St Andrews State Park, Panama City Beach

Panama City St Andrews State Park Florida

I took a helicopter ride over Panama City Beach with Panhandle Helicopters while in Florida recently and was greeted with the above as we circled above St Andrews State Park. As my first ever helicopter ride I was nervous to say the least, especially as we tipped from side to side as a turn was made. But the fear was soon forgotten as the beautiful beach and state park appeared below with the stunning colours of the water.

It’s not until you see things from above that you can really take in the beauty of some areas. Panama City Beach is lined with buildings so it’s easy to lose sight of what the area looks like but as soon as you are in the air the impact is instant.

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7 Responses to St Andrews State Park, Panama City Beach

  1. CAM @ TRAVELING CANUCKS February 13, 2013 at 8:30 PM #

    Cool shot!

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD February 14, 2013 at 10:23 AM #

      Thanks Cam was a difficult taks as the reflections from the helicopter window were terrible

  2. JAMES JACKSON February 13, 2013 at 10:35 PM #

    It looks really nice. I think I may trip to PCB is for slightly different purpose than you. I’m heading there for this little thing the Americans call Spring Break. 😀

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD February 14, 2013 at 10:24 AM #

      James I’d heard the stories of spring break in PCB, sounds like even to much partying for this little aussie to handle

  3. SUITCASE STORIES - NICOLE February 13, 2013 at 10:51 PM #

    Great photo! I LOVED Panama City Beach when we were there last year. It was the first place in the States I really fell in love with… There were many more after that, but PCB was the first 🙂

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD February 14, 2013 at 10:26 AM #

      Nicole interesting that you loved the place. I was somewhat put off by the commercial feel to the place. It wasn’t until I took the helicopter ride that I got to appreciate the beauty that is there. It’s hard to get a feel for it when the strip is dominated by hotels and so forth that hide the beach.

  4. ERICA March 27, 2013 at 10:06 PM #

    Wow, looks like the perfect place for one’s first helicopter tour!

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