There’s never a wrong time to visit the beach in our opinion! But if you looking for tips on the best times to visit our sunny Gulf Coast town, we can tell you some things to expect throughout the year in Panama City Beach.
If you are looking for sunshine, lots of events, and love meeting new people, the best time to visit Panama City Beach is from May through October. Our area has an average of 320 days of sunshine per year, but late spring, summer and early fall offer some of the warmest air and water temperatures. You can expect fun crowds of visitors in the peak summer months, and activities for all ages.
November through February is the beaches “off” season, which has both pros and cons. Though temperatures have dipped (highs hover in the mid-60s while lows reach the mid-40s), there are still plenty of holiday events filling the calendar. Plus, if you aren’t a fan of the crowds, you’ll enjoy more availability, less traffic and lower rates. However, because it’s the offseason, some activities and attractions may not be available, so keep that in mind when you start creating your itinerary.
March and April temperatures can be unpredictably beautiful sitting comfortably in the mid- to upper 70s, with dips into the upper 40s to 50s at night and water temps to match. Panama City still ranks as a popular destination among spring breakers, but city officials have curbed a lot of the mischief by banning alcohol on the sandy beaches for the month of March. Spring is a beautiful time to enjoy the sunshine and all that Panama City has to offer.
No matter what month you decide to visit Panama City Beach, rest assured knowing there will always be activities to love along our Gulf Coast town!