The Best Things to Do at Saint Andrews State Park

Explore the natural beauty of St. Andrews State Park and enjoy exciting activities on land and water.

Experience All-Season Fun at St. Andrews State Park

A sugary white sand beach, crystal clear water, a great selection of outdoor sports, and plenty of natural beauty are what you find when you arrive at Saint Andrews State Park in Panama City Beach, Florida. With over 1,200 acres and many different experiences to explore, it is easy to fill a multi-day visit with fun and excitement.

There many activities to choose from on both land and water. From hiking and biking to wildlife viewing, to boating, and even surfing, the Park has it all. Take a look at some of our favorite things to do at Saint Andrews State Park:


With miles of shoreline and both salt- and freshwater environments, St. Andrew Bay offers some of the best fishing you can find in northwest Florida. Visit the Jetty Store or Camp Store for all of your bait and tackle needs before you head out for the day. 


Go snorkeling off the shores of Shell Island and immerse yourself in the marine paradise of St. Andrew Bay. Rent snorkel gear from the Shell Island Shuttle company and explore the waters along the jetty or near Shell Island. See tropical fish, rays, dolphins, and more while enjoying fun with the whole family.


Skim across the water under your own power in a Kayak. The Shell Island Shuttle company has everything you need to tour Shell Island and the surrounding waters by kayak. Head out solo or rent a tandem kayak and bring a friend to help you paddle. It’s good exercise and an excellent way to spot dolphins and other marine life. 


Choose the perfect campsite at the St. Andrews State Park Campground. Pick from RV sites, tent camping sites, and many waterfront sites that are perfect for boating, kayaking, and paddle boarding. With more than 130 campsites available in the park, you are sure to find one that’s just right. It’s the best place to set up your headquarters for exploring the park, Shell Island, and Panama City Beach.

Beach Time

Finally, the pure white sand and calm water along the Park’s Gulf shoreline makes it hard to resist simply enjoying a relaxing day at the beach. All you need is a blanket, beach chairs, and an umbrella to have a perfect beach day on Shell Island. The Shell Island Shuttle company, official boat transport to Shell Island, is based out of the Pier Store where you can find everything needed for a day full of sun, sand, and water.

Explore St. Andrews State Park & Shell Island

These are just a few of the many activities available at Saint Andrews State Park. To find out more please visit the Shell Island Shuttle website and take a look at our live web cam to get a taste of island life.

Shell Island Shuttle

The Shell Island Shuttle is the easiest, safest, and fastest way to get to Shell Island. Book now and save time on the day!

Things To Do on Shell Island

Looking for things to do in Panama City Beach? Take our Ferry over to Shell Island, rent a pontoon boat.

Panama City Beach Boat Rentals

Boat Rentals

Explore Shell Island on your own time with your family and friends with one of our, well maintained, Shell Island Pontoon Boat Rentals.

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Shell Island Ferry

Shell Island Ferry

The Shell Island Ferry is the fastest, safest way to make a day trip out to beautiful Shell Island and enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in the United States.

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Panama City Beach Snorkeling


Shell Island is a local hot spot for snorkeling in Panama City Beach, Florida. Begin your adventure with Shell Island Ferry.

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