St. Andrews State Park, Panama City Beach. Florida

We were excited to explore another state park along Florida's northern gulf coast. Just a short distance from some of our other state parks, Grayton and Topsail Hill, we arrived at this park to find campsites set along the edge of a spit surrounded by a large lagoon on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. Campsites are sitiated on the lagoon side of the spit and offer views and direct access to the lagoon. We were lucky to snag a site just weeks before our arrival that happened to be a waterfront site. If you are lucky enough to get one of these waterfront sites, know that you will be backing in with the tail end of your coach right at the water's edge. The campground itself is in disrepair and looked neglected. Sites are dirt and gravel and are somewhat level, depending on your site. Almost all sites lack privacy and are fairly close together. There are water and electric hookups here along with picnic tables and fire rings. Restrooms with lau dry facilities are available. This park is not very big rig friendly; most sites are back in and be sure to adhere to site length restrictions. There is a small park store as well as a boat launch, pier, boat rentals, snorkeling and scuba excursions. Be sure to reserve rentals well in advance. Normally there is a shuttle to the beach and Shell Island, but during our Covid-19 stay, these were not operating. We loved our waterfront site here, especially watching all the hustle and bustle of the busy lagoon. If we had reserved an inland site, we would not have enjoyed our stay here.

Best Sites: Waterfront Sites
Poor Sites: All inland sites
Hookups: Electric & Water
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: Yes