Panama City Beach – The Seafood Capital of the World
With 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches and emerald green water, two state parks, miles of hiking and biking trails, and 100 public beach access points there’s plenty to see and do in Panama City Beach, Florida. From beautiful beaches and calming turquoise waters, to some of the world’s best sport fishing and golf, year-round festivals, excellent restaurants, nature, nightlife, spas and many family friendly activities, your options are endless. Panama City Beach condos and Panama Beach City rentals by Condo-World will perfect your stay with plenty of amenities such as Gulf views, outdoor pools, fully equipped kitchens, on-site restaurants and so much more!
Stay a while, relax and enjoy the let-your-hair down kind of charm found only in Panama City Beach.
Things to Do
Whether it's water sports, shopping, fun-filled family attractions, thrilling beach activities, or nightlife you enjoy, you can find your favorite thing to do in Panama City Beach. In fact, with so many choices, it will be hard to choose which one to do first.
If you love water activities, Panama City has everything you’ll want to see and do. Zip across the Gulf on a banana boat or observe dolphins in their natural habitat (we have the highest number of bottlenose dolphins in the world). Experience world-famous fishing, amazing diving, kiteboarding, surfing, and even parasailing, where you’ll get a bird's-eye view you'll never forget.
But, be sure to save time for our many events such as the 800-pound Beach Ball Drop on New Year's Eve and the Pirates of the High Seas Fest. You’ll be glad you did.
Panama City Beach is well-known for its friendly service, casual atmosphere, and amazing food. But, you may be surprised to learn that Panama City Beach is also known for its nickname “Seafood Capital of the World.”
Restaurants throughout Panama City Beach prepare the finest seafood you’ll ever find, whether it’s steamed jumbo Gulf shrimp, Cajun crawfish, char-grilled grouper, blackened Amberjack, or fresh Apalachicola oysters.
And, there’s no shortage of other dining options in Panama City Beach. From Southern comfort food to local favorite dishes to award-winning fine dining, Panama City Beach covers it all. After a beautiful day at the beach or in the water, sit back and enjoy your perfect dining experience served with the flavors and ambience found only in Panama City Beach.
If you are looking for a little retail therapy while you're here, you’ll find it and so much more. Take a break from the beach and start shopping. From unique boutiques by the sea to open-air malls, art galleries, and antique shops, shopping in Panama City Beach is laid-back, friendly and definitely splurge-worthy.
For shopaholics, some of our best “must visit” shopping destinations include Pier Park (more than 100 million square feet of local and big-name national stores) and Beach House Market (sea and surf-inspired gifts and keepsakes from more than 20 local vendors).
Visit soon to see for yourself and find your treasures.
One of the best aspects of the Panama City Beach area’s climate is that you can visit anytime and enjoy a great experience with weather that’s likely better than the weather at home. Golfers typically love the ideal golf weather of spring; whereas, families look forward to enjoying Panama City’s summer weather. Other visitors prefer the less-crowded fall season filled with mild and beautiful days.
Panama City enjoys an average of 320 sunny days each year. The Gulf breeze cools us some in the summertime, and the Gulf waters help keep us warmer in the wintertime. The highest monthly average temperature for Panama City is in July at 90 degrees, with the lowest monthly average temperature being in January at 42 degrees.
How to Get Here
Getting here is easy. Leaving is the hard part.
Panama City, FL is located on the Florida panhandle, along U.S. Highway 98. Whether you decide to drive or fly, traveling to Panama City is easy.
For air travelers, Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) in Panama City offers affordable air service and is located just a short drive from Panama City Beach. The airport offers over 20 non-stop flights a day on major airlines to hubs and cities nationwide.
FROM THE NORTH:
Highway 79 is the most direct route into Panama City Beach from the north, but Highways 231, 331 and 77 all connect to US HWY 98, which is known as the Panama City Beach Parkway as it crosses though our area. Each of the north/south highways easily access Interstate 10.
FROM THE WEST:
Take Hwy 98 (Panama City Beach Parkway) directly into Panama City Beach. This is also the fastest way to drive more than a few miles east/west in PCB, and roughly follows the Gulf Coast all the way from Florida's western border to central Florida.
If you're traveling on I-10, take Hwy 331 South to Hwy 20 East, then turn south on Hwy 79 until to get to the beach. From Hwy 20, it's only about 15 miles straight south to get to Panama City Beach.
FROM THE EAST:
Hwy. 98 will bring you directly to Panama City Beach, or take either I-10 or Hwy 20 westbound to Hwys 79, 77 or 231.