Panama City Beach Facts

Panama City Beach Facts
Panama City beach is a resort town located in in Bay County in Florida on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. It is often referred to simply as Panama City but Panama City is actually distinct from Panama Beach. The beaches in this region are sugar white and often referred to with the slogan "The World's Most Beautiful Beaches". Panama City Beach is very popular with tourists as a vacation destination, as well as for spring break. Panama City Beach includes 18.6 square miles and 9 miles of beach along the Gulf of Mexico. There are approximately 12,776 residents in Panama City Beach.
Interesting Panama City Beach Facts:
Panama City Beach is also known as the "Seafood Capital of the South" because of its seafood restaurants.
Panama City Beach is popular with scuba divers from all over the world due to the shipwrecks and the artificial reefs. It is known as the "Wreck Capital of the South".
St Andrews State Park is located on Shell Island off Panama City Beach and is ranked as one the United States' top 10 beaches. It is home to four distinct habitats including lake, deciduous forest, sand dunes, and ocean.
Some of the largest concentrations of the wild bottlenose dolphin in the world are found off the coast of Shell Island.
The only deep water diving museum in the United States can be found in Panama City Beach. It's called Man is the Sea Museum.
Charter fishing is extremely popular at Panama City Beach. Charters take fisherman out to catch species such as tuna, blue marlin, sharks, dolphin fish, red snapper, grouper, cobia, and pompano.
The average temperature in July in Panama City Beach is a high of 90 degrees Celsius.
The nearest airport to Panama City Beach is Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. It was the first international airport to be built following the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
There is a trolley system in Panama City Beach that runs hourly making it easy for residents and tourists to get around.
Panama City Beach gets an average of 320 days of sunshine each year.
Tyndall Air Force Base is located in Panama City Beach. There are approximately 6,700 military personnel employed there.
The white sand beaches got their color from the quartz crystals that washed down centuries ago from the Appalachian Mountains.
Every year since 1999 the Florida Ironman Triathlon has been held in Panama City Beach.
Dolphin cruises are a popular excursion for visitors to Panama City Beach.
There was a real estate boom on Panama City Beach that resulted in prices reaching as high as $60,000 per linear foot of beachfront land.
The Panama City beach Pirates was a fourth division soccer team that ran from 2007-2015.
The last WCW Nitro event held by World Championship Wrestling was held in Panama City beach. The WCW was later bought by the WWF and is not the WWE.
The movie The Truman Show, starring Jim Carrey, was filmed down the road from Panama City Beach.

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