Best Family-Friendly Resorts in Panama City Beach 

Florida - Panama City Beach - Family - Resort
Florida - Panama City Beach - Family - Resort

Panama City Beach, Florida is known for its sun-drenched family-friendly beaches and resorts. But with such exciting attractions as Gulf World Marine Park, Pier Park, and Shipwreck Island Waterpark, it offers so much more to the family.  

If you’re traveling here, you’ll want to ensure that you and your family can rest comfortably. So, let’s unpack the Best Family-Friendly Resorts in Panama City Beach. 

Club Wyndham Panama City Beach 

Located on Front Beach Rd in Panama City Beach, Club Wyndham Panama City Beach boasts ocean views and beach access. The high-rise resort is just a 12-minute walk from Gulf World Marine Park and just over two miles from Shipwreck Island Waterpark. 

All guest rooms feature private balconies, a poolside bar, free Wi-Fi, microwaves, minifridges, and coffeemakers. Studio rooms have stoves and one and two-bedroom suites feature kitchens, and washer/dryers. 

Resort amenities include two outdoor pools, a children’s pool with water jets, and two hot tubs. There is also a coffee shop and fitness center. Contact Club Wyndham for prices.  

Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach, an IHG Hotel 

Located on Front Beach Rd, Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach, an IHG Hotel is just under four miles from Gulf World Marine Park and about 18 miles from the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. 

Guest rooms boast balconies, flat-screen TVs, CD and DVD players, and desks. Additionally, they offer microwaves, coffeemakers, and fridges. A family-friendly bonus? Kids 19 and under stay free with an adult and Wi-Fi is free throughout. Suites feature partitioned kids’ areas with TVs and Xbox game systems, and expansive balconies. 

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Kids under 12 also eat free at the resort’s seafood restaurant and seasonal outdoor grill. There is also an outdoor pool, game room, fitness center, and cocktail bar. Prices for this gem start at $199 a night.  

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Laketown Wharf Resort by Emerald View Resorts 

Located on S Thomas Dr, Laketown Wharf Resort by Emerald View Resorts is a short walk from the beach and 0.9 miles from Signal Hill Golf Course. Also, a 10-minute drive takes you to snorkeling and kayaking at St. Andrews State Park. 

Guest rooms feature 3 bedrooms and come with kitchens, free Wi-Fi, washer/dryers, and balconies. Some rooms feature gulf views. Laketown boasts a nightly fountain and water shows as well as five outdoor pools and a fitness center. There is also mini-golf, a bar and grill, and a convenience store. Prices start at $112 a night.   

The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort 

Located on Front Beach Rd, The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort features a tropical theme and gulf views. It’s just an eight-minute drive from Gulf World Marine Park and a 16-minute drive from go-karting at Race City. 

Guest rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flatscreen TVs, minifridges, and microwaves. Upgraded rooms offer full kitchens and/or ocean views. If you are looking for more room. The resort also offers condos, townhouses, and a 2-unit beach house. 

Additional amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, water slides, and an inner-tube ride. There is mini-golf, kayaking, an enclosed beach playground, and an arcade also available to guests. For dining, there’s a casual restaurant, an ice cream parlor, and a deli. A tiki bar serves tropical drinks. You’ll need to contact the Sandpiper for prices.  

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