Leave Only Footprints
Panama City Beach
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.
Please do your part to protect and maintain the "World's Most Beautiful Beaches!"
The Leave No Trace ordinance (also known as Leave Only Footprints) states that all personal items will be removed and disposed of if left on the beach between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. CST. These items include, but are not limited to: tents, chairs, toys, umbrellas and coolers. Thanks for helping us keep Panama City Beach clean and beautiful!
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.
The Leave No Trace ordinance is currently in effect and is active year-round.
City of Panama City Beach Ordinance No. 1242