From the pristine beaches of Panama City Beach to the dining & shopping of Seaside, Alys Beach, and Rosemary Beach this is the ultimate destination guide to PCB. Here’s EVERYTHING you need to plan the best vacation or getaway of all time!
Where to Stay during the Perfect Panama City Beach 30A Getaway Vacation
I’ve been traveling to the Florida Gulf Coast nearly every year since I was really young. My family and I would load into the car and make the 10-12 hour drive from Dallas. And we have stayed in a lot of different vacation rentals along 30A. This was my first time staying in Panama City Beach (PCB) but it won’t be the last. OMG the beach was incredible – the vacation rental was amazing.
We stayed at the Splash Beach Resort in 906E. Honestly, it could not have been a more perfect vacation rental. The Splash Resort is beachside property with several swimming pools, a fitness center, bar, private beach area and water sports facilities.
Splash Beach Resort 906E is a gorgeous two-bedroom unit, oceanfront with a huge balcony so no matter where you are in the master bedroom or the living area, you feel like you’re on the beach. The view was absolutely amazing.
The 906E was so comfortable, spacious, and absolutely immaculately clean. And did I mention it’s beautifully decorated – down to every little detail – kind of like coastal meets Magnolia style. So cute!!
I booked the reservation directly with the owner. She was amazing and we had everything we needed, and more. Lots of space, squeaky clean, beautifully appointed, close to shopping and dining. And views from sunrise to sunset. The rates are also super affordable – honestly it’s an amazing value compared to most other places.
This is by far the cleanest beach and the clearest water I’ve ever seen on 30A. We watched schools of stingrays and dolphins playing in the water from the balcony on the 9th floor. The water was crystal clear every single day!
I literally could not recommend this gorgeous rental more highly so if you’re considering a beach vacation be sure to book your dates soon!
Here’s a look at the beautiful Master bedroom with ceiling to floor view of the ocean and direct balcony access!
We spent our time mostly enjoying the huge balcony and relaxing on the beach. And of course, we shopping and dined out a few times. We tried Hungry Howie’s pizza (SO good!), and our traditional Italian restaurant, Evangeline’s. Hiking, cycling and fishing are possible within the PCB area, and Russell-Fields Pier is only 2.4 miles from Splash Beach Resort. You can also rent a golf cart to cruise around in! The nearest airport is Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP), less than a 20-minute drive to the rental, super convenient!
Experiencing 30A Nearby
PCB is literally next door to Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach and Seaside, three of my favorite beach towns along 30A. There are lots and lots of boutique-styled outdoor shopping areas in each of these towns and it’s just an amazingly fun place to visit. If you haven’t visited here before I recommend you start out in Seaside. A few of my favorite spots are the Food Trucks by the square, Bud & Alleys Pizza, Perspicacity Seaside Clothing Bazaar, and Seaside Style.
I absolutely loved staying in the beautiful Splash Beach Resort 906E vacation rental, on a quiet beach overlooking miles of pristine beaches in PCB, while being just a 15-minute drive from the quaintness of the 30A beach towns with all the shops and dining small-town style. It truly was the very best of both worlds.
Ideas For Your Next PCB & 30A Vacation
Here are some fun ideas for your next Panama City Beach 30A Beach Getaway Vacation :
- Girlfriend Trip
- Mother-Daughter Getaway
- Long Weekend Anniversary Trip
- Family Reunion
- Spring Break Week
Hope you enjoyed this guide to PCB and 30A as much as I loved putting it together. Until next time!