I’ve made a few trips to Panama City Beach with friends over the years and it has changed a lot from the first time back in 1996. The town is famous as a spring break mecca and is now lined with hundreds of condos, bars, beach shops, and mini-golf courses—but more impressive are the white sands and blue-green water that stretch the length of this gulf coast city. (2008,2012)
The MB Miller County pier stretches way out into the gulf and is thus a popular spot for both views of the beach and fishing for the many large fish swimming by.
A view of part of the beachfront along Panama City Beach.
PCB is also known for a wide array of buildings in the shape of unusual things such as this shop with a whale mouth as its entrance.
One the dolphin stars at Gulf World leaps into the air.
At the far end of PCB is St. Andrew State Park, a nature preserve with trees full of nesting herons and egrets and lakes full of alligators.