Leave Only Footprints  

Keep Panama City Beach Beautiful

Panama City Beach is known for having the "World's Most Beautiful Beaches," and we want to keep it that way for the enjoyment of everyone! For this reason, the "Leave No Trace" ordinance was issued for Panama City Beach in 2012. Simply put: Anything you bring to the beach with you should also leave the beach with you. All of your personal items including, but not limited to:

  • Tents
  • Chairs
  • Umbrellas
  • Coolers

Will be removed and disposed of if left on the beach between the hours of 7pm and 7am. On public beaches or with the upland landowner's permission, personal property may be stored overnight at the toe of the dune at your own risk. The County, City, Tourist Development Council and beach maintenance contractor do not assume any liability for any items left on the beach after 7:00 p.m. Items left on the beach will be removed and disposed of. 

Bay County Ordinance No. 12-14 and 12-37 and City of Panama City Beach Ordinance No. 1242