• Amazing sunset photo over St. Joe Bay in Gulf County Florida
  • Red Skies over Port St. Joe
  • Redish sunset with dock and white clouds

Welcome to

Port St. Joe Marina at Sunset

The City of Port St. Joe

...and to www.4ort.com.

Now that I'm retired I can quit developing Websites and SEO and spend time exploring my hobbies. One of which is photography.

Port St. Joe is located in southern Gulf County in the Florida Panhandle, aka The Forgotten Coast. It lies between Wewahitchka to the north, Mexico Beach to the NorthWest, and Apalachicola to the SouthEast. It is a small friendly town with good restaurants, vacation rentals, live music venues, and outdoor family oriented adventures. It has superior grocery stores, hospitals, schools, and churches. A great community to live and visit. Which I do and did.

It's a dog friendly town with great sunsets and on Cape San Blas you can enjoy sunrises and sunsets. It has many beaches and parks to explore, fishing is great with a good selection of charter boats. Kayaking adventures abound and there are many beautiful birds to photograph.


One of the reasons why I love this town is the restaurants. There are choices nearby that are fun places to dine. Most of the time I dine at home, but on occasion we venture out. Here is my recommendations. Yes, in a particular order, my favorite places to visit, eat, drink, and be merry in Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach, Apalachicola, and other places on the Forgotten Coast.

Note: Hurricane Michael ripped through Mexico Beach and Port Saint Joe in October, 2018. Some of the below venues have not reopened yet.


In Port St. Joe: Provisions Miami Vice, Sesame-Seared Tuna, Goose Island on Tap, Paella on Friday | KrazyFish Grille Coconut Shrimp, Fish Tacos, Blackened Grouper Sandwich, Fries | Sunset Coastal Grill Tuna Tataki, Fried Whole Flounder, Gouda Scallops w. Shrimp | Dockside Seafood and Rawbar The Perfect Margarita, Fish Tacos, Conch Fritters, View | Joe Mama's Pizza The Pizza, Salad | Shipwreck Raw Bar Gumbo, Grouper Po Boy

In Mexico Beach: Killer Seafood Fish Tacos | Toucan's Grouper Sandwich, Cheeseburger (which my brother-in-law says are the best he ever ate)

In Apalachicola: Up the Creek Raw Bar Calamari, Fish Tacos, Grilled Conch Cakes, View | Hole In The Wall Raw Bar Baked Parmesan/Butter Oysters, Bacon/Cheddar/Jalapeno Oysters | Up the Stairs Duck Confit, Rack of Lamb | Tamara's Cafe Tamara's Paella, Pecan Crusted Grouper |Boss Oyster Captain Jack, Grouper | Owl Cafe Grilled Grouper, Oyster Po Boy | Apalachicola Seafood Grill Fish Sandwich my way, with onions and cheese (be hungry)

St. George Island: Blue Parrot Calamari, Fish Tacos, Mahi Reuben | Paddy's Raw Bar The Kitchen Sink Oysters, Fish Tacaos, Pitchers of Beer | Doc Meyer's Island Pub & Sports Bar Fish Tacos

Eastpoint: Lynn's Quality Oysters Baked, Capt Jack's, Steamed Shrimp

St. Mark's: Riverside Cafe Blackened Grouper Sandwich, Calamari, Philly Cheese Steak


Area Map

Live Entertainment

Port St. Joe: Haughty HeronNice selection of Beers on Tap and Bourbon

Cape San Blas: Scallop Republic Great Florida Beers on Tap

Recent Posts

Note: Due to Hurricane Michael, my office was damaged, I was offline for a few months. Still in the recovery mode. But I am happy to say I'm back. See here.

April Sunset, Port St. Joe, through the trees

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Apr 10, 2018

Through The Trees

April 15 Elusive Sunset, Port St. Joe

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Apr 15, 2018

Elusive Sun

Day at the Park

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Apr 19, 2018


Sunset through a Palm Tree

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Apr 24, 2018

Band of Clouds

Turkey Vulture & Blackbird discussing rules of engagement

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Apr 27, 2018

Port St. Joe Marina

Shy pelican posing at the Port St. Joe Marina

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May 06, 2018

Port St. Joe Marina Again

Sunset through a Palm Tree

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May 09, 2018

Last Spring Sunset

Saint Joseph Bay Panoramic Sunset

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June 6 & 24, 2018

June Sunsets

Sunset over the Cape

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July 24, 2018

July Sunset in Backyard

Sunset Orange

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September 3, 2018

Cloudy Sunset over St. Joe Bay

Handsome White Bird

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September 11, 2018

Went Birding

Sunset over Cape San Blas

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January 7, 2019

Missed Sunset

Well Defined Clouds with Orange sunset

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January 20, 2019

Well Shaped Clouds at Sunset

Saint Joseph Bay at Sunset

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January 30, 2019

Sunset Sequence, the Thrill is Gone

Very Orange Sunset and Interesting Cloud Shapes

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February 6, 2018

Orange & Interesting

Cloudy But Nice

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Mar 06, 2019

Cloudy But Nice

Broken Dock Sunset

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Mar 19, 2019

Broken Dock Sunset

Weird Sky at Sunset

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Mar 28, 2019

Weird Sky at Sunset

Puffy Clouds at Sunset

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Mar 29, 2018

Puffy Clouds at Sunset

Wild Flowers in Port St. Joe, Florida

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July 07, 2019

Wild Things

Sunset through the trees in Port St. Joe, Florida

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July 29, 2019

Treescape Sunset



Local Weather

Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach, and Apalachicola



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