Fodor's Expert Review St. Andrews State Park

Panama City Beach Beach–Sight Fodor's Choice

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.

Beach–Sight Park (National/State/Provincial) Fodor's Choice Family

Quick Facts

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

850-233–5140

www.floridastateparks.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $8 per vehicle, up to 8 people

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