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Fall in Love with Panama City Beach’s Natural Attractions

Looking for a fun fall excursion? Panama City Beach has lots of exciting things to do indoors and out. We have dance clubs and live music performances, theme parks, and water sports. But Panama City Beach isn’t all about fast engines and lights and music. Did you know that the area surrounding Panama City Beach is also home to some amazing natural attractions? Area nature preserves, rivers, and lakes offer you a chance to discover Florida’s wild side. In fact, two of the most beautiful and unusual natural habitats that


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Reel ‘Em In! Where to Find the Best Fishing in Panama City Beach

The Gulf of Mexico is a sport fisherman’s paradise. The waters of Florida’s gulf coast are teeming with different fish species. Some of the best fishing can be found in the area around Panama City Beach. Anglers near our shores regularly pull in king mackerel, blues, redfish, flounder, pompano hardtail, and cobia. Our waters have whiting, dolphin, red snapper, ladyfish, and flounder, too. The further you go into the gulf, the more varieties you’ll find. Swordfish, tuna, and even shark may grab your line in the deep waters. Some gulf


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Panama City Beach’s Bottlenose Dolphins Fascinating Facts

There are over 27 species of marine mammals that live in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Among the species that can be found in the Gulf are several different dolphins, manatees, baleen whales and toothed whales. While you may not see every one of these species during an aquatic tour of the waters near Panama City Beach, you have a very good chance of seeing bottlenose dolphins. The Gulf of Mexico has the largest concentration of bottlenose dolphins found in U.S. waters. There are lots of ways to


Pirates at Panama City Beach

Make Like a Pirate at Panama City Beach

Find Treasures Galore This Fall in Panama City Beach Ahoy there, me hearties! Are ye ready to talk like a pirate? September 19, 2016 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! And there’s no better place to be on such a splendid day than Panama City Beach, the Wreck Capital of the South. If you feel like having a pirate adventure, dig out your map and set a course for PCB. The waters around Panama City Beach are full of sunken ships. And every good pirate knows, where there be sunken


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Labor Day Weekend in Panama City Beach—There’s a Party Going On!

Labor Day Weekend in Panama City Beach means it’s time for the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam! Three days of country music in Panama City Beach. This festival starts early. The gates open at 2 pm and the music starts at 2:30 pm. Will you be here? We’ll be ready for you. Last Blast of Summer in Panama City Beach Even if you aren’t here for the music, you’ll find plenty of other things to do over Labor Day Weekend at Panama City Beach. Our town will be rolling out the


Panama City Beach Snorkeling Tour

Ready to See What Lives Below the Surface? Take a Snorkeling Tour at Panama City Beach

Thinking of looking beneath the surface during your vacation in Panama City Beach? Snorkeling is an excellent way to explore this gulf coast’s beautiful underwater worlds. Snorkeling is easier to learn and takes less equipment that scuba diving, making it a great introduction to underwater viewing for adventurers of all ages. You only need a few basic pieces of equipment to get started. With just a little snorkeling practice, you will be ready to see Panama City Beach from a whole new angle! Discover Underwater Delights with a PCB Snorkeling


Dig for Treasure at Panama City Beach

How Panama Beach Is Ensuring It Will Stay Beautiful For Generations

If you don’t live right on the coast, you may not have realized that coastal erosion is an ongoing concern for many beachfront areas. With storms, tides, and waves, all working to reshape our land on a daily basis, over time, beaches can be completely eroded, with new beaches forming in other areas. In fact, the creation of our own Shell Island has much to do with these natural patterns. In areas like PCB, we have the ability to nourish our gorgeous beaches, adding sand from other areas to replenish


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The Heat Is On In Panama City Beach

There’s no question; summer has arrived in Panama City Beach. After seeing huge crowds for Independence Day, lifeguards are reporting that they’ve had a few instances of heat-related emergencies on the beach already. We talked about this before, quickly, but given that temperatures are high, let’s talk about how to stay cool and safe, even as the temperature increases. Stay hydrated Your primary protection against heat stroke or heat exhaustion is to drink plenty of fluids. Water is ideal, but if you don’t like the taste of plain water, drinks


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Celebrate Independence Day On Panama City Beach

If you’re visiting Panama City Beach for the Fourth of July holiday, you’re in for a treat. We go all out for the celebration, with events all over town. Of course we’d love for you to get in touch and schedule a sunset cruise, a fishing trip, or a dolphin sighting, but there’s plenty more to do. Our favorite events that we think you should check out: July 3 Light Up The Gulf Many of the local resorts enjoy setting of fireworks for their guests, but the Beach Bash &


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Shark Sightings in Panama City Beach – Staying Safe

People are almost as fascinated by sharks as they are by dolphins, but for very different reasons. While Flipper created a firm memory in our minds of dolphins as playful, entertaining, and intelligent, Jaws reminded us that sharks are fierce, fast, and deadly to their prey. Conveniently, despite the stories that happen every year, sharks aren’t particularly interested in humans. They occasionally mistake humans as their prey, which can result in shark attacks, but experts like Dr. John Carlson, research biologist, say that other marine life, like stingrays, are much