With 27 miles of shoreline, the beaches of Panama City offer the same pure white sand and emerald-green waters as its neighbors. Here, however, the coastline is dotted with high-rises rather than unspoiled nature. On the plus side, there are plenty of places to play, swim, splash, and feast, and there's no excuse for getting bored or hungry. Although it was once known as party central, Panama City Beach is becoming more family-friendly. Amenities: lifeguards; parking; showers; toilets; water sports. Best for: partiers; swimming; walking.
Front Beach Rd., between U.S. 98 and St. Andrews State Park, Panama City Beach, Florida, 32413, United States