Explore the most popular trails in St. Andrews State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Well-known for its sugar white sands and emerald green waters, this former military reservation has over one-and-a-half miles of beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and Grand Lagoon. Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and canoeing. Two fishing piers, a jetty, and a boat ramp provide ample fishing opportunities for anglers. Two nature trails wind through a rich diversity of coastal plant communities - a splendid opportunity for bird-watching. Those wanting to relax can sunbathe on the beach or enjoy a leisurely lunch under the shade of a picnic pavilion. Full-facility campsites, as well as primitive youth group camping, make this park a popular overnight destination. A concession offers snacks, souvenirs, and fishing amenities. Shell Island Boat Tours are available during the spring and summer.

Part of broad-walks are closed from storm damage. Beach is clean. Water is beautiful green color. There was a Jellyfish warning today.

It is not really a hiking trail... but it has beautiful views, a lot of wildlife and a great beach. Sad that the last hurricane damaged so many trees.

partially closed due to hurricane.

6 months ago

This is a great place to visit and dogs are welcome. The only issue currently (Jan.2019) is that several boardwalks and areas are closed due to storm damage but there is much more to see and enjoy.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

alligator lake is no joke saw three alligators on the trail

Sunday, August 12, 2018

EZ Trail couple of alligators good fun for everybody

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Short and pleasant with a chance to see a gator or two

Saturday, November 18, 2017

it's a nice trail through the trees. the dogs enjoyed it 2

Thursday, November 02, 2017

A short nature walk. Beautiful place! We always see gators! Too bad it has gotten SO crowded though!

Short but great for what it is. Saw tons of wildlife

Thursday, March 02, 2017

It's beautiful and nice but I wouldn't really consider it a hiking trail. That's just me personally. It's so short and you can't really go anywhere. But if you want a beautiful spot to take a short walk and relax and picnic, this is it. It's gorgeous!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

We stay here every year. Love the trails. The kiddos always see deer, rabbits, raccoons and occasionally an alligator. Great for family fun!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Pretty "civilized," but this is a great area to spend the day. Full facilities, campground, day use areas, and plenty of beach access. Be sure to check out the Gator Lake Nature Trail. If you're quiet and patient, you will see one!

7 months ago

Monday, July 09, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018