Families enjoy Panama City Beach because of its beautiful and calm blue waters, the white sand beaches, and the entertainment options that the whole family can enjoy. For families that appreciate a bit of nature, St. Andrews State Park is well worth a visit. If you're looking for shopping and entertainment, Pier Park is the place to go.
Vacation rentals are a great option for families because they often have more space with a kitchen where you can prepare meals. Below are just a few options throughout the area.
Families love the area around Pier Park because of all of the family-friendly entertainment and shopping options. Pier Park is Panama City Beach's main outdoor shopping venue and it has stores and venues that appeal to all ages. There is also live music and an IMAX theater.
The area around Pier Park is filled with high rise condos that often have a number of amenities and great views. The units can be a bit pricier and smaller than other areas, but for many families, the location is worth the price. Below are a few great options for families.
Beach Front Corner Condo
This luxury 1 bedroom condo has space for a small family of up to 4 people. There's a king sized bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the living space. The unit offers beautiful views of the ocean and the complex has a heated pool, a hot tub, a fitness center, and even a mini movie theater that the whole family can enjoy.
The complex is walking distance from Gulf World and Pier Park and it is just across the street from Sharky's.
Luxury Beach Front Condo
This luxury condo is part of the Wyndham Emerald Beach Resort, which has all kinds of amenities available to guests including several large pools, hot tubs, poolside bars, a fitness center, and more. The complex is about half a mile from Pier Park.
The unit is perfect for families of up to 6 people. There's a king sized bed in the bedroom as well as bunk beds in the hallway and a sofa bed in the living area.
Emerald Beach Resort
This luxury 1 bedroom unit is on the 5th floor of Emerald Beach Resort. It offers impressive ocean views and is about a mile from Pier Park. It's also near many great family-friendly activities. The unit has a nice kitchen and enough space to sleep a family of 6. There's a king sized bed in the bedroom, a sofa bed, and bunk beds in the common space. It's a nice layout and a well furnished unit that kids and adults alike enjoy.
Laguna Beach is a popular area for families headed to Panama City Beach, Florida. It's a quieter, more tranquil beach with a relaxed vibe that kids and adults enjoy. The area is much more residential than other parts of Panama City Beach. There are bungalows and beach cottages throughout. The beaches are also much quieter and less crowded. There's a grocery store and a casual restaurant as well as public beach access.
Below are a few great cottages in the Laguna Beach area for families.
Jackie and Jackie's Beach Bungalow
This beautiful beach bungalow is just a short walk from the beach. It has 2 bedrooms and space for a small family of up to 5 people. The setting is relaxing and families appreciate the tranquil retreat and quiet beach.
This charming 2 bedroom house is about half a mile from the ocean and is in a quiet and family-friendly area. It's the perfect size for a small family that wants to enjoy a tranquil setting but still be near restaurants, grocery stores, and more.
A Wave From It All
Another charming beach cottage, this house is perfect for small families. There's a lot of character and personality, and it makes the perfect retreat to Laguna Beach. There's a nice outdoor space and a kitchen where you can prepare your own meals.
Bella Cabana Vacation House Rental
Bella Cabana is another charming home in Laguna Beach. It's right by the pristine white sand beach and is still convenient to anything you could need. The house has a king-sized bed and basic furnishings. It's a cute option for families who want to enjoy a quieter area.
Hidden Treasure Cottage
Hidden Treasure Cottage is another charming and peaceful option for families who want to enjoy the area's quieter side. It's right by a small lake and the Gulf Coast, and the outdoor area is well landscaped and serene. For families that want to enjoy this beautiful outdoor setting, Hidden Treasure is an excellent option.
Sunnyside is another quiet residential area on the West End of Panama City Beach. The area is very family-friendly and it has many charming beach side cottages where families can enjoy a relaxing vacation. The beaches are relatively quiet with less crowds than other parts of Panama City Beach.
Deja Blue Beach Bungalow
This 3 bedroom house is a nice option for families of up to 6 people. It's in a quiet area and has a rustic atmosphere. There's a full kitchen and enough space for families to be comfortable. There's also a small tank pool and a nice backyard.
This 4 bedroom house is perfect for larger families and groups of up to 10 people. There's a private pool with an enclosure that allows the sun in. The house is about a 5 minute walk from the beach or you can reach it in a short drive. The house is simple but comfortable and great for a family that wants to enjoy a quiet setting.
The Kiska Cottage is located between Sunnyside and Laguna Beach. It's a charming house that's perfect for small families of four (but not an option for families with young kids under 2). There's a kitchen and a nice living area. There are also 2 bikes that guests can use as well as beach equipment. The open floor plan, nice furnishings, and peaceful residential area make this a great getaway for families who want to be removed from the high rise scene of Panama City Beach.
Grand Lagoon & Lower Grand Lagoon
The Grand Lagoon region of Panama City Beach offers a combination of nature, restaurants, and lively attractions. Families that enjoy nature will appreciate the area's proximity to St. Andrews State Park. The area also has ZooWorld, which is a favorite with kids and adults alike. There are also a number of other fun family-friendly activities in the area.
Below are a couple great vacation rentals for families headed to the Grand Lagoon region.
This 2 bedroom property is in a 2 unit stilt house (the other unit is occupied by the owner). It has beautiful landscaping and is just a short walk from the beach. The lagoon is also right across the street. There are games available that the whole family can enjoy as well as a hanging swing and a hot tub. The house can fit families of up to 6 people.
2 Bedroom Beach Front Condo
This 2 bedroom condo is right on the beach. It's also close to St. Andrew's State Park and everything that the area has to offer. There are plenty of restaurants around or you could cook your own meal in the luxury kitchen. There's a large deck that looks out on the pool as well.
Cozy Beach Cabana
This 1 bedroom condo is very close to Sugar White Sands of the Emerald Coast. It's 660 sq ft and can accommodate a small family of 4 with the sofa bed. The property is a nice budget friendly option for families that want to be near the water.