While you’re here, be sure to ride to the east end of Panama City Beach to visit the beautiful St Andrews State Park!

For visitors that prefer to stay a bit drier, two trails offer the chance to hike through pines, dunes and coastal scrub. The wildlife shines through as well on this Emerald Coast oasis. A popular migration stopover for numerous bird and butterfly species, St. Andrew’s is a bird watcher’s paradise.

Well-known for its sugar white sands and emerald green waters, this former military reservation has over one-and-a-half miles of beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and Grand Lagoon. Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and canoeing.

Two fishing piers, a jetty, and a boat ramp provide ample fishing opportunities for anglers. Two nature trails wind through a rich diversity of coastal plant communities – a splendid opportunity for bird-watching.

Those wanting to relax can sunbathe on the beach or enjoy a leisurely lunch under the shade of a picnic pavilion. A campground for RVers and tent campers, as well as a primitive group camping area, make this park a popular overnight destination.

A concession offers snacks, souvenirs and fishing amenities. Shell Island Boat Tours are available during the spring, summer and some of the fall.

Named by Dr. Beach (Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman) as America’s Best Beach in 1995, St. Andrews is well known for its sugar white sand and crystal-clear emerald green water. This 1,260-acre park is located on a peninsula with over 1.5 miles of beach on the Gulf of Mexico and Grand Lagoon.

St. Andrews State Park
4607 State Park Ln.
Panama City Beach FL 32408