Mayor Mike Thomas welcomes you to Panama City Beach, Florida, Home of "The World's Most Beautiful Beaches."
The City of Panama City Beach is approximately 16 square miles located located along the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida Panhandle. The City has more than 13,453 permanent residents and it is estimated that an average of 25,000 people visit the area each day.
The City government consists of four at-large council members and a mayor and it operates a police department of over 60 officers and a fire department with 36 firefighters.
The City has experienced an eight percent growth rate each year and is made up of a diverse population. Community life is supported by various education institutes, various recreational and social areas including parks, senior and youth centers, golf courses, and a fishing pier, a branch of the Bay County library, and numerous medical, vision and dental offices.
The City is home of worship/gathering sites of many denominations and an abundance of financial institutions.