Best Florida Panhandle Resorts

Emerald Beach Resort – Florida Panhandle's Fun Place to Be!

Emerald Beach ResortSummer is far from over and many families are still searching for that much-needed beach destination offering a break from the rat race of everyday life. Making the drive to the panhandle of Florida offers up some beautiful scenery, extraordinary cuisine and much more!

Chances are if you’ve driven up and down Front Beach Road in Panama City Beach, you’ve likely seen the high rise, Emerald Beach Resort, conveniently located gulf side and only a block or two from the ever popular Pier Park Emerald Beach Resort is right in the heart of PCB, in close proximity to restaurants and dining, activities, recreation and shopping.

Today’s PCB is a more family-friendly beach destination than years gone by with resorts like Emerald Beach who offer elegant, uncompromising places for families to vacation with all the comforts of home.Interior at Emerald Beach Resort. room condos, all with spacious designs including beachfront views, full kitchens and laundry.

Guests enjoy not only modern, up-to-date interiors at Emerald Beach Resort, but also balconies that provide an awesome beachside amenity…the soothing sound of waves coming ashore…a great nighttime lullaby!

Amenities outside the units…

No matter what your fancy, Emerald Beach Resort has you covered. Lay poolside, relax on the beautiful white sandy beach or play a round of golf at closeby Hombre Golf Club (a 27-hole championship course).Beautiful view from the balcony at Emerald Beach Resort. itness center for those who don’t want their workout to take a vacation!

A unique feature that sets Emerald Beach Resort apart from other condos and high rises is the presence of Florida’s largest sky bridge complete with a SKYBAR offering fruity little beach drinks, flatscreen TVs and free Wi-Fi in a comfortable, casual setting.

A larger-than-normal gift shop is available with souvenirs, cold drinks, snacks and apparel. And, have no fear, Starbucks is on the premises as well so you can have your favorite java whenever you feel the urge!


Pool at Emerald Beach Resort.Vacationing families have certain things on their check list…and locating at Emerald Beach Resort’s convenient address for a week-long vacation accommodates many factors on that list aside from the obvious resort inclusives:

  • Target is at Pier Park so you can stock your unit with food, snacks, sunscreen and other beach necessities.
  • Pier Park also offers great shopping, an amusement area to entertain the kids (young and old alike), great restaurants and a movie theater.
  • Other seafood eateries are within a short drive (Sharky’s and Shuckums).

The family fun Gulf World Marine Park is just a short drive from Emerald Beach Resort and it is well worth the price of a ticket to spend some time there, especially if you’ve never been. Daily shows are a big draw of visitors in PCB. Guests can experience sealife (and wildlife) in matchless ways adding a wow factor to your vacation! Check out these shows: the Dolphin Show, the Sea Lion Show, the Performing Parrot Show, the Magic of Noah Well, the Reptile Show, the Underwater Scuba Show and a LIVE hark and turtle feeding. This is a great option to add additional fun to a week at the beach and it creates an atmosphere for some family togetherness.

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Where are some cheap resorts in the Florida/Alabama panhandle area?

With family activities near by, for a family reunion event

There are two areas in the Florida Panhandle that you'll find cheap resorts. The first is Pensacola Beach. It is a smaller area so the prices are reasonable and there is still enough activities to keep the family busy. You can find more about their hotels and resorts on . Another option that is still affordable but will have much more to do is Panama City Beach. They have built a ton of hotels and condos the past few years so the rates have gone down and the quality has gone up. You can visit for more info and hotels. Hope this helps!

Is there a clothing optional resort in the upper panhandle of Florida?

We are going on vacation and have an extra day to spend and I wanted to bring my other half to clothing optional resort for a day but we are only going into the upper panhandle... anyone know of one?

Map of clothing optional or nude resorts in Florida is here:

Naturist Resort near Pensacola might need your needs.

in mind though, this is a nudist resort, not a clothing optional one. If it's your significant other's first time - it might be a bit much.

I've never been to Riviera before, although I have been to Caliente in Tampa. While I realize that's not panhandle - I'd also point out that resort is indeed clothing optional (vice nude), it's also quite well done - many naturist clubs can be a bit rustic.

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