mind it but Mr. Front Porch and his daddy were not too fond of that aspect. They need things to do when they get bored that are not an hour away.

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  5. Looks like a wonderful place for a vacation, Pamela, and your photos are beautiful!

    Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement and prayers. I truly appreciate it!

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  6. Thanks for sharing Pamela...I haven't been to that area in years (more like 25 years).

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  7. I didn't know about St. George Island and will have to check it out. Is it dog friendly? Many places don't allow dogs on the beach.

    Going to check out your other Florida links. We are in North Florida, and love to find new places to visit.

    Linda

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  8. What a beautiful remote place. Everything about it is magical, sand, lots of shells, the blue ocean and sea turtles! Plus, it doesn't seem crowded, which for me would make it perfect. Happy weekend!

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