Things to Do in PCB on Spring Break

Things to Do in PCB on Spring Break
Panama City Beach, known as PCB, is located in the northwestern region of Florida. According to the Panama City Beach tourist office, over 6 million people visit every year. Most of these visitors are college students in search of surf, sand and parties during spring break. With an average of 320 days of sunshine per year and pristine shoreline featuring great outdoor activities, it's no wonder PCB is such a popular destination.

The Beach

Most spring-breakers head straight to the beach. PCB has more than 27 miles of white sand shoreline. Relax on the pure white sand beach or swim in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, or drink and picnic on the beach outside your hotel. Contests and special events are held at various points of the beach over the spring break period. You can also play beach volleyball or toss a Frisbee with a group of friends.

St. Andrews State Recreation Area

Check out St. Andrews State Recreation Area, a waterfront park where spring-breakers can camp, swim, snorkel and fish as well as kayak, canoe and bird-watch. The park has 1,260 acres of natural space and a 1.5 mile beach and is located just 3 miles to the east of PCB. Two nature trails wind through the park, and hikers should keep an eye out for alligators and other local animals.

St. Andrews State Recreation Area
4415 Thomas Drive
Panama City, FL 32408
(850) 233-5140

Shell Island

Take a quick shuttle-boat ride from PCB to to Shell Island, a scenic 700-acre wildlife sanctuary. You'll encounter a wide variety of wild bird species such as gulls, pelicans and sandpipers. Spring-breakers can also go snorkeling: the underwater habitat near the jetty is a prime location for spotting bottle-nosed dolphins, sea turtles and tropical fish.

Article Written By David Thyberg

David Thyberg began his writing career in 2007. He is a professional writer, editor and translator. Thyberg has been published in various newspapers, websites and magazines. He enjoys writing about social issues, travel, music and sports. Thyberg holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh Honors College with a certificate in Spanish and Latin American studies.

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