LIGHTS OUT – May 1 thru Oct 31
Our area is home to hundreds of nesting sea turtles every year. The sea turtles are disoriented by the artificial lights coming from our homes. Please limit lights, interior and exterior, to only what is needed. Pull curtains and close blinds to limit to amount of light pollution. Flashlights or any other light used on the beaches after dark should have a red light filter so not to distrupt the nesting sea turtles.
LEAVE NO TRACE
Gulf County along with nearly every other Florida Beach participates in LEAVE NO TRACE. This means, simply, that nothing should be left on the beaches when your family leaves the beach in the evening. No trash, gear, food, debris from fires, or anything else may be left on the beaches overnight. Leave Only Footprints!
FIREWORKS– Recreational fireworks, except sparklers, are illegal in the state of Florida. Fireworks are extra dangerous in our dry beach environment! All it takes is a spark….
Apalachicola, Port St Joe, & Mexico Beach all have free community fireworks events for your family to enjoy.
BEACH BONFIRES– When you have a fire on the beach please dig a hole deep enough to protect the fire from winds. Do not have fires when the winds are blowing onshore towards the houses. Make sure that the fire is COMPLETELY out and all remnants removed before you leave the beach. (Do not simply cover it up with sand, this pollutes our beaches.) Oh, and fill in the hole!
Golf Carts & Gulf County
Unfortunately none of our current homes are Golf Carts friendly. You may not drive golf carts or ATVs on, next to, or across any roadway with a speed limit over 35 MPH or on an unapproved State highway. Cape San Blas Road and HWY 98 are both a state highways and 45 MPH. This is Florida law. This means if you rent a golf cart while staying at one of our homes you will not be able to drive it anywhere except on the side road of the home you have rented (if applicable.) Save your money and rent some fun beach gear or a beach wheel chair instead!
All of Teresa’s Beach Homes are in EASTERN time zone. Mexico Beach, Panama City, Panama City Beach, Wewahitchka, and White City are all CENTRAL time zone. Port St Joe, Windmark, St Joe Beach, Cape San Blas, & Indian Pass are all EASTERN time zone. To prevent your phone from changing time zones check your settings, turn off auto, and select a time zone manually.