5 Reasons Gulf County FL Should Be On Your Travel List

5 Reasons Gulf County FL Should Be On Your Travel List

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visit Gulf County. All opinions are 100% mine.

If you’re looking to get out of the big city, take in fresh scenery and play in nature then Gulf County, FL should fit your needs! Stretching 43 miles of the Florida panhandle, you’ll have no problem finding a multitude of undisturbed nature and adventure at every turn. I can’t even begin to describe all of the awesomeness that is Gulf County, but there is plenty to find out with the help of a GCFL Adventure Guide. If you’ve been there you already know what awaits and plan on returning. If you haven’t been, here are just 5 reasons Gulf County, FL should be on your travel list:

Gulf County, FL

Get away from the hustle and bustle and escape to a sweet, small town with locals who are beyond welcoming. Sure you can find standard hotels, but the inns, cottages and vacation homes are a must! Have you ever been to place where people smile, wave and say hello? Gulf County, FL is that place! You will feel welcomed by a town of people who love and care for their home and truly want you to experience the beautiful area they live in. Don’t be surprised if you see familiar faces along your vacation, the locals get out and enjoy the same nature you’re there to discover.

Gulf County, FL

There is adventure for all in Gulf County, FL. From hiking and biking to bird watching there is an adventure waiting no matter what outdoor level of excitement you seek. Head out as an ecotourist, go camping, kayaking and paddle-boarding. There is something for everyone to enjoy and experience something new!

Gulf County, FL

Wildlife and adventure feed off the water! Unlike many other destinations, Gulf County has such variety and incredibly easy access to water of all kinds. A variety of beaches with plenty of space and different colors of sand and water are easy to find. Snorkeling, diving, fishing and boating is no more than 15 minutes away at any given point in the area. The Gulf of Mexico, the pristine, saltwater St. Joseph Bay,Β the Intracoastal Waterway, Indian Pass Lagoon, freshwater of the Dead Lakes and Chipola River, the Gulf County Canal, the Apalachicola Bay and river basin are all connected. People visit Gulf County, FL because of the waters!

Gulf County, FL

You can still shop, get spa treatments and dine on a wide variety of delicious food. Book stores, adventure gear, antiques, clothing and more can all be found in Gulf County, FL without the busy and crowded mall experience. Quaint shops, boutiques and restaurants as well as the farmer’s market are definitely part of the atmosphere in the charming area of Reid Avenue Shopping District.

Gulf County, FL

Gulf County, FL is a repeat vacation destination. The area formed organically at a balanced pace to preserve nature and culture. No visit will be the same twice because the activities are nature based. This is a place you will want to return to. Mingling with the locals, relaxing and exploring while creating new memories each time.

Gulf County, FL

Ready to explore Gulf County, FL yourself? Subscribe to GCFL to be entered in the Find Your Adventure sweepstakes for a chance to win a week-long adventure in Gulf County, FL! The grand prize winner will receive a week-long vacation rental with Serenity Beach Rentals between September-May 3-day double kayak and paddle-board rental from Daly’s Watersports, $200 American Express gift card for travel expenses, $250 Sierra Trading Post gift card to outfit their adventure

You can also win a $100 Sierra Trading Post gift card courtesy of GCFL right here! Just leave a comment on this post answering the following question: What new adventure did Barb VanTreese experience with her daughters and granddaughters in Gulf County, FL? (Hint: You can find the answer in the GCFL Adventure Guide!)

Visit Sponsors Site

Follow:

65 Comments

  1. Alexia M
    March 31, 2016 / 8:16 PM

    Horseback riding in Gulf County! Something I’d love to try!

  2. Courtnie
    April 1, 2016 / 10:49 AM

    My sisters and I visit every summer with our families so it really is a return vacation spot. Horseback riding at the beach like Barb is probably the one thing I’ve never done, but maybe this year.

  3. margaretsmith
    April 1, 2016 / 5:53 PM

    They went horseback riding and they went out from Salinas Park on the beach. They saw dolphins swimming and shrimp boats.

  4. April 1, 2016 / 6:18 PM

    They went horseback riding in Gulf Country.

  5. cynthiac
    April 2, 2016 / 7:03 AM

    They went horseback riding at the beach. Cool!

  6. Denise S
    April 2, 2016 / 10:37 AM

    They went horseback riding in Gulf County.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

  7. Sandy Klocinski
    April 2, 2016 / 12:12 PM

    Horseback riding in Gulf County!

  8. Holly C.
    April 2, 2016 / 12:17 PM

    something that I would love to do! They went horseback riding in Gulf County πŸ™‚

  9. Annabellainla
    April 2, 2016 / 2:31 PM

    Horseback riding on the beach at Sunset

  10. msrodeobrat
    April 2, 2016 / 2:56 PM

    They went horseback riding on the beach at sunset! I would love to do that!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

  11. Tom
    April 2, 2016 / 8:19 PM

    She went horseback riding on the beach at sunset.

  12. nickie burke
    April 2, 2016 / 9:09 PM

    Horseback riding in Gulf County!

  13. mommyto2girlz
    April 2, 2016 / 9:12 PM

    They all went horseback riding on the beach at sunset. I bet it was beautiful! thank you

  14. Jay French
    April 3, 2016 / 1:11 AM

    Horseback riding on the beach. Sounds like a movie.

  15. Davie Gravey
    April 3, 2016 / 7:47 AM

    Horseback riding in Gulf Country Florida at sunset.

  16. Lisa
    April 3, 2016 / 8:06 AM

    Barb and her family went horseback riding and saw dolphins and shrimp boats.

  17. Jill Hanson
    April 3, 2016 / 10:39 AM

    They went horseback riding on the beach, I have always wanted to do that. We use to have horses, but never lived close to a beach. What an awesome experience.

  18. steve weber
    April 3, 2016 / 10:54 AM

    Horseback riding on the beach. sounds like straight out of a romance novel.

  19. Emily Ann
    April 3, 2016 / 11:16 AM

    Horseback riding – on the beach in the gulf country. would love to try someday

  20. chris z
    April 3, 2016 / 11:51 AM

    horseback riding on the beach so awesome

  21. Natalie
    April 3, 2016 / 12:12 PM

    They went horseback riding on the beach! How fun does that sound!

  22. James Doyle
    April 3, 2016 / 2:57 PM

    horseback riding <3 thx πŸ˜‰

  23. latanya t
    April 3, 2016 / 4:03 PM

    horseback riding

  24. Bogdobbler
    April 3, 2016 / 5:15 PM

    They rode horses on the beach, yeehaa.

  25. markathy
    April 3, 2016 / 5:30 PM

    HOrseback riding

  26. Maryann Royster
    April 3, 2016 / 7:45 PM

    Horseback riding was the new adventure Barb VanTreese experience with her daughters and granddaughters in Gulf County, FL

  27. Jenny Scheldberg
    April 3, 2016 / 7:56 PM

    Horseback riding on the beach. Sounds pretty awesome!

  28. Candace Miller
    April 3, 2016 / 8:32 PM

    Horseback riding on the beach

  29. Robin M
    April 3, 2016 / 8:45 PM

    Horseback riding

  30. buzzd
    April 3, 2016 / 8:51 PM

    Horseback riding on the beach

  31. Jeanne Rousseau
    April 3, 2016 / 11:20 PM

    They went on a horseback riding adventure

  32. HS kraftmaking
    April 3, 2016 / 11:23 PM

    Horseback riding in Gulf County.

  33. rajee
    April 4, 2016 / 1:39 AM

    Horseback riding on the beach

  34. Linda
    April 4, 2016 / 11:58 AM

    They experienced Horseback riding together!

  35. Angel
    April 4, 2016 / 1:12 PM

    They went horseback riding! Such fun. πŸ™‚

  36. Lisa Voyce
    April 4, 2016 / 6:24 PM

    They went horseback riding on the beach.

  37. Danielle Magee
    April 4, 2016 / 6:42 PM

    They went horseback riding on the beach together.

  38. Erica Carnes
    April 4, 2016 / 8:41 PM

    Horseback riding…sounds great.

  39. sexybrat
    April 4, 2016 / 11:16 PM

    They went horseback riding on the beach.

  40. Abby Cozine
    April 4, 2016 / 11:35 PM

    Horseback riding at Salinas Park.

  41. Deb Christie
    April 5, 2016 / 7:41 AM

    They went horseback riding on the beach at Salinas Park. I would love to do that myself.

  42. Sybil Gordon Green
    April 5, 2016 / 9:51 AM

    horseback riding on the beach

  43. Lisa Walker
    April 5, 2016 / 1:53 PM

    They went Horseback riding at Salinas Park.

  44. Liz Newsome
    April 5, 2016 / 5:30 PM

    Horseback riding on the beach – how cool!

  45. Susie Wallace
    April 5, 2016 / 7:32 PM

    Horseback riding on the beach!

  46. Sarah Cool
    April 6, 2016 / 3:49 PM

    She went horseback riding on the beach at sunset

  47. Elizabeth E
    April 6, 2016 / 4:50 PM

    They went horseback riding on the beach at sunset.. sounds amazing!!

  48. rtrexel64
    April 6, 2016 / 7:16 PM

    They went horseback riding on the beach at Salinas Park.

  49. susansmoaks
    April 6, 2016 / 7:50 PM

    they went horse back riding at salinas park. it sounds fun.

  50. Stephanie Larison
    April 6, 2016 / 11:54 PM

    They went horseback riding on the beach, which sounds amazing!

  51. Jaime Cummings
    April 7, 2016 / 1:03 AM

    They went Horseback riding at Salinas Park. Wow!

  52. Janine Hwang
    April 7, 2016 / 2:36 AM

    They went horseback riding on the beach at Salinas Park!

  53. BreanneT
    April 7, 2016 / 6:23 PM

    They went horseback riding on the beach.

  54. james jenkins
    April 8, 2016 / 12:45 AM

    They went horseback riding (what other part do you ride on?) on the beach at Salinas Park at sunset (sounds like lyrics from MacArthur’s Park).

  55. Emilee Bond
    April 8, 2016 / 3:57 AM

    I’m so jealous! They went horseback riding on the beach. So lucky. <3

  56. April 8, 2016 / 7:09 AM

    She and her daughter, daughter in law & granddaughters went horseback riding on the beach at sunset.

  57. Kristen P
    April 8, 2016 / 7:13 AM

    Barb VanTresse and her daughters and granddaughters went horseback riding on the beach at Salinas Park, in Florida!

  58. Claudia C. Davis
    April 8, 2016 / 6:06 PM

    Barb VanTreese and her daughters and granddaughters went horseback riding on the beach at sunset at Salinas Park in Gulf County, FL.

  59. Debbie Campbell
    April 8, 2016 / 7:05 PM

    Barb VanTreese & her daughters/granddaughters went horseback riding on the beach at sunset at Salinas Park in Gulf County, Florida

  60. Richard Hicks
    April 8, 2016 / 9:37 PM

    They had fun horse back riding!

  61. Bryan E.
    April 8, 2016 / 10:18 PM

    —> horseback riding on the beach @ sunset with her daughter, daughter-in-law and granddaughters.

  62. Sand
    April 8, 2016 / 10:45 PM

    Barb VanTreese and her daughters and granddaughters went horseback riding on the beach at sunset at Salinas Park in Gulf County, Florida.

  63. liz l
    April 8, 2016 / 10:50 PM

    Horseback riding at Salinas Park

  64. Sandy Davis
    April 8, 2016 / 11:40 PM

    Great prize to start the spring season. We love to be outside.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *