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Saint Andrews State Park

Panama City Beach, Florida

Contact Information
4607 State Park Lane, Panama City32408-7323
(850) 233-5140

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Saint Andrews State Park is one of the most popular outdoor recreation spots in Florida. This Florida State Park offers some of the most premium salt water fishing and RV camping of any Florida State Park. They offer waterfront RV and tent camping on the bay side of the park.

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Named by Travel Magazine as "The World's Best Beach," in 1995, St. Andrews is well known for its sugar white sands and crystal-clear emerald green water.


Hours of Operation
Florida state parks are open from 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year.

Driving Directions
From Hwy 98 turn South on to Hwy 3031 (Thomas Drive) and follow it straight to Hwy 392 and turn left to enter into the gates of St. Andrews State Park. St. Andrews State Park is located approximately 3 miles east of Hwy 392.
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Park Activities

Beaches
The beach consists of two and a half miles of beautiful white sand with several location from which to swim or play. There are two different parking areas in which to access the beach areas.


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Bicycling
Bicycles are for rent at the park camp store for a nominal fee. However they are only available during the summer season.

Boat Ramp
The parks boat ramp consists of a double-sided concrete launch that will accommodate the smallest to the largest of water craft.

Boat Tours
Shuttle boat tours are offered to go from the mainland of the park to Shell Island in spring and summer. Visitors may wish to sun or walk along the shore of this pristine barrier island. Tickets are available at the park concession.

Boating
Boating opportunities are unlimited at St. Andrews with immediate access to the Gulf of Mexico or even Shell Island.

Campfire Circle
Every Friday night from Memorial Day to Labor Day please join a Ranger at the campfire circle as they offer a very informational program on either park history or wildlife.

Canoeing
Canoe rentals are available via the parks camp store located just up from the boat ramp area during the summer season. Canoeing opportunities are unlimited from just paddling around Grand Lagoon or across the boat channel to Shell Island.

Concessions
There are three stores on the park that are open during the summer season (March to Labor Day). These stores offers snacks, souvenirs, bait, fishing licenses, limited grocery items, and rental of chairs, umbrella, snorkeling gear, canoes, kayaks, and bicycles.

Fishing
Fishing opportunities include deep-sea jetty and surf fishing. Two fishing piers and jetties provide excellent vantage points year-round. Catches include Spanish Mackerel, red fish, flounder, sea trout, bonito, cobia, dolphin and bluefish. A boat ramp is located on the Grand Lagoon near the fishing pier. A concession offers snacks, souvenirs, bait, fishing licenses, limited grocery items and rental of chairs, umbrellas, snorkeling gear, canoes, kayaks, and bicycles.

Full Facility Camping
The 1,260 acre coastal park with its 700-acre pristine barrier Shell Island has 176 campsites with electric and water hookups.

Nature Trails
The Heron Pond Trail starts at the turpentine still and winds through a number of plant communities. Pine flat woods, sand pine scrub, freshwater and saltwater marshes are encountered as well. The Gator Lake Trail and overlook provide visitors with a beautiful vantage point for spotting alligators and a variety of water fowl, wading birds and other small animals.

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Our diverse habitat is responsible for the variety of birds and wildlife within the park. At Button Bush Marsh overlook a host of birds can be viewed. Herons and Ibis feed along the fertile marsh edge as a variety of water-fowl swim and feed in the depths. Watch out for the alligators as they sun themselves and hunt their prey.

Picnicking
Picnic sites are available in several locations on the Gulf beach and Grand Lagoon.


Scuba Diving
Both of these activities offer an adventure in either swimming area. The extensive shoreline and rock jetties offer excellent opportunities to study marine life. Equipment is for rent at any of the concessions stores on the property or bring your own.

Showers
There are four bathhouses located in the campground area for registered campers use while they stay in the park. Shower facilities for visitors are located at each of the day use parking areas for their convenience after a long day at the beach.

Snorkeling
Both of these activities offer an adventure in either swimming area. The extensive shoreline and rock jetties offer excellent opportunities to study marine life. Equipment is for rent at any of the concessions stores on the property or bring your own.

Swimming
This activity is one of the most popular things to do while at St. Andrews, with over 1 mile and half of beautiful white sandy beaches to swim from. The park not only offers beach access from the mainland, but also offers daily trips to Shell Island where a visitor can enjoy beach as well. However, trips to Shell Island are limited to seasonal dates only Which are from March till Labor Day weekend.

Youth Camping
Youth camping is available in the park primitive camping area for scouts, church groups,and other small non-profit organized groups. This area is available by reservation through the park at 850-233-5140.
 
 


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