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Panama City Beach Police Department
17110 Firenzo Street, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413-2128
(850) 233-5000
Provides basic police services throughout Panama City Beach. Services include a marine unit, beach & surf program & a K-9 unit in addition to traditional police services.

Panama City Beach Fire Rescue
110 South Arnold Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
(850) 233.5120

Bay Medical Sacred Heart Hospital
615 North Bonita Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 769-1511
The area’s largest full-service hospital providing 24-hour emergency room & Ambulance/EMS services in addition to a regional hospital facility.



City of Panama City Beach
The official website for Panama City Beach government including City Council members, employment opportunities and other city government function & services.

Bay County Government
The official website for Bay County government operations and services.

The State of Florida House of Representatives
The official website for the State of Florida’s departments, agencies, capital offices and the state legislature.

City of Panama City
The official site for the government of city of Panama City, Florida and the services it provides.



St. Andrews State Park is located to the south east of Panama City Beach at the inlet to St. Andrews Bay and Grand Lagoon from the Gulf of Mexico. The Park includes great snorkeling at the West Jetty and the eastern part of Shell Island. Shuttle tours to the island are offered in the spring and summer. Other amenities include a boat ramp, stores for snacks and fishing supplies, kayak rental and an Environmental Interpretive Center. The park is open 8 AM to sundown 7 days a week. Fees are $8/vehicle, $4/single occupant vehicle, $2 pedestrian, bike or annual pass holder. Boat ramp fees are $12 for single occupancy boats or $16 for multiple occupancy. Dogs allowed on leash.

Camp Helen State Park is located to the north west of Panama City Beach on Powell Lake, the largest coastal dune lake in Florida. The park includes the Avondale Mills historic site and an interpretative exhibit. Bird watching, hiking and fishing are popular activities. Kayak rentals are available in season. Hours are 8 AM to sundown 7 days a week. Fees are $4/vehicle, $2/pedestrian, bicycle, additional occupant.

Conservation Park is located to the north of Panama City Beach. Created by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the city of Panama City Beach, the park has 24 miles of trails through pine forest, wetlands and cypress domes that connect to the Watersound Trail and continue outside of the park into Walton County. Hiking and bird watching are popular activities. Open dawn to dusk 7 days a week. Dogs allowed on leash.

Frank Brown Park is a community park located in Panama City Beach. The facility includes baseball, t-ball, football and soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts, an indoor gymnasium, dog parks, playgrounds, a youth fishing lake and a trail system. There are also multiple pavilions, a 22 acre festival site and the Aquatic Center featuring an outdoor heated and cooled 50 meter Olympic swimming pool and kid’s Splash Pool Park. Concessions available. Hours vary based on season and scheduled events.

Aaron Bessant Park is an amphitheater and festival ground in Panama City Beach that includes trails and two scenic lakes. Public restrooms available. Park hours are dusk to dawn and scheduled events.



Bay County Schools

Florida Department of Education – Includes a list of all schools in the area

Gulf Coast State College

Florida State University: Panama City




Tyndall Air Force Base is located about 10 miles east of Panama City Beach and is home to the 325th Fighter Wing whose primary mission is to provide air dominance training for F-15C Eagle and F-22 Raptor pilots.


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