Shorefront Vacations Guidebook

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Shorefront Vacations Guidebook

Sightseeing
Among the many things to do in Panama City Beach Florida, there is one standout that should not be missed. At the far south end of the long stretch of resort hotels and condominiums lining the white sands of Panama City Beach, St. Andrews State Park offers a surprisingly pristine slice of Florida coastline to beach lovers and outdoor adventurers. The Park is situated along miles of sugar-sand coastline that is consistently rated as America’s best beach. St. Andrews State Park covers 1200 acres and offers boating, camping, swimming and watersports, fishing, hiking, and bird/wildlife watching.
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Parc d'État de St. Andrews
4607 State park lane
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Among the many things to do in Panama City Beach Florida, there is one standout that should not be missed. At the far south end of the long stretch of resort hotels and condominiums lining the white sands of Panama City Beach, St. Andrews State Park offers a surprisingly pristine slice of Florida coastline to beach lovers and outdoor adventurers. The Park is situated along miles of sugar-sand coastline that is consistently rated as America’s best beach. St. Andrews State Park covers 1200 acres and offers boating, camping, swimming and watersports, fishing, hiking, and bird/wildlife watching.
Shell Island is an undeveloped 7-mile long barrier island and beach that makes up the southern reach of St. Andrews State Park. Accessed via private boat or the official Shell Island Shuttle, the island is a local must-see location for visitors who want the pristine beach experience. Swimming and snorkeling are great. Hiking inland on the island offers the opportunity to explore rare Florida coastal plant, bird, and wildlife communities in their natural condition.
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Shell Island Beach
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Shell Island is an undeveloped 7-mile long barrier island and beach that makes up the southern reach of St. Andrews State Park. Accessed via private boat or the official Shell Island Shuttle, the island is a local must-see location for visitors who want the pristine beach experience. Swimming and snorkeling are great. Hiking inland on the island offers the opportunity to explore rare Florida coastal plant, bird, and wildlife communities in their natural condition.
Just a short distance from Panama City Beach rests some of Northwest Florida's most beautiful cold springs. There is an abundance of things to see and do both above and below the crystal clear water as you kayak, snorkel, and explore this unique ecosystem with our informative and fun guides. The springs are natural, cave fed, and remain a cool 70 degrees year round with visibility exceeding 100 feet.
Cypress Spring
Just a short distance from Panama City Beach rests some of Northwest Florida's most beautiful cold springs. There is an abundance of things to see and do both above and below the crystal clear water as you kayak, snorkel, and explore this unique ecosystem with our informative and fun guides. The springs are natural, cave fed, and remain a cool 70 degrees year round with visibility exceeding 100 feet.
The Shell Island Shuttle is the safest, quickest, and easiest way to reach Shell Island. The Shuttle is also your connection to snorkel gear rentals and Shell Island Snorkel Tours, kayak rental and Shuttle ticket packages, Panama City Beach dolphin tours, and more.
Shell Island Boat Rentals
3605 Thomas Dr
The Shell Island Shuttle is the safest, quickest, and easiest way to reach Shell Island. The Shuttle is also your connection to snorkel gear rentals and Shell Island Snorkel Tours, kayak rental and Shuttle ticket packages, Panama City Beach dolphin tours, and more.
State Road 30A is a Florida Department of Transportation designation shared by four alternate routings of SR 30 in the Florida panhandle. Two segments have SR 30A signage; the other two do not as they are segments of U.S. Route 98. Three of the four SR 30A segments are next to the shore of the Gulf of Mexico for most of their length.
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Florida 30A
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State Road 30A is a Florida Department of Transportation designation shared by four alternate routings of SR 30 in the Florida panhandle. Two segments have SR 30A signage; the other two do not as they are segments of U.S. Route 98. Three of the four SR 30A segments are next to the shore of the Gulf of Mexico for most of their length.
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.
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Oaks by the Bay Park
2715 West 10th Street
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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.
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St Andrews Marina
3151 West 10th Street
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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.
Food scene
On-the-sand spot offering po' boys & frozen drinks plus sports on big-screen TVs & live music.
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Pineapple Willy's Restaurant
9875 S Thomas Dr
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On-the-sand spot offering po' boys & frozen drinks plus sports on big-screen TVs & live music.
Casual eatery turning out seafood, margaritas & more on a beachside patio with seasonal live music.
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Sharky's Beachfront Restaurant
15201 Front Beach Road
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Casual eatery turning out seafood, margaritas & more on a beachside patio with seasonal live music.
The Craft Bar is a gastropub: a bar and restaurant that serves craft beer, hand crafted cocktails, and chef-inspired food--all with a focus on local & regional sources. Here, professionally trained bartenders mix your cocktails using craft spirits, combined with house-made components. The cocktail menu is regularly updated with fresh & innovative creations that change with the seasons to delight and surprise your senses!
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The Craft Bar - Panama City Beach
15600 Panama City Beach Pkwy
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The Craft Bar is a gastropub: a bar and restaurant that serves craft beer, hand crafted cocktails, and chef-inspired food--all with a focus on local & regional sources. Here, professionally trained bartenders mix your cocktails using craft spirits, combined with house-made components. The cocktail menu is regularly updated with fresh & innovative creations that change with the seasons to delight and surprise your senses!
Comfy, counter-serve nook with po’ boys & other snacks, plus beignets, flavored shaved ice & coffee.
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David's New Orleans Style Cafe & Sno-Balls
13913 Panama City Beach Parkway
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Comfy, counter-serve nook with po’ boys & other snacks, plus beignets, flavored shaved ice & coffee.
Informal chain outpost offering a variety of fried seafood dishes & an oyster bar.
Shrimp Basket Panama City Beach
12390 Front Beach Rd
Informal chain outpost offering a variety of fried seafood dishes & an oyster bar.
Casual chain featuring egg dishes & other breakfast items plus brunch sandwiches & a specials board.
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Another Broken Egg Cafe
11535 Hutchison Boulevard
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Casual chain featuring egg dishes & other breakfast items plus brunch sandwiches & a specials board.
Unpretentious, New York–inspired pizzeria with whole pies & slices, plus a full bar & a patio.
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Nick's Slice Of Brooklyn Pizzeria And Bar
13528 Front Beach Rd
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Unpretentious, New York–inspired pizzeria with whole pies & slices, plus a full bar & a patio.
Bar/grill with classic cars & motorcycles on display & a menu of Southern-influenced American grub.
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The Wicked Wheel
10025 Hutchison Boulevard
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Bar/grill with classic cars & motorcycles on display & a menu of Southern-influenced American grub.
Bar/grill with classic cars & motorcycles on display & a menu of Southern-influenced American grub.
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Hook'd Pier Bar & Grill
16201 Front Beach Road
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Bar/grill with classic cars & motorcycles on display & a menu of Southern-influenced American grub.
If you don't have kids in tow, you may be up for some of our more grown up activities. Treat yourself to a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery or sit down for a pint at Brass Tap. Or maybe this is the time to really push yourself out of your comfort zone with skydiving or a helicopter ride. Yes, you can find both adventures here as well.
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Panama City Beach Winery
8730 Thomas Dr
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If you don't have kids in tow, you may be up for some of our more grown up activities. Treat yourself to a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery or sit down for a pint at Brass Tap. Or maybe this is the time to really push yourself out of your comfort zone with skydiving or a helicopter ride. Yes, you can find both adventures here as well.
Lots to do
Whether it’s good food, family fun, shopping, drinks or live music — Pier Park has something for everyone! Don’t miss a ride on the SkyWheel Panama City Beach for an amazing view and stop for an extravagant ice cream at Marble Slab to cool down!
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Pier Park Drive
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Whether it’s good food, family fun, shopping, drinks or live music — Pier Park has something for everyone! Don’t miss a ride on the SkyWheel Panama City Beach for an amazing view and stop for an extravagant ice cream at Marble Slab to cool down!
The Zoom Flume waterslide was the genesis of Shipwreck Island Waterpark when its opened in 1976. Over the next five years, The Raging Rapids and bumper boats were added. Beginning in 1983 the Zoom Flume and Rapids were merged into a unique tropical themed waterpark filled with attractions for family members of all ages. Our food and beverage quality, selection, and pricing is so good, many season pass holders just stop by for lunch, even when they aren’t coming to enjoy the park. The twenty-acre park features lush landscaping, a professionally trained aquatics staff, and is one of the most hospitable attractions in all of North Florida.
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Shipwreck Island Waterpark
12201 Hutchison Boulevard
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The Zoom Flume waterslide was the genesis of Shipwreck Island Waterpark when its opened in 1976. Over the next five years, The Raging Rapids and bumper boats were added. Beginning in 1983 the Zoom Flume and Rapids were merged into a unique tropical themed waterpark filled with attractions for family members of all ages. Our food and beverage quality, selection, and pricing is so good, many season pass holders just stop by for lunch, even when they aren’t coming to enjoy the park. The twenty-acre park features lush landscaping, a professionally trained aquatics staff, and is one of the most hospitable attractions in all of North Florida.
For over 20 years, Dolphin Discovery has contributed to the study and conservation of marine mammals, creating a bond of love of respect through the best interaction experience in unique habitats around the world. With 22 Dolphin Habitats, 5 Parks, 1 Aquarium, 1 Marina, 10 Countries and 1 Continents in Dolphin Discovery we seek to share our love, fascination and respect for the incredible marine mammals such as dolphins, manatees and sea lions. Our greatest desire is to live an unforgettable experience as we share the happiness to make your dream of swimming with dolphins into the experience of a lifetime.
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Gulf World
15412 Front Beach Road
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For over 20 years, Dolphin Discovery has contributed to the study and conservation of marine mammals, creating a bond of love of respect through the best interaction experience in unique habitats around the world. With 22 Dolphin Habitats, 5 Parks, 1 Aquarium, 1 Marina, 10 Countries and 1 Continents in Dolphin Discovery we seek to share our love, fascination and respect for the incredible marine mammals such as dolphins, manatees and sea lions. Our greatest desire is to live an unforgettable experience as we share the happiness to make your dream of swimming with dolphins into the experience of a lifetime.
ZooWorld Zoological Park, located in beautiful Panama City Beach, Florida is home to exotic animals from all over the world and you won’t need binoculars to see them! Pet a Sloth, Kiss a giraffe, snuggle a lemur, hold an alligator…or even pet a porcupine! This place is wilder than the beach at spring break!
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ZooWorld Zoological and Botanical Conservatory
9008 Front Beach Road
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ZooWorld Zoological Park, located in beautiful Panama City Beach, Florida is home to exotic animals from all over the world and you won’t need binoculars to see them! Pet a Sloth, Kiss a giraffe, snuggle a lemur, hold an alligator…or even pet a porcupine! This place is wilder than the beach at spring break!
For a more educational experience, your family is sure to love Seacrest Wolf Preserve, a rare opportunity to interact with real wolves.
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Seacrest Wolf Preserve
3449 Bonnett Pond Rd
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For a more educational experience, your family is sure to love Seacrest Wolf Preserve, a rare opportunity to interact with real wolves.
Museum for unusual & bizarre artifacts.
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Ripley's Believe It or Not!
9907 Front Beach Road
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Museum for unusual & bizarre artifacts.
Hands-on exhibits, laser tag & more.
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WonderWorks Panama City Beach
9910 Front Beach Road
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Hands-on exhibits, laser tag & more.
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.
Panama City Publishing Company & Museum
1134 Beck Avenue
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.
City/town information
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!
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Panama City Beach
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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!
Seaside is just 45 minutes away and it also where the Truman Show was filmed!
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Seaside
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Seaside is just 45 minutes away and it also where the Truman Show was filmed!

Conseils aux voyageurs

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Annual Temperatures
The hot season lasts for 4.3 months, from May 20 to September 29, with an average daily high temperature above 84°F. The hottest day of the year is July 22, with an average high of 89°F and low of 77°F. The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from December 3 to February 29, with an average daily high temperature below 68°F. The coldest day of the year is January 26, with an average low of 47°F and high of 63°F.
Coutumes et culture
Understand Beach Flag Conditions
When swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, safety should be your top priority. In Panama City Beach color-coded beach flags are in place to keep the public aware of sea conditions at all times. Remember, double red means stay out of the water - you could be arrested for ignoring this warning! So stay aware, and have fun on our gorgeous Florida beaches! Double Red- Danger! Water Closed to Public Single Red-High Hazard, High Surf and/or Strong Currents Yellow-Medium Hazard, Moderate Surf and/or Currents Green-Low Hazard, Calm Conditions, Exercise Caution Purple-Dangerous Marine Life
Voyage avec enfants
A World of Discovery
Panama City Beach makes it easy to plan a fun, jam-packed itinerary every day. Visit: https://www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/make-it-yours/family-beach/