Things To Do

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Windswept Dunes Golf Club
11 Clubhouse Drive East, Freeport, FL 32439
850 835-1847


If you want great photos taken at the beach, check out the wedding photos in the photos section of this site,Patty Glover took them for us.   You won’t find a photographer in Panama City Beach who tries to accommodate your schedule and does not charge an arm or leg.  She has done loads of beach photos and is well respected in the area (she is the official photographer for the Panama City Beach Rentals page on Facebook) and her prices won’t break the bank.  See more of her work and contact her at:



Pier Park is located about 7 miles east and includes shopping, restaurants, etc. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, the Back Porch Seafood and Oyster House, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Pompano Joe’s, Hook’d and more restaurants. Dillards, J. C. Penneys, Target, Walmart, Coldwater Creek, As Seen on TV, Ron Jon’s Surf Shop lots more shopping and a 16 screen movie theater. Dave and Buster’s has recently been added. Paula Deen’s Restaurant opened April 1, 2019. Shrimp Basket has good food and decent prices.  If you go to Margaritaville, go early or check in (they provide beepers); we’ve seen the wait up to 2 hours. The mini-Miracle Strip includes rides, etc. for the kiddies and a butterfly house. A new amusement park for the kiddos will open Summer of 2019. You gotta check it out.

Lots of Golf: Our favorite Golf course is Windswept Dunes (click on picture above) on Hwy 20 west of Ebro, other golf courses we’ve played are: Holiday Golf, Signal Hill Golf Course -less than 15 minutes away. If you go toward Destin, Camp Creek Golf Club is another good choice.

Shipwreck Island Waterpark, Gulf World Marine Park, Rockit Lanes, Bowling, Skating, Arcade and Billiards, Wonder Works, Coconut Creek Fun Park, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, Zoo World, and Sherlock’s Mystery Dinner Theatre are just a sampling of fun things to do in Panama City Beach. If you’re into souvenirs, Alvin’s Island has the best selection.

Other popular restaurants: Bayou Bill’s Crab House is only 1/2 mile from entrance to Carillon Beach/Pinnacle Port – really good seafood when you don’t want to drive far. Across the bridge to the West, about 2 to 3 miles are: Shades, The Terrace Restaurant (reservations suggested), and Donut Hole. Also on Hwy. 98, at Inlet Beach, they’ve added 30Avenue.  Restaurants include: Amici 30A Italian Kitchen, Barbacoa Mexican Grill, Cuvee 30A, Fresh!!, Great American Cookies, Marble Slab Creamery,  Roselie Dining & Seafood Bar.  There is also upscale shopping.  Check them out at:  About 12 miles away: Pineapple Willy’s, Saltwater Grill (we highly recommend for special occasions – huge aquarium in lobby), Dirty Dick’s Seafood, and Spinnakers Beach Club (our favorite hamburger place at the beach). Wicked Wheel looks like a biker restaurant but has a great atmosphere and best fried chicken in town. They also have good catfish. Laketown Wharf has added a buffet (The Wharf Seafood Buffet) which we hear is better than some of the other seafood buffets in Panama City Beach.  Boars’ Head Restaurant, and Dusty’s Bar & Grill (where the locals hang out – we get a pound of fried shrimp and 2 salads for our meals), Sandbar (another local’s hangout), and Angelo’s Steak Pit also come highly recommended. Boondock’s Seafood Restaurant is located at the West Bay Bridge on Hwy. 79 – about 12 miles – and is where most of the locals eat seafood (also one of our favorite).. Montego Bay at Shoppes of Edgewater (great gumbo & one of our favorite seafood restaurants – never had anything we didn’t like there). Some other restaurants that are popular are: Captain Anderson’s, Schooners, and Sharky’s.

Camp Helen’s State Park is located just across Phillips Inlet to the West. If you’re into history, great place; the Rangers enjoy sharing their knowledge of how Phillips Inlet got its name and how area was accessed before Hwy 98 was built.  They also have movie nights for the kiddos during the summer and free concerts during the cooler season.  To the West about 12 miles is Eden Garden’s State Park. It has an antebellum mansion with tours and is where there are numerous weddings under the old oak tree. St. Andrews State Park is a great place for a spend the day trip; take the Shell Island tour or swim with the dolphins. There is lots to do for all ages.  We have also heard that one of the favorite things for visitors to do is take the Sea Screamer sunset cruise.  There have been some great photos of dolphins swimming along.  Try it; you will like it.

Things to do with kids Check out this website for lots of things to do with kids while visiting Panama City Beach.

You may want to check out Along the Gulf; it has lots of information about the area including Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Panama City Beach and Panama City.

Downtown Panama City, our favorite restaurants are: Uncle Ernie’s, Captain’s Table, and our most favorite is Hunts Oyster Bar (another local’s hangout).

For more information see: Trip Smarter: Panama City Beach; Visit Panama City Beach; or PCB daily

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