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Category - Eco-Nature

Surrounded on three sides by water, Panama City Beach offers fantastic and diverse fishing opportunities year ‘round.  You can fish the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico from white sandy beaches where you can expect to catch pompano, flounder, redfish, whiting and a plethora of other species.  Inshore, you can cruise the...

Monday, February 8, 2016 12:00 PM by Visit Panama City Beach

Set out to explore “the last undiscovered Florida coast” and find out firsthand how diverse and rare animal species and plant life make Panama City Beach a nature lover’s wonderland. With 27 miles of beach, a multitude of parks and forests and a 700- acre natural barrier island, eco-tourists have their choice of wonderful...
Beginning in January, fishing and diving enthusiasts across the country will meet the new generation of Panama City Beach's outdoors TV personalities, as Justin Leake and Aleese Maples appear on the Sportsman Channel as co-hosts of "Chasin' the Sun," an outdoors and coastal lifestyle program. The Sporstsman Channel is the nation's fastest growing...

Monday, December 14, 2015 2:55 PM by Visit Panama City Beach

In the right environment, oyster larva take root and grow into the tabletop appetizer known the world over. They're also useful in keeping coastal areas and ecosystems happy and healthy. What's not to love? And for PCB restaurants, oysters are essential. Scott Mandeville is an assistant chef at the Montego Bay Seafood House and Oyster Bar...
Camp Helen State Park is a peaceful little wayside just off U.S. Highway 98 at the western edge of Panama City Beach. It's a good place to pull off the road, park and stretch your legs. There's a small visitor center that tells the history of the 183-acre property, and the hike down to the beach rewards visitors with amazing views and a quiet...

Monday, June 8, 2015 10:10 AM by Visit Panama City Beach

Maybe it's the self-reliance, or simply the release of endorphins that accompany the physical demands of self-propulsion. Whatever the reason, fish caught from a kayak come with a heightened sense of accomplishment. This is not to imply that fishing from a kayak puts one at a competitive disadvantage; what it lacks in speed, it makes up in stealth...
Turtle Watch is a Panama City Beach-based program that works closely with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to protect sea turtles, their nests and eggs, and turtle hatchlings during the nesting and hatching season. The season lasts from April to September. This area sees mostly loggerhead turtles, named for their large heads....
So, you are stranded on a deserted island. What three things do you take? If you are lucky enough to spend the day on Shell Island in Panama City Beach, the three most important things to bring are your family, a camera and... your sense of adventure! There is still an amazingly pristine, uninhabited island just waiting to be explored. Shell Island...
While summer in Panama City Beach is a great time to be by the water or on the water , it's an even better time to be under the water ...swimming down and getting to know the secrets of life below the water's surface - that's what SCUBA diving is all about. The water temperature we're seeing in Panama City Beach today is at about 80 degrees on the...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 9:16 AM by Jovana Arnaut

Guest Blogger Jovana Arnaut is a Canadian-based travel writer who first discovered Panama City Beach during a 2-month roadtrip around America on assignment for Bold Magazine . Is Panama City Beach the best beach in America? In a word: Yes. Twenty-seven miles of white, powdery, sandy beaches is what Panama City Beach (PCB) is known for. Twenty-seven...