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Place Category: State Parks
St. Andrews State Park is a 1,200-acre Florida State Park located three miles east of Panama City Beach Florida, off U.S. 98. It is the headquarters of one of the state's five AmeriCorps Florida State Parks chapters. Located off SR 392, at 4415 Thomas Drive. Open 8 a.m. until sundown. This park has 1260 acres and is located on a peninsula with over 1 1/2 miles of beach on the Gulf of Mexico.
Pet policy, per the Web site, states, "Pets are not allowed in camping areas, on bathing beaches, in concession areas and may be restricted in other designated areas of the park. Where pets are allowed, they must be kept on a six-foot, hand-held leash and well-behaved at all times."
Reader Notes: One of our readers visited this park and said while it's a beautiful park and there is a place to walk dogs, there seems to be a general pet-UNfriendly attitude in this part of Florida. She said she was walking her leashed dog in a regular park and had a poop bag on hand when a very angry man approached her and threatened to call the police if she did not leave. She was told by a staff member of the Chamber of Commerce there are no places in the area for people to exercise their dogs.Please Share...