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Panama City Beach, located on the Northwest coast of Florida, spans 27 miles of pristine white beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. It offers an average year-round temperature of 23 degrees Celsius and an average of 320 days of sunshine annually. Panama City Beach mixes true southern hospitality with world-class amenities and attractions for an unparalleled holiday experience.

Panama City Beach offers a wide array of recreational activities including boating, fishing, snorkelling, diving, and paddle boarding. Golfers will enjoy the five championship golf courses (including the only Nicklaus Design course in Northwest Florida) whilst shopping fans can head to Pier Park; an open-air shopping complex that spans nearly one million square feet and contains a colourful mix of popular department stores, local boutiques, and eateries.

Dining in Panama City Beach showcases the best influences of Southern comfort food, flavourful Cajun cuisine, Caribbean cooking styles, and fresh Gulf seafood. From romantic dinners to casual beachside eateries, you’ll find the ideal fit for any occasion. Explore a little bit, and before long, you’ll be eating like a local, and loving every bite.

Accommodation options range from family-friendly hotels and rental homes to luxurious multi-bedroom condominiums.

Thanks to the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP), located just 10 minutes away from the famous sugar-white sand beaches, getting to Panama City Beach is a breeze.

Top 5 Experiences

  • The beach... sink your toes into the powder soft, sugar-white sand beach and paddle out in to the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Hire a pontoon boat and take the short trip across St Andrews Bay to Shell Island. Undeveloped and abundant with wildlife, it’s the perfect place to feel at one with nature. Fill up a cooler with refreshments, pack a picnic and spend a day on the island, enjoying the water and remote beaches.
  • Enjoy the local cuisine, like the must-try She-Crab Soup at Firefly Restaurant, fresh fish tacos at Finn’s Island-Style Grub, Grouper Imperial (a local fish topped with delicious crab meat) at Saltwater Grill.
  • Dive in and discover the historic wrecks that are scattered throughout the region. The Gulf waters surrounding Panama City Beach provide the perfect home for a wide variety of marine life including: rays, sea turtles, grouper, and bottlenose dolphins.
  • Shop the boutiques at Pier Park and reward the kids at the adjacent amusement park featuring roller-coasters, a Ferris Wheel, vintage carousel, and more.

Sightseeing & Tours

  • St Andrews State Park – Explore the nature trails and look out for an abundance of migratory birds and wildlife including heron, white-tailed deer and even alligators. Park fee payable locally for around £6 per vehicle (limit of 8 people) and includes all-day parking.
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding Tour – Take a guided tour from Camp Helen State Park, and paddle out into the Gulf of Mexico where you can spot marine life and birds on the clear Gulf waters. Payable locally from around £34pp.

Key Attractions

  • GulfWorld Marine Park
  • Dolphin watching excursions
  • Pier Park and Miracle Strip amusements
  • Fishing off Russell-Fields Pier (city Pier) or M.B. Miller Pier (County Pier)