There’s so much to do in Gulf Coast, Florida! See how to win a trip there now! #GCFLnofilter

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County, Florida for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love Florida. Half my family lives in the Daytona area and I’ve always dreamed of living there. Then a few years back our friends got married on the Gulf Coast and we had the pleasure of attending. It was warm, beautiful, and it was just everything I wanted and so much more. I fell in love with the area instantly.

One place I haven’t been to yet is Gulf Coast Florida just a bit north from where we regularly stay. I love knowing how pet friendly they are too since we’ve been debating on if we should bring Cahrlie on our next trip down! Beaches in GCFL are consistently ranked in the top ten US beaches to bring your pets on vacation. Leashed pets are welcome on the beach at all times and most rental homes will throw out the red carpet for our furry friends!

They don’t have high-rises or busy highways and never will. They have white-sand beaches facing westward into spectacular sunsets – on the Gulf of Mexico and St. Joseph Bay. They have beckoning bayous, unexpected wildlife encounters and the mysterious Dead Lakes. They’ve got seaside bike trails, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and snorkeling. They even have genuine places, like the historic Indian Pass Raw Bar and flavors like Tupelo Honey. Learn more about this “no worry, no hurry” destination at

Sounds like the perfect place to bring your family to unwind and enjoy what is truly important! A place where spotty Wi-Fi truly lets you unplug and connect with the most important thing – your family.

One of the first things that I know my boys would want to do is visit the local piers. As you know Gulf County boasts 43 miles of natural shoreline so you know they are going to have some amazing piers for you to visit. I love piers because they are great places for me to pull out my camera and take photos of not just my family but the amazing views all around.

Gulf County, Florida No Filter Contest on Instagram

Right now you can WIN a trip to visit Gulf Coast FL and

1.    Get outside. Snap a picture while doing what you love. Be real. Be messy. The sweatier the more beautiful.

2.    Post your picture to Instagram.

3.    Tag it #GCFLnofilter and tell us, @gulfcountyfl, what you’re doing in your shot

4.    That’s it. You will be automatically entered to win a free Spring getaway to Gulf County.

I entered HERE,  I love hitting the trails with my boys! It’s so peaceful to me to get out and experience nature and help my kids do the same. Plus, for every contest entry Gulf Coast, FL will donate $1.00 to Outdoor Nation – a movement helping to connect kids and teens back to the outdoors.

So what are you waiting for? Come visit GCFL soon and make sure to Like GCFL on Facebook and salute real beauty!

When you visit GCFL what would you want to do first?


  1. Kerri says

    What a great Instagram contest! Love visiting all areas in Florida!

  2. Lisa says

    We definitely need to take a vacation there!

  3. I wish we had extra time to make a stop in that area when we visit Florida this summer. We’ll be splitting our time between Orlando and Marco Island.

  4. Jenn says

    We love the Gulf Coast. Their beaches will ruin you for any other!

  5. Donna says

    I’ve never been to Florida and would love to visit the Gulf Coast. I love that they donate a $1 for every entry. Going to check it out!

  6. We have been to Florida many times but sadly have never made it to the Gulf Coast. THe pictures look beautiful!

  7. I just visited Florida for the very first time earlier this month, and I had oh so much fun! I already want to return. 🙂

  8. I hope they pick my picture – I would love to go there for vacation.

  9. So gorgeous! I’ve never been to Florida except for a layover or two and that doesn’t count!

  10. With the snow and gray skies we had here today I am definitely envious of those blue skies, sunshine and beaches.

  11. I’ve visited the Gulf Coast twice and it’s absolutely stunning!

  12. Wow! The photos are so beautiful!! They make me want to pack my bags right now. 😀

  13. I keep seeing posts about Florida. Maybe it’s a sign, no matter how much my wallet may cry on funding a trip for this big family we should make plans. lol

  14. I’m entering that contest for sure!

  15. Vickie Couturier says

    ive been there before and it is so warm and a nice place to visit,,im ready to go again any time

  16. I would love to visit once my little one is older. But what a serene vacation that would make!

  17. Robyn says

    I miss Florida. This makes me want to visit.

  18. My favorite thing to do here is the beach of course! The white sands are amazing!

  19. I have been to Florida twice but yet to see the beaches. Would love to take a visit to Gulf County one day!

  20. The instagram contest is fun! I love florida and what there is to do there.

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