Indian Pass is perhaps one of the most beautifully rugged coastal areas in Gulf County. It’s the kind of place that most folks envision when they hear the phrase “Old Florida”, and is indeed a rare find today.
This small peninsula reaches out into the Gulf of Mexico in southeastern Gulf County, almost touching St. Vincent Island, an uninhabited barrier island just across the pass.
Between the mainland and the peninsula is Indian Lagoon, home to some of the richest, most productive oyster beds in all of Florida.
Many of the original “Old Florida” homes still sit atop stately dunes, surrounded by dense live oak hammocks and towering palms. It’s the sort of place where you can step back in time and enjoy the way Florida used to be.
Rickety boat sheds with rusty metal roofs and barnacle encrusted pilings still stand along the lagoon’s salt marsh coastline. Eagles, herons, alligators and dolphin all seem like a normal part of the landscape, and shrimp boats dot the horizon, capturing the abundant treasure the Gulf affords.