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Things to Do in Panama City Beach

What to See, Do, and Discover

Margaritaville Beach Cottage Resort’s home of Panama City Beach, Florida is a charming beachside community with something to offer everyone. Explore the abundant shopping destinations in the area, including a local favorite activity hub, Pier Park. And when hunger strikes after your shopping spree, indulge in the diverse dining delights that our Gulf Coast town has to offer. Don't forget to check what exciting entertainment is in town during your stay, and snag a memorable Panama City Beach souvenir from the gift shops nearby. Tee off on world-class golf courses amid stunning coastal scenery, take off on a thrilling water adventure or immerse yourself in the lush natural attractions nearby. Pack your itinerary with all the best of Panama City Beach activities just around the corner from our relaxing resort. 

Local Attractions


  • Pier Park

    An All-In-One Spot For Fun

    Boasting 124 stores, a plethora of dining venues and an array of entertainment attractions, this bustling lifestyle center ensures an unforgettable experience for all. Whether you're seeking a little retail therapy, delectable cuisine or exciting activities, this one-stop destination has everything you need for a memorable day out and about. And when you’re ready for some R&R and a place to stay in Panama City Beach near Pier Park, Margaritaville Beach Cottage resort is nestled a mere two miles down the road.

  • Shopping

    Get in Some Retail Therapy

    Panama City Beach and the surrounding area is one of the best spots on the Gulf Coast to stock up on local artifacts. The city’s charming shops offer a fantastic selection of clothing, crafts, décor, accessories and more, so you can take a piece of the beach home with you.

  • Dining

    An Eatery For Every Appetite

    Hungry? You’re spoiled for choice here. No matter what you’re craving, Panama City Beach can serve it up with style. From just-caught seafood, to grab-and-go goodies, to casual plates that satisfy, you’re never far from amazing food.

  • Gifts & Souvenirs

    Commemorate Your Adventure

    Is it really an escape if you don’t pick up the t-shirt? Panama City Beach’s variety of shopping outlets includes some awesome hole-in-the-wall spots where you can grab a little something to remember your visit to Margaritaville Beach Cottage Resort Panama City Beach.

  • Entertainment

    Find Your Fun

    Of the many Panama City Beach attractions, our robust schedule of live music, shows and more has made the local area a renowned entertainment destination for locals and visitors alike.

  • Watersports


    Splash into fun with Panama City Beach's exhilarating watersports scene. From jet skiing and parasailing to paddleboarding and snorkeling, there's no shortage of aquatic thrills to be had along our pristine shores. Whether you're seeking high-speed excitement or serene exploration, our crystal-clear waters are your playground for endless fun in the sun.

  • Golf


    Tee off in paradise at Panama City Beach's premier golf courses, where lush fairways and stunning coastal views await. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a casual player, you'll find the perfect challenge amidst the emerald greens of renowned courses like Bay Point Golf Club and Legacy Golf Club.

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  • Natural Attractions


    Take off on an adventure through Panama City Beach's natural wonders, from the pristine white sand beaches to the enchanting coastal dunes. Immerse yourself in the beauty of St. Andrews State Park or marvel at the ecological diversity of Conservation Park.

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