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 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.
Be sure to book your vacation during one of these fun and exciting events.
Use the search filters on Florida Rental By Owners website to look for accommodations meeting your criteria. There are currently over 57 properties in the Panama City Beach area listed for rent. There are 46 condos advertised out of 57 properties. The majority of properties listed have heated pools - 41 rentals which make this an ideal year-round destination. Many winter travelers are looking for long-term rental options, choosing the long term suitability filter renders 16 rental options for snowbirds. People loving traveling with their family members. In the Panama City Beach area, there are 50 rentals that are family-friendly vacation rentals.
Currently, prices range from 550$ per week during the low season which typically runs from November to February. The winter months are considered low season months. You can expect to pay the highest rates during the peak season running from May to October, Spring Break and school holidays where prices of larger homes can cost over $5,750 per week. The summer months, June and July are favorite times for domestic travelers from the state of Florida, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina to escape to the coast for cooler breezes and swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.
There is an abundance of vacation rental dwelling types, the majority ranging from condos to private homes:
The warm weather patterns start in April and extend to October so the summer months are the most popular times to visit Panama City Beach. Northerners will love the budget-friendly options that are in abundance from November to March just before Spring Break starts. This makes Panama City Beach a great inexpensive option for snowbirds to winter in the area when temperatures are mild and there are no crowds. Panama City Beach has a large number of festivals and events throughout the year making it a great choice to visit when one of the fishing tournaments, during Mardi Gras or when the Lobster Festival is happening.
Panama City Beach does have a major airport within 30 minutes of the downtown core as well as other larger airports close by. Whether you live in the United States, Canada, Europe, and beyond you are sure to find a final destination close by.
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 even 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!
July and August are the warmest months for Panama City Beach, Florida with average maximum temperatures of 89°F highs. Cooler temperatures prevail in the month of January, where minimum average temperatures at night average 45° lows. The wet season occurs in August. Most people travel to the Panama City Beach area for the fishing and beaches of Open Sands, Grand Lagoon, and Biltmore. The Gulf of Mexico temperature ranges in the hottest months of May, June, July, August, and September between 84°F to a warm as a bathtub 86°F.
According to area-vibes.com rates in Panama City Beach are the following:
The "overall crime rate is has decreased 14% lower than in comparison to the year prior, and is also 2% safer than most cities in the United States".
Panama City Beach is well known for its abundance of restaurant choices. It is a truly rich cultural area with an abundance of funky drinking establishments and a fabulous selection of award-winning dining establishments with a large variety of epicurean options. Some favorite restaurants include:
Florida Rental By Owners has a wide range of vacation rentals in Panama City Beach, Florida including beachfront condos, beach houses, townhouses, duplexes, holiday villas, and private homes. The FlaRBO property selection is filled with many properties in Panama City Beach. We recommend selecting a property based on your needs such as proximity to the beach, Pier Park, waterfront dock properties, ample parking, wheelchair accessible, nearby attractions, and whether or not the property is pet-friendly or boat-friendly.
Yes, if a beach house is right for you! Although Panama City Beach offers mostly condos beach houses offer amazing backyard amenities like private heated pools and hot tubs! Some include fun amenities such as outdoor plush seating areas, fitness rooms, billiards, and ping pong tables. If this is what you are looking for, then you should rent a beach house in Panama City Beach.
Absolutely! The majority of house types of Panama City Beach area accommodations include condominiums that often offer unique amenities and the perfect space rather than a Panama City Beach cottage or large private home for example. Panama City Beach condo rentals are perfect for smaller families and couples that may need quick access to the beachfront, a restaurant on-site or an accommodation with elevator, and parking access.
Yes! We love our pets and we are sure you do too! FLARBO.com has many pet-friendly Panama City Beach rentals. You can use our search feature to narrow down our Panama City Beach rental properties to just show those that are pet-friendly.
Panama City Beach is such a great family-friendly area with so much to do! FLARBO.com (Florida Rental By Owners) has many family-friendly rentals in Panama City Beach. Use our search feature to narrow down our Sarasota rental properties to just show those that are boat-friendly.
Yes, there are many homes and condos that rent monthly stays in Panama City Beach Florida that would be perfect for snowbirds and longer stay guests.