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.