Indian Pass provides visitors to the Forgotten Coast of Florida with miles of secluded beaches along the Gulf of Mexico along with rich estuaries on the north side of the peninsula. Located on the eastern tip of this coastal area which adjoins Cape San Blas to the west, Indian Pass was settled in the early 1900’s and several of the early period homes still exist alongside current period homes. The beach overlooks St. Vincent Island to the southeast and not unlike this Forgotten Coast treasure, maintains much of the old time Florida natural character.
This area does allow driving on the beach with permit, but does not have the overused character of more well-known beaches such as Daytona Beach. Nature enthusiasts can enjoy exploring the beach and coastal zones in relative seclusion. Those wishing to fish the area will find (as Native Americans did thousands of years ago), that the convergence of fresh and salt water create a rich environment supporting abundant fish populations.
Lying just across from the tip of the peninsula are the natural and undeveloped shores of St. Vincent Island. This island, which is a national wildlife refuge, encompasses more than twelve thousand acres of federally protected habitat. Alligator, loggerhead turtle, eagle, wild boar and hundreds of other species flourish in this beautiful Florida refuge. Eco-excursions to St. Vincent Wildlife Refuge can be made locally at several businesses in the Indian Pass community including the campgrounds located there.