The Panama City Beach is a beautiful tourist spot in Florida, located along the crystal-clear blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

There are a lot of activities that for people of all age groups, on and off the beach. On the beach, tourists can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, surfing, fishing & underwater photography. Off the beach, the St. Andrews State Park is a good place for a refreshing nature trail.

The beach is also known for its panoramic sunsets. Tourists can enjoy clubbing at the nightclubs in the beach vicinity. Overall, it’s a perfect place to relax and unwind.

There are a lot of cafes and restaurants nearby serving fresh seafood and the best wines.

How to get there?

  1. By a car: Visitors heading from the North can use the State Route 77, US Highway 231 or State Route 79. There’s a major East-to-West Highway that runs just along the beach. The Us Highway 231 & State Route 77 lead directly to the beach.
  2. Using a trolley: The Bay-Town Trolley services are available throughout the beach county. Route no. 7 and 8 are the services that connect the beach. The one-way ticket costs $1.50.

The distance from Northwest Florida Beaches Airport to Panama City Beach is 12.1 miles.

Facilities at the beach

  • Lifeguards patrolling the beach at regular intervals. Visitors are expected to adhere to the warning signs put up at the beach from time to time for their own safety.
  • There are many water sports to enjoy like diving, swimming, snorkeling, surfing, and underwater photography. Also, tourists can hire sports equipment at varying prices.
  • The beach can be easily accessed by disabled visitors using a wheelchair. Additionally, there are wheelchair rental services available.
  • Changing rooms facilities are at Pier Park & County Pier areas of the beach.
  • Public toilets are within the beach vicinity.
  • Public showers available near the beach vicinity.
  • Sunbeds and umbrellas rentals are near the beaches at varying prices according to demand and the season.
  • Ample car parking is at the Pier Park and runs by “pay&park” system.

Restaurants and shopping

There are many restaurants and┬áplaces to stay near the beach. For shoppers, there is a superstore called as “The Shipwreck Mercantile” located nearby. Multi-cuisine restaurants are also close to the beach.

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Hotels near the beach

Tourists can choose from numerous options of resorts and inns that best suit their budgets and preferences.
For example:

  • Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach (3 stars)
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Panama City Beach-Pier Park Area (2 stars)
  • Days Inn Panama City Beach/Ocean Front (2 stars)
  • Osprey on the Gulf
  • Marriott’s Legends Edge at Bay Point
  • Palmetto Inn & Suites

Facilities

  • Lifeguard
  • Disabled Access
  • Toilets
  • Car Parking
  • Watersports
  • Changing Rooms
  • Showers
  • Sunbeds
  • Umbrellas

Beach on the map

Panama City Beach, Florida