Favorite Things to Do in Panama City Beach

There are lots of fun things to do in Panama City Beach. Here are some of my favorites:

Gulf World Marine Park

See daily shows featuring dolphins, sea lions tropical birds and reptiles.  Explore amazing exhibits featuring penguins, flamingos, sharks, alligators, sea turtles, and much more. Stop by the sting ray petting pool to get up close to these fascinating creatures. 

Shipwreck Island

The twenty-acre tropical themed water park features lush landscaping, a professionally trained aquatics staff, and is one of the most hospitable attractions in all of North Florida. Shipwreck Island has been entertaining families for over thirty-three years on Panama City Beach. 

St. Andrews State Park

This former military reservation has over 1.5 miles of beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and Grand Lagoon. You can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and canoeing. Two fishing piers, a jetty, and a boat ramp provide ample fishing opportunities for anglers. Two nature trails wind through coastal plant communities - a great opportunity for bird-watching. Enjoy a leisurely lunch under the shade of a picnic pavilion. A concession area offers snacks, souvenirs and fishing amenities. Shell Island Boat Tours are available during the spring, summer and some of the fall.