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www.sugarsands.com To ensure that your vacation is a memory of a lifetime, Sugar Sands cordially invites you to experience the sugar white sands and emerald green waters as only our southern hospitality can provide. Our family atmosphere is second to none, and our tropical gulf front location is the perfect place to create lasting memories. Our breathtaking sunsets will beckon you to come back every year.
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CONTENTS PANAMA CITY BEACH VISITORS GUIDE
| 2012 ACTIVITIES
21 St. Andrews State Park 22 Camp Helen State Park 24 Taking Advantage of Ecotourism 26 It’s Time to Play 33 Signature Events 38 Golfing Panama City Beach 46 Diving Panama City Beach 48 Exploring the Waters of Panama
83 Fishing from Panama City Beach AT T R A C T I O N S
13 Panama City Beach History 32 Beach Tunes 34 Painted Ponies and Spinning
43 Shells on the Beach 44 A Day to Remember 51 Liquid Sunshine 84 What to Do DINING
31 Dining with a View 68 Eating Your Way through Panama
There is something for everyone at Panama City Beach, and that’s why people just keep coming back. “PANAMA CITY BEACH HISTORY” | PAGE 13
70 Where to Dine LODGING
52 Where to Stay
ON THE COVER The 2012 Vacation Planner cover photo was taken in beautiful Panama City Beach on the west side of the M.B. Miller Pier at one of the beach access points. This pier, known as the County Pier, and the Russell-Fields Pier, known as the City Pier, are the only twin piers in Northwest Florida. This stunning shot was captured by award-winning photographer Romona Robbins Reynolds. PHOTOGRAPHY BY Romona Robbins Reynolds
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WELCOME TO panama city beach
We are excited to welcome you to Panama City Beach! This is your first step in discovering what our wonderful local culture has to offer. We are thrilled to share this guide with you to help you experience Panama City Beach to its full potential. It will introduce our twenty-seven miles of award-winning beaches and world-class accommodations, and show you all the reasons that Panama City Beach is one of the most desired vacation destinations in the world.
We’re looking forward to making your stay fun, memorable, and unique. So start planning your perfect escape to our little slice of paradise ... for the first time, the second time, or one of many times.
Throughout this guide, you will find articles on some of the most exciting activities in Panama City Beach. Whether it is one of our seemingly limitless water-sport activities, a day trip to St. Andrews State Park, or an excursion into the Butterfly Pavilion at Pier Park, there are numerous ideas among these pages for things to experience on your vacation.
Within this guide, we’ve also showcased some of our favorite restaurants in Panama City Beach. “Eating through Panama City Beach” will provide you with recipes from local restaurants for you to try on your own at home, while another feature outlines the best waterfront dining in our area. Our acclaimed restaurants are reason enough to visit Panama City Beach! Additionally, you’ll find “Did You Know” boxes throughout the vacation planner. These tidbits of information will tell you a little about what makes Panama City Beach so unique. Tips and tricks, such as “Beach Bag 101,” are also included so that you can experience our beaches like a true local.
Dan Rowe, President and CEO Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau
Beth Oltman, President and CEO Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce
With predictably sunny weather and a variety of festive events and attractions, Panama City Beach is the premier Real. Fun. Beach. The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City Beach means our beaches are just a carry-on or an international connection away from your nearest airport. From endless activities to breathtaking sunsets, Panama City Beach has something for everyone—no matter the age.
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PA N A M A C I T Y B E A C H
H I S T O RY
Panama City Beach is twenty-seven miles of stunning white sand, emerald green waters, and surefire enjoyment. But just how did our little slice of heaven come to be? Read on for the exciting history of Panama City Beach! The copious amounts of fish in the Gulf of Mexico attracted many to settle in the St. Andrews Bay area in the 1800s. Before that, Native Americans made the area their home and, later, pirates found the abundant waters of the bay to be a prime spot to troll. Here, they would wait for the opportunity to capture and plunder the richly laden ships en route to Mexico or Spain. An old Spanish galleon and a 700-pound cannon were recovered from a motel site in the early ’60s, proving the presence of such pirates. Legend has it that pirates hoarded treasure at Spanish Shanty Point on Shell Island, just off the Panama City Beach shore. With a reputation for being the Wreck Capital of the World, many a diver is attracted to search for lost treasure beneath the waves. Who knows what treasures lie in the emerald waters of the bay!
was founded. The city’s name was based on its location, being the nearest American port to the newly opened Panama Canal. Surrounding the new city were other small cities known as West Panama City Beach, Long Beach, and Edgewater. Some years later, the four merged to form a single city, which kept the name Panama City Beach.
Although the area thrived with settlers and development, Panama City Beach history didn’t officially begin until May 2, 1936, when the city
Thomas, however, retorted, “I’m not attempting to grow vegetables here; I’m going to grow people.” And grow people he did! Little did his
But it was developer Gideon Thomas who would begin bringing people from all over the world to Panama City Beach. In 1935, the forward-thinking Thomas built the Panama City Beach Hotel; he saw great potential for tourism development in the beautiful area at a time when many were fixed on agriculture. Many criticized his vision of Panama City Beach, arguing that there was no future in what they deemed “the ugly white sand.”
critics know that the sugar-sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico would become one of the most desired vacation spots in the world. Florida history was never the same after Gideon Thomas’s vision took shape. Soon, the beach became a popular destination for fun-loving travelers. In the ’40s and beyond, the beach was known for a trendy bar called the Hang Out. The white building with bright red trim was not to be missed as a hotspot for dancing and mingling on the beach. Unfortunately, the Hang Out was destroyed by Hurricane Eloise in 1975—a sad moment in Florida history, but not one to set back Panama City Beach! Today, vacationers travel from all over the world to experience the fun-loving culture of Panama City Beach. It is a place where families vacation year after year, newlyweds honeymoon, and friends gather for reunions. There is something for everyone at Panama City Beach, and that’s why people just keep coming back. VISITPANAMACITYBEACH.COM | 13
WA R N I N G S I G N A L S panama city beach
President/CEO Dan Rowe Office Manager Marcia Bush VP of Marketing Susan Estler VP of Sports Marketing Richard Sanders Director of Sales Ann Gager Director of Community Relations Tammala Spencer Interactive Marketing Manager Mari Gauden Marketing & Research Coordinator Dana Brown Visitor Information Manager Barrie Ainslie Sales/Sports Assistant Anne Williams Senior Visitor Information Specialist Lisa St. Angelo Visitor Information Specialists Carolyn Camden, Susan Leistner, Bill Poteet, Susan Seals
Florida’s beach warning flag program uses flags in four colors accompanied by interpretive signs along the beach to explain the meaning of each color. Flags are located approximately one mile apart along the beach. Absence of flags does not assure safe waters.
RED OVER RED
Water Closed to Public
RED – HIGH HAZARD
(High surf and/or strong currents)
YELLOW – MEDIUM HAZARD
(Moderate surf and/or currents)
President & CEO Beth Oltman, IOM Vice President Communications Marta Rose Director of Membership Development Skip Alford Vice President Member Services Cyndi Ainsworth Events & Programs Manager Catherine Collins Finance & Operations Manager Jena Kimmel Systems Coordinator Kristopher McLane Member Services Bertie Reynolds CREATIVE TEAM Publisher Lisa Burwell Editor-in-Chief Gerald Burwell VP of Creative Services Bob Brown Public Relations Director Ainsley Rogers Graphic Designers Tracey Thomas, Troy Ruprecht Web/Project Manager Bill Weckel Public Relations Intern Darby Kellum Copy Editor Margaret Stevenson CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Laurie Crowley, Paige Daugherty, Tori Phelps, Sallie W. Boyles, Jordan Staggs
GREEN – LOW HAZARD
(Calm conditions, exercise caution)
CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Romona Robbins, Abigail Ryan, Shelly Swanger PUBLISHED BY:
Dangerous Marine Life
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Casa Blanca Resort Want an affordable room on the beach, close to the action? Book at the Casa Blanca Resort! The Gulf is on one side with shopping, dining and entertainment across the road and a short drive to Pier Park. Fully furnished kitchens, workout facilities, wireless Internet, pool, hot tub.
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Located on the Gulf of Mexico and the “Quiet End” of Panama City Beach, Regency Towers has become a family friendly tradition for generations. With two Olympic size pools, a kiddie pool, spa, fitness center, billiard room, tennis courts, shuffle board and outdoor grills, why go anywhere else? And don’t forget the sugar sand beach! Just two miles from Pier Park, great shopping and restaurants.
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ZooWorld Home to over 250 exotic animals, ZooWorld is a 501 (c)(3) non profit educational facility. ZooWorld offers the opportunity to get up close and personal with animal ambassadors from all over the world. Daily animal shows featuring parrots, reptiles and mammals, including gray wolves, are both fun and educational. Birthday parties and private animal encounters are available, or head to the petting zoo and hand feed Sydney the giraffe. Whether you are young in age or just young at heart, ZooWorld is fun for the whole family! ZooWorld Zoological is a USDA licensed facility and proud member of ZAA. Where the fun is never endangered!
9008 Front Beach Rd. Panama City Beach 850.230.1243 zooworldpcb.net
Econfina Creek Canoe Livery Explore one of our areas finest Hidden Treasures...Econfina Creek. Paddle pristine waterways while enjoying the best mother nature has to offer. Observe the many varieties of birds, fish, and other wildlife that inhabit our local paradise. Swim, snorkel, and picnic in crystal clear, sandy bottom springs. Enjoy lush tropical vegetation, unique honeycomb limestone banks, and six major spring areas that combine to make “ Florida’s most beautiful canoe trail.” Call for information and reservations.
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Econfina Creek Canoe Livery 5641-A Porter Pond Rd., Youngstown, FL 850.722.9032 canoeeconfinacreek.com
Nature can be enjoyed to its fullest at St. Andrews State Park.
St. St. AndrewS Andrews State StAte PArk Park of Panama City Beach
Beautiful St. Andrews State Park is known for its sugar white sands and emerald green waters. Formerly a military reservation, the park has over one and a half miles of beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and Grand Lagoon. The park boasts remarkable natural beauty along with endless activities for guests.
A visit to St. Andrews State Park provides infinite opportunities for recreation. Guests can enjoy such water sports as swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and canoeing. Also, two fishing piers, a jetty, and a boat ramp are provided for fishing. For nature lovers, the park has two trails for long walks through the beautiful coastal plant communities. Or, guests can simply relax, sunbathe, and picnic. From March to October, boat tours of natural, undeveloped Shell Island are available as well.
At the end of a long day, both primitive and full-facility campgrounds provide overnight accommodations where guests can sleep out under the stars. There are three stores in the park where campers can purchase supplies. With countless activities and exquisite surroundings, nature can be enjoyed to its fullest and adventure is yours for the making at St. Andrews State Park.
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The Great Outdoors at
Camp Helen State park Panama City Beach offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for visitors of all ages. For recreation surrounded by natural beauty, however, few places can compare to Camp Helen State Park. Beautiful 180-acre Camp Helen is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on three sides, offering exquisite views of the emerald waters that make Panama City Beach a desirable destination for visitors from across the country. Lake Powell, one of the largest coastal dune lakes in Florida, completes the border. Visitors to the park will appreciate the history behind middens and mounds that indicate the presence of humans nearly four thousand years ago! From 1945 to 1987, Camp Helen was a company resort for Alabama textile mill employees to enjoy, and today many of the original buildings have been restored. Whether youâ€™re looking for a cool dip in the Gulf of Mexico, beachcombing and hiking adventures, freshwater and saltwater fishing, or a stroll down one of the parkâ€™s nature trails, Camp Helen is a must-see for lovers of the great outdoors!
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Taking advantage of Ecotourism in Panama city Beach By Paige Daugherty
Beautiful Econfina Creek
A new trAvel trend hAs emerged Among vacationers and is rapidly becoming more popular as people are choosing to vacation away from the shops and monuments and heading to the great outdoors. Ecotourism is introducing people to natural habitats and how to protect them. Eco-travel is no longer limited to exotic trips that only the wealthy can afford. In fact, many opportunities for ecotourism are available right here in Panama City Beach. Ecotourism enthusiasts often take advantage of ecofriendly 24 | VISITPANAMACITYBEACH.COM
activities as a means of enjoying Northwest Florida’s unique natural resources. If you’ve ever wanted to walk on water, the next best thing may be stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). SUP has dramatically increased in popularity over the last five years and with good reason: almost any person can easily ride a board on coastal dune lakes, rivers, the Gulf, and even a swimming pool. The experience allows the rider to glide over the water, viewing
and hearing nature with little disruption to the wildlife. Since SUPs are neither gas nor battery powered, they are perfect for the tourist concerned about his or her carbon footprint. The Florida Panhandle is one of the state’s most significant areas for rare and diverse species, with over 1,200 varieties of plants being unique to Bay County. Ecotourism not only educates area visitors about the abundant resources found naturally along
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the Florida Panhandle, but also encourages Panama City Beach locals to both conserve and protect its precious natural environment. The newly opened Panama City Beach Conservation Park is a bold step in a more ecofriendly direction. The park recycles 18 million gallons of highly treated wastewater per day into the 3,000-acre West Bay Ecosystem, strategically rehydrating the forest area back to its wetland prime. This restores the park’s ecosystem as certain species are removed and native species are reintroduced to the park.
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Grand Cayman Motel
21905 Front Beach Road * Panama City Beach * FL * 32413 www.GrandCaymanMotel.com The Grand Cayman Motel, located on the secluded west end of the beach, gives our guests the peace and relaxation of being away from the crowds and the convenience of being minutes away from all that Panama City Beach has to offer.
Adventure seekers are welcome to visit the park through a series of winding nature trails ideal for walking, biking, and nature watching. Each trail has a unique appeal; some feature boardwalks over the water, which integrate the idyllic dune formation with the forest’s natural topography. The park’s goal is to protect our special environment; all can rest assured that at least some of the most beautiful parts of Florida will remain intact for generations to come.
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By Tori PhelPs
Dining on succulent Gulf seafood, sunbathing on pristine beaches— there’s no shortage of laid-back options for Panama City Beach visitors. But to add some action to your trip, Frank Brown Park is a one-stop destination for fun on the run. This 200-acre recreational area caters to most active interests—with amenities too numerous to list. Play tennis with your sweetie on one of four courts, take the dog for a walk at the dedicated dog park, or treat the family to some splash time at the $4.1 million aquatic center.
“The two hundred acres of fun-filled space ensures that there is plenty of room to enjoy yourself without feeling like you’re imposing on someone else’s fun.” — Mayor Gayle oBersT
And that’s just for starters. You can also take advantage of the kids’ fishing pond, two outdoor basketball courts, the indoor gym, half a dozen picnic pavilions, the stateof-the-art playground, four batting cages, nine baseball fields, three full-size soccer fields, and the 1.25-mile paved walking trail. Beautiful walking paths are also for use at Frank Brown Park as part of Gayle’s Trails. In the future, these paths will create an unbroken trail from the Walton County line to St. Andrews State Park. With so much to do, visitors can easily spend a full day at the park and not experience everything it has to offer. And it just keeps growing. An adjacent 3,000acre nature conservation park recently opened, 26 | VISITPANAMACITYBEACH.COM
offering walking and biking trails, abundant plant and animal life, and incredible scenery. Like most activities at the park (except for the aquatic center), it’s completely free. The two hundred acres of fun-filled space ensures that there is plenty of room to enjoy yourself without feeling like you’re imposing on someone else’s fun. However, with all the activities offered at Frank Brown Park, there is plenty to do in one spot. With ideal year-round weather, it’s not surprising that one of the most used areas is the twenty-acre outdoor festival site. People often fly kites and motorized airplanes in this wideopen space. Of course, it was designed to host big shows,
including the recent country music festival that drew tens of thousands of people. It has also been used for car shows, bike rallies, and both equestrian and athletic competitions. Whatever you desire, you can find it at Frank Brown Park, where there is always something happening.
Frank Brown Park is located at the west end of Panama City Beach Parkway. For more information, call 850.233.5045, or visit www.playballinparadise.com.
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Dining with a View
Just like any other city, Panama City Beach has an unlimited number of dining options. But there is one thing that sets the restaurant scene apart here—the breathtaking views that will accompany your meal at any of our waterfront dining locations! Whether you are coming off the beach for a bite to eat, seeking somewhere to watch the majestic sunsets, or simply looking for a fun atmosphere to enjoy dinner under the stars, waterfront dining is the way to go. Capt. Anderson’s is an acclaimed family restaurant that boasts both excellent food and exceptional service. Named among America’s Top 50 Restaurants and awarded “Best Seafood Restaurant” by Southern Living, this hot spot’s list of accolades is as long and rich as its menu.
“Waterfront dining is the way to go.”
Owned and managed by the same people who bring you Schooners, Boatyard is another excellent dining option on Grand Lagoon. With a “good times” attitude and a dedication to quality live entertainment, Boatyard is loved by tourists and locals alike.
Dubbed “The Last Local Beach Club,” Schooners means great food, great bands, and a great location. Schooners also stays open late, like many beachfront restaurants, for those looking to see the stars.
For Gulf-front dining, Sharky’s Beachfront Restaurant and Tiki Bar is a legendary waterfront establishment in Panama City Beach. The restaurant is hard to miss. You’ll find a very large tiki hut looming in the sky and live bands sending tunes out over the water.
Or, during your stay, try Pineapple Willy’s for big drinks, big dishes, and big smiles.
Or, head to Schooners for your favorite seafood dish paired with a beautiful sunset.
Barefoot Beach Club, another Gulf-front dining option, serves up seafood, sandwiches, surf, and sunshine.
Headed to see the famous twin piers? Stop in at Hook’d Pier Bar and Grill. Located across from Pier Park, this little hot spot is colorful and charming and makes for the perfect dining location after a long day of shopping. While in Panama City Beach, why not take full advantage of the emerald waters and white sugar sand beaches by choosing them as the backdrop to your lunch, dinner, or drinks. Visit one of our waterfront dining options today! VISITPANAMACITYBEACH.COM | 31
With the sugar White sand and breathtaking vieWs of the gulf of Mexico as the perfect backdrop, panaMa city beach is a hot spot for Musical artists of all types froM across the country. A variety of performers, including Switchfoot, Petra, and Third Day, appeared at the Christian Music Festival 2011. CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert teamed up with Jason Aldean, who holds both the CMA Album of the Year and American Country Awards Artist of the Year, and a host of other acts to bring the Country Music Festival to Panama City Beach. The Seabreeze Jazz Festival, named one of the â€œTop 10 Jazz Festivals in the U.S.A. â€œ by JAZZIZ Magazine, attracts approximately 20,000 visitors from around the world to Panama City Beach. Make sure to check out the musical acts scheduled to be in Panama City Beach during your stay!
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S i g n at u r e eventS Mardi Gras at the Beach February 2012 Seabreeze Jazz Festival April 2012 Thunder Beach Spring Rally May 2012 Grand Slam World Series of Baseball June–July 2012 USFA World Series July 2012 Independence Day Celebration July 2012 Lobster Festival and Tournament September 2012 Panama City Beach Sportfish Classic September 2012
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WSL/Miken “1.20” North American Championships September 2012 Fall Fishing Challenge September–November 2012 Pirates of the High Seas Fest October 2012 Thunder Beach Autumn Rally October 2012 UNwineD October 2012 Ironman Triathlon November 2012 Emerald Coast Cruizin’ Car Show November 2012 Fun for the Holidays November–December 2012 New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop December 2012
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PAINTED PONIES AND
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MIRACLE STRIP AT PIER PARK B Y L AURI E C ROWL E Y
Miracle Strip at pier park iS a Step back to a tiMe when faMilieS and friendS gathered for fun. The original Miracle Strip Amusement Park, a much-loved part of Panama City Beach for many years, closed in 2004. In 2010, the original painted pony carousel was discovered in storage, taken to Pier Park, and given a new life. The park soon added the Balloon Race and the Red Baron Ride, and, after much searching, the same make and model Big Eli Ferris wheel was found in California. All rides were refurbished and brought back to their original vintage gloryâ€”Miracle Strip at Pier Park was born.
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iracle Strip at Pier Park has something for everyone, from exciting rides to a quaint parklike atmosphere. You will find yourself enjoying the gorgeous flowers spilling down from hanging baskets and flower boxes as you wander through the park and create new memories with your family. During 2012, Miracle Strip will be adding new attractions, including a 1980 Sea Dragon! New attractions for small children will also join the list, such as hand-cranked cars, a sand pit with vintage Tonka dump trucks, tractors, and bulldozers, and “The Sock Hop”- a large jumping pillow where both children and adults can bounce at the same time. There’s also a lot to see and learn at the new Butterfly Pavilion at Pier Park. Located at the Miracle Strip, the Butterfly Pavilion is the latest addition to the park by owners Teddy and Jenny Meeks. Strolling through the 2,500-square-foot enclosure is a thrill for the young and the young at heart. There are more than four hundred butterflies, though the number can rise to six hundred, and all are native to Florida. Because these are not “exotic” butterflies from a foreign country, they are allowed to mate and reproduce. Garden inhabitants include monarchs, zebra longwings (the state butterfly), buckeyes, julias, great southern whites, giant swallowtails, spicebush swallowtails, and zebra swallowtails. Plants in the pavilion include lip-smacking varieties butterfly caterpillars love to eat after they emerge from eggs, like passion vines and milk vines. Multicolored flowers dot the interior space, giving the butterflies plenty of sweet nectar once they emerge from their cocoons, or chrysalides. Learning the butterfly’s life cycle, from egg to chrysalis, is made easy and fun for kids as they see for themselves nature’s wonder. Observing the butterflies sipping from flowers, basking in the sunshine, and flying freely in their natural habitat is truly a magical experience. If you sit quietly in the Pavilion, one may land on your shoulder to greet you.
“Observing the butterflies sipping frOm flOwers, basking in the sunshine, and flying freely in their natural habitat is truly a magical experience.”
Pier Park Panama City Beach
Pier Park is the ultimate shopping center serving Panama City Beach and the surrounding areas. This 900,000-plussquare-foot mecca offers everything from shopping and dining to entertainment and actual events. Pier Park is the heart of the action in Panama City Beach. The shopping center boasts a large variety of stores. If you’re looking for clothing for any and all size and age ranges, jewelry, sunglasses, toys, or specialty gifts, you will find it at Pier Park. Also, many events are held at Pier Park, so there is always something exciting going on! Be sure to bring the whole family to Pier Park— there are plenty of activities for children! Stop by the Grand Theatre for an IMAX movie while you’re there. For entertainment, dining, and the ultimate shopping experience in one venue, Pier Park Panama City Beach is the place to go. Come visit and see for yourself!
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Miracle Strip at Pier Park. In the words of the legendary band Blood, Sweat and Tears: “Someone is waiting just for you Spinnin’ wheel, spinnin’ true Drop all your troubles by the riverside Ride a painted pony let the spinning wheel fly.” We at Pier Park are waiting for you!
Miracle Strip at Pier Park Rides and Attractions: 1964 Allan Herschell Carousel 1985 Zamperla Balloon Race 1975 Big Eli Ferris Wheel 1952 Allan Herschell Red Baron Planes 1975 Eli Bridge Scrambler 1991 Sellner Tilt-A-Whirl 1980 Sea Dragon “The Sock Hop” Jumping Pillow Children’s Hand-Cranked Cars The Sand Pit Natural Habitat Butterfly Pavilion
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Golfing p a n a m a
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“Golf is life. If you can’t take golf, you can’t take life.” —anonymous Lessons learned on the course stay with you for life, so get out and start learning! Panama City Beach is home to five luxurious golf courses. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer, or someone who just wants to try a few holes while on vacation, Panama City Beach has the course for you.
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Come and match your game against the best in the world at Hombre Golf Club, a 27-hole championship course that hosts the annual PGA Tour qualifying school. Or, if your game is not quite at the PGA level, there is a course to fit your needs—from the longest course in the state to a lighted 9-hole par-3 course the whole family can enjoy. Also be sure to check out The Nicklaus Course at Bay Point. The first and only legendary Nicklaus Design course in Northwest Florida. Didn’t bring your clubs with you? Don’t worry, our courses have you covered. Club rentals are available at many of the courses, and pro shops are equipped to outfit every member of the family with all their golfing needs. With landscapes unique to Northwest Florida, a day on any of our five courses will not disappoint!
The Nicklaus Course at Bay Point 850.235.6950 baypointgolf.com Hombre Golf Club 850.234.3673 hombregolfclub.com The Meadows Course at Bay Point 850.235.6950 baypointgolf.com Holiday Golf Club 850.234.1800 holidaygolfclub.com Signal Hill Golf Course 850.234.3218 signalhillgolfcourse.com Sharks Tooth Golf Club 850.249. 3058 sharkstoothgolfclub.com VISITPANAMACITYBEACH.COM | 39
The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach represents five resorts offering Gulf-front suites and golf villas along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Resort amenities include tennis courts, retail shops, boutiques, on-property restaurants, and coffee shops, fitness centers, an outdoor basketball court, luxurious pools, a executive golf course, indoor and outdoor meeting space, and 27 holes of championship golf at the Hombre Golf Club on Northwest Floridaâ€™s Gulf Coast. W W W. R E S O R T C O L L E C T I O N . C O M
Country Inn & Suites Come stay with us at Country Inn & Suites, a short distance from “The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches” and located near area attractions, restaurants and shopping. Free continental breakfast, free internet, outdoor pool, sauna, fitness room, business center, meeting room and guest laundry.
10241 Clarence St. Panama City Beach 850.249.4747 countryinns.com/panamacitybeachfl
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Shells on the Beach b y s a l l i e w . b oy l e s
primarily composed of quartz crystals, Panama City Beachâ€™s sugary sands present a breathtaking contrast to the rich
aqua and emerald hues of the water. A closer inspection of the beaches also reveals a treasure trove of seashells. Like jewels washed ashore from a pirate shipwreck, they display a rainbow of colors and dimensions. While shells can be found along any of the 27 miles of Panama City Beach, a preferred location is Shell Island, an uninhabited nature preserve that is part of St. Andrews State Park. Collectors also spot some of their most spectacular shells while diving or snorkeling. Whether on land or in the water, the following species represent a sampling of those that are indigenous to the area:
Atlantic Giant Cockle
Florida Fighting Conch
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A DAy to RemembeR Plan Your Wedding in Panama City Beach By Jordan Staggs
he Emerald Coast has endless beauty to offer all those who choose to vacation on its sugary shores. What better venue for the day you say your vows? For brides and grooms wishing to create an unforgettable memory against a backdrop of the gorgeous Gulf Coast at sunset, look no further than Panama City Beach. Easily accessible from all over the country via the newly built Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, our area has 27 miles of some of the most sought-after destination wedding beaches in America. There are also many quality wedding planners and companies to help make sure you get hitched without a hitch! Choose from some of the top planners, vendors, caterers, and locales in the Florida Panhandle for your special day.
just about any place imaginable that would make your wedding day the best day of your life.
The Panama City Beach area is home to wedding venues of all kinds, including beaches, resorts, churches, rental homes, parks, and
Full-service wedding planners are plentiful in Panama City Beach to be there every step of the way to help brides, grooms, and all involved create a perfect day. These planners can assist with everything from
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helping brides find their locations and vendors to reviewing contracts and proposals. They will, of course, be on location from start to finish on the big day. Be sure to visit the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureauâ€™s special wedding section on their website at visitpanamacitybeach.com. And donâ€™t forget the honeymoon! In addition to gorgeous resorts, Panama City Beach is filled with fun attractions and romantic settings to make the beginning of your new life together unforgettable. Take a sunset cruise on the bay, have dinner at one of the many beachside restaurants, visit Gulf World Marine Park to see dolphins, fish and other marine life, or take an ecotour for some outdoor fun. You can also find some of the best shopping, salons, and spas at Pier Park and around town, perfect for a relaxing getaway before or after the wedding. If you have planned a honeymoon elsewhere, Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) serves as a gateway to major U.S. cities, including those which are international hubs. Visit iflybeaches.com to check flights and make wedding travel plans for you, your family, and friends. No matter the style of your dream ceremony, reception, and honeymoon, the experts in Panama City Beach can help make your wedding magical.
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Panama City BeaCh
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ith over a thousand miles of coastline along Florida’s Gulf of Mexico from which divers can choose, the calm, open waters surrounding Panama City Beach provide the perfect home for a wide variety of marine habitats and types of dive sites, making it one of the most popular dive destinations for divers around the world. Sea turtles, giant manta rays, puffer fish, octopus, sand dollars, blue marlin and horseshoe crab are just a few of the species that inhabit these emerald waters, making for memorable diving in Florida.
and others—all allowing for fabulous Florida diving opportunities. Natural reefs, ranging in depth from eighty to one hundred feet and from three to eight feet in height, lie just a few miles offshore. These reefs offer an ideal spot for viewing a wealth of underwater creatures, including small corals and colorful sponges. For snorkelers who want to stay closer to shore, the jetties at St. Andrews State Park are popular spots. The best time of the year for Panama City Beach diving is April through September. There are several dive shops in the area that can accommodate the needs of water-curious visitors, no matter what dive level. These shops can provide everything from boat charters and training to equipment repair and rentals. Check out these listings for more info:
Check out our dive map that includes some of the best local dive spots. With these spots and more, there is a dive spot to fit every diver. Historic wrecks are sprinkled throughout this region: they include the SS Benjamin H. Grierson—a 441-foot World War II liberty ship; the USS Chippewa—a 220-foot tug; the SS Tarpon—a 160-foot coastal freighter; the USS Chickasaw—a 100-foot tug; the Grey Ghost—a 110-foot tug; as well as the Gulf of Mexico’s most famous wreck, the 465-foot British merchant oil tanker SS Empire Mica. Because of these and so many others, wreck diving is one of the most popular and unforgettable underwater experiences in Panama City Beach.
Dive locker Diver’s Den DownTime Dive Charters The lord’s Gym Dive Center Panama City Dive Center Panama City Dive Charters
In addition to wrecks, fifty artificial reefs have been developed off Panama City Beach, allowing for additional growth of exotic sea life. These reefs include Stage I, Stage II, fifteen 160-foot-long and 35-foothigh bridge spans, ten barges, the LOSS Project,
For a list of the GPS and LORAN-C coordinates for Bay County/Panama City Beach diving sites, please visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/do/dive-sites. The list includes some of the best Florida wreck diving around!
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Panama City Beach
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Dive Site Information 1. USS Strength
4. USS Accokeek
8. SS Tarpon
After its decommission in 1967, this Navy minesweeper was sunk and refloated several times for training by the Navy’s salvage diver school before being sunk in its final resting place in 1987 by the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center at Panama City. The ship is about 184 feet in length, has a 33-foot beam, and the profile rises to within 45 feet of the surface.
Accokeek is a fully intact 143-foot Navy tug boat in 110 feet of water—the wheelhouse is at 65 feet. A large goliath grouper has been known to loiter at the bow and wheelhouse.
Built in 1887, the Tarpon sank in 1937 and is one of Panama City Beach’s natural shipwrecks. The 130foot steamer lies in 95 feet of water approximately nine miles southwest of the St. Andrews jetties and has been popular for fishing since the 1950s. In 1997, the Tarpon was named Florida’s sixth underwater archaeological preserve, which makes removal of artifacts from the site unlawful. Divers are likely to spot amberjack, angelfish, flounder, grouper, moray eels, remoras, spadefish, and spiny and slipper lobster.
2. Black Bart Named in memory of Captain Charles Bartholomew, the Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage in Panama City for years and an avid local sport diver, the former 185foot oil field supply ship is the most popular dive site in Panama City Beach. Intentionally sunk in the early 1990s, the ship rests in about 75 feet of water with its cargo holds open for exploration. The fully intact ship’s bridge can be reached at a depth of 45 feet; the main deck is at 70 feet. The site is teeming with marine life.
3. Red Sea Intentionally sunk in 2009, the 120-foot freighter sits upright in 75 feet of water but reaches to just 40 feet below the surface. Though the Red Sea is Panama City Beach’s newest artificial dive spot, it is already home to many reef fish. With several decks and numerous swim-throughs, she is both fun and safe to explore.
5. USS Chippewa An outstanding dive spot, the former Navy tug sits upright and in excellent condition with most of its deck equipment intact. The cabin is at 50 feet and the main deck at 70 feet. The Chippewa is one of the largest ships ever used by the Bay County Artificial Reef Program.
6. SS Benjamin H. Grierson The Benjamin H. Grierson is a World War II Liberty ship built in 1943 and, following the war, was mothballed to the Mobile Reserve Fleet near Mobile, Alabama. It was then acquired by the Florida Department of Natural Resources in 1977 to be deployed as an artificial reef. At 441 feet in length with a 57-foot beam, the Grierson lies at a depth of 77 feet and rises 20 feet off the sea bottom.
7. Stage I A former Navy platform, Stage I covers more than an acre with supports that stand in 60 feet of water and continue to the sand at 110 feet. The amount of marine life at this site is impressive. Because of its massive size, divers should be careful of line and gas supplies—and not to lose orientation.
9. Grey Ghost Twenty miles from the St. Andrews jetties, Grey Ghost is a 105-foot Navy tug boat sunk as an artificial reef in 1978 and remains mostly intact in 108 feet of water where the visibility is 20–50 feet. Diving with extreme caution and a knife is a must since monofilament fishing line is prevalent due to this location’s popularity with line fishing. Because the wreck sits alongside a natural limestone reef, marine life is abundant and is favored by underwater photographers.
10. QF-106 This USAF Convair QF-106 drone airplane was donated by Tyndall Air Force Base to be sunk as an artificial reef.
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Beach Bag 101 Packing a beach bag may seem like a simple task, but there are a few things our local beachgoers know never to leave behind. Read on to pack your beach bag like a Panama City Beach resident!
Exploring thE WatErs
of panama City BEaCh by Darby Kellum The Panama City Beach area is known for its beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear water. Why not take full advantage of the area’s greatest assets by participating in some water sports? Whether you’re Jet Skiing, boating, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, parasailing, swimming, or banana boating, your friends here in Panama City Beach have you covered. Panama City Beach offers almost every water sport you can imagine and each sport provides a new and different way to experience this amazing area. If you’ve visited our beaches recently, you’ve probably witnessed the area’s newest watersport craze: stand-up paddleboarding. Whether you’re using the sport as a workout or simply gliding on the water for a leisurely outing, stand-up paddleboarding provides the ultimate water-sport experience—one that you must try at least once. Looking for a more traditional water sport? Kayaking is perfect for those wanting to escape on the water for adventure or for solitude. Like stand-up paddleboarding, you can go at your own pace and enjoy your surroundings. For the true adventure seeker, Jet Skiing on the Gulf or the bay is a classic water sport that epitomizes a great time. Jet Ski rentals are easy to find along the beach and they are
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easy to operate. Much like Jet Skis, banana boats offer the same rush of excitement for passengers. With both activities, be prepared for a high-energy experience. To see “The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches” in a new perspective, grab a friend and go parasailing. This tourist favorite is the perfect way to take in your surroundings from a different vantage point. While drifting through the air, be sure to look for sea life down below. Parasailing’s unique aerial view is one that can’t be found elsewhere. Too much sand in your shoes? Visit Shipwreck Island, our water park that offers fun for the whole family. Shipwreck Island has everything from thrill rides and family rides to a large children’s play area, all nestled in the midst of tropical landscaping. Don’t worry, parents! While the kids play, you can relax by the Ocean Motion Wave Pool or float down the peaceful Lazy River. As you can see, there are many different ways to explore the waters of Panama City Beach. For information on all water sports in the area and where to get involved, visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com. There you will find everything you need to know to experience beautiful Panama City Beach to the fullest.
SunScreen: Take care of your skin by using a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15; be sure to have it in your bag for reapplications. And don’t forget a lip balm with sunscreen to protect your lips! SunglaSSeS: Protect your eyes! With the bright, beautiful Florida sun, forgetting your sunglasses makes it hard to read, nap, or play! Water: Staying hydrated is important. Be sure to throw a water bottle in your bag if you are not packing a cooler. reSealable PlaStic Storage bag: This may seem odd, but it is the perfect protection against moisture for your phone, credit cards, or camera. book or Magazine: Kick back and relax with your favorite read! toWel: Pick up an extra-long one to ensure maximum comfort. travel SPeakerS for Portable MuSic Device: Tunes always heighten the fun of a day at the beach. PaDDleball, volleyball, or other beach gaMe: Fun activities are great for the entire family or group of friends. hat: Napping on the beach is a bit easier with a hat to shield your face from the sun! cover uP: Keep something in the bag to throw on over your bathing suit just in case you want to stop into one of our famous Panama City Beach restaurants on the way back to your hotel!
Dive Locker Dive Locker is a full service PADI5-Star dive center offering scuba training courses, daily dive and snorkel charters, top-of-theline scuba equipment sales, rentals and the coolest dive T-shirts in town. Only dive company in the U.S. to receive Scuba Diving Magazine’s prestigious “Best Dive Operation” award.
106 Thomas Dr. Panama City Beach 850.230.8006 divelocker.net
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From sunrise to sunset, The Summerhouse offers the very best in two bedroom/ two bath condominiums directly on the sugary white sands of the Gulf of Mexico. Amenities include beachside pools, hot tub, kiddie pool, gazebo, tennis, racquetball, shuffleboard, game room with pool tables, grill and picnic area, and wireless Internet. Fully equipped kitchens including washer/dryers and private patio/balconies overlooking the Gulf are standard features of all units. The Summerhouse is just minutes away from golf, fishing, scuba diving, attractions, shopping and dining. Make The Summerhouse your “home away from home” and experience our snow white beaches, emerald green waters and breathtaking sunsets.
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6505 Thomas Dr. Panama City Beach 850.234.1112 • 800.354.1112 summerhousepc.com
Liquid SunShine Most visitors come to Panama City Beach for the beautiful beaches, blue skies, crystal clear water, and white sand. But when you’re planning on spending a day in the sun, what do you do when a rain cloud comes your way? You’ve come to the right place for answers. After all, rain in Panama City Beach is just “liquid sunshine.” So, don’t let a rainy day give you the blues! We’re here to help. Panama City Beach might be known for the Gulf, but the area has countless indoor activities that are sure to satisfy your craving for excitement. If you’re looking for fun for the whole family, Rock’It Lanes is the place to go. With bowling, skating, an arcade, and billiards, there is something for everyone. Also, Rock’It Lanes has a Sports Bar and a Grille to rest and refuel after a full day of fun. As you can see, Rock’It Lanes is exciting—rain or shine! Looking for a high-energy outlet on a rainy day? Visit Emerald Coast Mirror Maze and Laser Craze at Pier Park. These activities are great for an afternoon of friendly competition. Bring the whole family or a group of friends to the Boardwalk at Pier Park and you’ll see what we mean. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium is a favorite indoor attraction in the area. To make this attraction even better, the venue is what appears to be a sinking ship, the S.S. Ripley. With exhibit after exhibit of the amazing and
the bizarre, you won’t want to leave. Don’t forget to check out the 4D Moving Theatre while you’re there. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium is a must visit. Believe us!
process behind our local wine. This is the perfect outing for couples and groups of friends. With free wine tastings all day, every day, SeaBreeze Winery is truly liquid sunshine.
Another favorite in the area, Gulf World Marine Park, is a surprising venue for a rainy day. Gulf World has shows and events no matter what the weather forecast says. Visit the Gulf World Marine Park website (gulfworldmarinepark.com) to check show times and coming events. Join the animals to get your liquid sunshine!
History buffs and beach lovers, unite! The Man in the Sea Museum is the place to learn about our favorite aspect of the area—the sea! The museum collects, preserves, and displays historical artifacts and documents that illustrate early attempts to work underwater. With a firsthand look into historic underwater activities, even beach bums can enjoy a summer storm.
Looking for a truly outside-the-box rainy day activity? Look no further than the fourstory, upside-down house! WonderWorks is an interactive fun lab full of unique educational activities for the whole family. Explore science through virtual, physical, and mental challenges throughout this famed Panama City Beach attraction. (Parents, your kids will have so much fun, they won’t even realize how much they’re learning!)
Finally, is there anything better than a movie on a rainy day? Visit The Grand Theatre at Pier Park in Panama City Beach for a selection of movies—there’s even an IMAX Theatre! Pick your movie, grab your popcorn and drink, and you’re ready to weather the storm with a day at the movies. Have a classic rainy day in front of the big screen at The Grand Theatre.
Adults, don’t think we’ve forgotten about you. For an enjoyable rainy day, visit SeaBreeze Winery. SeaBreeze Winery offers tours and tastings where you will learn all about the
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boArdwAlk beACh resort 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom fully equipped condos, zero entry pool, beach-front restaurant and tiki bar, fitness center, kids splash zone and beach activities on the beach. 9450 S. Thomas Dr. 850.234.3484 • 800.224.4853 boardwalkbeachresort.com $$$
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1-& 2-bedroom condos with an affordable price tag are available for your next vacation. Features thoughtfully decorated, fully furnished condos with generous living space. 17168 Front Beach Rd. 850.233.1471 • 877.808.4323 oaseasresorts.com $$
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CONDOS AmbAssAdor Located on the beach. One, two and three room suites. Full kitchen. All units have balconies or walk out to the beach. Close to Pier Park. 15617 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.2112 • 800.338.2515 abccondo.com $$
AquA Condominiums Three heated pools. Hot tub. Gas grills. Fitness Center with sauna and steam rooms. Massage by appointment. Seasonal Outdoor café. Meeting room for up to 100 people. 15625 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.1501 • 855.858.6954 aqua-gulf.com $$$
AquAVistA Condominiums gulfviewproperties.com Beach front. Private balcony. Less than 1 mile from Pier Park. Heated pool. Hot tub. Sauna. Fully equipped condos. Covered parking. 17155 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.1704 • 888.921.7758 gulfviewproperties.com $$
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CAlypso resort & towers by sterling resorts This property is perfectly situated on the beach and across the street from Pier Park. Features two resort style pools, hot tubs, luxurious interiors and breathtaking views. 15817 Front Beach Rd. 850.636.5000 • 866.5.RESORT sterlingresorts.com $$$
Commodore Condominiums See the beach from the quiet end of Panama City Beach. Nestled near St. Andrews State Park we offer all that you could want in a vacation. 4715 Thomas Dr. 850.234.8699 • 800.444.8699 commodorecondo.com $$–$$$$
ContinentAl Condominiums Gulf-front, family resort featuring Tiki Bar, gameroom, and seasonally heated pool. Close to Pier Park. 15413 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.3720 • 800.222.2728 continentalcondos.com $$–$$$$
CorAl reef Condominiums Family-friendly, Gulf-front condominium with two outdoor pools one heated seasonally, wi-fi, and fitness room. 6609 Thomas Dr. 850.230.2060 • 877.733.3704 coralreefcondos.com $$$
CAsA blAnCA resort Family-friendly one bedroom condominium units directly on the beach. 11115 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.6230 • 800.488.6230 casablancapcb.com $$
CelAdon beACh resort A quiet luxury beachfront resort. One Gulffront pool. One seasonally heated indoor/ outdoor pool, hot tubs and fitness center. 17757 Front Beach Rd. 850.236.1965 • 800.GO.RELAX resortquestpanamacitybeachvacations.com $$-$$$
ColoniAl shores Condominiums A family-oriented business directly across from the beach. We have 17 units sleeping from two to six people, kitchens available in most units. 8512 Surf Dr. 850.234.6054 • 888.565.5931
dunes of pAnAmA The Dunes of Panama, impressive with beauty, has 1500 ft of beachfront for outstanding views from every unit. Three pools, shaded gazebos, shuffleboard, grills, tennis, fitness room. 7205 Thomas Dr. 850.234.8839 • 800.874.2412 dunesofpanama.com $$$
edgewAter beACh And golf resort For the best Panama City Beach resort accommodations and services, Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort is second to none. 11212 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.4044 • 800.874.8686 edgewaterbeachresort.com $$$
emerAld beACh resort Combining stylish design, expansive floor plans and extravagant ambiance, Emerald Beach Resort provides families with the one thing they have craved since they began visiting, comfort. 14700 Front Beach Rd. 850.636.0000 • 800.528.6174 emeraldbeachresort.com $$$$
esCApes! to tropiCAl breeze resort Clean and modern spa, small resort with balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Monday morning breakfast, pool, full beach service, fitness room, washer and dryer in each unit. 17001 Front Beach Rd. 850.233.8830 • 888.382.4386 escapesresorts.com $$$
emerAld isle by oAseAs resorts This luxury condominium offers fully-furnished two-bedroom/two-bath units all with private balconies and overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. 17545 Front Beach Rd. 850.230.0840 • 877.808.4323 oaseasresorts.com $$–$$$$
emerAld isle Condominiums by beAChside resorts Each Gulf-front condo is equipped with 2-bedroom/2-bath spacious balconies, and an assortment of amenities to take advantage of. 17545 Front Beach Rd. 850.236.0750 • 888.236.0750 staybeachside.com $$–$$$$
fontAinebleAu terrACe Stay in beautiful studio units at the historic Fontainebleau Terrace. They have everything you need for your next trip to the beach. 14401 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.6581 • 800.874.8025 $$
gulfgAte rentAls A family-friendly, beach front complex, located off of Thomas Drive. It offers a beautiful view, pool, elevator, and a secluded feeling. 8200 Surf Dr. 850.234.3623 • 877.246.4283 gulfgaterentals.net $$–$$$$
hidden dunes At pAnAmA City beACh Luxurious condominium high-rise featuring three-bedroom/three-full-bath units, 2300+ square feet each with 44 feet private balcony facing the Gulf, with two-person hot tubs on the balcony. 7115 Thomas Dr. 850.233.7707 • 877.377.7707 HiddenDunesCondo.com $$$$
grAnd pAnAmA beACh resort Some pursue happiness, others create it. Grand Panama Beach Resort delights vacationers of all ages and preferences with natural beauty and luxury amenities. 11807 Front Beach Rd. 850.249.1244 • 866.687.1244 grandpanamabeachresort.com $$-$$$$
horizon south Condominiums 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom units across the street from the beach. Beach access, mini golf, three pools, shuffleboard, spa, exercise room, clubhouse and meeting facilities. 17462 Front Beach Rd. 850.236.5677 • 800.621.2462 panamabeachrentals.com/horizon $$–$$$$
emerAld pointe Quality, affordability, and family atmosphere for your vacation dollar. Serenity surrounds from the beautifully landscaped grounds to the peaceful setting of your own private lake, water side gazebo, and dock. 1219 Thomas Dr. 850.236.0345 • 800.621.2462 gulfviewproperties.com $$
en soleil An exclusive new community located on the Gulf of Mexico offers unparalleled comfort to guests through luxurious accommodations. 7509 Thomas Dr. 850.249.4440 • 877.233.4001 ensoleilrentals.com $$$$
grAnd residenCe by mArriott At bAy pointe Seasonally heated pool, hot tub, concierge, full–service resort on Nicklaus golf course. 4000 Marriott Dr. 850.236.4200 • 800.874.7105 marriottgrandresidences.com $$$$
A resort on the peaceful west end of Panama City Beach. Includes two pools, shuffleboard and spa. Fully equipped kitchens. 1-, and 2-bedroom units. Beach access. 17614 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.9047 • 866.328.7368 amazingfloridaproperties.net $$
1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom condos, kitchen and washer/dryer. Located across the street from the beach. Quiet and relaxing atmosphere yet close to all the attractions. 8730 Thomas Dr. 850.234.0349 • 800.874.8600 basicmgt.com $
grAndView eAst & west Condominiums by oAseAs resorts Located on one of the most beautiful and serene sections on the Gulf of Mexico. Close to local entertainment and area attractions. 10713 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.2762 • 877.808.4323 oaseasresorts.com
gulf Crest Condominiums endless summer Condominiums
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Family-friendly with fitness center, outdoor grills, large rooms, expansive pool deck and poolside Tiki Hut. 8715 Surf Dr. 850.233.9369 • 800.584.9337 gulfcrestresortcondo.com
islAnd reserVe 8700 Front Beach Rd. 850.249.8771 • 866.863.0140 island-reserve.com
lAketown whArf Book your vacation at the newest resort in Panama City Beach, where ocean views, lake views and golf course views come together! 9902 S. Thomas Dr. 850.563.3000 • 866.226.1284 laketownwharf.com $$–$$$$
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Wyndham Bay Point ResoRt, Panama City BeaCh
put family fun first. Show your family the best vacation ever at the Wyndham Bay Point Resort in Panama City Beach. Choose a luxurious guest room or golf villa then enjoy our pools, two golf courses, three restaurants, and full service salon & spa — all overlooking beautiful St. Andrews Bay. Take our complimentary shuttle to explore Shell Island or let the kids enjoy our Kids’ Club while you savor some quiet time. The hard part? Deciding what your family will do first. www.wyNDHAMBAyPOINT.COM • (866) 269-9165 4114 JAN COOley DRIVe, PANAMA CITy BeACH, Fl
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W H E R E T O S T AY lAndmArk holidAy beACh resort A family resort where kids of all ages can splash in the surf, chase a sandpiper, or picnic in the shade of a giant umbrella. 17501 Front Beach Rd. 850.233.1500 • 866.4MY.VACATION landmarkpcb.com $$$
mAriner eAst Condominiums
oCeAn reef Condominiums
Located directly on the beach, offering the largest one bedroom two full bath units in the area. All units have private balconies. 6211 Thomas Dr. 850.234.9468 • 800.550.0331 marinereastresort.com $$
Sauna, steam room, indoor heated pool, exercise room, extra large balconies, 300 feet of beachfront. 14415 Front Beach Rd. 850.588.8690 $$$
oCeAn ritz by sterling resorts mAriner west Condominiums lArgo mAr Condominiums Largo Mar is the premier Gulf-front condo complex on Panama City Beach. 5717 Thomas Dr. 850.234.5750 • 800.676.8350 cpservices.net $$$
lAtitude 29 The best backyard on the beach, heated pool, grills, and hot tub. 21703 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.5583 • 800.277.5583 latitude29condos.com $$$
Newly renovated, family-friendly, beachfront condominiums. High-speed Internet, washer and dryer, best kept secret on the beach. 6213 Thomas Dr. 850.234.7425 • 800.367.8199 marinerwest.com $$–$$$$
mArriott’s legends edge At bAy point Seasonally heated pool, hot tub, on-site concierge, quiet full service resort on Nicklaus golf course. 4000 Marriott Dr. 850.236.4200 • 800.845.5279 marriott.com $$$$
An elegant new resort condominium situated directly on the beach affording glorious views of the Gulf of Mexico. With just three units per floor, this property offers an intimate charm not found in other high-rise condominiums. 10611 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.9881 • 866.573.7678 sterlingresorts.com $$$–$$$$
oCeAn terrACe Condominiums A family resort just minutes to the strip and walking distance to restaurants and attractions. Gulf-front pool. All units with full kitchens. 8618 Surf Dr. 850.234.5631 oceanterrace.info $$$–$$$$
long beACh resort Rising among the dunes that separate Florida’s panhandle from the shimmering waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Truly a unique destination. 10511 Front Beach Rd. 850.233.4544 • 888.722.3224 lbresort.com $$$
merrimAC resort Condominium 5301 Thomas Dr. 850.234.2221 • 800.780.3755 merrimacrentals.com $$$
moondrifter Condominiums lullwAter beACh Condominiums Across the street from the Gulf of Mexico on Lullwater Lake, pool and shuffleboards, studio, two bedrooms, full kitchens. 301 Lullwater Dr. 850.235.7942 • 850.233.4359 800.239.2059 gmproperties.com $$$
Offers both a unique position being located next to the Super Clubs. Every unit has a beach view. Courtyard with swimming pool, outdoor grilling area and tennis court. 8815 Thomas Dr. 800.860.5675 cpservices.net
moonspinner Condominiums mAjestiC beACh resort This resort has captured the spirit of life on the beach in a new resort condominium with over 650 feet of beachfront on the Gulf of Mexico. 10901 Front Beach Rd. 850.563.1000 • 866.494.3364 majesticbeachresort.com $$$
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Where the beach and nature meet. 700 feet of pristine beach adjacent to St. Andrews State Park. Seasonally heated pool, hot tub, exercise room, free wi-fi, local and long-distance calls. 4425 Thomas Dr. 850.234.8900 • 800.223.3947 moonspinner.com $$$–$$$$
oCeAn towers beACh Club Located on the Miracle Strip, this resort offers exquisite oceanfront living. Enjoy the view from your private balcony. 11211 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.6100 • 877.766.9714 oceantowers.net $$$
origin At seAhAVen This new condominium features oversized balconies and large sliding glass doors to allow fantastic views of the Gulf. Movie theatre and patio picnic areas with BBQ grills and pool. 15100 Front Beach Rd. 850.636.8550 • 888.908.0006 seahavenbeach.com $$$–$$$$
pAlAzzo Condominium Palazzo is the best of the best! Located close to Pier Park and Frank Brown Park. Features an elevated pool, a hot tub, fitness center and covered parking. 17281 Front Beach Rd. 850.238.8000 • 800.GO.RELAX
pAnAmA City resort & Club Small Gulf-front, family-friendly resort half a mile west of Pier Park. Relax in outdoor pool and hot tub. Picnic area available. 16709 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.2002 • 800.433.7846 pcresortandclub.com $–$$
Our Family is Your Family... Family Owned and Operated for 32 years!
peliCAn wAlk rentAls 6905 Thomas Dr. 850.234.8090 • 877.222.9561 pelicanwalkrentals.com $$–$$$$
pinnACle port VACAtion rentAls Gated luxury resort perfect for families on the beach’s west-end. Amenities include a boat ramp on adjacent Lake Powell. 23223 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.7163 • 800.874.8823 pinnacleportrentals.com $–$$$
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polynesiAn VillAge Gulf-front, family-friendly, fully equipped kitchens, linens, cable, pool, shuffleboard, grills, picnic tables, beach access, walking distance to Pier Park and City Pier. 16621 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.7943 • 888.921.7758 gulfviewproperties.com $–$$
prinCess Condo rentAl, inC. Rising seventeen stories above the Gulf of Mexico, the jewel of Panama City Beach’s skyline promises to be the most distinctive upscale condominium in town. All units Gulffront featuring an indoor heated lap pool and two outdoor beachfront pools. 6415 Thomas Dr. 850.249.4970 • 866.617.7620 princesscondorentals.com $$–$$$$
½ mile from Pier Park
rAmsgAte hArbour Condominiums Located on the quieter West End of the beach, Ramsgate Harbour has 66 2-bedroom units and beachfront pool. 23011 Front Beach Rd. 850.233.9624 • 800.226.3974 emeraldwaters.net $$$
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W H E R E T O S T AY refleCtions At bAy point, A sterling resort Surrounded by St. Andrew Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and championship golf, there’s much to reflect upon at this resort. Amenities include golf and tennis, corporate board room and reception space and Serenity Spa. 4100 Marriott Dr. 850.236.6190 • 866.573.7678 sterlingresorts.com $$
regenCy towers Condominiums We will provide you and your family the most fun and relaxing vacation. Two large pools, large shallow wading pool for children, indoor Jacuzzi, beach side boardwalk and sun deck, independent beach service and cafe, boat and RV parking. 5801 Thomas Dr. 850.234.3533 • 800.874.8825 regencytowers.net $–$$$$
seA side VillAs Condominiums Located on the Gulf of Mexico, minutes away from St. Andrews State Park. 4701 Thomas Dr. 850.234.6587 • 800.784.5527 pcbseasidevillas.com $$–$$$$
that will take your breath away. 9900 S Thomas Dr. 850.636.9600 • 877.808.4323 oaseasresorts.com $$$
Sixty feet of glass wall per condo provide spectacular views from bedrooms and living area of the Gulf. Step out your back door onto sugar white sand. 17351 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.1300 • 800.457.2051 seachasefl.com
The perfect spot for families who want to get away from it all, spoil themselves with a bit of pampering, and spend real quality time together. Includes arcade, mini-bowling alley, the Aqua Play Pool and the dive-in theater. 17698 Front Beach Rd. 850.636.9000 • 866.573.7678 sterlingresorts.com $$
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summerhouse Condominiums Offering 2-bedroom/2-bath condominiums directly on the sands of the Gulf of Mexico. Features two beachside pools, hot tub, kiddy pool, gazebo, tennis court, racquetball, shuffleboard, game room and WI-FI. Fully equipped kitchens and private balconies with Gulf views are standard features of all units. 6505 Thomas Dr. 850.234.1112 • 800.354.1112 summerhousepc.com
sterling beACh, A sterling resort An optimal setting for corporate meetings, family reunions, and vacationing groups of friends, this resort has accommodations fit for any group. Utilize the 48-seat private theater or set up by the 4,000-square-foot freeform pool - or just a nap in the sun. 6627 Thomas Dr. 850.236.9595 • 866.573.7678 sterlingresorts.com $$$$
One of Panama City Beach’s newest luxury condominiums, Sterling Breeze property is in walking distance to Pier Park and is located directly along the shores of the Gulf Coast, the 145-unit luxury resort offers one-, twoand three-bedroom units. 16701 Front Beach Rd. 850.238.8200 • 866.573.7678 sterlingresorts.com $–$$
seyChelles Escape to natural beauty on 200 feet of white sandy beaches. Located on the peaceful eastern end of Panama City Beach. Two large Gulf-front pools, hot tub, fitness center. 5115 Gulf Dr. 850.236.9550 • 800.GO.RELAX resortquestpanamacitybeachvacations.com $$-$$$
The Sting Ray loves children and their families! We are a Gulf-front family-oriented property. All units with kitchen. Beachside pool. 8001 Surf Dr. 850.234.2060 • 800.426.1455
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sterling reef, A sterling resort Spacious floor plans. Includes bi-level swimming pool, fitness center and activity room. For families looking for a little more adventure, water sports rentals are available, and just across the street is Shipwreck Island Waterpark. 12011 Front Beach Rd. 850.230.6110 • 866.573.7678 sterlingresorts.com $$$$
sunbird Condominiums Sunbird Condominiums has long been a favorite vacation destination in Panama City Beach. Located on 450 feet of white sandy beach, the Sunbird towers offer beach front balconies with spectacular Gulf views! 9850 S Thomas Dr. 850.249.0606 • 855.807.6587 sunbirdcondospcb.com
sunnyside beACh & tennis resort A tropical beach front resort that offers the perfect vacation getaway with spacious units and 350 feet of beautiful beach. Tennis and Shuffleboard Courts, Gazebo, tunnel to the beach, some units pet-friendly. 22400 Front Beach Rd 850.234.3385 • 800.874.7103 sunnysidebeachcondo.com
sunrise beACh Condominiums Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico, Sunrise features an elevated Gulf-front deck with two tropical pools relaxing spas, kid’s water play area, Gulf-front fitness room, meeting room and covered parking. 14825 Front Beach Rd. 850.233.1330 • 800.GO.RELAX resortquestnwfl.com $$$–$$$$
sunrise Condominium 118 Carillon Market St. 850.334.9100 • 866.668.7803 carillon-beach.com
sunset beACh Condominiums Directly across street from Gulf of Mexico with view, private balconies, grills and picnic tables, family friendly, walking distance to Pier Park. 16418 Front Beach Rd. 850.832.3582 sunsetbeachcondos.net $$
sunset Condominium 114 Carillon Market St. 850.334.9100 • 866.668.7803 carillon-beach.com
the shores A year-round playground for visitors who enjoy fishing, golfing, swimming or just simply relaxing. All townhouses are Gulf-front with two private decks overlooking the beach. 22519 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.1404 • 888.234.1404 panamacitybeachhome.com
the summit Condominium resort Every spacious unit offers a spectacular view of the crystal blue and emerald water as it laps the white sandy beaches. 8743 Thomas Dr. 850.234.7890 • 800.824.5048 reservethesummit.com
tidewAter beACh resort Premier Gulf-front property with everything you could ever want and more. Two Gulffront pools, indoor heated pool, large fitness center, coffee shop, Tiki Bar, game room and arcade. 16819 Front Beach Rd. 850.636.8000 • 800.GO.RELAX resortquestpanamacitybeachvacations.com $$$
top of the gulf Affordable, Gulf-front, family and pet friendly efficiencies featuring a seasonal snack bar, pool and kiddie pools. Walking distances to the super clubs. 8817 S. Thomas Dr. 800.764.0580 cpservices.net $$$
are pet-friendly. 5004 Thomas Dr. 850.235.0176 • 888.235.0176 treasureislandresortrentals.com $$
tropiC winds Condominium This luxury high-rise resort on the beach has everything! Enjoy the pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room and fitness center. Outdoor grills and covered parking. 17643 Front Beach Rd. 850.636.8000 • 888.909.6807 resortquestpanamacitybeachvacations.com $$
twin pAlms by sterling resorts Relaxed and welcoming, Twin Palms is a 21-story Gulf-front resort condominium with a 200 foot stretch of gorgeous beach. 10519 Front Beach Rd. 850.636.5000 • 866.573.7678 sterlingresorts.com
treAsure islAnd resort Condominium Gulf-front, close to St. Andrews State Park, large heated pool, children’s pool, gazebo, covered parking garage, poolside snack bar, high-speed Internet, grilling area, some units
Southern Vacation Rentals Get ready for a sweet Southern time at the beach. At Southern Vacation Rentals, we represent some of the best and most popular vacation properties along Panama City Beach. Stay with us in a private beach home or in a familiar family resort or condo such as Splash, Aqua, Tidewater, Calypso, Grand Panama, Ocean Reef, Palazzo, Sterling Breeze, Emerald Beach, Majestic Beach Towers and more. Take advantage of terrific rates and our free Southern Perks. Ready. Set. Go Southern!
400 Arnold Rd. South (Hwy. 79) Panama City Beach 866.409.8324 southernresorts.com
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W H E R E T O S T AY Venture out At pAnAmA City beACh, inC. Unique setting located on 100 acres stretched between the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay. Each of unit is on its own lot for privacy. 24-hour security and a family atmosphere make this the perfect location. 4345 Thomas Dr. 850.234.2247 ventureoutatpcb.com $$
wAterCrest by oAseAs resorts Never sacrifice size for value. Our spacious layouts suit any size, any need and definitely, any budget. And it is located just minutes away from excellent dining, adventure and entertainment! 6201 Thomas Dr. 850.230.0950 • 877.808.4323 oaseasresorts.com $$
HOTELS & MOTELS AmeriCA’s best VAlue inn The name says it all – BEST VALUE. We offer a variety of Gulf-front rooms. 15013 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.8845 • 800.234.8843 seahavenbeach.com $$
Andy’s motel Andy’s is a family operated motel with your family in mind. We are located directly on the Gulf of Mexico with wide beautiful beaches. 8101 Surf Dr. 850.230.8999 • 877.653.8999 realpages.com/sites/andysmotel $$
private balconies, most with full kitchens 12001 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.0089 • 800.446.8694 beachtowermotel.com $$
13615 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.1100 • 888.460.9336 casalomapcb.com $$
CAtAlinA Court motel beAChbreAk by the seA Beachside and across the street from GulfWorld Marine Park. Doubles, suites and kitchenettes. 15405 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.6644 • 800.346.4709 beachbreakbythesea.com $$
2-Bedroom Units, efficiency units. Near restaurants and attractions. 19988 Front Beach Rd. 850.233.1696 $$
ChAteAu motel beAChComber by the seA Beachfront all suite hotel, doubles and kings, Jacuzzi units available. Great location to Pier Park, restaurants and shopping. 17101 Front Beach Rd. 850.233.3600 • 888.627.0625 beachcomberbythesea.com $$$$
Conveniently located in the heart of the Miracle Strip with 150 Gulf-front rooms. Close to shopping, dining, and attractions. Includes a large lagoon-style pool and sun deck. 12525 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.2174 • 888.84.BEACH chateaumotel.com $$
CoConut groVe motor inn bikini beACh resort Clean, family-owned beachfront motel. Numerous amenities and attractions nearby. 11001 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.3392 • 800.451.5307 bikinibeachresort.com $$
boArdwAlk beACh resort hotel & ConVention Center Affordable Gulf-front hotel, steps to the Gulf with spectacular views. Includes a bar & restaurants on property. Perfect for any business or vacation traveler. 9600S. Thomas Dr. 850.234.3484 • 800.224.4853 boardwalkbeachresort.com $$$
Location is convenient to attractions, shopping and restaurants. All rooms include a microwave and refrigerator. Spring Break friendly. 9725 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.3366 • 800.527.6980 coconutgrovemotorinn.com $$
Comfort suites 224 Beckrich Rd. 850.249.1234 • 800.424.6423 comfortsuites.com/hotel-panama_cityflorida-FL756 $$
Conveniently located off Thomas Drive a mile from St. Andrews State Park, just a block from the beach, and close to popular restaurants. 4909 Hispaniola St. 850.234.3950 • 877.571.3483 aquaviewinn.com $$
CArillon beACh resort inn The Carillon Beach Resort Inn strives to make your family’s vacation truly one of a kind. 114 Carillon Market St. 850.334.9100 • 877.300.3220 carillonbeachresortinn.com $$$
Offering all the facilities of major franchises with a little touch of home. Family-owned and operated to ensure a restful stay while vacationing whether on a family trip or Spring Break. 9300 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.3381 • 888.643.9386 cooksmotel.com $$
beACh tower resort motel
Close to everything, one of the best values on the beach and located across from Shipwreck Island Water Park. All units are gulf-front with
All rooms are Gulf-front with private balconies. Includes a full sized swimming pool and patio area with tropical landscaping.
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Efficiency, Suites with golf nearby. Includes pool, breakfast and fitness facilities 10241 Clarence St.
850.249.4747 • 800.456.4000 countryinns.com/panamacitybeachfl $$
850.230.9080 • 800.HAMPTON panamacitybeachhamptoninnpierpark.com $$
hAmpton inn pAnAmA City beACh
This magnificent resort location provides many luxurious amenities often found in much larger resorts that will help to make your vacation as pleasant or your business trip as effortless as possible. 12818 Front Beach Rd. 850.233.3333 • 888.463.0534 daysinnbeach.com $$
1 bedroom units, pool, hot tub, near restaurants and shopping. 2909 Thomas Dr. 850.236.8988 • 800.HAMPTON panamacitybeach.hamptoninn.com $$
driftwood lodge on the gulf Located directly on the beach and conveniently located minutes from Pier Park and Frank Brown Park. Directly on the Gulf of Mexico. 15811 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.6601 • 800.442.6601 driftwoodpcb.com $$
8901 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.0600
inn pArAdise Families always welcome. Group rates. Manager lives on site - available 24-hours. Walking distance to Pier Park. Some rooms petfriendly. 15727 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.3354 • 800.654.3354 innparadisepcb.com $$
holidAy inn resort This Gulf-front resort caters to kids & families who crave adventure. Featuring seasonal entertainment, water playground, waterfall pool, oversized hot tub, kid’s activities center and game room. 11127 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.1111 • 800.633.0266 hipcbeach.com $$
holidAy terrACe el pine motel
Private balconies, full kitchens, great family setting. 11831 Front Beach Rd. 850.249.0111 • 888.808.0111
knights inn 2 bedroom units with pool. Shopping nearby. 11004 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.7334 knightsinn.com $$
lA quintA inn & suites Pet-friendly, 100% non-smoking rooms with pool and hot tub on property. 17710 W. panama City Beach pkwy. 850.249.1112 • 800.753.3757 lq.com $$
The perfect destination for business travel and budget-conscious families. 9424 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.1122 • 800.523.4369 executiveinnpcb.com $
flAmingo motel & tower Beachfront hotel located minutes from Pier Park. A family-owned and operated hotel that provides a safe, clean and affordable place to call your home away from home. 15525 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.2232 • 800.828.0400 flamingomotel.com
Pinnacle Port grAnd CAymAn hotel Gulf-front 1-, and 2-bedroom units, pool and hot tub. 21905 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.5722 • 800.322.4571 grandcaymanmotel.com $$
hAmpton inn & suites pAnAmA City beACh pier pArk AreA Close to entertainment, dining, attractions and unique shopping. This is the hotel for you. 13505 panama City Beach pkwy.
• Gated resort with 24/7 property patrol • Two swimming pools • Poolside café (open seasonally) • Four tennis courts, fitness room & saunas • BBQ/picnic area & children’s playground • Beach volleyball, shuffleboard & basketball courts • Canoe & kayak rentals • Wireless hot spot • Private boat ramp with access to Lake Powell • 26-Slip lighted boat dock on Lake Powell • Boat/trailer parking
23223 Front Beach Rd. Panama City Beach 800.874.8823 • 850.234.7163 pinnacleportrentals.com
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W H E R E T O S T AY lA quintA inn & suites pAnAmA City beACh Your home away from home. Located across from the Navy Base and 1 mile to St. Andrews State Park and the beach. Offers free breakfast, wireless Internet, hot tub and pool. 7115 Coastal palms Blvd. 850.234.3133 • 800.531.5900 laquintapcb.com $$
lAgoon motel 5915 N. Lagoon Dr. 850.235.1800 $$
lollye on the beACh
Small Gulf-front family-friendly hotel. 8507 Surf Dr. 850.233.1899 • 888.565.5931 lollye.com $
1- and 2-bedroom units, pool and picnic area. 5501 Thomas Dr. 850.234.5062 $
osprey on the gulf longue Vue by the seA A seaside setting on the quiet end of Panama City Beach. We’ve taken great pride in our private yard and gardens. 20312 Front Beach Rd. 850.832.6678 • 888.688.6531 $$
All rooms include a full kitchen and private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Heated pool and hot tub, seasonal beach bar, grills, and playground. 15801 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.0303 • 800.338.2659 ospreyonthegulf.com $$
legACy by the seA Modern conveniences are abundant at the Legacy. Standard, suites with kitchenettes, Jacuzzi suites and deluxe penthouse rooms. 15325 Front Beach Rd. 850.249.8601 • 888.886.8917 legacybythesea.com $–$$$
An extended stay hotel providing easy access to area attractions and local points of interest. 7909 Panama City Beach Pkwy. 850.233.7829 mainstaysuites.com/hotel/fl899 $$
pAlmetto inn And suites Gulf-front, family-oriented property with a hot tub and indoor and outdoor pools. Includes free shuttle to and from airport. 17255 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.2121 palmettomotel.com $$
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The best value in accommodations. A tropical paradise where families can create memories for years to come. 12907 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.1700 • 866.821.9433 paradisepalmsinn.com $$$
peeks motel Family-owned and operated and has been a family tradition since 1953. We cater to families, spring breakers, bikers, sports teams and special events. Closed after Labor Day - February. 14513 Front Beach Rd. 850.249.9999 peeksmotel.com $$
pineApple VillAs on lAgunA beACh Old Florida feel with newly renovated, modern comforts. Quiet and tranquil beach. Sit on your front porch or balcony and enjoy the “easy days atmosphere”. 19979 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.1788 • 800.234.1788 pineapplevillasonlagunabeach.com $$–$$$$
plAzA motel One and two-bedroom units, airport shuttle, gift shop. Restaurants and shopping nearby. 12830 Front Beach Rd. 850.233.0028 plazamotel.biz/panamacitybeach $$
sAndpiper beACon beACh resort Caters to families with children, spring breakers, as well as snowbirds. Known as the fun place to stay on Panama City Beach. 17403 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.2154 • 800.488.8828 sandpiperbeacon.com $$
seA foAm motel Family-owned and walking distance to the beach. Includes a pool. Kitchenettes available. 6010 Thomas Dr. 850.234.3830 • 800.972.3626 $$
seAhAVen beACh hotel Gulf-front rooms with balconies or cabanalevel patios. Cable TV/HBO, free wireless internet, outdoor heated pool and picnic area. 15285 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.6636 • 800.234.8843 seahavenbeach.com $$
seAsCApe inn All rooms, efficiencies and suites at the Quality Inn are Gulf-front with balconies or cabana-level patios. Free parking, cable TV/ HBO, free wireless internet, outdoor heated pool and picnic area. 15285 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.6636 • 800.234.8843 seascapeinnpcb.com $$
sleep inn & suites of pAnAmA City beACh Boasting tastefully decorated rooms. Within walking distance to the super clubs, Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, WonderWorks and more. 9201 Front Beach Rd. 850.249.2501 • 800.424.6423 (CHOICE) sleepinnpcb.com $$
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W H E R E T O S T AY spArtAn inn
European-style Inn, Great pool, Great rates, Quiet and clean. Unique furnishings, Kitchens, Picnic area with grills. 8614 Surf Dr. 850.234.8482 $$
22026 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.2502 christiancamp.com
sugAr sAnds inn And suites Family-owned and operated. Located on the west end of Panama City Beach. Hot tub and heated pool, BBQ grills and full beach service. The perfect setting for your family vacation. 20723 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.8802 • 800.367.9221 sugarsands.com $$
summer breeze motel Clean and well maintained. Walking distance to many favorite attractions. Microwave and refrigerator in all rooms. Kitchenettes available. Pet-friendly. 9227 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.2060 • 877.739.3021 summerbreezemotel.com $$
sun-n-sAnds motel Quiet, family and budget-friendly motel with private beach access. All pets welcome. Pools and grills available. 17784 Front Beach Rd. 850.233.1136 sunnsands.com $
sunny sAnds motel Enjoy the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches, spectacular sunsets, and amusement, all within walking distance. Jet skis, parasailing, golf and much more for all your family needs. 8501 Surf Dr. 850.233.3763 • 800.872.0283 $
sunset inn motel Spend time in paradise with us. Nestled among the sandy white dunes on the emerald Gulf-waters and far away from the crowds. Pool, kitchens, and sun deck, great off season rates. 8109 Surf Dr. 850.234.7370 • 866.275.1205 sunsetinnfl.com 64 | VISITPANAMACITYBEACH.COM
Secluded, tropical, adults-only setting 100 yards from the beach. Free beach towels, beach chairs, and umbrellas. Free mimosas at noon and wine in the evening. Hot tub. Pool. Pets welcome. 20404 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.0557 wisteria-inn.com $$
wyndhAm bAy point resort Resort Redefined. The only full-service resort in Panama City Beach has a new name. Marriott Bay Point Golf Resort & Spa is now Wyndham Bay Point Resort. 4114 Jan Cooley Dr. 850.236.6000 • 800.874.7105 wyndhambaypoint.com $$$
RETREATS beAChComber retreAt Revive your spirit, reconnect with your family and rekindle friendships an inspirational setting. 17120 Front Beach Rd. 850.233.3600 beachcomberbythesea.com/retreat.htm
blue horizon lodge & retreAt A well-maintained facility perfect for your group’s lodging, activity, and meeting needs. 19016 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.8123 bluehorizonlodge.com
first bAptist ChurCh of pCb Youth Christian Retreat. 204 Cobb Rd. 850.234.0488 fbcpcb.com
lAgunA beACh ChristiAn retreAt Welcoming youth groups and families to the quiet, west end of Panama City Beach. Open year-round. Thirteen pools, gift shop, café, basketball and volleyball courts. Kitchens available. 20016 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.2502 christiancamp.com
lAgunA beACh ChristiAn retreAt - CottAges Open year round. Spacious efficiencies, one, two and three bedroom cottages with full kitchens. 5 Pools, basketball and volleyball.
Located directly across from the beach. Open year-round. Summer Season and Winter Season offering over 70 types of classes. 12902 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.6062 noahsarkpcb.com
shAlimAr retreAt We have a large auditorium that seats 700. Team building for all sports. Specialize in fast pitch softball fundamentals. 203 Shalimar St. 850.236.0197 Ext. 150 shalimarretreat.com
surfside ChristiAn retreAt Share in the fun and fellowship or just relax with God on the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. 21429 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.7477 surfsideretreat.org
RENTAL MANAGEMENT AffordAble beACh rentAls Have yourself a fantastic affordable vacation. Calypso Beach Resort and Beach-front house. 8501 Surf Dr. 850.233.3763 • 800.872.0283 affordablebeachrental.com
AlternAtiVe beACh rentAls Luxury vacation homes at amazing prices! 245 Lullwater Dr. 850.234.0661 • 800.987.1243 sunnystay.com
bAy point resort rentAls Rentals at Bay Point, Largo Mar. 3900 Marriott Dr. 850.235.6966 • 800.543.3307 beachvacations.net
beAChfront Condominiums Rentals available at Edgewater, Long Beach, Watercrest, En Soleil, Calypso. 2317 Magnolia Dr. 850.234.3935 • 800.242.6636 pcbeachfrontcondos.com
beAChside resorts reAlty Our friendly staff will help you find the perfect retreat. Offering a variety of condos, townhomes and beach houses for all budgets. 10610 Front Beach Rd. 850.236.0750 • 888.236.0750 beachsideresortsrealty.com
best beACh getAwAys Providing vacation rentals at some of the most popular and premier resorts. 200 S. Hwy. 79 850.230.4800 • 888.567.5150 bestbeachgetaways.com
blowin’ -n- the wind mAnAgement Rentals available at Inn at St. Thomas Square, Top of the Gulf, Sunbird, Sugar Beach, Long Beach, The Summit, and Pelican Walk. 8730 Thomas Dr. 850.234.0349 • 800.874.8600 basicmgt.com
book thAt Condo Specializes in offering premium luxury condos on Panama City Beach at competitive rates. 11828 Front Beach Rd. 850.588.7414 bookthatcondo.com
CArillon beACh rentAls Carillon Beach Rentals is the onsite rental management company for Carillon Beach and Pinnacle Port. 111 Market St. 850.233.7070 • 866.832.7070 carillon-rentals.com
CoAstAl property serViCes, inC. 1, 2, and 3 bedroom condos and townhouses available for vacation, short and long term rentals. Some units are pet friendly. We specialize in Thomas Drive. 8730 Thomas Dr., Suite 1110-A 850.236.6620 • 800.676.8350 cpservices.net
Counts oAkes resort properties Best Locations. Best Resorts. Best Prices. Featuring condos, resorts and beach front houses. Free Amenity Package included with every vacation rental. 700 Pier Park Dr., Suite 145 850.235.4075 • 800.621.2462 panamabeachrentals.com
emerAld View resort rentAls Proudly offering Grand Panama Beach Resort and other vacation rentals. We treat the folks who stay with us like guests in our home 11800 Front Beach Rd. 850.249.1244 • 866.687.1244 emeraldviewresorts.com
emerAld wAters reAlty, inC Ramsgate Harbor, Carillon Beach, Inlet Beach, and many more properties to choose from. 8281 E. County Hwy. 30-A 800.226.3974 emeraldwaters.net
g.m. properties of pC beACh Lullwater, Bonita Beach, Premier Townhomes, Blue Surf, Portside. 301 Lullwater Dr. 850.235.7942 • 800.239.2059
gulfView properties AquaVista. Polynesian Village. Emerald Pointe Resort. 7902 Thomas Dr. 850.236.0345 • 888.921.7758 gulfviewproperties.com
joni’s beACh rentAls, inC.
pAnAmA City beACh rentAls Offering 1-3 bedroom condos and homes. Your one-stop headquarters from bridge to bridge. 6126 Thomas Dr. 850.230.1170 • 800.923.2737 pcbeachrentals.com
pAnAmA City beACh luxury properties
Units available at Calypso, Tidewater, Aqua, Long Beach, Treasure Island, Majestic, Seychelles, Emerald Beach and many more. 1800 Thomas Dr. 850.230.3988 • 800.830.1433 bchrentals.com
Offering luxury accommodations in Splash, Emerald Beach, Tidewater, Origin at Seahaven and others. We’re fast, friendly, easy to work with and owner driven and operated. 113 Biltmore pl. 850.238.6250 pcblp.com
pAnAmA City fl resorts
Paradise on Panama City Beach. Units available at Long Beach Resort, Edgewater, Gulf Crest, Watercrest, Palazzo, and Calypso. 10513 A Front Beach Rd. 850.615.6600 • 855.206.6700 kimscondos.com
luxury VACAtion rentAls, llC “When only the Best will Do.” Short-term and long-term property management. p.O. Box 16344 850.249.9020 • 866.788.3300 luxuryvacationrentals.net
merrimAC rentAls Units available at Merricmac Resort, Bel Air Beach Club, Windsong. Daily, weekly, monthly rentals and property management services. 5301 Thomas Dr. 850.234.2221 • 800.780.3755 merrimacrentals.com
mixon properties resort rentAls Affordable family fun since 1991. Condos and townhomes. 1-, 2-, and 3-bedrooms. p.O. Box 18226 850.233.9340 • 800.621.0551 familyfunbeach.com
oAseAs resorts The Gulf Coast’s fastest growing and most professional Rental Management Company. Managing over 3000 units. Offering beachfront luxury to off ocean simplicity. 415 Richard Jackson Blvd., 4th Floor 850.249.0109 • 877.808.4323 oaseasresorts.com
pAnAmA City beACh Condo rentAls Units available at Ocean Villa, Palazzo, Sunrise Beach, Splash!, and Tidewater. All units managed by owners. We pay for the beach service. Spring-break friendly. 17729 Front Beach Rd. 770337.6302 • 770.337.6301 850.866.1780 pcbcr.net
Rental and management of fine vacation homes and condos from Thomas Drive to the west end of the beach. 6104 Thomas Dr. 877.785.7235 panamacityflresorts.com
resort world reAlty Condos available at Largo Mar, Long Beach Resort, Sunbird, The Summit, as well as a wide selection of beach homes and townhouses. 1030 Barracuda Dr. 850.234.1418 • 800.752.7111 resortworldrentals.com
resortquest The largest vacation rental company in Northwest Florida, with over 3,000 beach vacation rentals spanning the coast. 16819 Front Beach Rd. 888.248.5570 • 1.800.GO.RELAX resortquestpanamacitybeachvacations.com
riVierA property mAnAgement Beach-front, snowbird, family, and pet-friendly properties available. 288 S. Arnold Rd. 850.234.2151 • 800.980.6115 panhandlebeachresorts.com
royAl AmeriCAn beACh getAwAys Offering a portfolio of economy to luxury condominium and resort properties. 9400 S. Thomas Dr. 850.234.3484 • 800.224.GULF getawaytothegulf.com
southern VACAtion rentAls For all the reasons you visit Panama City Beach, stay with Southern Vacation Rentals. 1- to 4-bedrooms in Panama City Beach’s finest beachfront condominiums and resorts. 400 S. Hwy. 79 850.249.4004 • 866-.624.0983 southernresorts.com
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stephens & AssoCiAtes
tillie’s properties At the summit
Offers a nice range of properties to fit most budgets, from luxury gulf front condos to spacious units just steps from the beach. 315 N. Hwy. 79 850.234.7772 • 800.476.0244 stephensrentals.com
Units available at the Summit, Regency, and Gulfcrest. 5801 Thomas Dr. 404.355.9637 panamacitycondorentals.com
sterling resorts Offering the best vacation rental accommodations along the beautiful Gulf Coast. 12011 Front Beach Rd. 866.573.7678 sterlingresorts.com
sugAr beACh rentAls, inC. All the comforts of home right on the beach. 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom condos. Minutes from shopping, fine dining, golf and fishing. Wrapped around a freshwater lake and lushly planted interior courtyard. 2827 Joan Ave., Bldg. A2 850.233.9700 • 800.45.SUGAR sugarbeachcondos.com
sunspot reAlty rentAl mAnAgement & sAles brokerAge Founded in 1979. Specializes in individual gulf front homes and town homes. Family reunions and destination weddings are welcome. 16428 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.7151 • 800.423.8367 sunspotrealty.com
wyndhAm VACAtion resorts pAnAmA City beACh Stylish design and extravagant ambiance. 14700 Front Beach Rd., Suite 1 800.989.6901 extraholidays.com
CAMPING CAmpers inn Your favorite RV destination! 8800 Thomas Dr. 850.234.5731 • 866.872.2267 campersinn.net
emerAld CoAst rV beACh resort Your Big Rig Headquarters on the Emerald Coast. Come and enjoy this tropical paradise with us! 1957 Allison Ave. 850.235.0924 • 800.232.2478 rvresort.com
pAnAmA City beACh rV resort Our staff of professionals and our spectacular environment will bring you back to our RV Resort year after year.
mAjestiC beACh resort ConferenCe Center
boArdwAlk beACh resort ConVention Center
225 guest rooms; 3 meeting rooms; 6,000 total square feet of meeting space; 125 theater seating capacity; golf and restaurant on premises. 10901 Front Beach Rd. 850.563.1000 • 866.494.3364 majesticbeachresort.com
600 guest/condo rooms, 50,000 square feet of indoor & outdoor meeting/venue space, on-site catering and event planning. 9,000 square feet beach-front open air pavilion – perfect for weddings! 9600 S. Thomas Dr. 850.234.3484 • 800.224.4853 boardwalkbeachresort.com
edgewAter beACh resort ConferenCe Center Twenty-five meeting rooms with capacity for 2,000 seated theater style. 11212 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.4044 • 800.331 6338 edgewaterbeachresort.com
holidAy inn resort & ConVention Center Nine meeting rooms with capacity for 650 seated theater style. 11127 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.1111 • 800.633.0266 hipcbeach.com 66 | VISITPANAMACITYBEACH.COM
pArAdise pAlms ConVention Center Over 15,000 square feet of convention center space, eight meeting rooms. 12907 Front Beach Rd. 850.234 5190 • 866.821.9433 paradisepalmsinn.com
sleep inn/the pAlms ConferenCe Center Five meeting rooms with capacity to seat 350 theater style. 9201 Front Beach Rd. 850.249.2501 sleepinnpcb.com
4702 Thomas Dr. 850.249.7352 • 866.637.3529 panamacityrvresort.com
pArk plACe rV pArk & motel RV park with shady sites, patios, cable TV, phone and cable Internet available. 9322 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.2278 parkplacerv.com
pineglen motorCoACh & rV pArk Quiet, friendly, shaded atmosphere. Pull throughs and back-ins. Three stocked ponds for catch and release fishing. Fun for the whole family. 11930 Panama City Beach Pkwy. 850.230.8535 pineglenrvpark.com
rACCoon riVer CAmpground We can accommodate you perfectly! 12209 Hutchison Blvd. 850.234.0181 • 877.234.0181 raccoonriver.net
st. Andrews stAte pArk This former military reservation has over one-and-a-half miles of beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay. 4607 State park Ln. 850.233.5140 floridastateparks.org/standrews
wyndhAm bAy point resort Offering a distinctive combination of resort amenities, comfortable accommodations, and convenient meeting facilities. Overlooks St. Andrew Bay with 316 guest rooms including 60 golf villas. Boasts 40,000 square feet of flexible function space all on one level. 4114 Jan Cooley Dr. 850.236.6000 • 800.874.7105 wyndhambaypoint.com
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Y o u r WaY t h r o u g h P a n a m a C it y B e a C h
Even though Panama City Beach attracts people from around the world, the city is proud to have its roots in friendly Southern hospitality. This often means welcoming visitors with a smile and their favorite dish. With a long list of restaurants to choose from, dining options are often overwhelming, as the Gulf of Mexico offers some of the best seafood in the country. So, where should you begin on your search for the best food in Panama City Beach? Test out one of these local favorites for supper tonight and see for yourself why Panama City Beach restaurants are some of the best in the culinary world!
Boatya r d r estau r a nt Boatyard Restaurant is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Boasting an exquisite view, an exciting atmosphere, and a succulent menu, it’s no wonder they’ve got diners coming back time and time again!
At the Boatyard, Chef Konrad’s BLT isn’t just your average sandwich. It puts a twist on the traditional BLT—it includes Gulf-fresh lobster! Try it for yourself at home and then visit Boatyard for other knockyour-socks-off dishes!
Konrad’s BLT: Bacon, Lobster and Tomato 1 4-ounce lobster tail Japanese-style breadcrumbs (panko) Vegetable oil for frying 2 slices sourdough bread 1 tbsp. spicy mayonnaise Shredded lettuce 1 beefsteak tomato, sliced Crispy bacon Sliced banana peppers Flour Egg Dredge lobster tail in flour, dip in egg, and then coat with panko. Heat oil in a pan and fry lobster for one minute on each side. Place on paper towel to drain. Toast sourdough bread and assemble the sandwich with remaining ingredients. Enjoy!
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Fir eFly Firefly is also a hot spot for casual fine dining in Panama City Beach. This restaurant has the finest selections of both food and wine; they even fed President Obama and his family on August 14, 2010. For a meal fit for a president, visit Firefly! The Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp is a staff favorite at Firefly. It’s a no-frills dish with explosive flavor. Whip up this dish after a long day at the beach and enjoy!
Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp 1 cup grits 1 quart cream
6–7 large shrimp per person
6 oz. grated cheddar cheese
Bacon slices (cut in half) to wrap around each shrimp
Salt and pepper to taste 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1 cup pepper jelly 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup chicken stock
Wrap shrimp with bacon, but DO NOT OVERLAP. Place on skewer. (If using bamboo skewers, soak beforehand.) Shrimp may be broiled in the oven or cooked on the grill until the bacon is crisp. Cook grits according to package directions, substituting cream for the water. Stir in cheese. For the sauce, heat chicken stock. Whisk in brown sugar and vinegar; reduce by half. Add pepper jelly and stir. Place sauce in a bowl. Next, add grits and top with cooked shrimp. Garnish with chives. Dig in!
Liz a’s Kitc h e n ca f e a n d cat e r i n g A favorite among locals, Liza’s Kitchen also offers cooking classes for you to try your hand at some of their best dishes. Chef Mike Meek prepares four courses of gourmet goodness, and each dish is served with a perfectly paired wine. Recipe cards are also provided! Make sure to sign up for a cooking class at Liza’s Kitchen to get even more of Panama City Beach’s favorite recipes!
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bArefoot beACh Club
A fun and festive beachside Deli serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 17403 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.2145 (ext. 644) sandpiperbeacon.com b•l•d•$
Kick your shoes off and get BARE at one of the few remaining local beachfront restaurants! 15405 Front Beach Rd. 850.249.2031 • 800.346.4709 barefootpcb.com l • d • $$
Andy’s flour power bAkery
bAy street deli & bAgel bAkery
A beach favorite! 3123 Thomas Dr. 850.230.0014 b•l•$
Join the Nelsons at the area’s only New York style deli and bagel bakery. 7806 Front Beach Rd. 850.233.1755 b•l•$
Live Entertainment Angelo’s steAk pit Open Year-round
Home of Big Gus, the 20,000 pound steer! 9527 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.2531 angelos-steakpit.com d • $$$
bAyou bill’s CrAbhouse Giant buckets of steamed crabs and shellfish. 23100 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.1010 bayoubillscrabhouse.com d • $$$
Another broken egg
MEALS SERVED b – Breakfast • br – Brunch l – Lunch • d – Dinner
When it comes to breakfast or lunch...We offer a totally egg-ceptional experience. 11535 Hutchison Blvd., Suite 100 850.249.2007 anotherbrokenegg.com b • l • $$
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Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar. 10071 Hutchison Blvd. 850.234.3600 applebees.com l • d • $$
RESTAURANTS 3 brothers from itAly pizzA 8815 Thomas Dr. 850.708.1273 3bp.me l • d • $$
All AmeriCAn diner Rock & Roll Diner. Loaded Breakfast Bar 15406 Front Beach Rd. 850.233 6007 10590 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.2443 b•l•d•$
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Arby’s Arby’s is the place for people hungering for a unique, better tasting alternative to traditional fast food. 17002 Front Beach Rd. 850.233.6267 arbys.com $$
bACk yArd burgers Back Yard Burgers is known as the place to go for big and bold backyard taste. 10260 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.1576 backyardburgers.com $
bAyou on the beACh CAfé & oyster bAr Great authentic Louisiana cajun food. Raw Oysters, Full Bar with Happy Hour 3-6 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. 11115 Hutchison Blvd. 850.249.3478 bayouonthebeachcafe.com l•d•$
beef o’brAdy’s Casual dining. 13800 panama City Beach pkwy. 850.236.8999 beefobradys.com l•d•$
bippy’s by the beACh Frozen yogurt. Choose big cup, go crazy, fill it up! 801 Pier Park Dr., Suite 105 850.233.8356 bippysbythebeach.com $
billy’s oyster bAr & CrAb house The Local’s Favorite 3000 Thomas Dr. 850.235.2349 billysoysterbar.com l • d • $$$
bishops fAmily buffet
3 All You Can Eat Buffets daily. #1 Crab Legs included with every dinner buffet! 12628 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.6457 bishopsbuffetpcbeach.com b • l • d • $$$$
Hand-tossed New York Style Pizza 22414 panama City Beach pkwy. 850.249.9200 bubbaspizzapcb.com l•d•$
buddy’s seAfood mArket boArs heAd restAurAnt And tAVern Casual fine dining dinner house featuring fresh Gulf seafood and the finest Steaks and Prime Rib. Happy hour daily 4:30-6:00. 17290 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.6628 boarsheadrestaurant.com d • $$$
boAtyArd restAurAnt Named “Best Waterfront Restaurant,” Boatyard combines the best of all worlds. 5323 N. Lagoon Dr. 850.249.9273 boatyardclub.com br • l • d • $$$
bonefish grill Our anglers are here to ensure your Bonefish Grill experience is outstanding each and every time you visit. 11535 Hutchison Blvd. 850.249.0428 bonefishgrill.com d • $$$
boon doCks restAurAnt Locals Choice! 14854 Bay View Cir. 850.230.0005 d • $$$
Every dish made to order. 111 S. Hwy. 79 850.234.2609 buddysseafoodmarket.com $$
buffAlo wild wings We aim to deliver the ultimate social dining experience for sports fans. 701 Pier Park Dr., Suite 100 850.236.0325 buffalowildwings.com l•d•$
Experience an amazing view from every table. 12627 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.6060 breakerspcb.com d • $$$
bruster’s reAl iCe CreAm Come treat yourself to the extraordinary taste of Bruster’s ice cream today! 701 Coastal palms Blvd. 850.249.2544 brusters.com $
CAptAin joe’s buffet The best Chinese Buffet! American and Chinese food. Sushi and seafood available. 13620 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.0770 l • d • $$
CArdenAs seAfood mArket A seafood market superstore with over 100 fresh seafood items to choose from. Enjoy our famous seafood dip. See the live alligators! 2810 Thomas Dr. 850.236.7662 cardenasseafood.com $$
CArrAbbA’s itAliAn grill burger king Have It Your Way. 17112 panama City Beach pkwy. 850.233.6080 7100 Coastal palms Blvd. 850.249.5441 11213 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.5257 burgerking.com b•l•d•$
CAlypso beACh CAfe Contemporary dining with Caribbean Creole flair is our specialty. 15812 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.6788 calypsobeachcafe.com l • d • $$$
CAndymAker CAndy store breAkers on the beACh
850.236.8555 captjackspcbeach.com b • l • d • $$
Birthdays, holidays or for no reason at all, the Candymaker has a treat for any occasion. 600 pier park Dr. #100 850.236.6575
CApt. Anderson’s restAurAnt A tradition at Capt. Anderson’s is to dine early and watch the fishing fleets unload their catch. 5551 N. Lagoon Dr. 850.234.2225 • 888.878.6750 captanderson.com d • $$$
CApt. jACk’s fAmily buffet
Made Fresh with bold flavors from Italy. 13820 panama City Beach pkwy. 850.230.4522 carrabbas.com d • $$$
CAstAwAys sports grille & pizzeriA Castaways has a full bar, salads, sandwiches, burgers and the best pizza & wings on the beach. 102 Carillon Market St. 850.230.2990 castawayspc.com l•d•$
ChiCk-fil-A Eat Mor Chikin! 11428 panama City Beach pkwy. 850.234.9540 chickfila.com $
ChinA CAfé Best Chinese food in town! 303 S Hwy. 79 850.249.2688 • 850.230.4522 l•d•$
ChinA CoAst Whether you dine in or take out we are sure you’ll love the taste of China Coast. 10100 Hutchison Blvd. #104 850.236.8088 chinacoastpcb.com l•d•$
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WHERE TO DINE CorAm’s steAk & egg Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner 24hrs! 2016 Thomas Dr. 850.234.8373 19714 Panama City Beach Pkwy. 850.236.0621 b • br • l • d • $$
850.249.2045 dippindots.com $
dirty diCk’s CrAb house I got my crabs from Dirty Dick’s crab house. 9800 Front Beach Rd. 850.230.3425 dirtydickscrabs.com l • d • $$$
CrAzy AlligAtor Cuban Menu 15514 Front Beach Rd. 850.588.7623 l•d•$
dAiry queen DQ Something Different 134 Alf Coleman 850.234.5850 dairyqueen.com l•d•$
dAVid’s new orleAns style sno-bAlls & CAfé If you didn’t get your sno-ball at David’s, chances are you’re just sucking ice! Beignets and coffee, po-boys, muffulettas, Nathan’s Hot Dogs, Hershey’s and soft serve ice cream are also available. 13913 Panama City Beach Pkwy. 850.236.1998 l•d•$
deAdeye diCk’s steAkhouse Dust off your boots and set awhile! Taste the West the way it was meant to taste. 9802 Front Beach Rd. 850.249.3425 deadeyedickssteakhouse.com br • l • d • $$$
domino’s pizzA Domino’s Inspired Pizza was created to be the best tasting hand-tossed pizza ever. 9528 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.3030 272 S. Hwy. 79 850.235.3030 dominospizza.com l•d•$
dunkin’ donuts Stop by Dunkin’ Donuts for an anytime treat or pick-me-up! 11150 panama City Beach pkwy. 850.230.4443 dunkindonuts.com $
dusty’s oyster bAr & eAtery Home of warm beer, lousy food, ugly waitresses and the two time U. S. National Oyster Shucking Champion. 16450 Front Beach Rd. 850.233.0035 l • d • $$
emmA’s too beACh diner Locals Favorite! 280 S. Hwy. 79 850.230.1981 b•l•$
eriCA’s ArtisAn CAfé dee’s hAng out Dine-in, Hang-out! 10440 Front Beach Rd. 850.249.4264 deeshangout.com l•d•$
dippin’ dots iCe CreAm pArlor An ice cream treat! 15402 Front Beach Rd. 850.236.7006 10025 Front Beach Rd. 74 | VISITPANAMACITYBEACH.COM
8011 Thomas Dr. 850.276.3531 b•l•d•$
fAtty pAtty’s CAkes For the little “Fatty Patty” in all of us! 948 Thomas Dr. 850.236.9276 fattypattys.com b•l•$
fAtty’s sAndwiCh shop Everyone loves Fatty’s! 15900 Front Beach Rd. 850.249.1515 fattyssandwichshop.com b•l•d•$
finn’s islAnd style grub Island Style Grub at it’s best! 7220 Thomas Dr. 850.249 3466 l•d•$
firefly Panama City Beach’s only true fine dining restaurant. Firefly is the local first choice for special occasions or a romantic night out. 535 Richard Jackson Blvd. 850.249.3359 fireflypcb.com d • $$$$
firehouse subs As they say at the fire station, Let’s Eat! 11560 panama City Beach pkwy. Ste. B. 850.588.7127 firehousesubs.com $
fiVe guys burgers And fries Heaven on a bun! 700 Pier Park Dr., Suite 100 850.233.3890 fiveguys.com l•d•$
flAmingo joe’s grill & seAfood Winner of Southern Living Magazine’s Best Burger in Panama City Beach. 2304 Thomas Dr. 850.233.0600 flamingojoes.com l • d • $$
greAt AmeriCAn Cookies & pretzel mAker Home of the Original Cookie Cake 100 Blue Fish Dr. 850.233 6222 greatamericancookies.com $
guAdAlAjArA mexiCAn grill If you love good food you should love Guadalajara! 8730 Thomas Dr. 850.235.3300 l • d • $$
hAmmerheAd fred’s grill & bAr Serving up unique local Gulf fresh seafood dishes in a casual, rustic setting. 8752 Thomas Dr. 850.233.3907 hammerheadfreds.com l • D • $$$
hAnA jApAn Teriyaki. Sushi. Bento Box. Party Tray. 600 Pier Park Dr., Suite 115 850.233.4663 l•d•$
Gulf Gate Rentals
MainStay Suites residential-style suites lets you make yourself at home for as long as you’d like.
If you’re looking for spacious condos that are affordable and close to the action, book your next vacation at Gulf Gate! We have a heated pool, we’re within walking distance of fine dining, mini golf and more, and world-famous Pier Park is practically next door. All units have fully-furnished kitchens and gorgeous Gulf-front water views.
• Fully equipped kitchens • Continental breakfast • High-Speed internet • Free local calls • Premium movie channels • Guest Laundry • Exercise facility • Lounge & Restaurants in walking distance
hArpoon hArry’s wAterfront restAurAnt & tiki bAr Harpoon Harry’s, Right on the Gulf! A daytime or night time fun place to play. 12627 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.6060 harpoonharryspcb.com l • d • $$
7909 Panama City Beach Pkwy. Panama City Beach 850.233.7829 mainstaysuites.com
Gulf Gate Rentals 8200 Surf Dr. Panama City Beach 866.587.9555 gulfgaterentals.com
hersheys iCe CreAm Hersheys ice cream offers 16 flavors of hand dipped ice cream. Sundaes, malts, milk shakes, banana splits. 7012 Thomas Dr. 850.238.7217 $
hippie mArket & CAfe The Best coffee! 100% Crushed fruit smoothies! The best atmosphere in Panama City Beach! 6908 Thomas Dr. 850.890.7256 l•d•$
hofbräu beer gArden The Hofbräu tradition is one of legends, where people of all ages and walks of life come together to enjoy good times, a hearty meal and drink great beer! 701 Pier Park Dr., Suite 155 850.235.4632 hofbraupcb.com l • d • $$
Pelican Walk Condos Pelican Walk is your home-awayfrom-home, with one, two and three bedroom Gulf-front units. Direct beach access, two large swimming pools, indoor hot tub, game room, racquetball and tennis courts. On the beach, enjoy parasailing, boat rides, volleyball and windsurfing.
6905 Thomas Dr. Panama City Beach 850.234.8090 • 877.222.9561 pelicanwalkrentals.com
Gulf Crest Resort Condos Beautiful high-rise condo located on the emerald waters of the Gulf. Close to shopping, golf and attractions. Two beachside pools (one heated seasonally), poolside wireless Internet, hot tubs, kiddie pool, tiki hut, fitness center and BBQ grills. Stay six nights and get the seventh night free!
8715 Surf Dr. Panama City Beach 850.233.9369 gulfcrestresortcondo.com
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WHERE TO DINE hook’d pier bAr & grill One bite and you’re hook’d! Located at the city pier. We are pet-friendly. 16201-C Front Beach Rd. 850.233.8232 hookedpierbar.com l • d • $$
hooter’s Delightfully tacky yet unrefined. 12709 Front Beach Rd. 850.230.9464 1136 Thomas Dr. 850.249.5112 hooters.com l • d • $$
850.249.2010 jazminethaipcb.com l • d • $$
jeAnnie’s one stop diner
lAdy Anderson dining yACht
Home Cooking! 14664 Front Beach Rd. 850.230.4342 l•d•$
Take a cruise on the Lady Anderson Dining Yacht! 5550 North Lagoon Dr. 850.234.5940 • 800.360.0510 captandersonsmarina.com D • $$$$
jin jin 88 Chinese and Japanese Cruisine. 11560 panama City Beach pkwy. 850.235.8835 jinjin88us.com l•d•$
hungry howie’s Featuring meal deals for any budget at $5, $10, $15 & $20. Now that’s an idea! 17180 Front Beach Rd. 850.236.4426 10430 Front Beach Rd. 850.230.3999 hungryhowies.com l•d•$
it tAkes A CAke bAkery Featuring daily cupcakes. We do custom cakes for weddings, birthdays and special occasions. 203 N. Hwy. 79 850.249.9220 • 850.896.4652 ittakesacakepcb.com l•d•$
j miChAel’s restAurAnt & oyster bAr The original restaurant and oyster bar since 1977. 3210 Thomas Dr. 850.233.2055 jmichaelsrestaurant.com l • d • $$
jAde gArden Hot and Fast Chinese Food. 7119 W. Hwy. 98 850.234.1422 l•d•$
jAzmine thAi Cuisine Fresh and flavorful Thai food in a relaxed atmosphere. 2629 Thomas Dr. 76 | VISITPANAMACITYBEACH.COM
Nothin’ Like It 9958 Hutchinson Blvd. 850.234.8480 b•l•d•$
ketAnA thAi restAurAnt And sushi bAr
lAgunA beACh Coffee Co. Laguna Beach Coffee is more than a coffee shop. 22416 panama City Beach pkwy. 850.249.2777 b•l•$
An energetic dining experience where traditional Thai and Japanese cuisine meet modern interpretation. 10514 Front Beach Rd. 850.249.1510 ketanarestaurant.com l•d•$
lime’s bAyside bAr & grill
lin’s AsiAn Cruisine
So Good! 10272 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.2879 l•d•$
Affordable and delicious Asian food! 11160 PCB Pkwy., Suite 408 850.233.6566 l • d • $$
This water-bound, open-air beach bar welcomes a happy, hungry crowd ashore. 4200 Marriott Dr. 850.236.6076 wyndhambaypoint.com l • d • $$
kilwin’s ChoColAtes & iCe CreAm The best ice cream, chocolate and fudge you will ever put in your mouth! Great coffee, too. 821 pier park Dr. 850.230.4177 kilwins.com $
kingfish restAurAnt And sushi bAr Enjoy the bold flavors of Kingfish Restaurant & Sushi Bar in a casual environment that showcases beautiful views of St. Andrew Bay. 4114 Jan Cooley 850.236.6075 wyndhambaypoint.com l • d • $$
little CAesAr’s pizzA Hot-N-Ready Pizza. 8017 Front Beach Rd. 850.230.3997 littlecaesars.com l•d•$
lizA’s kitChen We are a tiny little gourmet sandwich spot located across from the beach. 7328 Thomas Dr. 850.233.9000 lovelizas.com br • l • $
longhorn steAkhouse Welcome to the West! 15721 panama City Beach pkwy. 850.233.4980 longhornsteakhouse.com br • l • d • $$$
los rAnCheros From tacos to fajitas and great-tasting margaritas, we serve you the best in Mexican cuisine. 527 Richard Jackson Blvd. 850.249.5195 panamacitybeachmexicanfood.com l•d•$
lotus CAfe & zen gArdens Food and drink for health and happiness. All foods organic and made fresh daily. 707 Richard Jackson Blvd. 850.234.1651 zengardenmarket.com b • br • l • $
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Brighten your day with a gourmet sundae! 600 pier park Dr. Ste. 120 850.233.4700 marbleslab.com $
mArCo’s gulf pizzA Pizza cooked in a traditional stone oven! Hot and fresh. 7010 Thomas Dr. 850.234.5000 l • d • $$
mArgAritAVille I like mine with lettuce and tomato, Heinz 57 and french fried potatoes. 16230 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.7870 margaritavillepcb.com l • d • $$
mCdonAld’s I’m lovin it! 2319 Thomas Dr. 850.234 8060 10628 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.6096 10270 Front Beach Rd. 850.233.8060 16990 Front Beach Rd. 850.233.3060 mcdonalds.com b•l•d•$
Tootsies Orchid Lounge The World-Famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a Nashville landmark and honkey-tonk mecca, launched the careers of numerous country music stars since the 1960’s…greats like Roger Miller, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson. Now open at Pier Park, great live country music, food & drink all day, every day. Enjoy the infectious atmosphere with live entertainment daily from Nashville. There’s plenty of dancing & fun for the entire family. Tootsies is serving up their award winning Tennessee barbeque daily, so come enjoy.
700 Pier Park Dr., Ste. 170 Panama City Beach 850.236.3459 tootsies.net
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WHERE TO DINE mellow mushroom
Happiness is expressed in pizza. 8746 Thomas Dr. 850.249.0777 mellowmushroom.com l • d • $$
Best breakfast on the beach. 4924 Thomas Dr. 850.234.5612 b • br • $
pink peliCAn iCe CreAm bAr pAnAmA pizzeriA
mikAto jApAnese restAurAnt An entertaining restaurant that offers great Oriental and Japanese cuisine. 7724 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.1338 d • $$$
A local Italian bistro. 17140 Front Beach Rd. 850.249.7437 panamapizzeria.com l•d•$
pAnerA breAd mike’s CAfe & oyster bAr Next time it’s time to eat out, remember: Eat at Mike’s! 17554 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.1942 mikescafeandoysterbar.com b•l•d•$
We are bakers of bread. Fresh from the oven. 101 Bluefish Dr. 850.235.6325 panerabread.com b•l•d•$
pApA john’s pizzA montego bAy seAfood house Home to the World Famous Montego Bay Gumbo! 473 Richard Jackson Blvd. 850.233.6033 montegobaypcb.com l • d • $$
new jin jin Chinese buffet Chinese Buffet. 23038 panama City Beach pkwy. 850.234.2015 l•d•$
Great pizza, wings, cheese sticks and breadsticks, and some tasty desserts. 11160 Panama City Bech Pkwy, Suite 406 850.230.3777 papajohns.com l•d•$
pAstA grill & seAfood restAurAnt Authentic Italian dishes by an Italian-born chef. 17840 Front Beach Rd. 850.236.6205 pastagrill-pcb.com l • d • $$
piCkle pAtCh restAurAnt oishi thAi restAurAnt & sushi bAr If you looking for a good Thai food and Sushi, come to Oishi. 207 S.Hwy. 79 850.230.9874 oishithaisushi.com l • d • $$
oliVe gArden When you’re here, you’re family! 15701 panama City Beach pkwy. 850.235.4225 olivegarden.com l • d • $$
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850.235.0928 pineapplewillys.com l • d • $$
Best breakfast in Panama City Beach! 7510 Thomas Dr. 850.235.2000 l•$
pier 77 seAfood restAurAnt Home of great seafood for over 30 years. 3016 Thomas Dr. 850.235.3080 pier77pcb.com l • d • $$
pineApple willy’s Smile Big. Drink Big. Eat Big. 9875 S. Thomas Dr.
Proudly serves over 40 gourmet flavors of ice cream as well as Italian ice, frozen yogurt, and sugar-free ice cream. 543 Richard Jackson Blvd. 850.249.5576 d•$
pizzA hut Your favorites. Your Pizza Hut. 16726 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.9000 8776 Thomas Dr., Suite 1 850.233.8300 pizzahut.com l•d•$
pompAno’s A favorite with locals and tourists. 10292 Front Beach Rd. 850.233.9080 d • $$
popCorn kingdom A taste of Royalty. 701 Pier Park Dr., Suite 119 850.233.7196 popcornkingdomusa.com $
red briCk pizzA The new Italian. 801 Pier Park Dr., Suite. A100 850.236.1413 redbrickpizza.com l•d•$
red robin gourmet burgers Red Robin is the Gourmet Burger expert. 100 Bluefish Dr. 850.233.1480 redrobin.com l • d • $$
red rose jems pizzeriA Every day is the perfect day for pizza! 8501 Thomas Dr. 850.249.4367 redrosepizza.com l•d•$
reggAe j’s islAnd grill Come and get a taste of the islands! 16202 Front Beach Rd. 850.233.1790 reggaejs.com l • d • $$
roy’s Chili dogs Where two dogs are better than one! 499 Richard Jackson Blvd. 850.249.2281 royschilidogspcb.com l•d•$
sAke house ii Best sushi on the beach! 1012 Thomas Dr. 850.249.9789 sakehouse2.com l•d•$
sAltwAter grill The “In” place to dine! Voted best seafood in PCB. Enjoy our 25,000 gallon Saltwater Aquarium while you dine. 11040 Hutchison Blvd. 850.230.2739 saltwatergrillpcb.com
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4933 Thomas Dr. 850.235.4209 l • d • $$
sAlty sue’s Seafood, steak, BBQ & lounge with Happy Hour specials daily. Pet-friendly! 17501 panama City Beach pkwy. 850.234.8485 saltysues.com l•d•$
sAlVAtore’s pizzA & wings Family owned & operated. 14658 Front Beach Rd. 850.249.0407 l•d•$
sChlotzky’s Every bite, lotz better. 600 Pier Park Dr., Suite 100 850.236.8900 schlotzskys.com l•d•$
sChooners lAst loCAl beACh Club Possibly the most perfect place on earth. Every table comes with a beautiful view of the beach. 5121 Gulf Dr. 850.235.3555 schooners.com l • d • $$
sAndbAr seAfood & deli Seafood market and restaurant, oyster bar, beer and wine, sandwiches and deli market. 275 S. Hwy. 79 850.249.7200 sandbarpcb.com l•d•$
shAn kishi All you can eat sushi. 13800 panama City Beach pkwy. 850.249.3663 shankishi.com l • d • $$$
sCAmpy’s seAfood & steAk Experience how inexpensive delicious can be!
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WHERE TO DINE shAne’s rib shACk
sweet bAsil’s bistro
Welcome to Shane’s Rib Shack. We’re the place to go for the best BBQ, ribs, chicken and more. 10100 Hutchison Blvd. 850.249.8111 shanesribshack.com l•d•$
Be good to yourself! 801 Pier Park Dr., Suite. 120 850.234.3124 smoothieking.com $
A true taste of Italy. 11208 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.2855 sweet-basils.net l • d • $$
shArky’s beACh front restAurAnt & tiki bAr Beautiful beachside dining with a view from every seat inside and out. 15201 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.2420 sharkysbeach.com l • d • $$
sherloCk’s mystery dinner theAtre The best show on the beach. Delicious and malicious. 5550 North Lagoon Dr. 850.230.0999 dinneratsherlocks.com d • $$$
shrimp City seAfood mArket We pack coolers for out of town customers. 3016 Thomas Dr. 850.235.4099 pier77pcb.com/shrimpcity.html $$
shuCkum’s oyster pub & seAfood grill We shuckm, you suck’em. 15614 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.3214 shuckums.com l • d • $$
simply thAi restAurAnt Best Thai on the beach. 944 Thomas Dr. 850.249.9966 d • $$
soniC America’s Drive-In. 11200 Hutchison Blvd. 850.233.7112 sonicdrivein.com $
sonny’s reAl pit bbq Feel Good Bar-B-Q. 11341 panama City Beach pkwy. 850.230.4742 sonnysbbq.com l • d • $$
spinnAker beACh Club & pArAdise grill Gulfsidedining,the bestburgers,BBQ&seafood. 8795 Thomas Dr. 850.234.7882 spinnakerbeachclub.com l•d•$
stArbuCks Coffee CompAny Coffee House. 600 pier park Dr. 850.234.3591 starbucks.com $
subwAy Eat Fresh. 17304 Back Beach Rd 850.235.1971 7714 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.3957 549 Richard Jackson Blvd. 850.230.9799 2521 Thomas Dr. 850.233.5767 600 Pier Park Dr., Suite 109 850.230.2600 8744 Thomas Dr. 850.234.6494 $
sunnyside grill smoke n butts bbq You can smell our butts for miles. 15801 LC Hilton Jr. Dr., Suite 105 850.388.6315 l•d•$ 80 | VISITPANAMACITYBEACH.COM
We serve the best home cooked dinners in Bay County. 21828 Front Beach Rd. 850.233.0729 b•l•$
sweet rACks BEST ribs on the beach! 2920 Thomas Dr. 850.230.1777 l • d • $$
tACky jACks Great food, casual dining and spectacular waterfront views. 3901 Thomas Dr. 850.230.2347 tackyjacks.com l • d • $$
tACo bell Think outside the bun. 7040 W. Hwy. 98 850.233.8480 12708 Front Beach Rd. 850.233.0803 17120 panama City Beach pkwy. 850.236.8233 tacobell.com $
tgi fridAys Give me more Fridays. 11580 panama City Beach pkwy. 850.234.0558 tgifridays.com l • d • $$
the bACk porCh Fresh seafood done right. 16220 Front Beach Rd. 850.233.1750 theback-porch.com l • d • $$
the CAntinA bAr & grill Traditional Mexican 101 Bluefish Dr., Suite. 105 850.233.6228 locosamigos.com l • d • $$
the red door sAloon Follow me to the red door. 13006 Front Beach Rd. 850.236.7002 thereddoorsaloon.com l•d•$
thomAs donut Old fashioned donuts. 19208 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.8039 eatatmikes.com b•l•$
time out sports bAr & grill Great place to catch the game. 2903 Thomas Dr. 850.249.0086 timeoutpcb.com l • d • $$
tony’s tAste of ybor City Spanish, Cuban and Italian Cuisine. 8100 Thomas Dr. 850.230.3840 l•d•$
tootsie’s orChid lounge Voted #1 Honky Tonk in the World. 700 S. pier park Dr. 850.236.3459 tootsies.net l•d•$
treAsure islAnd seAfood mArket Fresh local seafood 3603 Thomas Dr. 850.249.7323 $$
triple j’s steAkhouse Discover the Difference 2218 Thomas Dr. 850.233.9514 triplejsteakhouse.com l • d • $$$
tropiCAl smoothie 11260 Panama City Beach Pkwy. 850.588.8470 tropicalsmoothie.com $
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WHERE TO DINE tusCAny itAliAn bistro Northern Italian Cuisine and Gourmet Pizza. 15801 L C Hilton Dr. 850.235.3065 guglielmositaliangrill.com L • D • $$$
wAffle house Breakfast at its best! 17110 panama City Beach pkwy. 850.233.0046 11126 Front Beach Rd. 850.230.6750 10327 Front Beach Rd. 850.236.0081 7000 Thomas Dr. 850-230.4892 br • b • l • d • $
wAffle shop Hot and fresh. 536 Richard Jackson Blvd. 850.234.2266 b•l•d•$
wAffle shoppe Great service, great food! 2802 Thomas Dr. 850.234.6888 b•l•d•$
wendy’s hAmburgers You know when it’s real. 8720 Thomas Dr. 850.233.0100 12390 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.4685 6441 Laird Rd. 850.588.8585 wendys.com b•l•d•$
west bAy seAfood mArket & steAmer We steam for free! 6441 Laird Rd. 850.588.8585 $$
wheelhouse sAndwiCh & deli Best little sandwich shop. 2907 Thomas Dr. 850.249.3354 l•d•$ 82 | VISITPANAMACITYBEACH.COM
zAxby’s Indescribably good flavor for 20 years. 9960 Hutchison Blvd. 850.233.6000 zaxbys.com $
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from Panama City Beach by sallie w. boyles
From the sandy marshes and tidal flats of St. Andrew Bay to the rocky depths where the continental shelf plunges to the ocean floor, the waters off Panama City Beach teem with marine life. For hundreds of years, long before Spanish explorers and pirates roamed the seas, Native Americans flourished from the Gulf of Mexico’s bounty. Today, pros and amateurs alike continue to catch an array of species, including amberjack, bluefish, cobia, flounder, grouper, king and Spanish mackerel, mahi mahi, marlin, pompano, redfish (or red drum), red snapper, trout, wahoo, sailfish, and yellowfin tuna. Many locals say that the spring and fall are their luckiest seasons, but a knowledgeable angler will be rewarded any day of the year. The cooling fall temperatures, for instance, stimulate fish to feed. That’s when redfish and trout aggressively go after bait near the top of the water. With pompano and others schooling along the beach, fishing near the shore also improves. As winter arrives, trout and redfish occupy the deep holes in the bay, or seek refuge in creeks and rivers. Flounder, pompano, and cobia, however, swim toward the shoreline for food. The warmer shores, in fact, lure larger fish throughout the cold weather. At the onset of spring, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, and cobia can be caught off the piers and in the bay, while trout and redfish populate the grass flats to feed. By summer, deepwater fishing rebounds with wahoo, yellowfin tuna, sailfish, and marlin. The season for red snapper, abundant and prized in the Gulf, begins at the first of June. Redfish and trout are more likely to bite in the bay during the early mornings or evenings of summer.
“Red drum are available year-round from the jetties and piers, as well as in the bay,” says Pam Anderson, operations manager for Capt. Anderson’s Marina in Panama City Beach. “They are great fun; just ask Governor Scott!”
King Mackerel Panama City Beach has a fishing experience to satisfy almost any preference. For trolling and bottom fishing offshore, deep-sea excursions range from private crew charters on luxury yachts to large group experiences on party boats. Small boat rentals are also available. For pier fishing, public sites include the Russell-Fields Pier (City Pier), the M.B. Miller Pier (County Pier), and St. Andrews State Park. Additional information with resources for fishing expeditions is available from the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce website at pcbeach.org under Ecotourism. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission publishes fishing regulations and license applications online at myfwc.com and the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council posts federal and state regulations on their website at gulfcouncil.org. Also, visit the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau’s website for information on fishing and charters at visitpanamacitybeach.com/do/fishing-charters.
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W H AT T O D O ATTRACTIONS AdVentures At seA Specializing in Parasailing Rides, Jet Ski Rentals, Pontoon Boats, Shell Island Dolphin Tours & SailBoat Cruises! 5709 N. Lagoon Dr. 850.235.0009 watersportspc.com
AgApe beACh serViCe Jet skis and dolphin tours. 11001 Front Beach Rd. 850.866.2711
AirboAt AdVentures Exciting, fast and real. 6523 Hwy. 79 850.230.3822 swampvette.com
seabirds, turtles and underwater sea life. 5550 N. Lagoon Dr. 850.234.3435 captandersonsmarina.com
4607 State park Ln. 850.249.3547 goflippersgo.com
ClAssiC rentAls, inC.
Over two hundred acres of outdoor recreation. 16200 panama City Beach pkwy. 850.233.5045 playballinparadise.com
We rent scooters, motorcycles and electric cars. 17280 Front Beach Rd. 850.230.5187 classicrentalsinc.com
CobrA AdVenture pArk A beachside amusement park. 9323 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.0321
CoConut Creek fAmily fun pArk
frAnk brown pArk
fun lAnd ArCAde One of the largest and oldest arcades on the beach. 14510 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.3693 funland-arcade.com
Adventure and fun for the whole family! 9807 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.2625 coconutcreekfun.com
Parasailing, pontoon boat rentals, banana boat rides, beach chairs, dolphin tours and more! 5325 N. Lagoon Dr. 850.235.8051 pcbeachadventures.com
gulf world mArine pArk
Come aboard the duck! 553 Front Beach Rd. 850.230.0890 duckadventuretours.com
A place for the whole family to explore. 15412 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.5271 gulfworldmarinepark.com
ebro greyhound pArk
hidden lAgoon super golf
Donâ€™t miss the action of greyhound racing! 6558 Dog Track Rd. 850.234.3943 ebrogreyhoundpark.com
Get ready for the ride of your life! 14414 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.9289 hiddenlagoongolfandracetrack.com
emerAld CoAst bingo
indy speedwAy And sling shot
Playing bingo is a lot more fun than it use to be! 7924 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.9060 emeraldcoastbingo.com
The sky is no limit. 8762 Thomas Dr. 850.234.1121 slingshotpcb.com
We offer small group and personal tours. 3605 Thomas Dr. 850.236.3467 bluedolphintour.com
emerAld CoAst kiteboArding
islAnd Air express
4823 Thomas Dr. 850.235.2444 emeraldcoastkiteboarding.com
emerAld CoAst mirror mAze & lAser CrAze
Sight Seeing, Aerial Photoâ€™s and Flight Training. 5325 Johnny Reaver Rd. 850.814.6407 islandairexpress.com
Two 18-hole miniature golf courses. 11209 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.7792
bAy point wAtersports An adventure your kids will relish forever! 4200 Marriott Dr. 850.236.5386 baypointwatersports.com
blue dolphin tours
Hundreds of butterflies. Watch butterflies emerge from their cocoons! 400 pier park Dr. 850.230.5200 miracle-strip.com
CAliforniA CyCles We rent everything! 14996 Front Beach Rd. 850.233.1391
CAmp helen stAte pArk Filled with history, Camp Helen is a hidden gem! 23937 Panama City Beach Pkwy. 850.233.5059 floridastateparks.org/camphelen
CApt. Anderson iii Cruises to Shell Island daily. Watch dolphins, 84 | VISITPANAMACITYBEACH.COM
Great affordable family fun! 701 Pier Park Dr., Suite. 107 850.230.6249 emeraldcoastmirrormaze.com
emerAld fAlls fAmily reCreAtion Center A perfect way to thrill the day away. 8602 Thomas Dr. 850.234.1049
extreme pAintbAll 6822 Thomas Dr. 850.896.7580 highway77extremepaintball.com
flippers Pontoon boat rentals, dolphin tours, guided jet ski tours.
A classic miniature golf attraction. 12206 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.6403
islAnd time sAiling Cruises Join us for the Snorkel/Dolphin Swim Cruises or Sunset/Dolphin Watch Cruises. 3605 Thomas Dr. 850.234.7377 islandtimesailing.com
m.b. miller County pier Fantastic fishing and stunning views of sunsets. 12213 Front Beach Rd. 850.236.3035 baycountyfl.gov
mAn in the seA museum Discover the old ways of deep sea voyaging! 17314 panama City Beach pkwy. 850.235.4101 maninthesea.org
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Ms. Newby’s Liquors
Locals’ and visitors’ favorite since 1975 and home of the World Famous Hunch Punch!
Los Rancheros is the locals’ favorite! Come into our fun and festive yet casual and relaxed atmosphere, where every guest is made to feel welcome. Indulge in generous portions of authentic Mexican food, from sizzling fajitas and fish tacos to savory enchiladas. Open 9 AM to 10 PM daily; Happy Hour from 3 to 7 PM.
• Package store with drive-thru service • Wide selection of liquor, wine, beer and much more • Inside and outside bars • Never a cover • Live music and Karaoke It’s not just a bar – it’s an adventure!
14301 Panama City Beach Pkwy. Panama City Beach 850.236.0200 shorehousefurniture.com
Great Clips Come see us for a great haircut at a great price that fits your schedule, 7 days a week. Military, First Responders, Seniors, and Children get discounts every day. No appointments are necessary. Try our Online Check-in at www.greatclips. com. We’ll be waiting for you!
Ms. Newby’s 8200 Surf Dr. Panama City Beach 866.587.9555 msnewbyspcb.com
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Shoppes at Edgewater 527 R Jackson Blvd. Panama City Beach 850.249.5195
Panama City Beach 2433 Thomas Drive • 850.249.4224 2010 Highway 98 West • 850.622.547
Boon Docks Restaurant
Deadeye Dick’s Steak House
A gift gallery for all of your senses offering the works of over 57 American fine artisans. Handcrafted jewelry, pottery, blown glass, sculpture, French milled and handmade soaps & lotions, specialty teas and a fabulous culinary corner. Locals and visitors alike love this unique shopping experience!
“Favorite Seafood Dive” A favorite local dining spot, Boon Docks Restaurant features fresh seafood, Angus beef and more, all cooked to order and offered with a wide array of homemade, freshly prepared desserts.
A traditional steak house where everything is fresh and made from scratch. Open pit from meat loaf to grilled Kobe beef, unique salad bar, super sides and delicious desserts. Try our signature grilled fresh peaches with balsamic glaze and honey roasted pecans.
Boon Docks Restaurant
11260 Panama City Beach Pkwy. Suite 104 Panama City Beach 850.588.8008 blueheronfinegifts.com
14854 Bay View Circle Panama City Beach 850.230.0005
9802 Front Beach Rd. Panama City Beach 850.249.3425 deadeyedickssteakhouse.com Located next to Dirty Dick’s Crab House
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Dirty Dick’s Crab House
The Captain’s Table Come on by for a lunch or dinner of fresh Apalachicola oysters, shrimp, grouper, snapper or tuna served fried, broiled, or baked. Captain Mitch and his family have served Bay County folks the freshest seafood for more than 40 years. 1110 Beck Ave., Panama City In Historic St. Andrews 850.767.9933
Seafood with a New Orleans accent, similar to a New Orleans crab house. Everything fresh and cooked to order. All-you-can-eat crab and shrimp specials daily. Home of the $5.99 Lunch Special. We’re all about fun…the only thing we’re serious about is the food.
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9800 Front Beach Rd. Panama City Beach 850.230.3425 dirtydickscrabs.com Located next to Deadeye Dick’s Steak House
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Diver’s Den Come explore a whole new world! Diver’s Den has been training divers since 1976. We offer an array of scuba equipment, dive trips, snorkel trips and certification levels. Whether you’re a novice or a certified diver, we have something for everyone.
Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q
There is a locals’ favorite that you can’t miss when you’re on the beach. Look up and you’ll see the helicopter from Panhandle Helicopter. The helicopter tours are both exciting and affordable with tours starting at $40 per person.
Sonny’s offers a variety of bar-b-q meats from ribs to pulled beef brisket, pulled and sliced pork, sliced turkey, and chicken, all smoked slowly over a hardwood fire. We cook it up slow and serve it up fast and friendly.
Best Bar-B-Q 5 years in a row!
3120 Thomas Dr. • 850-234-8717 6222 E. Business Hwy. 98 • 850-871-6889 Panama City Beach diversdenpcb.com
Guadalajara Mexican Grill At Guadalajara, the chefs prepare their famous recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. Authentic Mexican cuisine is offered in generous portions and freshly prepared with great pride. Fish and shrimp dinners, tasty appetizers, premium margaritas. Open 9 AM to 10 PM daily; Happy Hour from 3 to 7 PM.
St. Thomas Square 8730 Thomas Dr. Panama City Beach 850.235.3300
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15726 Front Beach Rd. Panama City Beach 850.230.2080 panhandlehelicopter.com
Panama Dunes Fun and adventures await you at Panama City Beach’s newest attraction. Race on our half-mile Dune Buggy track, climb our Ropes Obstacle Course, or soar above all of the action on our Zip-Lines. Our children’s park includes many attractions and activities as well. We also offer food, and merchandise at our Trackside Grill and Boardwalk.
12500 Front Beach Rd. Panama City Beach 850.708.1115 panamadunesinc.com
11341 Panama City Beach Pkwy. Panama City Beach 2400 St. Andrews Blvd. Panama City 850.230.4742 • 850.763.5114 sonnysbbq.com
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The Carousel Charlie Lahan’s Carousel, locally owned and operated since 1967, is a full line grocery store with the freshest produce, quality meats, gourmet cheeses and an extensive line of wine and liquor. Visit the gift shop, your source for coastal home decor and gifts. Discover new wines during our tasting every Saturday from 1 - 4 pm. Our goal always is price, quality and service.
Carousel 19440 Front Beach Rd. Panama City Beach 850.234.2219
If you are looking for excitement, come and try one of Panama City Beach’s many thrilling family attractions! The Panama Dunes Dune Buggy Adventure Park is home to a racetrack that is a half-mile, twenty-foot-wide sand track that has plenty of hairpin turns, twelve-foot hills, and dips, making it hard not to leave your seat! Or, test out the Ropes Course Adventure that towers fifteen feet over the dune buggy track. There are eighteen different obstacles, including swinging platforms, cargo net climbs, tightrope walks, and many others! Or, head to ZooWorld, home to over 260 animals, including exotic and endangered species. With shows, presentations, programs, and events, there are endless opportunities for both fun and learning. Be sure to test your swing at Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf, where miniature golf is an adventure! And while your clubs are ready, head to Coconut Creek Family Fun Park for mini-golf or to try their Gran Maze, a giant human labyrinth the size of a football field! Also, try Race City, Panama City Beach’s largest fun center and arcade! With a skycoaster, arcade, bumper cars, bumper boats, go-cart tracks, and much more, there is something for every member of the family to enjoy. The possibilities are endless for families in Panama City Beach!
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W H AT T O D O midnight prinCess
One of a kind sailboat and has the traditional look of the Privateers built in the 1800’s. 1201 Beck Ave. 850.249.0322 midnightprincess.net
The premier shopping destination for the Panama City market and the entire Emerald Coast. 600 pier park Dr. 850.236.9974 simon.com/Mall/?id=1204
mirACle strip @ pier pArk
pirAte’s islAnd AdVenture golf
Retro feel...simple rides, simple games, simple fun. 400 pier park Dr. 850.230.5200 miracle-strip.com
Where miniature golf is an adventure! 9518 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.1171 piratesislandgolf.com
mr. surf’s surf shop
One the most exciting and original Panama City Beach attractions! 9523 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.1588 racecitypcb.com
Offers a selection of surfboards, skim boards, skateboards, and surf & beach apparel. 7220 Thomas Dr. 850.235.2702 mrsurfs.com
pAnAmA City AirboAt tours Take a Ride on the Wild Thang. 14856 Bayview Cir. 850.234.1532 panamacityairboat.com
pAnAmA City beACh AquAtiC Center 50 meter heated pool, kid’s activity pool. 16200 panama City Beach pkwy. 850.236.2205 swiminparadise.com
pAnAmA City beACh winery Home of the citrus, berry and fruit wines. 8730 Thomas Dr., Suite 1103B 850.233.5950 panamacitybeachwinery.com
pAnAmA City pArAsAil Offering parasail, banana boat, jet ski rentals. 14806 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.2122 pcparasail.com
pAnAmA dunes: dune buggy And Ariel AdVenture pArk 12500 Front Beach Rd. 850.708.1115 panamadunesinc.com
pAnhAndle heliCopter Taking you to new heights. 15726 Front Beach Rd. 850.230.2080 panhandlehelicopter.com
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riCk seltzer pArk 4.7 Acre Community Park. 7419 Thomas Dr.
ripley’s belieVe it or not! You’ll be amazed, you’ll be astounded and, most of all, you’ll be entertained. 9907 Front Beach Rd. 850.230.6113 ripleyspanamacitybeach.com
roCk’it lAnes If you’re looking for the best entertainment on Panama City Beach, you’ve just found it. 513 Richard Jackson Blvd. 850.249.2695 rockitlanes.com
russell-fields pier Fantastic fishing and stunning views of sunsets. 16101 Front Beach Rd. 850.233.5080 pcbgov.com/visitors_citypier
sAfAri boAt tours Relaxing bay and intercoastal sightseeing. 14856 Bay View Cir. 850.236.2111 safariboattours.com
seA drAgon pirAte Cruise Come if you dare, and walk in a pirate’s shoes. 5325 N. Lagoon Dr. 850.234.7400 piratecruise.net
seA sCreAmer Fun, Fantastic, Friendly, and the Best Value on the Beach! 5323 N. Lagoon Dr. 850.233.9107 seascreamer.net
seAbreeze winery SeaBreeze Winery holds free wine tastings
daily and fun tours of our winemaking facility. 13201 Hutchison Blvd. 850.230.3330 seabreezewinery.com
shell islAnd boAt rentAls & tours Find your own beach! 3605 Thomas Dr. 850.234.7245 shellislandtours.com
shell islAnd shuttle Stay All Day or Just One Hour. 4607 Thomas Dr. 850.233.0504 shellislandshuttle.com
shipwreCk islAnd wAterpArk From the Rapid River to the Lazy River, come make a splash and enjoy a day of fun and sun with us. 12201 Hutchison Blvd. 850.234.3333 shipwreckisland.com
st. Andrew bAy ferry Shell Island & Dolphin Cruises. 1213 Beck Ave. 850.615.1477 sabferry.com
st. Andrews stAte pArk This former military reservation has over one-and-a-half miles of beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and Grand Lagoon. 4607 State park Ln. 850.233.5140 FloridaStateparks.org/standrews
sunjAmmers wAtersports Sunjammers Watersports is Panama City’s premier watersports store. 315 N. Hwy. 79 850.235.2281 sunjammers.com
sunshine wAter sports of pC Dolphin Tours & Banana Boat Rides! 3901 Thomas Dr. 850.215.7046 sunshinewatersportsofpc.com
the grAnd theAtre Check out the latest movies in style. 500 S. pier park Dr. 850.233.4835 thegrandtheatre.com
wAter plAnet Introducing people to dolphins since 1995. 5709 N. Lagoon Dr. 850.238.0909 waterplanetusa.com
wilders world 4 kids Come to Wilder’s World, the fun-filled inflatable play center & party venue! 12001 panama City Beach pkwy. 850.249.2110 wildersworldpcb.com
wonderworks WonderWorks, where scientific principles and fun come together. 9910 Front Beach Rd. 850.249.7000 wonderworkspcb.com
zooworld Where fun is never endangered! 9008 Front Beach Rd. 850.230.4839 zooworldpcb.net
GOLF COURSES bAy point resort golf Club Experience award-winning golf at Panama City Beach’s premier golf experience, offering not one, but two 18-hole championship courses. Play the area’s only Nicklaus-designed course or chose the classic Meadows Course. 4701 Bay point Rd. 850.235.6950 baypointgolf.com
CAmp Creek golf Club Ranked no. 48 on Golf Digest’s 2011-2012 list of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses,” Camp Creek has been consistently cited as one of Tom Fazio’s most thought-provoking, aesthetically-stunning design credits. 684 Fazio Drive 850.231.7600 campcreekgolfclub.com
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Northwest Florida’s premier on-the-water storage, parts and service facility. 3605 Thomas Dr. 850.234.6533 treasureislandmarina.net
The premier marina destination resort in northwest Florida, featuring 180 slips. 3824 Hatteras Ln. 850.235.6911 baypointmarina.net
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Bayside Marina is a full service marina tucked away in a quiet corner of St. Andrew Bay. 6327 Big Daddy Dr. 850.234.7650 baysidemarinapcb.com
CApt. Anderson’s mArinA Capt. Anderson’s Marina is where the fish are always biting and the kids always smiling. 5550 N. Lagoon Dr. 850.234.3435 captandersonsmarina.com
lighthouse mArinA Where sportsmen keep their boats. 5325 N. Lagoon Dr. 850.625.2728 lighthousemarinapcb.com
pirAtes CoVe mArinA Ye ‘ave found me Cove, and the great, grand treasures she holds. 3901 Thomas Dr. 850.234.3939 piratescovemarinapcb.com
The ultimate in light tackle sportfishing. 3605 Thomas Dr. 850.866.1657 panamacitysportfishing.com
bAndit ChArters The Gulf of Mexico, St. Andrew Bay opportunities abound here. 5550 N. Lagoon Dr. 850.230.1599 bandit-charter-fishing.com
born to boogie ChArters Fast boats. Light tackle. Big fish. 5325 N. Lagoon Dr. 850.235.3255 borntoboogie.com
box full ChArters Bring your family or group and fish freshwater or saltwater. 3605 Thomas Dr. 850.896.8371 boxfullcharters.com
holidAy golf Club The course will test every club in your bag, without testing your frustration level. 100 Fairway Blvd. 850.234.1800 holidaygolfclub.com
hombre golf Club As host of the PGA Tour Qualifying School, Hombre Golf Club has earned a reputation for intimidation. 120 Coyote pass. 850.234.3673 hombregolfclub.com
shArk’s tooth golf Club 2003 Wild Heron Way 850.249.3015 sharkstoothgolfclub.com
signAl hill golf Course 18 Holes of Excellence. 9615 N. Thomas Dr. 850.234.3218 signalhillgolfcourse.com
Signal Hill Golf Course Signal Hill Golf Course has all your golfing needs, from club rentals to balls and gloves, and service you can depend on. After a day on the golf course, or just before, you’ll find the Signal Hill snack bar relaxing and accommodating, serving breakfast and lunch. Breathtaking scenery mixed with challenging greens and precise fairways complete the perfect golfing experience.
Rated one of the “Best Places to Play” by Golf Digest (2008–09) 9615 Thomas Dr. Panama City Beach 850.234.5051 signalhillgolfcourse.com
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3605 Thomas Dr. 850.234.9409 gottabelievecharters.com
3824 Hatteras Ln. 850.233.1959 fishosprey.com
hook’em up ChArters
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Quality fishing, reasonable rates. 5550 North Lagoon Dr. 850.774.8333 pcbeachfishingcharters.com
One of the area’s finest fishing charters! 5711 N. Lagoon Dr. 850.236.0056 reelcommocean.com
jubilee fishing ChArters
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Charter fishing at it’s best. 5550 North Lagoon Dr. 850.866.1889
2 boats serving you! 3605 Thomas Dr. 850.236.2111 jubileefishing.com
The finest saltwater light tackle fishing. 3901 Thomas Dr. 850.814.7556 snapperdave.com
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Let’s catch some fish! 5550 N Lagoon Dr. 850.769.2979
Our captains have plenty of fishing experience to help you catch all the big ones. 5550 N. Lagoon Dr. 850.249.5694 kelleygirlcharter.com
We catch fish most every day. 3603 Thomas Dr. 850.896.2582 reelfunpro.com
line dAnCin’ ChArters
Specializing in fishing with live bait over artificial reefs and natural hard bottom. 850.866.4469
Come explore Panama City’s Bays & Bayous! 850.630.1798 captlinda.com
CAptAin hAnk ChArters Everything needed is included! 5550 N Lagoon Dr. 850.769.7575 captainhankcharters.com
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CAptAin mArC’s sportfishing guide serViCe Thirty years local experience. 3605 Thomas Dr. 850.896.1201
Big, fast, first class. 3824 Hatteras Ln. 850.866.1657
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showtime sportfishing ChArters
The thrill of light tackle fishing at its best. 3824 Hatteras Ln. 850.236.9887 panamacityfishing.us
mAry m fishing ChArter We’ll get you some fish! 5550 N. Lagoon Dr. 850.785.5780
Deep sea sport fishing on Florida’s Gulf Coast. 3605 Thomas Dr. 850.774.6526 showtimefishingcharters.com
the ChArter boAt freedom
Triple engines get you there fast! 3524 Hatteras Ln. 850.258.2043 grandlagoonwatersports.com/charter.html
Custom sport fishing charters. 5550 N. Lagoon Dr. 850.235.2781 mcgowancharters.com
Cool breeze ChArters
miss beCk deep seA fishing
Half-day and all-day bottom fishing. Trolling and two-day offshore trolling. 5550 N Lagoon Dr. 850.234.9841 charterboatfreedom.com
The most enjoyable experience. 3605 Thomas Dr. 850.819.4209 pcbeachcharters.com
Where memories are made... 3605 Thomas Dr. 850.814.4317 missbeckcharters.com
dAVy jones ChArters
miss kelley fishing ChArters
Go deep sea fishing with Capt. Davy Jones! 5550 N Lagoon Dr. 850.234.5979 davyjonescharters.com
A family oriented deep sea fishing charters. 5550 N. Lagoon Dr. 850.866.2363 misskelleyfishingcharters.com
fAmily trAdition ChArters
new beginning fishing ChArter
It’s all about fishing and family fun. 3605 Thomas Dr. 850.235.4610 panamacitybeachfishing.net
Two day trips available. 5550 N. Lagoon Dr. 850.596.0550 captainstewart.com
first light fishing ChArters
no problem fishing ChArter
Offering excellent fishing for many different species year round. 3505 Thomas Dr. 850.230.8086 firstlightfishingcharters.com
Catching fish.. no problem. 5550 N. Lagoon Dr. 850.234.7963
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osprey ChArters An up-close fishing experience of Panama City’s beautiful bay waters and coastal beaches.
tomCAt fishing ChArters Saltwater fishing at Its Finest. 3605 Thomas Dr. 850.303.2210 tomcatfishingcharters.com
top deCk ChArters We catch fish! 3605 Thomas Dr. 850.819.8471 topdeckcharters.com
DIVE SHOPS diVe loCker 106 Thomas Dr. 850.230.8006 • 888.612.7968 divelocker.net
diVer’s den 3120 Thomas Dr. 850.234.8717 diversdenpcb.com
downtime diVe ChArters 6433 Summer Oak Dr. 850.230.9577 downtimedivecharters.com
lord’s gym diVe Center 1616 Allison Ave. 850.249.2001
pAnAmA City diVe Center 4823 Thomas Dr. 850.235.3390 pcdivecenter.com
pAnAmA City diVe ChArters 5512 Thomas Dr. 850.588.8077 panamacitydivecharters.com
LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Performing Arts mArtin theAtre 409 Harrison Ave. panama City 850.763.8080 martintheatre.com
701 pier park Dr. 850.235.4632 hofbraupcb.com
the junior museum of bAy County
308 Airport Rd. panama City 850.769.6128 scienceanddiscoverycenter.org
museum of mAn in the seA 17314 panama City Beach pkwy. panama City Beach 850.235.4101 maninthesea.org
blue heron gAllery
sChooner’s 5121 Gulf Dr. 850.235.3555 schooners.com
beACh house bAr & grill
shArky’s beACh Club
19952 Front Beach Rd. 850.230.1977
big eAsy ii 17190 W. Hwy. 98 850.234.6770 7105 Big Daddy Dr. 850.236.4529
breAkers 12627 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.6060 breakerspcbeach.com
Club lA VelA 8813 Thomas Dr. 850.235.1061 clublavela.com
11260 Panama City Beach Pkwy., Suite 104 panama City Beach 850.588.8008 blueheronfinegifts.com
fish tAles Art gAllery
donoVAn’s reef lounge
820 Pier Park Dr., Suite 125 panama City Beach 850.234.1036 fishtalesgallery.com
pAul brent gAllery 413 W 5th St. panama City 850.785.2684 paulbrent.com
VisuAl Arts Center 19 E. 4th St. panama City
7800 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.2427 msnewbyspcb.com
5323 North Lagoon Dr. 850.249.9273 boatyardclub.com
700 pier park Dr. panama City Beach 850.234.7500
4103 Thomas Dr. 850.234.6203 msnewbyspcb.com
pAnAmA City mArinA CiViC Center
4723 Thomas Dr. 850.233.8879
blue wAter’s lounge
8711 Thomas Dr. 850.234.0030 msnewbyspcb.com
207 East 24th St. Lynn Haven 850.265.3757 kt-online.org 8 Harrison Ave. panama City 850.763.4696 marinaciviccenter.com
hofbräu beer gArden
10512 Front Beach Rd. 850.236.5965 coyoteuglysaloon.com 15726 Front Beach Rd. 850.230.6900
15201 Front Beach Rd. 850.235.2420 sharkysbeach.com
spinnAker beACh Club 8795 Thomas Dr. 850.234.7882 spinnakerbeachclub.com
the buoy 617 Azalea St. 850.249.5287
the grAnd bAr 11212 Front Beach Rd. 877.278.0544 grandpanamabeachresort.com
the red door sAloon 13006 Front Beach Rd. 850.236.7002 thereddoorsaloon.com
tootsie’s orChid lounge 700 S. pier park Dr. 850.236.3459 tootsies.net
willy’s pier bAr 9875 South Thomas Dr. 850.235.0928 pineapplewillys.com
hAmmerheAd fred’s 8752 Thomas Dr. 850.233.3907 hammerheadfreds.com
hArpoon hArry’s 12627 Front Beach Rd. 850.234.6060 harpoonharryspcbeach.com
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The Shores Continental Condos Everywhere you look you see something new in Panama City Beach. Nearby Pier Park is thriving and offers shopping, restaurants and entertainment. PCB Parkway is hardly recognizable with all the new stores that have opened. But you can still find hospitality, affordability and fun here. At Continental, every condo has a balcony with a full beach view. Our staff is devoted to making your stay a pleasant one.
15413 Front Beach Rd. Panama City Beach 800.222.2728 continentalcondos.com
Casual, comfortable, vacation living … It’s a Shore Thing! Secluded along the west end of Panama City Beach. 2- and 3-bedroom townhouse units on the Gulf of Mexico. Fully equipped kitchens; walking distance to retail, dining and grocery stores; central to world-class golf.
22519 Front Beach Rd. Panama City Beach 888.812.5301 • 850.234.6591 shorespcbeach.com
Ocean Towers Resort Join us for fun in the sun! • Private balconies overlooking the Gulf • Full kitchens • King-size beds in the masters • Two bathrooms in each unit • One-bedroom units (approx. 850 sq. ft.) • Two-bedroom units (approx. 1100 sq. ft.) • Several great local restaurants within a few steps of the resort
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11211 Front Beach Rd. Panama City Beach 850.235.6100 • 877.766.9714 oceantowers.net
Located just a half-mile from beaches, Front Beach Road and Shipwreck Island Water Park. Gulf World Marine Park is just a mile away, with restaurants and shopping nearby. Pier Park and Frank Brown Sports Complex within 5 miles. Free parking, hot free breakfast, pool and fitness center.
225 R. Jackson Blvd. Panama City Beach 850.249.1234 choicehotels.com/hotel/fl756
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