Panama City Beach has 27-miles of beautiful beaches to choose from, and you'll find a different experience at each stop along the way. On Shell Island, you can find miles of beach with hardly a footprint that isn't your own, no development, and no access other than by boat. In St. Andrews State Park the beaches are easy to access, and undeveloped, while Camp Helen State Park's beach offers an even quieter beach escape, but requires a short walk to get to the Gulf. At Schooner's beach or behind the "Super Clubs" LaVela and Spinnaker, you can see and be seen, participate in beach volleyball, or grab a quick snack and drink without leaving the beach!
In between, you'll find almost 100 beach access points offering something special for every beach lover! What remains the same is the famous white sand sparkling in the sun, and squeaking and crunching during your barefooted stroll to the water's edge. The sand in Panama City Beach is so sugar white and soft that you'd never guess it comes primarily from the massive amounts of quartz crystals washed down from the Appalachian Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico. On the way all those crystals ground down to the fine grain we know as perfect for building sandcastles, and were bleached by the sun before being deposited on the prettiest beaches this side of paradise.
Explore as much of Panama City Beach as you can! If you love long walks along the beach, you won't find a better beach for it!
Check out a sampling of the great sunsets in Panama City Beach!