FLARBO chose Romantic Beach Condo as the Best 55+ Condo rental – Panama City Beach, Florida for their 2018 Best Vacation Rentals Award 2018.
Pinnacle Port is on the far West end of Panama City Beach. Phillips Inlet/Camp Helen State Park is on the West side and Carillon Beach is on the East. The complex is in a gated community with Carillon Beach. There are 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condos directly on the beach with access to Phillips Inlet and Lake Powell. Fishing or boating along the Gulf or on Lake Powell is available. Bring your boat or jet skis. The amenities include basketball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, tennis, bocce ball, 2 grilling areas with grills and some picnic tables, and 2 pools (one outdoor and one partially covered and heated during the cooler season).
During the Snowbird season (mid October through mid March), Pinnacle Port hosts a large group of snowbirds. There is a activities director who arranges golf outings and tournaments. There are dart, shuffleboard, tennis and card tournaments. Billards, daily coffee, pot-luck dinners, luncheons, are commonplace. I feel sure I missed some of the activities that go on daily. A large majority of the snowbirds have been coming for many years. Most return every year to be with all the friends they have made during their visits.
In addition to being adult friendly, the property is family friendly with many young people who enjoy not only the playground area but the amenities above almost year round. There are quite a few family groups who rent several condos. They bring the entire family and enjoy picnics at the pavillion or on the pool deck. During the summer months, beach chair rentals are available on the beach. Waterside Cafe is also open with hot dogs, hamburgers, sandwiches, drinks and more.
Downtown Carillon has restaurants with bars, shopping, and a chapel. During summer months, Grooving on the Green free concerts are available. Many of our guests enjoy just seeing the multi-million dollar cottages that line the streets of Carillon Beach.
Camp Helen State Park is a small uncrowded State park with great history of the area. The historians talk about before the masses came to Panama City Beach. There is also a bird sanctuary (part of which is located on the Pinnacle Port side of the Inlet). In a recent bird count, 4 Bald Eagles were sited at Camp Helen. There are activities for adults and children (concerts at the park in Winter and activities for children during the peak season).
During the summer months, there are weddings directly on the beach at Pinnacle Port with receptions held in the Sunset Room or at the picnic pavilion. In Florida, a Notary can perform wedding ceremonies which appeals to smaller wedding groups. There are also many pastors available.
The damage caused by Hurricane Michael at Pinnacle Port was minimal. Panama City Beach really needs the tourism trade to return in order to survive. If you have not been to Panama City Beach or Pinnacle Port in a while, this is the year to come. Enjoy the sun and sand, concerts, etc. Pier Park added a Skywheel in August which is a great way to enjoy the beach from a different view.
Come see for yourself why we think Pinnacle is the best condo complex in Panama City Beach. We hope to see you soon!