St. Andrews State Park

St. Andrews State Park, Panama City Beach: Address, Phone Number, St. Andrews State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

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Rose P
Nashville, TN245 contributions
Best part of Panama City
Jun 2021
Best time ever! We had been here about 8 years ago. Back then, at the kiddie pool, we saw tons of colorful fish. Even in water only 4-5 inches deep, you could look down and see so much amazing marine life. This time there were no colorful fish in the kiddie pool, just white fish and I swam down quite a bit. Maybe because the beach had been dredged recently? On the other side, the snorkeling was terrific and we saw all sorts of marine life. Just absolutely amazing! We made it all the way to the end of the jetty. We also fished for the first time here. We were at the long fishing pier and had a terrific day. Caught some fish, saw dolphins chasing the Sun Screamer and actually got a video of it. Also saw a string ray jump right in front of us, a manatee and a manta ray. And jet fighters flew twice. When hubby and the little one got bored of fishing, they went down to swim, snorkel and play in the waves. They still saw me reel in a fish while they were swimming! Love this place. Need to fix their potholes though. Had looked for the alligators last time, but didn't do that this time. During our week, we came here twice and it was crazy to see the difference in the marine life- we saw so many different fish four days later. So many reviews say that the snorkeling is similar to what you see in the Caribbean and it's absolutely true.
Written 14 June 2021
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Marisa M
4 contributions
Horrible
Jun 2021 • Family
New ferry route. No snorkeling at all. Do not use. Waste of money. Beach same as at condo and water worse. No shells that were remarkable
Written 11 June 2021
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RJBandRDB
Camdenton, MO220 contributions
Lots of beach to be shared and enjoyed.
Jun 2021
We enjoyed good access to the beach, pier, jetties, the friendly service in the stores. One man told us there were lots of fish to be seen in snorkeling. Very clean and well cared for as a nature reserve. You could stay all day if you want to get burned. :)
Written 7 June 2021
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Samantha Duley
Evansville, IN83 contributions
Just a trip to the Kiddie Pool
May 2021
They fixed the broken set of steps leading to the kiddie pool. It seems like there are a lot more rock jetties than i remembered too. Always a great time snorkeling around the jetties and seeing the fish. Be careful though, those rocks are super sharp and literally slit my big toe open!
Written 2 June 2021
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Tammy L
San Antonio, TX43 contributions
Nice Excursion to Shell Island
May 2021
Loved going to Shell Island from the park. Just make sure you take chairs and a cooler with drinks and snacks if you plan on staying for a couple of hours.
Written 1 June 2021
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Tara Mason
Lexington, KY113 contributions
Don't miss this gem
May 2021
This place is gorgeous. The water is clear, the beach is quiet. Come early because it gets busier by 10am.
Written 31 May 2021
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N6113
Saint Louis, MO47 contributions
Excellent beach
May 2021
We spent several days on the beach here and were very satisfied with the upkeep and cleanliness , everything was very nice , affordable and well worth the price. Highly recomend
Written 29 May 2021
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Seven7777
Louisiana993 contributions
Clean beach, great shells
May 2021 • Family
Came here to take a break from the condos. It was still pretty crowded, but the sand was white and soft. It was clean, little litter. The water was very clear. We saw lots of rays. There were more shells here than back by the condos. There is a small gift shop where you can also buy drinks/snacks/beach supplies, as well as bathrooms/showers.
Written 26 May 2021
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Pickering1125
Collins, MS2 contributions
This is not what it used to be!!!
May 2021 • Family
Beware!! If you have been here in years past and you were dropped off by the rocks... that is no longer happening! You are dropped off at a pier and you are MILES away from the rocks and the swallow pools and the beautiful snorkeling area. This is one of the reasons we came back to Panama City. The shuttle service has been taken over by a different company and you will be highly disappointed if you were expected what you saw in the past. Very disappointed!!!
Written 18 May 2021
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Connector798205
2 contributions
Great place to visit!
May 2021
The park is beautiful. We love to see the wildlife and the trees are an amazing place to take beautiful pictures.
Written 17 May 2021
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