Welcome to the Beach!

Now is the perfect time to buy on Panama City Beach. The investment opportunity is great whether you are looking for a condo directly on the beach, a quaint little beach cottage or a luxurious house on the Bay. Have you ever dreamed of the Tropical Gulf Breezes? White Sandy Beaches? Swimming in the warm Gulf Waters? Call me…I would love to help you find your own Piece of the Beach!

The opening of Pier Park and the announcement of our new International Airport has made Panama City Beach and the surrounding area one of the best areas to invest. Ask me about our growth and opportunities.

Also can you have the pier park picture on the front page link to:  http://www.panamacitybeachonline.com/PierPark/

Geographic Information:  http://www.pcbaygis.com/

Property Appraiser  http://www.qpublic.net/bay/index.html

Link for area Schools:  http://www.greatschools.net/city/Panama_City/FL

 

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Marinas:

Panama City Marina:  http://www.panamacity-fl.gov/marina.htm

Bay Point Marina:      http://www.baypointmarina.net/

Treasure Island Marina: www.treasureislandmarina.net/

Captain Anderson’s Marina:   www.captandersonsmarina.com

Lady Anderson Dining Yacht: www.ladyanderson.com

Chamber of Commerce:  http://www.pcbeach.org/

 

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Golf Courses:

Edgewater Beach Resort  www.egewterbeachresort.com

Marriott Bay Point Resort. www.Marriottbaypoint.com

Hombre Golf Club www.hombregolfclub.com

Holiday Golf Club www.holidaygolfclub.com

Camp Creek Golf Club www.campcreekflorida.com

Bay Point Golf Course  www.baypointgolf.com

 

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Attractions:

Panama City Beach Day Trips

Within a short drive of the World's Most Beautiful Beaches are some very interesting places to visit. Day trips can be a nice break from the  beach, but don't be gone long! Let's take a look at some of them...

The Junior Museum ( A museum for kids!)

Junior Museum of Bay County is on the Panama City side of the bridge, and is a non-profit entertainment/educational children's museum. It's a fun and educational way for the whole family to spend a few hours. From the indoor science and adventure exhibits to the nature walk and pioneer homestead outdoors, the JUNIOR MUSEUM OF BAY COUNTY is well worth your time. An experience for kids of any age!

Deerpoint Lake

Imagine a huge freshwater lake that you can take a boat on for miles and miles! Fishing, skiing, do it all  on beautiful Deerpoint Lake. This area landmark is the main freshwater supply  for the county providing 760 million gallons of water a day. About a 30 minute  drive from Panama City Beach. Any local resident can tell you how to get to the  lake.

Shell  Island

You owe it to yourself and  your family to take a trip to Shell Island, just across the water from St. Andrews State Park. Accessible only by boat, Shell Island is true unspoiled  beach landscape. Swim, snorkel, collect shells, or just walk the sparkling white sand for miles. Shell Island is just as you would have found it centuries ago.  Sightseeing trips to Shell Island depart daily from St. Andrews State Park.

Canoeing

See the very quiet, placid  aspects of the Northwest Florida area as you paddle down one of several canoe  trails within an hour drive of the beaches.  The closest is Econfina Creek with  22 miles of unspoiled wilderness - the real Florida. With Holmes Creek not much  further away and the Chipola River between the beaches and Tallahassee, you can  canoe to your hearts content. When you arrive, contact one of the canoe rental  operations for more information.

Eden  State Park

Visit a post-civil war  mansion standing majestically in the midst of huge oaks and beautiful gardens.  You'll want to bring your camera along for this day trip. The tour lasts about 30 minutes and you can drive to this historic site in about the same time, just west of the beaches. For more information Call (850)  231-4214.

Wakulla Springs

Don't miss this! One of the  largest and deepest fresh water springs in the world. So big and deep you will need a glass-bottom boat to see it! No problem, they are waiting for you at this most interesting natural setting. Regular boat trips not only show you the  spring, but take you for a river cruise to see alligators and other Florida wildlife. Nature trails, swimming and picnicking should be on your agenda.  Lodging is available right at the springs.  For park hours contact Wakulla Springs for information.  For more information Call (850) 224-5950.

Tallahassee

The capitol city of Florida has numerous historical sites well worth visiting as well as the museum of  Florida History. This day trip can be lots of fun as well as a very educational  venture into Florida's rich past. Plan on a two hour drive east of the beaches.

Falling Waters State Park

What a nice place for a  picnic and walking! Over 900 feet of boardwalks take you by numerous sinkholes.  One features a 67 foot waterfall cascading down into a 100 foot deep sinkhole. Golf, swimming and camping is right there. This day trip starts with about a one hour drive north of the beaches. For more information Call (850)  638-6130.

Florida Caverns State Park

This is Florida's only  limestone cave that is available to the public. Guided tours occur regularly with nature trails, swimming, canoeing, camping and fishing nearby. About a 1  &1/2 hour drive from the beaches. For more information Call (850)  482-9598.

Audubon Island

It is hard to believe that  a little strip of land, the creation of a dredging project, right in the middle of commercial shipping traffic could attract so many birds! Gulls, skimmers and hundreds of brown pelicans make this their nesting site. This became such a natural hotspot for seabirds that the governor of Florida designated the little island as Audubon Island Wilderness Preserve. If you are a bird watcher you may want to take your boat or a charter over to this most interesting place, Audubon Island, very near Hathaway Bridge. It's for the birds!

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 Diving

Diving in Panama City Beach

If you can't wait to get to PCBeach and  check out the diving, no one could blame you. The wreck capital of the south is a name well deserved. Area dive shops are listed below.  If you want variety, the Gulf of Mexico has so much to  see within its depths there is simply no way to dive it all during one vacation.  For example, check out our partial list of wrecks that you could  explore...

The Empire Mica: By far the most popular and famous wreck off  the beach. Imagine diving on this 465-foot ship, sunk by a German U-Boat torpedo in WWII. A 90-foot dive you will never forget!

The Chippewa: A 220-foot World War II tug.

World War II Liberty Ship: A beautiful dive on a 441-footer  intentionally sunk for pleasure divers and fishermen.

The Tarpon: A 160-foot coastal freighter with plenty of  fish.

The Grey Ghost: Dive into the past with this 110-foot tug.

But that's just a brief look at some of the  wrecks! There are over 50 artificial reef sites to dive on including old Navy  stages, and get this: Fifteen 35-foot-high bridge spans, each one 160 feet long! (A terrific shallow water dive experience)

If that is not enough for you, you can travel inland to several area crystal clear springs. The ones you read about in the diving magazines. Any local dive shop can tell you about the local spring  diving.

Panama City Beach is a paradise for divers. Come on in, the water's fine!

Dive Shops

DIVE LOCKER OF PCBEACH

Instruction/Sales/Rentals/Charters
106 Thomas Dr.
850-230-8006

DIVER'S DEN
Instruction/Sales/Rentals/Charters
3120 Thomas Dr.
850-234-8717

DOWN TIME DIVE CHARTERS
850-230-9577

JETTY DIVE STORE
Located inside St. Andrews State Park - (dive the Jetties)
4415 Thomas Drive
850-233-0197
PANAMA CITY DIVE CENTER
Instruction/Sales/Rentals/Charters
4823 Thomas Dr.
850-235-3390
VORTEX SPRING DIVING RESORT  (Freshwater Diving)
Ponce De Leon, Fla 850-836-4979

 

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  Nightlife:

Panama City Beach Nightlife

A wide variety of entertainment can be found on Panama City Beach in the evening hours. Adults can enjoy everything from patio bars to  multi-level clubs with jolting music! Super bands, dancing, shows, you name it.  Every type of musical taste can be satisfied from the classic hits to country, from heavy metal to big band music. Take a look at the list and get out on the town tonight!

PCBeach Nightlife

BIG KAHUNA
14896 Front Beach  Rd.

Daiquiris at curbside

BUCK WILD SALOON
6628 Thomas  Dr.

Pool-darts, Karaoke, live entertainment

CLUB LA VELA
8813 Thomas  Dr.

Five theme rooms, 15,000  sq. ft. largest nightclub in America, 51 bars, 14 dance floors, poolside  contests.

CHA-CHI AND THE ALLIE CATS
Exclusively at the Breaker's Restaurant
Front Beach Rd.

Classic Rock and Roll Show

COYOTE UGLY SALOON
10512 Front Beach Rd

DONOVAN'S REEF  LOUNGE AND PACKAGE STORE
15726 Front Beach Rd.

Pool-darts, live entertainment

CLUTCH
Exclusively at Fishstock Restaurant
Thomas Drive

Classic Rock and Roll Show

FOGHORN'S LIQUOR AND BAR
8011 Thomas Dr.

Pool-darts, live entertainment

GOOD TIME CHARLIE'S
16422 Front Beach Rd.

Pool-darts, Karaoke

HAMMERHEAD FRED'S

8742 Thomas Drive


Live entertainment, Deck Dining, Gulf Fresh Seafood,
Live Music

HARPOON HARRY'S
12627 Front Beach Rd
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Live entertainment

HOOKS GRILL AND GROG
Treasure Ship, Thomas Drive

Dockside Caribbean Dining and Lounge

KEY WEST BAR & GRILL
6804 Thomas Drive


Blues Bands

PATCHES PUB
4723 Thomas  Dr.

Guitar on the patio, pool-darts, tournaments

SHARKY'S
15201 Front Beach  Rd.

Live entertainment,  pool-darts, Karaoke, patio dining,
Tiki bar

SPLASH BAR

6520 Thomas Drive

TEDDY  TUCKER'S
4200 Marriott  Dr.

Restaurant/bar


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