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. As expressed in my Gulf County Has Captured My Heart post, I adore Gulf County and plan to visit again this summer. If you haven’t been, here are just 5 reasons Gulf County, FL should be on your travel list:
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.
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!
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, 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!
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 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.
(Sweepstakes Have Ended) 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!)