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St Andrews State Park, FL

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St Andrews SP is located at the east end of Panama City Beach. It's a large park with lots of beautiful white sand beach and a 176-site campground.

850-233-5140

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Being early March and the start of Spring Break season, we had made a reservation about two weeks prior to our visit. We selected site 78, a nice waterfront site.

Date of visit: Mar 2009

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Sites 30, 28, 26, 24 (l-r) are nice open and sunny sites.

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Sites 6, 4, 2 (l-r). I consider site 2 one of the prime sites.

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The playground is located across from sites 63-67.

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Friends Don & Dorothy were on site 73.

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Sites 135, 139, 138 (l-r) are at the far end of the campground.

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Sites 147 and 145.

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Site 68 is a very nice waterfront site.

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One of 4 bathhouses located in the campground. They all offer free hot showers and two have laundry facilities.

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A short walk from the campground is the Camp Store. It sells souvenirs, beach supplies and a few basic groceries.

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There are two short nature trails in the park - very pleasant walking.

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An original "Cracker" turpentine still has been relocated to the park. Various displays detail the process by which turpentine was produced.

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Boaters will find a dual boat ramp and a small marina.

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Available for rent are kayaks and pontoon boats.

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And here is what everyone comes for - the white sands of the Panhandle Gulf coast. This is the beach facing the open Gulf of Mexico.

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The park is on the west side of the inlet channel from the Gulf to Grand Lagoon; this is the beach along the channel.

Amenities

Two Dump stations, showers, laundry

Verizon Broadband EVDO service

Rates: $24

Activities/Nearby Attraction

Junior Museum

Museum of Man in the Sea

Gulf World Marine Park

SeaBreese Winery

Kayaking

Fishing, Golf

Coord: 30.134776 N, 85.742731 W

 

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