Our Favorite Places to Stay

AQUA - The ultimate family destination with white sandy beaches, spectacular views and award-winning architecture. 1, 2 & 3 bdrm all new condominiums. Water gardens, 2 outdoor pools, poolside cafe, heated indoor pool, fitness, spa, and more. 15625 Front Beach Rd. Call Counts Oakes Resort Rentals, 850-234-0336. PanamaBeachRentals.com
BOARDWALK BEACH RESORT CONDOMINIUM - Overlooking the area’s largest stretch of private beach, heated swimming pool, children’s pool, two hot tubs, fitness room, sauna, and on-site covered parking. 9450 South Thomas Dr.  PCBLP.com. 850-238-6250
CABANA CAY by Oaseas Resorts - The best value on the beach! Brand new, tastefully decorated condos to suit families of every size all with private balconies overlooking the pool deck. 17188 West Front Beach Road  850-233-1471. OaseasResorts.com
BOARDWALK BEACH RESORT CONDOMINIUM - Overlooking the area’s largest stretch of private beach, heated swimming pool, children’s pool, two hot tubs, fitness room, sauna, and on-site covered parking. 9450 South Thomas Dr.  PCBLP.com. 850-238-6250
 

CALYPSO RESORT & TOWERS   New gulf front resort features luxurious units, exceptional amenities including two beachfront resort style pools. Adjacent to Pier Park. 15817 Front Beach Rd. Call Counts Oakes Resort Rentals, 850-234-0336. PanamaBeachRentals.com

CHATEAU MOTEL 150 gulf view rooms, in the heart of the Miracle Strip. Live web cam. 12525 Front Beach Rd. 1-800-874-8826. www.chateaumotel.com

COUNTS OAKES RESORT RENTALS Your #1 connection for a vacation on the white sandy beaches of PC Beach.  Count on us for a wide variety of accommodations at a great value. Condos, Beach Homes, Town Houses with over 30 resorts to choose from. Amenities include: Hombre Golf, Deep Sea Fishing, Ripley’s and Gulf World Tickets, Shell Island Cruises, DVD Rentals and more. 3 Vacation Welcome Centers on PCB. East End on Thomas Drive 850-233-4602; Pier Park, 850-234-0336; Carillon & West End, 850-636-6700. 1-800-621-2462. PanamaBeachRentals.com

DUNES OF PANAMA 1, 2 & 3 bdrm gulf front condos. 1500 sq. ft. of beach front. 3 beachside pools, 2 tennis courts, volleyball, grills, gazebos, beach services, Suds’weezers deli, fitness room 7205 Thomas Dr., Bldg. C. 850-234-8839 or 800-874-2412. dunesofpanama.com

EDGEWATER BEACH & GOLF RESORT Whether you are searching for a condo or a golf villa we offer the finest accommodations in Panama City Beach. 11212 Front Beach Rd. 800-874-8686 or 850-235-4044. EdgewaterBeachResort.com

EMERALD BEACH RESORT Imagine a more elegant and accommodating vacation. Combining stylish design, expansive floor plans and extravagant ambiance. 14700 Front Beach Rd. 800-528-6174 or 850-249-4444. EmeraldBeachResort.com

EMERALD ISLE - A great way to spend your vacation at the beach! Spacious two bedroom units with great amenities. Close to Pier Park for shopping and dining. Experience the delight. 17545 Front Beach Rd. 850-230-0840.

EN SOLEIL An exclusive condominium offering unparalleled comfort to guests through luxurious accommodations just steps from flawless white sand beaches. 7509 Thomas Dr. 877-233-4001 or 850-249-4440. EnSoleilRentals.com

FLAMINGO MOTEL & TOWER A tropical garden, Key West paradise w/ bright, tastefully decorated rooms of all sizes & prices. You’ll love it! 15525 Front Beach Rd. 850-234-2232. flamingomotel.com

GRAND CAYMAN MOTEL  All rooms beachfront w/private balconies. Pool, whirlpool, and more. 21905 Front Beach Rd.  1-800-322-4571

GRAND PANAMA BEACH RESORT  Always book direct and save with Emerald View Resorts. Stay with us and Kids Eat Free!  Sitting on 650 feet of  white sand beaches. All units feature full gourmet kitchens, washers & dryers, private balconies, and amazing views of the world’s most beautiful beaches. 11800 Front Beach Rd. 800-621-2462. PanamaBeachRentals.com

JONI’S BEACH RENTALS  Over 450 long and short term vacation rentals. 8800 Front Beach Rd. 1-800-830-1433. 850-230-3988. BCHRentals.com

LA QUINTA INN & SUITES - Brand new 86 room hotel. Continental breakfast, heated pool, hot tub, meeting facilities, exercise room, movies on demand, free high–speed internet. 1000 Thomas Dr.  850-234-3133 / 800-531-5900. LaQuintaPCB.com

LONG BEACH RESORT Truly a unique destination with luxurious suites and private amenities that create an unexpected relaxing retreat in Panama City Beach. 10511 Front Beach Rd. 888-722-3224 or 850-233-4544. LBResorts.com

MAJESTIC BEACH RESORT Capturing the true spirit of life on the beach every day. A resort condominium with over 650 feet of beach front. 10901 Front Beach Rd. 866-494-3364 or 850-563-1000. MajesticBeachResort.com

OCEAN REEF  Breathe in the fresh Gulf air from your ocean front balcony. Amenities include a Gulf front pool, indoor pool, hot tub, fitness cntr, steam sauna. 1.5 miles to Pier Park. 14415 Front Beach Rd. Call Counts Oakes Resort Rentals, 850-234-0336. PanamaBeachRentals.com

OCEAN RITZA classic beach beauty. This elegant property is situated directly on the beach with exquisitely decorated units, an abundance of amenities and gorgeous views. 10611 Front Beach Rd.

OCEAN VILLA Vacation in style directly on the Gulf of Mexico, this sophisticated condominium’s location is perfect. Full-view windows and large private balconies in each unit enhance the brilliant gulf views.

ORIGIN BEACH RESORT  - Always book direct and save with Emerald View Resorts.  Stay with us and Kids Eat Free! Origin offers full kitchens, over-sized balconies and full-height sliding glass doors allow fantastic views of the Gulf. Gulf view pool, movie theatre and patio picnic areas with BBQ grill.  1 block from Pier Park, Gulf World & more. 1-888-607-0006. SeahavenBeach.com

PCBLP.com - Offering exceptional condos in amazing resorts like Edgewater Beach Resort, Emerald Beach Resort, Tidewater & more. 850-238-6250

PEEKS MOTEL  Historical PCB landmark built in 1953 by the Peek family, who still run it today. 1, 2 & 3 bdrm apartments w/ kitchens, kitchenettes & private balconies - all gulf front. Large pool + kiddie pool. BBQ grills. Coin laundry.  14513 Front Beach Rd. 850-249-9999. SeahavenBeach.com

SANDPIPER BEACON RESORT HOTEL - 2 outdoor pools, enclosed heated pool, lazy river ride, restaurant, gift shop, suites for up to 10, kithcens with microwaves, beachside hot tub, tiki bar, sailboat, jet ski & parasailing, remote control TV, mini golf, meeting room for up to 150 people. 17403 Front Beach Rd (just west of Hwy 79). 850-234-2154 or 800-488-8828. SandpiperBeacon.com

SEAHAVEN BEACH HOTEL - Where Kids eat & ride FREE  Over-sized standard rooms, suites & penthouses w/ gulf-front balconies or patios, full kitchens & kitchenettes. Heated gulf-front pool. 15285 Front Beach Rd., next to Sharky’s restaurant. 1-800-874-7101.

SHORES OF PANAMA   Enjoy a family vacation overlooking the Gulf of Mexico in this luxury complex, complete with a large indoor heated pool, lagoon pool bridges, indoor spa, sauna and steam room, fitness center with health bar, 2 tiki bars & electronic gameroom. 9900 Thomas Dr. 1-855-545-3722. ShoresofPanama.com

SLEEP INN HOTEL & SUITES - Brand new hotel. Free deluxe continental breakfast, high speed internet, flat screen TV’s, fridge & micro in every room. New conference center accommodates up to 400. Near great restraurants & attractions. 9201 Front Beach Rd. 850-249-2501. SleepInnPCB.com 

SPLASH   Beautiful beachfront resort that offers fun for the whole family. Kids’ pool park with waterslides, water toys and a lazy river ride. Other amenities include a “dive-in” movie theater as well as an arcade, fitness room, a pool, Jacuzzia and a poolside bar and grill. 17739 Front Beach Rd. Call Counts Oakes Resort Rentals, 850-234-0336. PanamaBeachRentals.com

STAYATTHEBEACHRENTALS.com - Our modern beach condominiums & vacation rentals feature all the conveniences of home close to attractions, dining, & shopping. 888-588-8257

SUGAR SANDS INN & SUITES   Stay with us and kids eat free at Capt. Jacks & Bishops Family Buffets. Beach front suites & kitchenettes w/private balconies. Hot tub, heated pool.  20723 Front Beach Rd. 1-800-367-9221. SugarSands.com
 

SUMMER BREEZE MOTEL  Clean, convenient & family budget friendly, within walking distance to Ripley’s Museum, mini-golf, Superspeed Fun Park & more. Full kitchens, pool, HBO. 9227 Front Beach Rd. 1-877-739-3021. SummerBreezeMotel.com

SUNRISE BEACH CONDOMINIUMS This brand new  resort features a unique elevated gulf front deck with 2 tropical pools, relaxing hot tubs and children’s water play area. 14825 Front Beach Rd. Call Counts Oakes Resort Rentals, 850-234-0336.

SUNSET INN Beautiful 1 & 2 bedroom rooms plus 8 condo units. Furnished kitchens, phone, cable, climate control. Pool & sundeck overlooking gulf.  8109 Surf Dr. 1-866-275-1205. SunsetInnFL.com

SUPER 8 MOTEL Get the beach experience for less! Just 75 yards from the beach. Just a short walk to restaurants, bowling, arcade, movie theatre, go-carts, mini-golf, shopping & more. 1.5 miles from huge waterpark and nightclubs. 11004 Front Beach Rd. 1-800-800-8000. Super8.com

WATERCREST
Deluxe gulf-front condominiums. Pool, kiddie pool, hot tub, tennis, raquetball, game room, snack bar, excercise rooms, shuffleboard, & more. 6126 Thomas Dr. 

 

 

VACATION HOME FOR RENT  - This 2400 sq ft beach front home is within walking distance to Pier Park and across the street from PCB's favorite oyster bar, Dustys! 4 bdrm, 4 bath with family friendly living spaces, comfortable beds and a full kitchen & laundry. Complete with its own little private beach, kayaks and wifi. Sleeps 14. To find out more about this home go to  HomeEscape.com/77758

 

 
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Our Top Places to Eat

Panama City Beach is famous for SEAFOOD, but don't worry land lubbers - cause if you're hungry for a steak or a
cheeseburger we've got plenty of places to choose from. Here are our favorite places to eat on PC Beach:

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OUR FAVORITE PLACES TO EAT!
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BISHOPS BUFFET Now back in the hands of original owner Jack Bishop. 3 buffets daily: breakfast, lunch & dinner. #1 Crab legs included w/ every dinner buffet. 38-item salad bar. Kids 3 & under eat FREE! 12628 Front Beach Rd. 850-234-6457. bishopsbuffetpcbeach.com

CAPT. ANDERSON’S RESTAURANT & MARKET Winner Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for seafood 1999-2013. Southern Living Reader's Choice Award for Seafood 1996-2009. 5551 North Lagoon Dr., intersection of Thomas Dr. and N. Lagoon Dr. 1-888-878-6750. 850-234-2225. captanderson.com

CAPT. JACK’S FAMILY BUFFET There’s something for everyone in the family. #1 crab legs with dinner buffet. 3 buffets daily: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch. Kids under 3 eat free. 8208 Thomas Dr. 850-236-8555. captjackspcbeach.com

CARRABBAS Experience the wonderful fresh flavors of Italy and more. Unique, flavorful handmade dishes prepared in a lively exibition kitchen. House specialties include crispy calamari, tender chicken marsala, fresh fish, seafood and steaks cooked over our wood-fired grill. People are our specialty. 13820 PCB Parkway. 850-230-4522. Carrabbas.com

FATTY’S SANDWICH SHOP You’ll fall in love with the unique vibe of this little sandwich shop with BIG TASTE! Sandwiches, subs, wraps, pizza, salads & a menu for the kids. Featuring Boars Head brand. All new expressos & lattes! Delivery available. 2 Locations: WEST END - 1 block east of Pier Park, 15900 Front Beach Rd. 850-249-1515. EAST END - Across from Navy Base, 916 Thomas Drive. 850-588-4580. FattysSandwichShop.com 

FIREFLY RESTAURANT & LOUNGE  Winner of the Golden Spoon Award & The Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Locals voted Best Fine Dining, Most Romantic, Best Chef & Best Service 4 years running. Exquisite cuisine, world-class wine list & an ambiance second to none. Your deserve a night at Firefly. Now featuring fresh world class Sushi. $14.95 early dining specials 5p-6p. In Shoppes at Edgewater. 850-249-3359. FireFlyPCB.com 

HAMMERHEAD FRED’S Casual & laid back, serving up ice cold Apalachicola oysters, Bourbon Glazed Tuna, hand cut steaks & much more. Dine inside or out for lunch or dinner. Live local entertainment, call for schedule. Come see the all new FREDS HANGOUT outdoor pavilion. Smoking section avail. Catch your favorite team on one of our big screen tv’s - home of Sunday Ticket. 8752 Thomas Dr. 850-233-3907. HammerheadFreds.com

HARPOON HARRY’S Completely renovated and now more than double the size with the same chillin’ laid back attitude. Enjoy the nautical vibe of this tropical escape from the ordinary, while you dine inside or outside right on the Gulf of Mexico. Live music on the tiki deck in season. Sport lovers unite, come catch the game on one of over a dozen HDTV's. Families love it here! Kids menu. Open for lunch, dinner and after dark fun. Come casual and ready to eat, drink & be Harry! 12627 Front Beach Rd. 850-234-6060. harpoonharry.com

HOOTERS The only Hooters in the world that sits right on the beach! '60’s, '70’s & 80’s music jukebox, sports on HDTV’s, and a menu that includes seafood, sandwiches, salads and spicy chicken wings. Full liquor bar. 12709 Front Beach Rd & 1136 Thomas Dr., across from Navy Base. 850-230-9464.

MONTEGO BAY SEAFOOD, STEAKS & RIBS When you find yourself craving raw oysters or a great seafood platter, treat yourself to one of Panama City Beach’s favorites! You just gotta have the gumbo! The menu includes a variety of appetizers, generous salads, grilled and fried fresh seafood, juicy ribs and burgers, perfectly seasoned chicken, USDA Choice steaks, oysters, and a menu just for the kids. Take a trip to the Caribbean without ever leaving Panama City Beach! Open for lunch, dinner & cocktails. In the Shoppes at Edgewater. 850-233-6033

PINEAPPLE WILLY’S & PIER BAR Jack Daniel’s BBQ RIBS made famous on a VISA commercial. Seafood, Certified Angus Prime Rib, Sandwiches & kids menu. Reader’s Choice Voted Best Restaurant, Best BBQ & Best Sports Bar. Live musuc in the all new Pier Bar, located next door. 9875 S. Thomas Dr. 850-235-0928. PineappleWillys.com

 

Runaway Island Beach Bar & Grill

When you're ready to live the island life, you're ready to runaway!  The new "Runaway Island Beachfront Bar & Grill" is nestled among the rolling dunes and the emerald green waters of the world's most beautiful beaches. Chef Chris has created a menu featuring classic items and fresh local seafood with a twist. Enjoy island-inspired food and drink with old friends and new ones for lunch or dinner. The daily sunset celebration is fun for the whole family and late night is full of live music and dancing. Life is short, runaway often! 15241 Front Beach Road, 850-634-4884. 14521 Front Beach Rd.


 

SALTWATER GRILL Voted the beaches best steak! At Saltwater Grill you can choose your own lobster and we’ll prepare it fresh to your table. Our friendly staff invites you to come as you are and experience casual dining at it’s best. Whether you choose the Cafe’ dining room or the more intimate Mermaid Room you will be mesmerized by the panoramic view of our newly designed 25,000 gallon tropical saltwater aquarium. After dinner, order a drink or two have some fun at the beach’s only piano bar featuring Michael Rorah. Early bird specials 4-5:30pm every day. Happy Hour drink specials and discounted appetizers at the bar only 4p-6:30p. 11040 Hutchison Blvd. (Middle Beach Rd.) 850-230-2739

SCHOONER’S The last local beach club. Every table has an incredible view of the beach. The food is far from fancy, but always fresh and delicious. Lunch and dinner. Live bands and nightly sunset celebrations. 5121 Thomas Dr. 850-235-3555. schooners.com

SHARKY’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & BEACH CLUB Seafood, oysters, steaks, live music & fun right on the beach. Open daily for lunch & dinner. Indoor & outdoor tropical deck dining. Families welcome.  Live entertainment by the best musicians on the coast. 15201 Front Beach Rd. 850-235-2420. SharkysBeach.com

SPINNAKER’S PARADISE GRILL The coolest beach club on the planet - a beautiful waterfront legend and one of the best places to take the family for lunch and dinner! Voted best burgers “out-of-this-world” BBQ. Right on the Beach. 8795 Thomas Dr. 850-234-7882. spinnakerbeachclub.com

WICKED WHEEL A"custom concept" theme Bar and Restaurant for all ages to share our love for classic cars, custom bikes, & all things cool. Unique decor & a classic southern comfort menu,  including perfectly seasoned secret recipe fried chicken. 10025 Hutchison Blvd. 850-588-7947. TheWickedWheel.com  

Ice Cream

DIPPIN’ DOTS   “The Ice Cream of the Future” is best enjoyed in our PCB Stores. Over 40 flavors. Specialty Toppings, Sundaes and Floats avail. If you‘ve never tried it,  you’ll love it, and if you have “you know you want it again”.  2 locations: 10025 Front Beach Rd. Across From  Wal- Mart; 15402 Front Beach Rd Next to Gulf World.  850-236-7006

Pizza & Subs

CI CI’S PIZZA BUFFET  All u can eat pizza, pasta, salad & dessert! Open for lunch & dinner. Carry out available. (sorry no delivery). 513 R Jackson Blvd. in Shoppes at Edgewater. 850-249-3040. CiCisPizza.com

HUNGRY HOWIE’S PIZZA & SUBS Home of “The Free Flavored Crust Pizza”. Pasta, wings & salads. Delivery or carry-out. East PCB: 850-230-3999. West PCB: 236-4426. hungryhowies.com

 
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NAVIGATE LIKE A LOCAL

Places to SHOP

  • ALVIN’S ISLAND
    FLORIDA LINEN
    LIZ AND JANE'S
    PIER PARK
    SHIPWRECK LTD
    SUNSATIONS

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    LIZZIE LEIGHS JEWELRY  Nothing over $10. A lovely little boutique in the heart of PCB. Name brand jewelry & accessories at low prices.  Necklaces, earrings, feather jewelry, sunglasses, sarongs, beach bags, wallets & more.    7950 Front Beach Rd. Suite A. 850-303-0789. Facebook.com/Lizzieleig
    PIER PARK Over 1 million sq. ft. of shopping, dining, and entertainment including Dillards, JC Penney, Forever 21, Old Navy, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Dick's Last Resort, The Grand Theatre, Longhorn Steakhouse, Target, Panera Bread, Starbucks, Miracle Strip at Pier Park, and over 150 specialty shops. Located on Front Beach Rd., at Pier Park Dr. and Hwy 98. 850-236-9974. Simon.comSHIPWRECK LTD This fun & exciting 43,000 sq. ft. store offers swim wear, surf wear, shoes & accessories, exclusive designer denim & fashion wear. True Religion, 7 For All Mankind, Sinful, 7 Diamonds, Roxy, Billabong, Volcom, O’Neill, Christian Audigier, Spy & Oakley.  Innovative gifts, souvenir, T-shirt & home decor. Airbrush & henna artists. Skim & surfboard rentals!  10570 Front Beach Rd.  850-233-6750.  ShipwreckLTD.comSUNSATIONS LOWEST PRICES GUARANTEED! 

Places to PLAY