About Panama City Beach

We’ve included this guide to get you started on your vacation,  information on local things to do and some of our favorite spots! We want you to experience the best that Panama Beach City has to offer! 

No matter what kind of Panama City Beach vacation you’re dreaming about, we’ve got you covered. Panama City Beach, named the top 3 beach in the United States by TripAdvisor, has 27-miles of beautiful beaches to choose from and you’ll find a different experience at each stop along the way. Explore as much of PCB as you can including our delicious food and stay updated on how Panama City Beach is keeping our visitors safe. If you love long walks along the beach, you won’t find a better beach for it!

We hope you enjoy the local entertainment, sugar sand beaches, and relaxing atmosphere that has kept over 17 million tourists coming back for more. 

Exploring Panama City Beach

Pier Park is Panama City Beach’s premier shopping and entertainment destinationat an approx. 20 minute drive. Serving the Panama City Beach and 30A community, this outdoor complex boasts 124 stores, ranging from clothing for the whole family to home goods, shoes and jewelry. Pier Park also offers many exciting dining options. No matter what you’re in the mood for, Pier Park has the variety that puts the all-in mall. Choose your adventures at a variety of entertainment venues from the Grand IMAX movie theater, to laser tag and live music, Pier Park is your destination for fun, food and fantastic shopping near one of the country’s most beautiful

Panama City Beach offers fishermen 4 great fishing piers to choose from – 3 that reach far out into the Gulf of Mexico, and 1 that offers anglers a chance to cast their line into the Grand Lagoon. The two most prominent fishing piers in Panama City Beach are the identical Russell-Fields Pier and the M.B. Miller Pier, often referred to as the City Pier and the County Pier. Constructed within a year of each other (completed in 2009 and 2010), these two concrete piers are built to resist hurricane damage and are the longest twin fishing piers on the Gulf of Mexico, stretching some 1,500 feet into excellent fishing grounds!

Gulf World is a Marine Park in Panama City Beach, Florida, a 16-minute drive from home is a place for the whole family to explore. Dolphin and Sea Lion Shows and swimming with dolphins.

St. Andrews State Park is a beautiful park approx. 14 mins south of home, opened 365 days a year from 8am until sundown with shallow snorkel areas, admission fees are as follows: $4 Per Single-Occupant Vehicle; $8 Per Multiple-Occupant Vehicle (Limit 2-8 people per vehicle), find more details at https://www.shellislandshuttle.com/st-andrews-st-park-information/

Rent a boat and head to our favorite Shell Island, there is hotdog and nacho boat that sells treats!

Shipwreck Island Water Park is home of WET’S UP! If you like having fun in the water, you’ve found your perfect place for fun ‘n the sun on Panama

Recreational Water Activities on the Bay

  • Cruises
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing 
  • Sailing Lessons
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Diving and Snorkeling 
  • Boat Rentals and Tours
Panama City Publishing Company Museum – George Mortimer West, a writer, promoter, economist, horticulturist, publisher, and entrepreneur, is credited as the founding father of Panama City, developing it into an economically viable city and port on the shores of St. Andrews Bay. He built the Panama City Publishing Company building in 1920, in the heart of historic St. Andrews.

Oaks by the Bay Park located at the south end of Beck Avenue in the St. Andrews area of Panama City, is the newest addition to the city’s waterfront parks.

St. Andrews Marina is located in Historic St. Andrews at 3151 W. 10th Street. The marina was damaged by Hurricane Michael on October 10, 2018. The marina is currently open from dawn to dusk, check the website for updated hours. Walking Tours of Historic St. Andrews. Seaside is just 45 minutes away and it also where the Truman Show was filmed!

Lagoon Pontoon is our go to boat rental place, just visit LagoonPontoon.com.