Located out on the TH Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula in Port St. Joe Florida is a gated community of Barrier Dunes. Following Cape San Blas Rd. north up the peninsula, you’ll come to Sea Cliff Drive and from there, turn left onto Barrier Dunes where you’ll find several vacation homes and a residential gated neighborhood.
Barrier Dunes got its name from the sugary white sand dunes sculpted over centuries by Gulf shore breezes. This gulf-front, gated neighborhood is nestled next to St. Joseph State Park, which covers the last 10 miles of this 20-mile long Cape San Blas on the St. Joseph Peninsula. Away from the crowded highways and bustle of the Florida coastline, this peaceful, gated community offers everything a vacation or would want whether you are choosing to live here year-round, vacationing half of the year, or looking for a place as a second home, this a carefully developed community offers a commitment to beautiful beach environments.
The townhouses in Barrier Dunes are connected by boardwalks and residents have a variety of amenities to enjoy including tennis courts, fishing ponds, two swimming pools, pet stations, boat washing areas, launches, and playgrounds. All homes enjoy immense privacy and are close to the beach as well as several of the community amenities. If you’re looking for a peaceful place to call home or just relax a few months out of the year, Barrier Dunes makes an ideal destination.
Barrier Dunes also is a great place to consider investing in a vacation home. You can rent out the property through many AidB&B or VRBO websites as this is a popular tourist destination. Of course, you can always use it yourself or decide to take a year off and spend that year at the beach.
Although people refer to this area as Cape San Blas, the address is still Port St. Joe. Most homes are two or three stories, offer screened in decks and open floor plans, first floors with laundry rooms and additional bedrooms, and homes in sizes up to about 2500 ft.². You’ll find one, two, and three-bedroom layouts and some homes do come with an additional garage. The majority of homes in Barrier Dunes are within minutes to the amenities. Homes were built from about 1995 up until the present day and lots for custom building start at about $50,000.
The swimming pools and community amenities, Barrier Dunes makes a beautiful place to call home permanently, year-round, or on or offseason. With the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Port St. Joe no more than about 25 minutes from this community with shops and restaurants, Barrier Dunes is a fantastic destination.
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