Beach at Panama City, Panama City Beach

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#1 of 235 in Outdoors in Florida Panhandle
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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  • October 4, 2017
    I have traveled to many Sandy beaches in my life. From West coast to east coast, there is no other beach I like to sift thru.  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    We stayed at one of the condo high rises on the beach. We felt so lucky. Beach is clean and waters are warm and clear. Sun sets are gorgeous. Plenty of shells for collecting. There was surf to play in...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Beach was very nice and easy to get to. There were wave runner rentals and parasailing trips at a kiosk right next to the hotel beach access.  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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