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New openings in Panama City Beach, Florida

Best known for its 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches and emerald-green waters, Panama City Beach has many new restaurants, attractions and developments this year. Having become a beloved destination for families, athletes, nature enthusiasts and foodies seeking a relaxed agetaway, the destination continues to expand at an incredible rate, quickly bouncing back from early 2020 travel restrictions set about by the pandemic.

Please see below for Panama City Beach’s latest developments, including new attractions, restaurants and accommodations:


Watersound West Bay Center – Development starting Fall 2022

The 110-acre center located at the intersection of State Road 79 and West Bay Parkway will include approximately 350,000 square feet of leasable space to feature a mix of retail, restaurant, office and medical space.

Panama City Beach Skate Park – Opening early 2023

A 20,000 square foot skate park broke ground in June of 2022. The $2 million dollar park will include half pipes, quarter pipes and snake runs in addition to multi-functional facilities for skaters to do tricks on. Located by the Publix Sports Park, this world-renowned skate park will host several tournaments and special skateboarding events. The park is expected to be completed in April of 2023.

All Inclusive Adventures – Glow Kayak and Paddleboards – Open now

Grab your friends for this glowing kayak adventure and explore the water at NIGHT! See the water like never before in our clear kayaks. You’ll paddle around the bay in protected waters and search for crabs, fish, and other marine life! This unique adventure will surely leave you GLOWING!

Island Tiki Tours – Open now

Come take a ride on PCBs premiere Tikiboat! Relax while our Captains cruise you around Shell Island, and our bartender serves you a cold drink. It’s the best way to enjoy our gorgeous beaches!

Paradise Adventures – Ohana Sailboat – Open now

The Ohana gives our guests an opportunity to observe Panama City Beach dolphins and end with a spectacular Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. The “Ohana” tours offer smaller crowds with only six passengers or less, for a more quaint and private tour. Our experienced Captain and Crew will share some fascinating and fun facts about our magnificent dolphins as you watch the beautiful sunset on the horizon.

Champagne Lady Dining Cruise – Open now

Our full service now floats at the Sheraton PCB Resort aboard the 78’ cruising yacht, The Champagne Lady! Offering guests an unforgettable experience on the only dining cruise in Panama City Beach. The Champagne Lady features a delectable brunch menu or charcuterie boards for our Sunset Sail, complemented by a full cash bar, and breathtaking views of the coastal waters on the Emerald Coast and St. Andrew Bay.


American Charlie Grill & Tavern – Open now

American Charlie Grill & Tavern is a new All-American eatery located at The Shoppes at Edgewater in beautiful Panama City Beach, Florida. From the local team that brought you Firefly PCB, On The Fly, and more, this dining experience is unlike any other, featuring favorite classic dishes that have become staples in our country for over a century.

Señor Frogs – Open now

The party starts where the ocean waves end, located in front of the turquoise and white sand beach. The beach destination for unforgettable experiences. With the best entertainment, delicious dishes and the most famous yards.

Smashed Wine Bar – Open now

Smashed Wine Bar is a one-of-a-kind self-serve wine bar located in Panama City Beach. In addition, to delicious wines the bar also offers delicious cocktails, hosts local food trucks and grab & go charcuterie boards that pair perfectly with the cocktails. It’s the perfect place for a girls night out and a fun date night!


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Dockside Bar, Market & Grill – Open now

Dockside Market & Grill is located in the Captain Anderson’s Marina. Offering breakfast, lunch, ice cream, beer, wine, a full bar, cocktails, & retail market place. Explore the top deck that overlooks the beautiful views of the Grand Lagoon.

Island Fin Poké – Open now

A quick, casual restaurant that serves incredible Hawaiian-style poke, served in a cool-casual environment, transporting you from every day to a surf shack on the beach. From their homemade sauces, 25 toppings, and sustainably sourced fish, you will be tasting the flavors of the islands.


Embassy Suites by Hilton- Opening 2022

The St. Joe Company and Key International broke ground in August 2019 on a sprawling four-and-five-story Embassy Suites next to Pier Park with beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico. Managed by St. Joe Hospitality, this 225-guest suite hotel will feature a pool with various pool deck seating options, meeting space, fitness center, an on-site restaurant and an upper-level social, catering and event space looking out over the Gulf. The new Embassy Suites will also treat their guests to daily complimentary cooked-to-order breakfasts and a reception each evening. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3lTiT6f.

Homewood Suites by Hilton – Open now

Located just a short drive from the world-famous beaches and adjacent to the recently opened Panama City Beach Sports Complex, this brand-new Homewood Suites by Hilton will be the ideal destination for sports visitors and families. This hotel will feature four stories, 131 one and two-bedroom guest suites complete with full kitchens and refrigerators, a pool, fitness center and complimentary breakfast seven days a week. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3jWSvYt.

Hyatt Place in Panama City Beach – Opening July 2022

Located right on the sand of Panama City Beach, this 224-suite hotel will feature a custom designed lobby, thoughtfully designed guest rooms with ocean views, a resort-style pool with a lazy river, a fitness center and a lobby decorated with art by local artists. It will also include Coconut Charlie’s Beach Bar & Grill with live music daily. This hotel will be the first Hyatt property on the beach in the Gulf Coast. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3xUet4z.

Comfort Inn & Suites – Opening 2022

This 84-room, 4-story hotel will be located on Panama City Beach Parkway, centrally located to the area’s beaches, Conservation Park and Pier Park. Funded by Bay Point Advisors, LLC, this brand-new Comfort Inn & Suites will feature a spacious lobby, business center, breakfast area, fitness center and swimming pool. For more information, visit https://bwnews.pr/3xYXTR0.

Kukla RV Resort – Coming soon

The city has approved a development order for Kukla RV Resort, a luxury RV resort located between Hutchinson Boulevard and Front Beach Road, which will be geared toward a high-end clientele. The resort will offer amenities such as a pool, fitness center, restaurant, clubhouse, concierge and is positioned to be nothing like the area has ever seen before.

Margaritaville Beach Cottage Resort Panama City Beach – Coming soon

Introducing Margaritaville Beach Cottage Resort, an exciting new collection of single-family homes and cottages for sale on Bid-a-Wee Beach in Panama City Beach, Florida. The resort will provide something for every taste—from luxury beachfront residences to charming cottages. At Margaritaville Beach Cottage Resort, you’re home at the beach.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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  1. It’s some drive for us to get down to Panama City. Suddenly there are a lot more good reasons to drop by.

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