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“First timer here!”

Beach at Panama City
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Owner description: This 27-mile long beach offers a wide variety of activities to enjoy such as swimming, snorkeling, dolphin-spotting parasailing and jet skiing.
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
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“First timer here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

We drove down from Atlanta on Thursday and stayed in Destin. When we found out Panama city beach was only an hour away. So we went there too. Hooked for life! We will be back Memorial day weekend. So beautiful and nice. Kid friendly all the places in and around the beach.!! Just love it!

Visited April 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
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“beautiful beaches”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

love the beach. plenty of parking and not overcrowded. i just hate the inconsiderate smokers who throw their butts on the beach.

Visited April 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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60 reviews
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“Nice Clear Water”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

The beach directly behind the Holiday Inn Resort was clean and welcoming. Access to the beach is quite convenient. The resort provided towels, and there were four pools, a hot tub, sauna, and so much more to enjoy.

Visited April 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“The Ole Days”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

To take the beach without all it's visitors is the way a beach should be judged for the beauty of a beach. PCB will always be a beautiful and awesome beach. It is not possible to think of PCB community as it used to be. In "the ole days" Labor Day weekend was the last activity in the area till spring breaks. 99.9% of the motels, restaurants, commercial businesses on Panama City Beach locked their doors and closed down till springtime. This was as recent as early 80s. Then the snowbirds began to "discover" the beauty and solitude of the beach. The motels were first to stay open and take advantage, followed by the others.
But the beauty of the beaches is difficult to beat. Many of the locals visit Shell Island due to its isolation from the tourist masses. Being a boat owner I would spend the weekends on the island, and had first experienced scallop gathering on the bayside of the island.

I miss it and the area, Capt. Andersons, The Treasure Ship. Always used to be a saying "Nobody ever just drives through Panama City" Left there in mid-80s, but May 2013 was only option to check.

Visited May 2013
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Windsor, Canada
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7 reviews
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“Very busy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

Busy for a weekday. Very nice beach and lots of people on the beach. Traffic was heavy for a monday. Beautiful beach although busy.

Visited March 2014
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