ABOUT PANAMA CITY BEACH
Panama City Beach is about family, its about good times, its about creating lasting memories, it’s about playing in the sand on the beach and experiencing a beach unlike any other in America. Fun, excitement, relaxation and so much more welcome visitors from around the globe. Though famous for the beach, Panama City Beach, Florida is also a haven for families who seek everything from adventure to eco-fun. You simply won’t find a better place to visit than “The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches”.
FACTS ABOUT PANAMA CITY BEACH
- Located in Northwest Florida, just 98 miles southwest of Tallahassee and 297 miles southwest of Atlanta. Perfect spot for a Northwest Florida vacation!
- The city has a year-round population of approximately 7,500.
- Over six million visitors enjoy Panama City Beach travel each and every year.
- Ever wonder why our beaches stay so clean powdery white? The legendary pure white sand of Panama City Beach is attributed to quartz crystals washing down from the Appalachian Mountains centuries ago. Along their journey, the crystals were bleached, ground, smoothed, and polished. The surf and tides of the Gulf of Mexico is responsible for depositing these millions of grains of sugar-white sand onto the pristine shoreline… The result of this rigorous process is the beautiful, renowned beaches of Panama City Beach.
- Panama City Beach Florida has an average of 320 days of sunshine per year.
- Panama City Beach weather is sub-tropical, with a year-round temperature averaging 74 degrees, which means heavenly conditions for those enjoying Panama City Beach travel. St. Andrews State Park has been named the #2 Beach in America by Trip Advisor. The 1,260 acre park has forests, sand dunes covered with sea oats, fresh and saltwater marshes, a lagoon swimming area, fishing jetties, hiking trails, 1.5 miles of beach and two campgrounds. Opened in 1951, St. Andrews was once the site of a World War II Military Reservation and has won the World’s Best Beach Award.
- Panama City Beach is bordered on either side by State Parks: St. Andrews and Camp Helen.
- The city is also known as the Wreck Capital of the South due to the large number of historic wrecks for scuba divers to explore.