Saturday, February 16, 2013

Florida's Forgotten Coast: Cape San Blas/Indian Pass

From 101 Things to Do Along Florida's Forgotten Coast.

When traveling between Port St. Joe and Apalachicola, you can take either US-98, which we did, or scenic route C-30  This will get you along winding and scenic Cape San Blas Road and past Salinas Park with its dune-walkovers.  Also, there is the Cape San Blas Lighthouse.

You can stay at the Salt Works Cabins, eleven cabins that can be rented in two-day increments, weekly or monthly.  The article says it is the site of Confederate saltworks (hence the name of the cabins) destroyed by the Union in 1862).  So thoroughly was it destroyed that there are just a few bricks left of it, but they can be seen on site along with an "old pond from which water for the salt was drawn during the war."  There is a Harper's Weekly drawing of the destruction of it that shows a small pond between the saltworks and Gulf of Mexico.

A full month stay at the Salt Works Cabin can run from $70 to 1300 in off-season.

At the end of the road is the highly-rated St. Joseph Peninsula State Park which has been called the best beach in the United States.

Got Me Wanting to Go Back.  --RoadDog

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