Panama City Beach Announces the Limited Reopening of Beaches -Designed for Residents, Effective April 24-
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., April 23, 2020 – Panama City Beach City Council voted today, following the Bay County Board of County Commissioners decision earlier this week, to reopen its beaches, beginning Friday, April 24 from 6-9 a.m. and 5-8 p.m. daily for recreational purposes.
This limited reopening is specifically designed to allow residents the ability to access the beaches; however, beach commerce, such as chair, jet ski and parasail rentals are prohibited at this time. Social distancing protocols will be enforced, including maintaining group size to under 10 individuals and having a six-foot separation between groups. For more information regarding protections while visiting beaches, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/visitors.html.
In conjunction with the beaches reopening, Visit Panama City Beach will be launching its new “PCB Through Our Eyes” experience, providing real PCB images and virtual video via social media. Residents and visitors can follow along Visit Panama City Beach’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for these real-time glimpses of the beach.
“We know residents are eager to step back on the sand and breathe in the fresh, Gulf breeze,” says President and CEO of Visit Panama City Beach Dan Rowe. “As part of the PCB Through Our Eyes experience, our team will be stationed throughout the beach on Friday to capture and share this limited reopening, and we look forward to seeing our community back on the beach and slowly but surely return to normalcy.”
About Panama City Beach
Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay converge. With 320 days of sunshine annually and attractions such as St. Andrews State Park and Pier Park, the region has long been favored by travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round offerings for families, couples, groups and adventure-seekers. These include championship golf courses, spas, sporting events, award-winning dining and diverse recreational activities. In addition, Panama City Beach’s Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport offers non-stop flights on Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. For more information, call 850-233-5070 or visit the official website of the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.visitpanamacitybeach.com. Stay connected with Panama City Beach on Twitter (@Visit_PCB), Instagram (@Visit_PCB) and Facebook (@VisitPanamaCityBeach).
About Visit Panama City Beach
Visit Panama City Beach is the official destination marketing organization for Panama City Beach, Florida. The award-winning organization has earned industry accreditation (DMAP) from Destinations International, the world’s leading authority in destination marketing, and exists to drive economic opportunity, job creation, community sustainability and quality of life for its residents through marketing, promotion and stewardship of the destination’s REAL.FUN.BEACH. brand and attributes, tourism development, special event production, and managing beach re-nourishment and maintenance programs.
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