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St. Andrews State Park

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Address: 4607 State Park Ln, Panama City, FL 32408-7347
Phone Number: 850 233 5140
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The beach and jetty are just beautiful

Every time we go to the park we are happy. It is always fun to relax on the back side of the dunes in the quiet water of the bay. It is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Panama City, Florida
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Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every time we go to the park we are happy. It is always fun to relax on the back side of the dunes in the quiet water of the bay. It is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, or floating. Really nice for families with small children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Entry fee of $8 per car, or free with a Florida State pass. (Service connected disability) Short ride to the beach, plenty of convenient parking. The sand is soft white and beautiful, the water is clean and clear, you can see the small fishes swimming around you. The waves are gentle and this is a great spot to bring young... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sugar sand, emerald green water...what's not to love. This is a popular weekend hangout for locals with children. There is a semi-closed off area called the "kiddie pool", where the current is generally pretty tame, but still can have quite a pull when the tide goes out. So keep a vigilant eye on the kiddies. There are covered pavilions for... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful beaches on Gulf and in protected waters, varied habitats with Gators, birds, deer, beautiful sites, boating, camping, fishing and more!! It's a bit of all the best the Gulf Coast has to offer!

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Biloxi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the family for a change in scenery from Mexico beach. Love the facilities and beautiful beach but beware of how popular this beach is specially on weekends. Parking can be a pain. Once you get pass that the white sand and beautiful water will remind you of why you endured it

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The park is clean and absolutely beautiful. Plenty of beach space and a huge pier. Large lagoon with calm waters for snorkeling, and has a shuttle to shell island. I didn't see any on my trip but I heard that lots of dolphins live in the area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Love this place! If you go a little later you almost have the beach to yourself. Definitely for more families and the access is easy. If you get lucky you'll see baby deers crossing the roads.

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Thank Table4two86
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yesterday we paid $400 and went on a boat to see dolphins and snorkel. He took us to St. Andrews Park. Skip the tour, pay $8 bucks per car and see all this and more!! Beautiful sand, awesome shell finds, alligators, deer, tame racoon's, great snorkeling and excellent views of dolphins and sunsets.

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Beaver Dam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the day hanging out at the beach, which was much less crowded than the beach in front of our condo. Snorkeling was an awesome memory too!

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It costs $8 to enter the park and is well worth it, if you just want to chill out on the beach and not do any shopping. Parking is very close to the beach, with no traffic to cross.

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