Panama City Beach definitely provides an arena for fun in the Florida sunshine! The beach and resort pools are always the easiest option for enjoying time outdoors since they are literally at your doorstep at all of our Panama City Beach vacation rentals. But don’t stop there. As the “#3 Best Diving Location in North America” by Rodale’s Scuba Diving Magazine, the Gulf waters off Panama City Beach beckon exploration. Above-water sports abound all along the coast. Vacationers can try parasailing, boating, kayaking, wave running and so much more.
For calmer fun, what about looking for seashells by the seashore? Panama City Beach is minutes away from Shell Island, a natural, undeveloped island which lies between the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrews Bay. Approximately seven miles long and anywhere from two hundred yards to three-quarters of a mile across, it is home to an abundance of shells, including sand dollars, moon snails, conch shells, and olive shells. They make for great souvenirs and mementos of your time at the beach.
|Sea Screamer Dolphin Cruises
For a fun-filled narrated boating experience for all ages, board this twin turbo powered coast guard certified vessel encountering dolphins beside Shell Island and St Andrew State Park.
Southern guests receive Southern Perks from Sea Screamer
Adventures at Sea – Visit Adventures for a wide variety of water sport activities such as Pontoon boat rentals, Jet Ski sight seeing tours, parasailing trips, snorkeling excursions and charter fishing tours. 5711 North Lagoon Drive
Camp Helen State Park - On the west end of Panama City Beach, Camp Helen features coastal dunes, salt marshes, freshwater wetlands and sand pine scrub for hiking, fishing and swimming.
Frank Brown Park Recreational Center – Consisting of over two hundred acres including 9 softball/baseball fields, 3 soccer fields, 4 football fields, 4 tennis courts, 2 outdoor basketball courts and much more, Frank Brown park attracts thousands of visitors of its own every year.
Gulf World Marine Park – Come play with the dolphins and sea lions, or at least let them entertain you with daily shows. Kids of all ages will enjoy this up close view of marine life. 15412 Front Beach Rd.
Hidden Lagoon Miniature Golf and Race Track – Enjoy miniature golf, racetrack and go carts in a tropical setting. 14414 Front Beach Rd.
Historic St. Andrews – Visit this revitalized area of Panama City for a glimpse at the past and a hint at the future of Panama City offering shops, markets and marina.
Pirates Island Adventure Golf – Join the adventure at Pirate’s Cove and Jungle Golf 9518 Front Beach Rd.
Shipwreck Island – Shipwreck Island is Panama City Beach Florida’s only Waterpark and is a great value for thrill seekers, families and kids! 12000 Front Beach Rd.
St. Andrews State Park – This 1.5 mile stretch of beach has been a long time favorite spot for surfers, snorkelers and hikers. It is here that the Gator Trail allows you to spot the Florida alligator or happen upon some of the most unique species of herons and egrets.
The Grand Theater 16 – Panama City Beach’s newest and largest theater is close to all vacation resorts at Pier Park. 500 South Pier Park.
ZOOWORLD – Visit over 350 exotic animals including lions, tigers, snow leopards, bears, kangaroos and more in this botanical garden setting. Children love the petting zoo! 9008 Front Beach Rd.