St. Andrews State Park

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St. Andrews State Park
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4607 State Park Lane

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Beaches, Hiking, Parks and Gardens, Recreation Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.6scorecard
  • 4.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 5.0Atmosphere

St. Andrews State Park has enough attractions and activities to keep every member of your family happy. Along with a nearly 2-mile-long white sand beach, the park also boasts paved bike trails, marked hiking trails, water sports equipment rentals (including canoes, kayaks and snorkeling gear) and shuttle boat tours to Shell Island, a 7-mile long undeveloped barrier island. Additionally, the park provides a concession stand with snacks, souvenirs and fishing supplies.

Recent visitors described the park as beautiful and praised the clean beach and facilities. Reviewers said the park can get quite crowded on the weekends and advised visiting during the week if your itinerary allows. And keep your eyes peeled for plenty of wildlife: travelers said there was a lot of activity in and out of the water from local animals like alligators, heron, ibis and white tail deer.

You'll find St. Andrews State Park 3 miles east of Panama City Beach, off State Road 392. The park 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. For more information, visit the park's website.

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