Fodor's Expert Review Carillon Beach
You're likely to find absolute solitude at the powdery beach of this planned community west of Panama City Beach proper. Public parking is available at the entrance to the development, and then it's a several-block stroll to one of the seven over-dune walkways. You'll expend some effort, but it's worth it if you want to find a groomed beach without crowds. The development has several restaurants, but the only on-beach services are for members only. Amenities: restrooms. Best for: solitude; swimming; walking.