Miles of soft sandy white beaches, luxurious high rises, and sparkling blue-green Gulf waters make Panama City Beach a must-see during any visit to the Florida Panhandle.
Two stunning State Parks, the 1,200-acre St. Andrews and historic Camp Helen, offer further opportunities for swimming, hiking and exploring the region’s stunning natural wonders. Pier Park offers a boatload of shopping, while local bars and restaurants provide lively nighttime diversions and stunning daytime views.
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With direct beach access it's easy to enjoy the warm Gulf waters from sunrise to sunset, then relax in spacious one or two bedroom condo style villas featuring waterfront views, full kitchens and separate living rooms.
Visitors can discover a fresh perspective on the history of diving at the city’s unique Man in the Sea Museum. Embrace the outdoors with active pursuits including hiking or tennis, or enjoy a summer concert at Conservation Park.
Gulf World marine park offers a sea of adventure with dolphin and penguin encounters, and even sea lion meet and greets. Those preferring to watch native bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat should try a Waverunner dolphin excursion.
Zipline with a Gulf view at Beachfront Adventures, or take a sky coaster at Race City Amusement Park. Folks looking for more laid-back adventures can stroll along the charming marinas fronting the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay.
Go whale watching or sail beside friendly bottlenose dolphins on a Wave runner.
Hike through fragrant pines and cypress trees at Conservation Park. Sail into the sunset on a heavenly catamaran.
Snorkel with the dolphins and other inquisitive creatures of the deep at nearby Shell Island in Saint Andrew Bay. Safely search for alligators on an airboat adventure at Gator Country Alligator Park.
Get your adrenaline pumping on some of Pier Park’s thrilling rides.
May through October is considered the best time to visit Panama City Beach, when the waters and weather are both warm. While it’s less crowded during the winter, the air and water are fairly cool then, and not quite as comfortable for swimming and other water sports.
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