From our scenic beaches and family-friendly attractions to delicious eateries and vibrant nightlife, there are plenty of options for every visitor, regardless of mobility or ability, to enjoy their time on the shores of Panama City Beach.
Barrier-Free Outdoor Fun
Enjoy a beach day at St. Andrews State Park, which offers several ways to access the park's many attractions. There are elevated boardwalks for easy travel to the beach and a jetty outlook known as Gun Mount. Beach wheelchairs are available to rent at the ranger’s station. The park also has an accessible fishing pier. Service animals are welcome at all Florida state parks.
The beach at St. Andrews isn’t the only one accessible for all. Other beach access points include – 24, 25, 27, 40, 41, 47, 56, 60, 66, 70, 73, 76A, 76B, and MB Miller County Pier, which has a sloped entrance for wheelchair access. The county partners with Beach Powered Mobility to provide guests with motorized wheelchairs that can navigate through sandy terrain.
Panama City Beach Conservation Park, a beautifully preserved wetland, features several miles of paved trails accessible to wheelchairs and eight boardwalks throughout the park. Dogs are allowed but must remain leashed.
One of the most noteworthy attractions in Panama City Beach, FL, is the SkyWheel, which offers a bird’s eye view of the area from climate-controlled gondolas that can accommodate walkers, scooters, and wheelchairs.
Also, add Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Odditorium to your itinerary. The family-friendly attraction featuring interactive displays is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. You’ll also want to visit WonderWorks, home to 100 educational exhibits and fun challenges that explore scientific principles. WonderWorks is wheelchair accessible, features an elevator, and welcomes service animals. Some of the exhibits focus on touch to aid visually impaired guests and feature extensive signage for the hearing impaired.
A day out on the water is possible for everyone in the family on the Sea Dragon Pirate Cruise, which features an access ramp for wheelchairs.
Dining for All
A barrier-free experience is also possible at our restaurants. Many feature ramps and ample dining spaces.
For a memorable beachfront dining experience, visit Pineapple Willy's or Hook’d Bar & Grill featuring locally-caught seafood, sandwiches, and frozen drinks. Pineapple Willy's, Schooners Last Local Beach Club, and Runaway Island boast an incredible lineup of talented music acts on the beach. Tucked inside a shopping plaza is romantic Firefly serving locally-caught seafood, sushi, and steak options.
Many lodging options are ADA compliant and feature rooms with wide, clear passageways, easy-to-reach electrical outlets, and en-suites with safety bars and a roll-in shower. Other accessible amenities include pools with chair lifts and designated parking spaces.
From attractions to lodging options and more, there’s no limit to the things you can do and enjoy in Panama City Beach.