The east side of Panama City Beach stretches from about the Miracle Strip Business Plaza all the way south through the Grand Lagoon covering parts of the Upper and Lower Grand Lagoon.
The condominiums and resorts in this part of the city include:
The east side of Panama City Beach splits off of Highway 30 and drops down on South Thomas Drive. Most of the beachfront homes and condominiums are located on this drive as Highway 30 travels up in over the Lagoon.
Great Things to Do:
The Miracle Strip Business Plaza and several residential communities are located on the east side of town including several restaurants, markets and shopping centers.
Pineapple Willy’s is one of the biggest and most popular spots to eat on the east side. There’s always live music, a great gift shop, fantastic food and fun drinks to be had just about any time of the day or night.
Right across the street is the Hershey’s Beach Ice Cream Shop where you and the family can cool off with chocolate mint ice cream, a creamy milkshake or grab a pint and take it back to your condo room.
Club La Vela is located on the east end, perfect for late-night entertainment, dancing, nightclub events and great food and drinks. Right next door is the Spinnaker Beach Club and Paradise Grill. When you’re done having a fun day on the beach or on the water chill out at the beach club in Paradise Girl a cool drink and hot music.
For the adult side of things
check out the Panama City Beach Winery. Sip on some bubbly, mellow out with the Merlot, or relax with a Rose. Perhaps a different kind of brew is up your alley; check out the Roasters Edge Coffee Grocery and Deja Brew Coffee Shop. Get your morning cup of Joe and had to the beach.
A little farther down Thomas Drive is Capt. Jack’s Seafood Buffet. Enjoy a spacious eatery with an all-you-can-eat breakfast, lunch and dinner and of course all the seafood that you can manage.
Down towards the lower Grand Lagoon is Schooners Seaside Beers and Fish. Enjoy alfresco dining with nearly 5 stars where you can enjoy laid-back waterfront bar and seafood dining, sunset views, life music and late-night hours.
At the end of Thomas Drive is the Moonspinner condominiums and Sea Side Villas. If you’re looking for a quiet location away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, these might be excellent options. Your close to the Shell Island Shuttle and have excellent views of the water and unobstructed views of your Sunset.