PANAMA CITY BEACH

Just East of 30A, Panama City Beach offers everything from High-rise condominiums to quaint beach cottages.

Welcome to Panama City Beach

Popular vacation destination with great nightlife
 
Located on the stunning Emerald Coast of Florida, Panama City Beach offers white sand beaches, Emerald Green waters, and a thriving waterfront area with great nightlife and world-class entertainment. There's always something fun to do in this bustling area, but the vibe is laid-back and welcomes residents to enjoy lazy days on "beach time," taking things slow and enjoying the wonderful location. 
 
Bottle-nose dolphins and sea turtles abound in the waters, which offer great snorkeling and deep-sea fishing. With so much to do in town and incredible natural scenery, it's easy to see why locals choose Panama City Beach as a place to call home.

What to Love

  • Great dining, entertainment, and nightlife
  • Surrounded by natural beauty, stunning coastline, and wildlife
  • Low-key vibes in a thriving area of Florida

Local Lifestyle

Enjoy a relaxed, laid-back lifestyle in Panama City Beach, where locals take the time to catch up with neighbors and relax on the city's incredible beaches. At the same time, there's plenty to do in this bustling area, where shopping, dining, and nightlife offer continual excitement. A slate of exciting events throughout the year brings the community together to enjoy the outdoors in this stunning area. Water sports and great golf draw locals outdoors year-round to enjoy the sunny weather and warm year-round temperatures.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Famous for its thriving nightlife and exciting shopping scene, Panama City Beach offers excellent dining and entertainment for locals and visitors. Stop for lunch at Harpoon Harry's, a local favorite for over 40 years with stunning beachfront views and a laid-back vibe. There's something for everyone at this local hangout, and the local gulf shrimp is always a favorite. Sharky’s Beachfront Restaurant (or just Sharky’s) is a similar restaurant with a tiki bar and beachside patio.  
 
Spending a day at Pier Park, Panama City Beach's premier shopping and entertainment destination, is easy. This massive outdoor shopping destination features a Grand IMAX theater, high-end retail establishments, and the SkyWheel, which offers incredible views of the surrounding coastline. After a thrilling day in Panama City Beach, reserve your spot at the Saltwater Grill, where a 25,000-gallon saltwater aquarium anchors the dining room and creates a unique backdrop for the bar. It's a top spot for fresh seafood caught straight from the gulf, while perfectly-prepared choice steaks round out the menu. This excellent restaurant is a perennial favorite among locals, who gather here for celebrations and luxurious nights out year-round.

Things to Do

Panama City Beach is brimming with fun events and exciting things throughout the year, so locals always have something to do. The Gulf Coast Jam, a nationally-acclaimed country music festival, draws top names from across the country for four nights of incredible concerts. Watch the very best in country music at this fun and exciting festival, where locals plan to reserve tickets, which sell out quickly for this popular event that kicks off in summer each year. Great music continues into the fall with the Songwriter's Festival in November, where singer-songwriters gather for three days of live music in intimate venues across the city. Get up close and personal with these excellent music artists with this exciting concert series. 
 
While most of the country huddles indoors due to cold weather, Panama City Beach locals head outdoors to enjoy the warm February sunshine at the Panama City Beach Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival. Enjoy a weekend sampling from Florida's best food trucks accompanied by craft beers, lawn games, live music, and fun for all ages. This popular event is the perfect place to meet up with friends and enjoy Florida's beautiful weather.
 
 
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Demographics and Employment Data for PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL

PANAMA CITY BEACH has 7,801 households, with an average household size of 2.29. Data provided by Statistics Canada. Here’s what the people living in PANAMA CITY BEACH do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by Statistics Canada. 17,882 people call PANAMA CITY BEACH home. The population density is 925.43 and the largest age group is Data provided by Statistics Canada.

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

44.8

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2.29

Average Household Size

$40,447

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Around PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL

There's plenty to do around PANAMA CITY BEACH, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Emerald Coast Olive Oil, Vitamins R US Health Foods, and Tiki Mike's Exotic Tea and Coffee Bar.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 2.87 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.31 miles 6 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 3.63 miles 4 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.52 miles 7 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Shopping 1.36 miles 4 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.64 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

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