BAYVIEW AVENUE BOARDWALK
Have a stroll along St. Andrews Marina on the recreated Bayview Avenue Boardwalk. Hurricane Opal in 1995 killed the Live Oak tree growing by the boat ramp. It was artistically carved and became fondly known as “The Pelican Tree”. One of our most unique sunset photo spots!
OAKS BY THE BAY PARK
Oaks by the Bay Park is located at Beck Avenue and West 10th Street. Enjoy the open green space, the Sentry Oak nearly 300 years old that survived Hurricane Michael in 2018, the now artistically carved trees that did not survive the hurricane, the Native American site, the historic Lion Fountain, and the boardwalk leading to St. Andrews Bay. Dip your toe in! Be sure to check out the park every December as it shines its brightest with an amazing display of lights and historic building replicas.
The heritage Live Oak tree is estimated to have sprouted 100 years before Florida became a United States territory in 1821. In 1960 it was a focal point of the Scenic Motel on this site, and the motel owners paved the driveway and built the wall around the tree. The appropriately named Resurrection Fern on the branches withers and turns brown, then comes back lush and green after a rain. Today the “Sentry Oak” stands as if on duty watching over the bay and St.
Whether you are walking, biking, or driving, our Historic Trail Map will guide your way and point out historic and unique features throughout St. Andrews! This map can be picked up at the Panama City Publishing Company Museum before you start your trip.
Truesdell Park at 2629 West 10th Street is a small neighborhood playground currently under construction by the City of Panama City.
Download the Florida Stories App and tour historic St. Andrews at your leisure or join our guided walking tours.