PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLA., July 30, 2013 - Panama City Beach has been named one of the World's 100 Best Beaches by CNN.com. Praised for its emerald waters, white sand, colorful reefs and excellent fishing, Panama City Beach earned the highest ranking of any beach in the continental United States, at #51 worldwide. The article further highlights the outstanding diving in Panama City Beach due to the vicinity of historical wreckage sites

"We've always known that our beaches are among the best in the world, and we're thrilled to see that CNN.com and their readers agree," shares Dan Rowe, president and CEO of the Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau. "Fall is a wonderful time of year in Panama City Beach and we look forward to having visitors check out our amazing beaches this season."

For the full list of the World's Best 100 Beaches from CNN.com, visit the website at http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/28/travel/100-best-beaches.