Whether you don’t feel like packing all your gear or are new to camping and want to ease into the culture before trekking across the backcountry, you can still reconnect with nature in an eco-tent! Soak in water views, explore the unique coastal ecosystem of scrub forests, and engage with the friendly locals when you go glamping at St. Andrews State Park!
Eco-Tents and Amenities
Eco-tents come with many of the comforts of home in a serene natural setting. Florida summers are hot, so we’ll lead with this: each eco-tent comes with air conditioning! After a day on the beach, relax on the queen size bed in your cool tent. A cot and linens for both beds are also provided. The eco-tent sleeps three, but there’s space to set up an additional tent on the site, allowing up to eight campers per tent.
Sit under the stars in the provided camping chairs, warm yourself by the fire in cooler months, cook meals on the grill, and enjoy dinner at the picnic table, all within your very own campsite. Eco-tents are near the bathhouse for added convenience. Spend the evenings or rainy days playing games available to borrow in your tent or at the camp store. Use the coffee maker to prepare your morning Cup of Joe as you watch the sunrise over the lagoon. It’s sure to be the best cup of coffee ever.
Additional eco-tent amenities include electrical hookups, lamps with charging ports for your electronics, an ice chest, and a freshwater spigot. Each site is wheelchair accessible, and the staff is happy to add a portable ramp to your eco-tent upon request.
Things to Do at St. Andrews State Park
St. Andrews State Park is a nature lover’s paradise that covers 1,200 acres and features hiking and biking trails, watersports, campgrounds, and other eco-tourism activities. It’s also the launching point of the Shell Island Shuttle.
Shell Island is a pristine seven-mile barrier island only reachable by boat and offers excellent snorkeling and SCUBA opportunities. Get up close and personal with bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, and a colorful array of fish species when you explore the underwater world around the island.
For a relaxing, unforgettable experience, sip on a cool drink as you cruise around St. Andrews Bay on a sunset dolphin cruise. The 90-minute trip departs from the ferry docks daily at 6:30 p.m., weather permitting. Cold refreshments, including beer and wine, are available on board.
If you prefer to explore the bay at your own pace, pontoon boat rentals are also available during your stay. Kayaks, paddleboards, golf carts, bikes, beach setups, snorkeling, and SCUBA gear are all available to rent at the camp store, so you never have to leave the park!
For your convenience, three stores are located throughout the park: the Jetty Store, the Camp Store, and the Pier Store. This is where you’ll pick up your rentals, fishing gear, and camping supplies. Enjoy ice cream and shopping for souvenirs with the help of friendly staff always ready to lend a helping hand and a kind word.
Panama City Beach is home to many excellent restaurants and dives that are sure to please any palate! But if you want to grab a quick bite without leaving the park, there’s a food truck located at the Jetty Store that serves hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, and wraps, plus cold drinks, including beer and cocktails.
Pack your swimsuits and telescopes, and prepare to spend your days in the sun and evenings under the stars. No matter the occasion, glamping at St. Andrews State Park is the perfect way to make unforgettable memories. Wake up surrounded by all the best nature has to offer in Panama City Beach. Eco-Tents are located at the campgrounds, and admission to the park is included in your reservation.