Panama City Beach is an exquisite location in Northeast Florida that boasts 27 miles of sandy white beaches facing West for the perfect sunset every day of the year. In between Pensacola and Tallahassee on the Gulf of Mexico, it is the ideal destination for those looking to visit state parks, beach, swim, scuba dive & snorkel, and fish. With a small population of 12,700 people, you are able to escape to a quaint beach town with all the amenities and attractions one could want. This beach city captivates the essence of Florida with great waterfront restaurants offering fantastic seafood, true to its name the 'seafood capital of the South'. With an average of 320 days of sunshine per year, Panama City Beach is always the perfect vacation destination!
Panama City Beach is an exquisite location in Northeast Florida between Pensacola and Tallahassee on the Gulf of Mexico known as The Emerald Coast. It has a small population of 12,700 people with a big heart. With an average of 320 days of sunshine per year, Panama City Beach is always the perfect vacation destination! Panama City Beach is a -20minute drive from the more inland Panama City and a little over one hour's drive to Destin, Florida.
Panama City Beach is one of the most popular retreats on Florida's Emerald Coast, perfectly suited for an action-packed holiday or a relaxing beach getaway. Here’s a handy list of things to do to help you find out if it’s the perfect fit for your next vacation.
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There are two airports to choose from all within 2 hours of Panama City Beach. Whether you live in the United States, Canada, Europe and beyond you are sure to find a final destination close by.
Greyhound Bus - many lines run into PCB from surrounding areas.
For those driving in, Hwy. 98 is a direct route to Panama City Beach, but the I-10 or Hwy. 20 can be taken westbound to Hwys. 77, 79, 231. Consider driving from these closer states;
Birmingham, AL - 280 miles
Atlanta, GA - 297 miles
New Orleans, LA - 305 miles
Nashville, TN - 476 miles
Little Rock, AR - 605 miles
Louisville, KY - 644 miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is conveniently located approximately 15 minutes from the beach area, serving Delta, Silver, Southwest, and United Airlines.
In the Destin area, this airport is approximately a 1.5h drive from Panama City Beach but includes additional carriers: United, American, Delta, Allegiant, Glo, and Contour Airlines.
There is an abundance of transportation options at the major airports including Uber, taxis, shuttles and limousine services. Most are open 24 hours a day but we highly suggest booking transportation in advance. There are lots of transportation shuttles available, but your own vehicle will give you much more freedom to come and go as you please. There are also lots of local restaurants to explore, not to mention the endless attractions and shopping!