Florida Panhandle Beaches are among the best in the state and probably in the whole country. Located on the north side of the Gulf of Mexico, this is a stretch of land featuring beautiful white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters.
If you want to stay away from the masses, the Panhandle is your place. The towns are scattered and all of them have the most gorgeous beaches
Panama City is the hub of all of them and the area surrounding it is now called "the Emerald Coast."
Panama City Beach in Florida
It has become a very popular destination, especially since the opening of the Northwest Beaches International Airport in 2010. Everybody comes here such as snowbirds from northern states, spring breakers.
Take the shuttle boat across the channel to the underdeveloped Shell Island where you should go snorkeling with a spontaneous visit of the dolphins.
The quiet beach of St Andrews State Park at the mouth of St Andrews Bay, was named America’s Best Beach at a time.
Grayton Beach one the Florida Panhandle Beaches
This is a small beach city with Hemingway-style wooden homes and streets “paved” with crushed oyster shells, resembling Florida beach towns of the past.
It is located between Panama City and Destin along scenic 30-A Highway. It is always mentioned as a great beach destination, because its setting on a rare coastal dune lake surrounded by sand dunes and woodlands.
The Beaches of Destin Florida
Destin is one of the most renowned cities of the Panhandle. It is known for its white sand beaches as well as the Destin Harbor Boardwalk. Don’t miss the waterfalls and pools of Big Kahuna’s water park.
Among the Destin Beaches are the following:
Beaches of Pensacola Florida
Nestled in Florida’s northwestern corner and the beaches of Pensacola. Like the rest of the Panhandle, they are of white sands and emerald-green waters.
Here a few of the beaches of Pensacola
An untouched area with unspoiled beaches that you enjoy sometimes by yourself year-round. "The island that time forgot" is reached by passenger ferry from Carabelle, 50 miles southwest of Tallahassee. You're guaranteed quiet beaches with powdered-sugar sand, shells galore and aquamarine waters.
St Joseph Peninsula State Park
It is bound by three sides by the Gulf of Mexico waters. It is home to some of the most beautiful Florida Panhandle Beaches.
In the namesake park you’ll find sugary white sands for a stretch of about 15 km. It is also a birdwatching paradise and has a full-facility campground.
St George Island
This island has long been a favorite destination for families in the Southeast for their annual beach vacations. Far from the crowds of Panama City.
You won’t find an active nightlife here, this is a place for parents and grandparents to enjoy the kids as they play quietly on the fine sands.
Blue Mountain Beach in Florida's Panhandle
Located between Destin and Seaside, Blue Mountain Beach is a residential community with a small private beach, where homes are available for rent by the week or season.
The powdery quartz sands, backed by the Gulf of Mexico, which is constantly fading between turquoise and sapphire are the background for your vacation here.
Our friend Fido roaming through the Beaches of Cape San Blas
It is far from the nearest town, so it feels like the end of the world. It is a Dog Friendly Beach with public access points to the beach with plastic baggies and pet waste disposal canisters.
The long, narrow cape is a lot like St George Island, but even less developed. St Joseph Peninsula State Park on the cape doesn't allow dogs on its portion of the beach, which is a rule for all Florida state parks, but they're permitted in the campground areas.
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Map of Florida Panhandle Beaches