There's always something to do here in Gulf County , visit the Gulf County TDC events page to see what's going on during your stay!
Pets are welcome on all Gulf County beaches with the exception of St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. Animals must remain on a leash at all times, it’s the law. Bring a long lead leash so you and your pet can be active.
There are over 20 pet waste disposal stations with bags and receptacles along the public beach access points. However, owners must remove any remnants left behind so it’s a good idea to pack your waste baggies for beach adventures.
Pet Etiquette or Helpful Tips
The relaxed atmosphere that Gulf County projects makes it a great place to vacation with the entire family and planning kid-friendly activities are easy here. From horseback riding on the beach to taking a turtle walk, you can choose something different each day.
Your daily adventures can be easy and FREE. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Gulf County is eager to enhance the visitor experience with the Turtle Trail while promoting conservation of our natural environment.
Did you know that Gulf County is the largest nesting place for sea turtles in Northwest Florida. Home to more than 40 percent of the nests, we covet and protect these massive, beautiful creatures and we ask that our visitors do as well.
As if on cue from Mother Nature, from May 1st to October 31st Loggerhead Sea Turtles crawl ashore Gulf County beaches during the night to lay their eggs in a sandy nest. After laying their eggs, these giants cover their nest and return back to water. After roughly a two-month incubation period, the tiny hatchlings emerge from the sand and scramble to the Gulf, counting on the light of the moon and stars to guide them to the sea.
Shelling: is in season in Gulf County 365 days a year.
The best time to find shells are just before and after the low tides. Some of the best shells are found right after a storm. And, winter is a great time to shell.
Remember not to take live shells (shells with a living organism still inside). That includes living sand dollars you find in the water.
Scalloping: The St. Joseph Bay Scallop Season's scheduled dates are August 16th - September 24th. Learn more about scalloping by checking out the Gulf County TDC Blog on Scalloping in St. Joseph Bay!
The information on this page is taken from the Gulf County Florida website and is subject to change at any time.
For more information please visit their website at www.visitgulf.com