Indian Pass Beach

A Hidden Gem on Florida’s Forgotten Coast


Nestled between Port St. Joe and Apalachicola, Indian Pass is a breathtaking destination on Florida’s Forgotten Coast. Surrounded by natural wonders, this small peninsula is home to the picturesque Indian Lagoon and the pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. From captivating wildlife to mouthwatering seafood, Indian Pass offers a truly unforgettable experience.

Natural Haven

Unspoiled Wildlife

Indian Pass Beach is a tranquil National Wildlife Refuge where nature reigns supreme. Here, the only human presence you’ll encounter is the occasional ranger. Witness the majestic Sambar deer, found exclusively in the western hemisphere. Weighing 600 to 700 pounds, they gracefully roam the beach, resembling a herd of horses rather than typical deer. Bald eagles gracefully soar through the skies, while red wolves, wild boar, and whitetail deer freely explore the refuge’s lush interior.

Pristine Beaches and Bountiful Waters

Indian Pass is the epitome of “Old Florida” charm. Its unspoiled beauty is exemplified by its beaches, a nesting haven for endangered loggerhead sea turtles and a myriad of shorebirds. Venture into the crystal-clear waters, teeming with an abundance of saltwater fish, nourished by the nutrient-rich oyster beds. Indian Lagoon is renowned for its world-class oysters, making it a seafood lover’s paradise.

Immersive Experiences

Camping: Embrace the Great Outdoors

Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature at Indian Pass Campgrounds. Surrounded by Florida’s breathtaking scenery, this campground offers an idyllic retreat for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re camping under the stars or reveling in the camaraderie of fellow nature lovers, Indian Pass Campgrounds is the perfect place to unwind and reconnect with the great outdoors. A trip to Florida wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the joy of camping at Indian Pass Campgrounds.

Fishing: A Gateway to Angler’s Paradise

Indian Pass is a haven for fishing enthusiasts, boasting some of the most premier fishing opportunities in the hemisphere. Benefit from the expertise of our exceptional local fishing guides who cater to every angler’s dream. Explore the captivating backcountry flats, where you can engage in sight fishing. If you prefer offshore adventures, you can reel in impressive catches of Red Snapper and Grouper. Brace yourself for thrilling battles with the magnificent Tarpon, known as the “Silver King,” during the summer months. For those seeking a more leisurely experience, eco-tours, sightseeing trips, and scalloping adventures await, creating lasting memories.

St. Vincent Island: A Journey through Time

A Glimpse into the Past

Take a step back in time with a visit to St. Vincent Island. This enchanting island offers a mesmerizing journey through history. Immerse yourself in its captivating stories and embrace the island’s unique charm. St. Vincent Island is a treasure trove of natural wonders and represents the rich heritage of the region.

Indian Pass Raw Bar: A Delicious Tradition

A Historic Culinary Haven

Nestled at the meeting point of Indian Pass Road and St. C-30A, the Indian Pass Raw Bar exudes an unmistakable sense of nostalgia. Generations have gathered here to savor the finest seafood in the world, served in a relaxed atmosphere. This culinary gem has a rich history, rooted in its beginnings as a commissary and company store for the turpentine operation in 1903. After Hurricane Kate devastated the wholesale oyster business in 1986, the Raw Bar emerged as a simple yet exceptional dining experience. Today, the Raw Bar proudly maintains a high standard of quality by sourcing oysters from their leased beds in the beautiful Indian Lagoon.

Directions to Indian Pass Raw Bar

Getting to Indian Pass Raw Bar is a breeze. Simply travel on Highway 98 towards Port St. Joe or Apalachicola. Look for signs for Rish Park on Cape San Blas and take State Road C-30A. In just ten minutes, you’ll reach the Indian Pass Raw Bar parking lot. Step out of your car and embrace the beauty that surrounds you. Welcome to a culinary oasis!

Indulge in the serenity and natural splendor of Indian Pass. To explore more about Ambassadeur Hotel and plan your perfect getaway, visit our website Ambassadeur Hotel. We can’t wait to be a part of your unforgettable experience!