St. Andrews State Park

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Sugary white sandy beach, crystal blue water, a wide variety of outdoor activities, and plenty of natural beauty are what you'll discover when you arrive at Saint Andrews State Park in Panama City Beach, Florida. With over 1,200 acres and many diverse activities to try, it's easy to fill a multi-day tour with fun and excitement.

St. Andrews State Park is the perfect destination for someone who enjoys Florida's outdoor and marine attractions. Fishing, camping, scuba diving, picnic, boating, and commuting are just a couple of them. There's so much to do that you're going to want to make several trips.

You'll find the park 3 miles east of Panama City Beach, off State Road 392. It is open from 8 a.m. to sundown every day of the year. Entrance costs $8 per vehicle; $4 per single-occupancy vehicle. Pedestrians and bicyclists pay $2. 

St. Andrews State Park has enough sights and events to make any member of your family happy. Along with a nearly 2-mile-long white sandy beach, the park also features paved cycle paths, designated hiking trails, water sports equipment rentals (including canoes, kayaks, and snorkeling gear) and shuttle boat rides to Shell Island, a 7-mile-long undeveloped barrier island. In addition, the park has a concession stand with snacks, souvenirs, and fishing gear.

Besides boasting a mile-and-a-half of pristine fishing and bathing beaches, St. Andrews also gives tourists the ability to walk along with pine trees and dunes and marine plant communities or stay overnight in the campground.

There are a lot of things to pick from on both land and water. From hiking and biking to wildlife viewing, boating, and even surfing, the park has it all. The park has two open piers for some relaxed afternoon fishing. Anglers will fish right off the pier or enter the water through the on-site boat dock. Or enjoy a swim down two and a half miles of white sandy beaches. The park provides two major hiking trails that ring its circumference. Keep your eyes out for a huge migratory bird population that stops resting every year during the fall and early spring.

The Gator Lake Trail, a short, less than half-mile loop around a small lake, is a great place to spot alligators, especially in the early morning when they’re most active. Other wildlife you can spot include deer and a wide range of bird species on the park’s two trails.

You can find a small store with snacks for sale as well, a picnic pavilion, and restrooms for your convenience.



4607 State Park Ln, Florida, Panama City, 32408

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