St. Andrews State Park

Theodore Tollofson evidently liked what he saw when he shipwrecked on what is now St. Andrews State Park during a 1929 hurricane. He homesteaded in his derelict boat for the next 25 years.

Now, state park visitors can experience what kept “Teddy the Hermit” at St. Andrews — sugar white sands, emerald green waters and a vast array of ever-changing winged creatures. The park is a popular migratory stopover for numerous bird and butterfly species.

This park protects one of the largest areas of untouched barrier island in the Florida Panhandle. Barrier islands are formed by waves and tides, and they play an important role in protecting the coastline during storms.
From the park towards Panama City.
Wheel prints on the soft white sand.
At the water’s edge.
Further down the pier.
And look at all the fish!
Emerald water.
Another shot on sandcastles!
The pier and the city from the other side of the beach.
Wildlife is really plentiful here.
Having a shot at gator lake. The setting is eerie, the green algae carpet hiding anything that would wait beyond,
It’s a refuge for alligators of all sizes, but we can’t spot any.
These two guys don’t need alligators to be happy though.
Just walking with baby on the belly and being carried on Dad’s belly is enough to be content.
Sun flooded island in the glades.
Back at the beach, just a bit more sun soaking, then looking for our air bed.


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