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“Paradise at St. Andrew's Park” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of St. Andrews State Park

St. Andrews State Park
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US$32.99*
and up
Shell Island Dolphin and Snorkel Excursion
Ranked #1 of 41 things to do in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Paradise at St. Andrew's Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

Beautiful walking trails,jetties,pristine beaches!

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Panama City, Florida
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193 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Great Park, especially the Jetties”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

If you have small kids, or just like to relax, this is a good park. It's got camping, and a boat ramp, and the other standard state park fare. But it also has the Jetties. These were built in the 1920s, by splitting the peninsula that stretched across at a freshwater lake. This created Shell Island, and they dredged a channel over 40 feet deep, but had to put up these HUGE rocks to keep it from filling in immediately with sand. These jetties are refurbished occasionally, and one side effect of them is that they get washed away from behind. this creates a quiet tidal pool on both sides of the pass, that is generally very calm, and a wonderful spot to take small children to let them play in the water. The jetties are great to fish from, and snorkel around, as well.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

lots to do, beauty park,grilling out,swimming,snorkeling,walking the beach,great family outing

Visited June 2011
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Panama City, Florida
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67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

Such a beautiful place to visit bring a cooler and spend the day lots to do bike, fish, walks,bbq more and more there is a great spot for little ones not to deep wonderful place for them to play and not worry ..Make sure u see all the park its also a great place for picture taking

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“The whitest sandy I have ever seen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

Is in Panama city. We almost did not visit the park because of the $8 entry fee. After all we can walk on the beaches for free at other locations. We were so glad that curiosity won out and we did go to the park. There are several nice board walks and many places to get down to the beach. In Feb it was very peaceful and beautiful. There were some people camping in RV's and if you like camping this would be a beautiful place to stay. I do have the feeling that the spots by the water must fill up quickly.

The park has provided access to the viewing areas for people with all mobility levels. All in all it is a great place to visit. If you have the time I suggest packing a lunch and plan on enjoying a truly beautiful place.

Visited February 2012
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