July 2013

Found 20 blog entries for July 2013.

Panama City Beach is full of great water sports for those already in love with the ocean and those looking to find their new love for the water. Whether you want to spend time swimming, boating, snorkeling or one of the many other choices, Panama City Beach is the right place for a variety of water sports.

It's not a question of what to do, but how to do as much of it as possible. Whether you need lessons, equipment or just someone to enjoy your favorite water activity with, you can find it here. Some of the many water activities offered in the area include:

Paddleboarding

This new, trendy activity provides all kinds of fun for those looking to get started with something simple. Not that it's easy to paddleboard, but it’s certainly easier to learn

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If you love the country club atmosphere, networking, social activities and other features, you can find the right one to join in Panama City Beach. Relocating can be difficult, but finding the right community to plug yourself into can make it easier. Here are the top country clubs in the area.

Panama Country Club

The game of golf is the prime focus of Panama Country Club. Along with an amazing golf course located at 100 Country Club Drive in Lynn Haven, Florida, the club offers plenty of other recreational activities, social events and a great atmosphere for all members. Facilities for weddings, receptions, banquets and many other events are available for members, as well.

Hombre Golf Club

A private club with plenty to offer, Hombre Golf Club

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Image Credit: Ebyabe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PC_Beach_Camp_Helen_SP04.jpg)Camp Helen State Park is a great place to enjoy the dune lakes of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. The park is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico on three sides and the lakes on the other side. It used to be a company resort for the Alabama textile mill employees. The buildings have been restored and the 180-acre park is used during the day for beachgoers, fishing, swimming and hiking.

Many area residents enjoy the beaches at Camp Helen because it's a quiet area with plenty of great beaches. You can fish in both freshwater and saltwater at the park, making it a unique area throughout the state. Those enjoying nature can study all types of plant and animal life at the park, along with hiking on the nature trails. Other features of the park include:

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Panama City and Panama City Beach are full of great fishing spots including a number of great fishing piers. If you're moving here and you want to find the best place to fish, you need to head to one of the piers. Here are a few of the best piers in the area.

M.B. Miller County Pier

Owned and operated by the county, you can spend time fishing here day and night. Many locals love this spot and there's a bait and tackle shop near the entrance. You have to pay a daily fee to fish or just for observing and there's a three rod maximum with the standard fee. You can pay an additional fee for two more rods, if you prefer and fishing passes are also available on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis for this pier.

Russell-Fields Pier

The city owns and

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If you're moving to Panama City Beach and you have a dog or a few dogs, you don't need to worry. This part of Florida is very dog friendly and provides plenty of great places for you to have fun with your furry friend. Whether you're looking for a dog park or a beach for some fun, you'll find it here.


Pier Park

Shop with your dog at Ron Jon's Surf Show, as long as your dog is small enough to carry and enjoy the outdoor area of Pier Par, with your dog. This is a pet friendly area, but you will need to keep your dog on a leash while strolling through the area.

Frank Brown Park

Two pet friendly areas are found at Frank Brown Park including one with a playground for your dogs. Along with the doggie playground, there's 1.5 miles of trails for walking

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Frank Brown Park - Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/24216834@N06/4218041932/With over 300 days of sunshine in the Panama City Beach area every year, it's no surprise this is a hot spot for all kinds of outdoor activities. Beautiful beaches, plenty of water and many sports fields make it easy to enjoy all your favorite outdoor activities here.

Recognized as one of the best destinations for baseball, swim meets, softball, volleyball and more, many international event planners bring their sporting events to Panama City Beach. This is due to the climate in large park, but also because of the excellent venue in Frank Brown Park.

Along with the perfect venue for sports, the area has plenty of accommodations and entertainment options for those traveling in for the events.

Upcoming Sporting Events Coming to the Area

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