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Panama City Beach is known for its 27 miles of white-sand beaches fronting the calm, clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. With an almost endless variety of family attractions, top-notch dining, beach activities, and water sports, there’s enough fun for that weekend getaway, a week vacation, or a stay of a month or more!
Dozens of artificial reefs support colorful and exotic marine life, making for excellent scuba diving adventures. And superb off-shore fishing charters guarantee a great excursion, if not always the biggest catch of the season!
St. Andrews State Park, one of 2 protected nature preserves in the area, is bordered by the Gulf and has fishing and snorkeling along the jetties, canoeing, kayaking, or hiking through the forest. The jetties are a favorite hangout for dolphins and rays. Trip Advisor named St. Andrews State Park the #2 beach in the nation. Camp Helen State Park is a hidden gem on the western border of Panama City Beach. It sits between the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Powell – one of the largest coastal dune lakes in the state of Florida. Fishing areas are available for both freshwater and saltwater enthusiasts at this Florida state park. Other activities include swimming, beachcombing, and hiking.
Pier Park is the main shopping hub with hundreds of stores, shops, and street-side vendors and a venue for major events. Dozens of other shops can be found conveniently along the beach so you can always pick up souvenirs and those last minute necessities for the day at the beach.
Frank Brown Park currently has over two hundred acres dedicated to outdoor recreation, including playgrounds, picnic areas, a saltwater fishing pier, a freshwater youth fishing lake, trails, and more. The Festival Grounds contain a 22 Acre Festival Site with a 10,000 person capacity. Frank Brown Park is home to many tournament/events, such as Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, Festivals, Horse Shows, Car Shows, and more.
You’ll find dozens of attractions for all ages from putt-putt, carnival rides, Wonderworks, Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, Gulf World, and water parks all along the coast. And for the more serious minded, there are several golf courses in the area that offer moderate challenge to some truly championship courses including Bay Point (Nicholas) and the 27 hole The Hombre (Burnham).
All this is just a short drive from many surrounding areas in the mid-south, and, since it opened for commercial flights in the spring of 2010, Northwest Florida International Beaches Airport (ECP) makes getting here even easier. Many major cities have direct flights into ECP, and the full service airport has car rentals, shuttles, and taxi and limousine service.