Area Info

Panama City Beach Florida offers every kind of fun imaginable, so you can surround yourself with emerald waters, white sand beaches, temperate weather and have the time of your life! No matter who you are or what you enjoy, you’ll find your kind of fun in Panama City Beach. Legendary worldwide for our breathtaking white sand beaches and Southern hospitality, Panama City Beach Fl is a natural draw for those seeking the warmth and sunshine of a tropical climate with the let-your-hair down kind of charm you can only find here.

Facts About Panama City Beach:

• Located in Northwest Florida, just 98 miles southwest of Tallahassee and 297 miles southwest of Atlanta. Perfect spot for a Northwest Florida vacation!
• The city has a year-round population of approximately 7,500.
• Over six million visitors enjoy Panama City Beach travel each and every year.
• Ever wonder why our beaches stay so clean & powdery white? The legendary pure white sand of Panama City Beach is attributed to quartz crystals washing down from the Appalachian Mountains centuries ago. Along their journey, the crystals were bleached, ground, smoothed, and polished. The surf and tides of the Gulf of Mexico is responsible for depositing these millions of grains of sugar-white sand onto the pristine shoreline….the result of this rigorous process is the beautiful, renowned beaches of Panama City Beach.
• Panama City Beach Florida has an average of 320 days of sunshine per year.
• Panama City Beach weather is sub-tropical, with a year-round temperature averaging 74 degrees, which means heavenly conditions for those enjoying Panama City Beach travel.
• St. Andrews State Park has been named the #2 Beach in America by Trip Advisor. The 1,260 acre park has forests, sand dunes covered with sea oats, fresh and saltwater marshes, a lagoon swimming area, fishing jetties, hiking trails, 1.5 miles of beach and two campgrounds.
• Panama City Beach is bordered on either side by State Parks: St. Andrews and Camp Helen .
• The city is also known as the Wreck Capital of the South due to the large number of historic wrecks for scuba divers to explore.
• Panama City Beach is home to one of the country’s largest sport fishing fleets.
• The area boasts one of the highest concentrations of bottlenose dolphins in the world, one of the many reasons Panama City Beach travel is so popular.
• Panama City Beach fishing is world famous, and fisherman can troll for multiple varieties of fish in our waters, including Blue Marlin, Red Snapper, Mackerel, Trout, Pompano and Cobia.
• A community-coordinated project with Panama City Marine Institute led to the development of 50 artificial reefs off Panama City Beach. The natural reefs range in depth from 80 to 100 feet and are just a few miles offshore.

Things to see and do:

See some oddities at Ripley’s Believe It or Not, float the lazy river at Shipwreck Island Water Park, swim with the dolphins at Gulf World Marine Park or get lost in the Grand Maze at Coconut Creek. See a movie at the Grand Theatre, explore the Emerald Coast Mirror Maze or play some mini-golf at Barnacle Bay. These are the best in Florida attractions. Take a sightseeing trip, an airboat ride or a helicopter tour - there are so many things to do in Panama City, the list goes on and on. Whether it's water or land you love, there are so many choices. Make the most of your vacation with the vast variety of Panama City Beach Florida attractions.

Panama City Beach diving is ideal, thanks to gorgeous emerald waters, sparkling Florida sunshine and a multitude of natural, historical and artificial reefs. Known as the "Wreck Capital of the South," the underwater environment offers an incredible area for divers to explore. Find the best in Florida wreck diving right here.

The best time of the year for Panama City Beach diving is April through September. There are multiple dive shops in the area that can accommodate the needs of water-curious visitors and provide everything from boat charters and training, to equipment repair and rentals. Check out these listings for more info:

Dive Locker Panama City Dive Center Diver's Den Down Time Dive Charters

Fish the gorgeous Gulf coast waters surrounding Panama City Beach, the remarkably deep waters off the coast of Panama City Beach put you as close to the action as you can get. Along with our Gulf waters, we have inland, spring-fed creeks and bay flats which offer a rich bounty. Novice and experienced anglers alike will be thrilled with the multitude of fresh and salt water options Panama City Beach fishing offers.

Head out on a charter, guide, or headboat and spend a fun-filled day with the family on the Gulf of Mexico or cast a line off the pier in St. Andrews State Park and get a taste of TRUE Florida Gulf fishing. Panama City Beach is also home to one of the country’s largest sport fishing fleets, and visitors can choose from 16-foot-skiffs to million-dollar yachts.We promise you'll be impressed with the Panama City Beach fishing options.

Enjoy the beautiful Golf Courses

Holiday Golf Club
Phone: 850-234-1800
holidaygolfclub.com
Directions: Located on Hwy. 98, 5½ miles west of the Hathway Bridge and 10 miles East of the Phillip

Signal Hill Golf Course
Phone: 850-234-3218
www.signalhillgolfcour.com
Directions: Located at the corner of N. Lagoon Dr. and Thomas Dr.

Hombre Golf Club
Phone: 850-234-3673
Toll-Free: 888-612-7965

www.hombregolfclub.com
As host of the PGA Tour Qualifying School, Hombre has earned a reputation for intimidation

Golf at Bay Point Marriott
Phone: 850-236-6950
www.marriottbaypoint.com
Located minutes from the beaches of Panama City, the Bay Point Marriott Resort is home to not just o

Nicklaus and Meadows Courses at Bay Point Resort
Phone: 850-235-6950
baypointgolf.com
Golfing at it's best..

Tammy & Graeme’s restaurant suggestions:

Special occasion:

Fire Fly Restaurant for a meal (850-249-4459 - http://www.fireflypcb.com) Edgewater strip Mall (on R. Jackson Blvd)

Boars Head (850)-234-6628 - http://www.boarsheadrestaurant.com), head west on Front Beach Road and it is about 2 miles on the right.

Pier Park Restaurants (across the street from condo):

Jimmy Buffet's Margaretville, Back Porch Seafood House, Guy Harvey’s, Reggie J’s, Longhorn Steak House, Panera Bread, Olive garden, Five Guys, Starbucks, Reb Robin Gormet Burgers & Spirits, Red Brick Pizza, Quiznos, Baja Grill, Gugliemo's Italian Grill & Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar.

 

30 Degree Blue
3900 Marriott Dr. Suite G
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
(850) 236-1115
Steaks, Fish & Seafood, Deserts.
Beer, Wine, Cocktails.

Angelo's Steak Pit
9527 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL 32417
(850) 257-2052
Steaks, Seafood, Chicken

Baja
101 Bluefish Dr.
Located At Town Center In Pier Park
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 230-6881
Tequila Bar

Bay Street Deli & Bagel Bakery
7806 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
(850) 233-1755

Bayou Bill's Crab House
23100 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 235-1010
Steaks, Fish & Seafood,
Deserts. Beer, Wine, Cocktails

Beef O'Brady's Family Sports Pub
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 236-8999

Black Angus Restaurant & Lounge
4500 West Highway 98
Panama City, FL
(850) 784-1788
Open 4:30 PM daily
Fine Dining serving Steaks, Fish & Seafood
Deserts, Beer, Wine, Cocktails.

Billy's Oyster Bar, Inc.
3000 Thomas Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
(850) 235-2349

Boatyard
5323 N Lagoon Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 249-9273
Steaks, Fish & Seafood, Caribbean Cuisine, Deserts.
Beer, Wine, Cocktails.

Bonefish Grill
11535 Hutchinson Blvd.
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 249-0428
Steaks, Fish & Seafood, Deserts.
Beer, Wine, Cocktails.

Breaker's Restaurant
12627 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
(850) 234-6060
Steaks, Fish & Seafood, Deserts.
Beer, Wine, Cocktails.

Calypso Beach Cafe & Sports Grill
15812 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 234-6788
Steaks, Fish & Seafood, New Orleans Cuisine,
Homemade Deserts & Famous Cheesecake.
Beer, Wine, Cocktails.

Captain Anderson's Restaurant
5551 N Lagoon Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
(850) 234-2225
Gulf Coast Classics and Open Hearth Grill Cuisine
including Steaks, Fish & Seafood, Deserts.
Beer, Wine, Cocktails.

Capt. Jack's Family Buffet
8208 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
(850) 236-8555

Captain's Table Fish House Restaurant & Oyster Bar
1110 Beck Ave.
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 767-9933
Seafood

Carrabba's Italian Grill
13800 Back Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 230-4522
Fresh Italian cuisine, wood grilled sirloin, chicken and seafood.

Casa De Fogo #2
7715 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City, FL
(850) 249-4554

Chinatown Restaurant
7901 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 235-2438
Chinese Cuisine. Beer, Wine Cocktails.

Corum's Steak and Cake
19714 Panama City Beach Pkwy.
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 236-0621

Dado's
425 Grace Ave.
Panama City, FL
(850) 215-1283
Traditional European & American Cuisine.
Beer, Wine Cocktails.

Dirty Dick's Crab House
9800 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 230-3425
Seafood with a New Orleans Accent, Steaks,
Fish & Seafood, Pasta, Cajun Cuisine.
Beer, Wine, Cocktails

Dusty's Oyster Bar
16450 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 233-0035

El Potosino Mexican Restaurant
5101 West Highway 98
Panama City , FL 32401
(850) 215-2033

Ferrucci Restorante
301 Harrison Ave.
Panama City, FL
(850) 913-9131
Fine Italian Cuisine, Deserts.
Espresso Beverages, Beer, Wine, Cocktails
Locally owned .

Floridadelphia Cheesesteak & Hoagie
8744 Thomas Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
(850) 636-3510

Gene's Oyster Bar
302 Sherman Ave.
Panama City, FL
(850) 785-1232

Guglielmo’s Italian Grill and Pizza
15801 LC Hilton Jr Dr.
Panama City Beach , FL
(850) 235-3065

Gulf Club Cafe
1031 W. 15th St.
Panama City, FL
(850) 763-4005
Fresh Seafood, Steak, Pasta Chicken

Hammerhead Fred's
8752 Thomas Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
(850) 249-7093

Hooter's/Gulf Coast Wings, Inc.
1136 Thomas Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 249-5112

Hunt's Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant
1150 Beck Ave.
Panama City FL
(850) 763-9645

Hurricane Grille Restaurant
8100 Thomas Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 235-1938
Steaks, Fish & Seafood, Caribbean Cuisine.
Espresso Beverages, Beer, Wine, Cocktails.

J. Michael's Dockside Bar & Grill
3210 Thomas Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 233-2055
Seafood, Steak, Pasta, Salads.
Beer, Wine.

Kobe Seafood & Steak Restaurant
2727 W. 23rd St.
Panama City FL
(850) 215-6688

La Fiesta Restaurant II
1010 W. 15th St.
Panama City, FL
(850) 784-6817

Lady Anderson Dining Yacht
5550 N. Lagoon Dr.
Capt. Anderson Marina
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 234-5940

Liza's Kitchen
7008 Thomas Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
(850) 233-9000

Loco's Mexican Restaurant
766 W. 23rd St.
Panama City, FL
(850) 769-5626

Longhorn Steakhouse
15721 Panama City Pkwy.
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 233-4980

Los Antojitos Mexican Restaurant
4809 West Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 784-6633

Los Rancheros
527 Beckrich Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 249-5195
Mexican Cuisine, Beer, Wine.

Mellow Mushroom
8746 Thomas Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
(850) 235-2811

Mike's Diner
17554 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 234-1942

Mikato Japanese Steak & Seafood
7724 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 235-1338

Montego Bay Seafood House 4920 Thomas Dr. (Near St. Andrew's State Park)
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 234-8686
Steaks, Fish & Seafood, Caribbean & Cajun Cuisine, Salads.
Beer, Wine, Cocktails.

Montego Bay at Edgewater
473 Beckrich Rd. (In Shoppes at Edgewater)
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 233-6033
Steaks, Fish & Seafood, Caribbean & Cajun Cuisine, Salads.
Beer, Wine, Cocktails

My Thai Asian Bistro
301 Cherry St
Panama City FL ( In the cove)
(850) 784-0120 .

Nuna's Restaurant
207 South Highway 79
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 230-9874
Thai cuisine

Outback Steakhouse
861 W. 23rd St.
Panama City, FL
(850) 784-9649

Outlaws Bar-B-Q
2875 W. 23rd St.
Panama City, FL
(850) 215-3335

Pappy's German Restaurant
1000 Bayview Ave.
Panama City, FL
(850) 785-6611

Pasta Grill Restaurant
17840 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 236-6205
Traditional Classics and Modern Italian Cuisine including
Steaks, Fish & Seafood, Pasta. Beer, Wine.

Pineapple Willy's
9875 S. Thomas Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 235-0928
Steaks, Fish & Seafood, BBQ, Salads, Deserts.
Beer, Wine, Cocktails.

Po Folks
989 W. 15th St.
Panama City, FL
(850) 784-0111

Pompanos Restaurant
10292 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
(850) 233-9080
Seafood, Steaks, Prime Rib, Sushi

Sake House Sushi Bar & Grill
1012 Thomas Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 747-0052

Saltwater Grill
11040 Hutchison Blvd. (Middle Beach Rd.)
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 230-2739
Steaks, Fish & Seafood, Deserts.
Beer, Wine, Cocktails.

Scampy's Seafood and Steak
2611-D W. 23rd St.
Panama City, FL
(850) 215-2470

Schooner's
5121 Gulf Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
(850) 235-3555
Gulf Coast Classics including Steaks, Fish & Seafood,
Salads, Deserts. Beer, Wine, Cocktails.

Shaggy Marlin
6628 Thomas Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 249-2175

Sharky's Beach Club
15201 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 235-2420

Shrimp Boat
1201 Beck Ave.
Panama City (St. Andrews)
(850) 785-8706
Gracie Rae Bar & Grill

Shuckum's Oyster Bar
15614 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 235-3214

Smitty's Barbeque & Salad Bar
651 Highway 231
Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 769-3296

Spinnaker Paradise Grill
8795 Thomas Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 234-7882
Gulf Coast Classics including Steaks, Fish & Seafood,
Salads, BBQ, Deserts. Beer, Wine, Cocktails.

St. Andrew's Coffe House
1006 Beck Ave.
Panama City, FL
(850) 769-3767

Sweet Basil's Bistro
11208 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
(850) 234-2855

Sweet Racks
2020 Thomas Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
(850) 230-1777
Tocino Ribs

TGI Fridays
1022 W. 23rd St.
Panama City, FL
(850) 747-1861
Steaks, Fish & Seafood, Deserts. Beer, Wine, Cocktails

Triple J Steakhouse
2218 Thomas Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 233-9514

Tropical Smoothie
652 W. 23rd St.
Panama City, FL
(850) 913-9336

Uncle Ernie's Bayfront Grill & Brewhouse
1151 Bayview Ave.
Panama City, FL (St. Andrews)
(850) 763-8427
Steaks, Fish & Seafood. Espresso Beverages, Beer, Wine, Cocktails.