The Panhandle Sights

St. Andrews State Park

  • 4607 State Park La. Map It
  • Panama City Beach
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 09/18/2015

Fodor's Review

At the southeastern tip of Panama City Beach, the hotels and condos and traffic stop, and there suddenly appears a pristine 1,260-acre park that offers a peek at what the entire beach area looked like before developers sank their claws into it. Here are beaches, pinewoods, and marshes with places to swim, pier-fish, and hike on clearly marked nature trails. A rock jetty creates a calm, shallow play area that is perfect for young children. There are also camping facilities and a snack bar. Board a ferry to Shell Island—a 700-acre barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico with some of the best shelling between here and southwest Florida's Sanibel Island.

Sight Information

Address:

4607 State Park La., Panama City Beach, Florida, 32408-7323, United States

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Phone:

850-233–5140

Sight Details:

  • $8 per vehicle, up to 8 people
  • Daily 8–sunset

Published 09/18/2015

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