Best Beaches in Panama City Florida


Panama City Beach sits along the Emerald Coast of Florida, known for its pristine shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico. The white sand beaches of Panama City Beach are known as some of the finest in the nation. Enjoy secluded stretches of beach to find shells or bask in the sound of the waves, or enjoy the liveliness of PCB’s most popular beaches.

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Best Beaches in Panama City Florida

Shell Island Beaches

Located just off the shores of St. Andrews State Park, Shell Island is a 7-mile long barrier island known for its pristine shoreline. This undeveloped island is accessed only by boat, but it’s worth the effort. Shell Island boasts sugar-white sand beaches to unwind and crystal clear waters to explore. You can view sea turtles, dolphins, tropical fish, aquatic birds, and more.

Camp Helen State Park Beach

Camp Helen State Park features 10 distinct ecosystems within its 185 acres, including a beautiful stretch of beach along the Gulf and one of the largest coastal dunes in Florida. You can relax at the beaches of Camp Helen State Park, explore the park’s trails, or visit Lake Powell for fishing, paddle boarding, and more.

Rick Seltzer Park

Rick Seltzer Park features 170 feet of a gulf front dune system and undeveloped beaches with ample parking. This park is open daily from dawn to dusk and features amenities for guests, including picnic areas, pavilions, restrooms, water fountains, and more.

Panama City Beach Access Points

There are almost 100 beach access points along Panama City Beach. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing and secluded beach or a popular spot with amenities, you’ll find it here. Panama City Beach boasts 27 miles of beaches for sunbathing, swimming, boating, fishing, bodyboarding, and more.

Published on Friday, December 9, 2022