Beach at Panama City, Panama City Beach

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Beach at Panama City is actually part of Panama City Beach, a separate municipality from the older, more inland Panama City municipality. The beach area is a popular spring break destination, with hundreds of thousands of visitors--most of them college students--flocking here. However, you can appreciate the white sand beaches, clear waters, and the atmosphere of the town any time of year. While there, check out the city's two shopping centers--Pier Park is the closest to the beach. Plan a Panama City Beach trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • This place is awesome with wonderful Beach's and restaurants to die for. Great family friendly atmosphere  more »
  • Great beach with plenty of room for walking, running, swimming, etc. You do have to pay to go out on the pier, but parking is free in the lot. Good place to watch sunset. Clean.No shells.  more »
  • Beautiful crystal clear water! Sugar white sand! Wonderful beautiful beach! Other than the 10 hour drive from North Carolina it’s our favorite beach period!  more »

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As a popular vacation destination, Panama City Beach has an abundance of accommodations. A beachfront hotel room or condo is the perfect base for a tranquil luxury vacation. Rooms with a balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico are in high demand. However, resorts and properties close to the shore are often expensive, and those on a budget should consider a motel farther from the beach.
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