Others include Miramar Beach, Islamorada and Sanibel Island

Within the general realm of understatement, most visitors and residents would surely agree with a list that puts Cape San Blas near the top among vacation destinations.

FloridaRentals.com, a premiere tourism resource in Florida, did just that last month, naming Cape San Blas among the “11 Most Popular Small Town Florida Destinations.”

The list is selected by the website’s travel experts and is in significant measure based on the most recent six months worth of traffic on the website.

The 11, which range from Islamorada, Sanibel Island, Cocoa Beach and Miramar beach, are not listed in any particular order, only noted for being among Florida’s top “off the beaten path” destinations.

In its description of Cape San Blas, the website notes the traces of “Old Florida” that remain as well as the 2002 designation by Dr. Beach (Stephen Leatherman) of T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula Sate Park as home to America’s best beach.

“Here you’ll find miles of uncrowded, pristine, white sands beaches” and information about the pet-friendly beaches, fishing, kayaking and boating opportunities and the “famed Cape San Blas Lighthouse.”

The website also noted the family-owned restaurants serving fresh Florida seafood.

The website detailed the quiet waters of St. Joseph Bay and the bird watching and views of nature at the state park, as well as the late summer draw of bay scalloping.

“We see those kind of things from time to time every year and it is always exciting,” said Kelli Godwin, executive director of the Gulf County Tourist Development Council.

“People love lists and things like that are easy to share on social media.”

And, Godwin said, there is a ripple effect, with folks in walking the Welcome Center or contacting the TDC online and noting where they heard about Gulf County.

“Any of those kind of things are great for building brand awareness,” Godwin said. “We will take all we can get.”

Add one more: CNN Travel recently named Gulf County one of the nine best places to travel to experience a taste of Old Florida.

 

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