Panama City Beach is found on Florida’s gulf coast in the western Bay County. It’s a popular destination for anyone on the hunt for sun, sea and sand, with fantastic white beaches to enjoy, as well as lively nightlife, making it an essential destination for students during spring break. Panama City Beach holiday villas are set on a stretch of shore known as the Emerald Coast.
One of the most obvious attractions close to Panama City Beach self-catering holiday accommodation are the seemingly endless white sandy beaches. A good place to start your experience would be the St. Andrews State Park, which boasts a pristine shoreline, together with a large dune system. There’s also a large lagoon here, known as the Grand Lagoon, with calm, sheltered waters.
If you’re feeling energetic Frank Brown Park, close to Panama City Beach self-catering vacation rentals is an excellent leisure amenity, with all kinds of sports facilities, as well as a brand new aquatic center. Elsewhere you’ll find a host of great shopping locations, including the brand new Pier Park and Edgewater.
On the coast there’s a host of activities available. There are plenty of places not far from Panama City Beach self-catering vacation accommodation to take guided tours via boat or jet ski, or even hire a vessel for yourself and head off to explore the spectacular coastline here. Nature tours are also a popular option, offering the chance to view dolphins in their natural habitat. Alternatively you could go snorkeling, diving, parasailing and banana boating.
A possible destination a comfortable drive from Panama City Beach vacation rentals would be Pensacola, another beach city on the Gulf coast. This settlement has an interesting turbulent history, first colonized by the Spanish, but was later captured by the French before being reclaimed by the Spanish, then finally becoming part of the United States as late as 1821. Here you can take a walking tour of the historic downtown or go diving off the coast to explore the numerous centuries-old shipwrecks.
Panama City Beach holiday villas are set in a region that gets warm year-round conditions. Here you can expect beach weather for as many as eight or nine months of the year. Winters on the other hand are generally short and mild, with occasional warm days, even in December or February.
The closest airport to Panama City Beach self-catering holiday apartments is Pensacola (PNS), which is a regional airport with connections to the international transport hubs at Orlando (MCO) and Tampa (TPA), which flights to and from a host of locations across the UK.