Like all of the beach communities of Florida's Northwest Coast, Panama City Beach is bordered by Gulf and Bay waters, endowing fishermen with wonderful year-round opportunities. Anglers go after a variety of species from the surf line, in and off shore.
Pompano, Cobia, Red Snapper, Blue Marlin, Spanish Mackerel and Trout are a few of the most popular catches.Whether you prefer to cast a line from the beach, embark on a deeper quest or even fish in our fresh waters, Panama City Beach is a great location for fishermen of all skill levels.
Hosting more than 10 fishing tournaments annually, Panama City Beach provides a tempting arena for anglers from all over the country. Read our Gulf Coast blog or check our event calendar for tournament dates and details.
Panama City Beach definitely provides an arena for fun in the Florida sunshine! The beach and resort pools are always the easiest option for enjoying time outdoors since they are literally at your doorstep at all of our Panama City Beach vacation rentals. Don't stop there! As the “#3 Best Diving Location in North America” by Rodale’s Scuba Diving Magazine, the Gulf waters off Panama City Beach beckon exploration. Above-water sports abound all along the coast. Vacationers can try parasailing, boating, kayaking, wave running and so much more.
For calmer fun, what about looking for seashells by the seashore? Panama City Beach is minutes away from Shell Island, a natural, undeveloped island which lies between the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrews Bay. Approximately seven miles long and anywhere from two hundred yards to three-quarters of a mile across, it is home to an abundance of shells, including sand dollars, moon snails, conch shells, and olive shells. They make for great souvenirs and mementos of your time at the beach.