This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visit Gulf County for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Living in Central Florida is mostly perks, with very few drawbacks. I feel so lucky to have been born and raised in the Sunshine State- always close to fishing, beaches, seafood, and watersports. In the Fall when the temperatures are still hot here we have an annual family trip to the beach- this pic here was taken in October a couple years ago- my apologies if you are mid snow flurry right now. I am truly not trying to make you jealous, maybe just entice you to visit us. Here’s a sample beach bucket list for Gulf County Adventures!
We love to play on the beach, try a new restaurant, fish in the gulf, and just simply soak up the sun while relaxing. We have a usual spot we head for but I just discovered a new area that definitely needs our exploring- Gulf County, located in Florida’s panhandle, on the Gulf of Mexico.
In checking out the adventure guide on the their website visitgulf.com I came across an activity that has long been on my bucket list- A Turtle Treasure hunt! What a fun and meaningful event for our family to share, something I am sure we would always remember. Cape San Blas is the highest density nesting place in North Florida making it a dream destination for this type of thing. The SJP Turtle Patrol Adventure Guide takes a small group on a walk to view nesting as well as the preservation of loggerhead turtles- you may get to see the efforts in person as they cover them with screens and mark the area off with stakes and caution tape to identify the nest.
Whatever sparks your interest about the beach can most likely be found in the Gulf County area. They offer activities from Turtle Treasure hunts to Sharkfishing to a Seahorse Water Safari, and even a kayak trip through the Dead Lakes. Visit their Adventure Guides and let me know what your favorite activity is and don’t forget to enter the weekly contest to win a $50 gift card for an adventure in your own local town! There are 10 lucky winners per week and contest runs from 9/28/15 to 10/25/15
Bradley Finnearty says
I loved my time in Pensacola when I was in the Air Force. The gulf area is so beautiful. These pictures bring back some great memories.
We live in Florida so I have so many beaches to choose from. I hope I can visit Gulf County one day.
Tonya C says
This looks so beautiful, a great place to take pictures and take the family!
Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey says
Gulf County looks so beautiful, white sand and clear water! I need a quick getaway to the beach!
Ahhhhh I so need a beach trip in my life!!!! I would love a day or two at the gulf. Sounds like heaven!
My hometown is located by the beach, but since I got here in the U.S., we’ve never visited a beach yet. The closest to us is about a 6 hour drive. Seeing your photos make me miss my hometown especially the fresh seafood. 🙂
Ann B says
I would love to live there. I am already having to put my fire place on at night it is getting so chilly here. My dream is to retire somewhere warm.
The place looks amazing. I would definitely want to escape there when things get too stressful in the city.
Annemarie LeBlanc says
What a great place to escape the chilly weather! I would love to witness baby turtles hatching and making their way to the water. I have only seen it on TV. But to be there to witness it myself would be tops!
alexandria waning says
That seahorse safari sounds amazing. I do love the beach, but I just like laying there. Lol. I will be in Florida in Dec. I heard that’s the best weather!
Jaime Nicole says
You seem like you have some really great activities for a family here. I’ve never gone to Gulf Coast before so I would love to visit!
Chubskulit Rose says
Such a beautiful place. I have been to Florida a couple of times but never been on this place yet.
Just reading the title of your post got me excited! Now I have to make a beach bucket list. That is such a fun idea! And it looks like you had a wonderful time. I will have to add this to my list.
I love the gulf of Florida and Alabama. We have so much fun when we vacation there each summer!
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
I have actually never visited Florida at all before, I would love to visit there someday, I love Beaches. We get cold winters here, so when December hits I always get away to the Caribbean for a bit to enjoy some time on a White Sandy Beach, always open to visiting a Beach closer to home! 🙂
I would LOVE to visit. I’m dying to go to a beach, especially the US beaches in the sun of Florida. I’d love this, what a trip!
Looks like a wonderful place to visit. I love Florida and i always want to go back
I would have loved to see that! I am a big wildlife person and this would be so much fun to see. It looks like it is beautiful there.
Amanda Faulkner says
I am vacationing in Florida in a few weeks and this looks fun! I am going to see how far this is from where we are staying!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Gulf County is so beautiful! We’ve never stopped there, but we’ve driven through on several occasions.