The warm waters, the surrounding bays and waterways, and the fair Florida weather make this the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors. Take advantage of the natural and artificial reefs, shipwrecks, and wildlife as you scuba dive or snorkel with the experts from Diver's Den. If water sports are your thing, try a surfing or paddleboarding adventure with Mr. Surf's Surf Shop! Enjoy fishing, kayaking, or canoeing on coastal lakes or Econfina Creek, camp under the stars at one of our gorgeous state parks, go swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, take an airboat adventure––the possibilities are endless!
Econfina Creek Canoe Livery
Econfina Creek Canoe Trail is officially designated as part of Florida’s Statewide System of Greenways and Trails. This trail is an unusually beautiful, swift-flowing creek. High limestone walls and sand bluffs, lush vegetation, and abundant wildlife characterize this remote creek. An easy half hour drive from Panama City, the Econfina Creek Canoe Livery offers day and overnight canoe and kayak trips through the Panhandle's majestic Econfina Creek, where limestone banks line clear spring waters. The livery has canoes and kayaks available to rent, plus they will provide any shuttle service you may need.
Frank Brown Park
Over two-hundred acres are dedicated to outdoor recreation facilities at neighborhood and community parks surrounding the beaches. The playgrounds, picnic areas, saltwater fishing pier, freshwater youth fishing lake, greenways and trails are open to the public year round. The Community Center and Senior Center host special events, civic club meetings, and two variety of classes for all ages.
St. Andrews State Park
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.