Explore the Panama City Beach Piers on Your Vacation

If you are staying in one of the wonderful Panama City Beach condo rentals, you’re sure to want some ideas for things to do in the area. 

Luckily, Panama City Beach has multiple different piers for you to visit and explore. 

Piers are a great, budget-friendly activity that offers a wide range of activities, experiences, and beautiful views to make your stay memorable. 

Russell-Fields Pier

Panama City Beach pier
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Russell-Fields Pier juts out into the Gulf of Mexico in Panama City Beach and is one of the most popular destinations for visitors. At 1,500 feet long, this Panama City Beach pier is one of the longest piers on the Gulf. Visitors can expect to experience breathtaking and unobstructed views of the pristine beaches and spectacular sunsets. 

The area around Russell-Fields Pier offers beach volleyball courts that can be used for free and operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, the beach on the west side of the pier is dog-friendly. While your dog must remain leashed, he or she can come to spend the day with you and mingle with others of its kind. 

For four dollars, you can walk and explore the pier for the entire day (children under 6 are free). The pier is also a prime spot for fishing.  If fishing is something you are interested in, you can also purchase a daily fishing license for seven dollars at the pier. In season, you can expect to catch a wide variety of fish, such as Cobia, King Mackerel, Blue Liners, Pompano, and Flounder. 

M.B. Miller County Pier

M.B. Miller County Pier is another family-friendly pier option to choose from while visiting Panama City Beach. This pier is almost identical to Russell-Fields Pier as it is located just down the road and is also 1,500 feet long. While on the pier, you will be captivated by the miles and miles of beach in both directions. 

In addition to the beautiful views, you also have the chance to catch a glimpse of some impressive and unique marine life. Spot a pod of dolphins, an aggregation of manatees, or a fever of stingrays out in the ocean. You can also see turtles, pelicans, and, of course, many different kinds of fish. 

The rates for M.B. Miller County Pier are the same as the rates for Russell-Fields Pier: $4 per day for an adult, while children under 6 are free. Daily fishing licenses are also available. You can rent fishing rods, bait, and tackle on-site as well if necessary. 

Plan Your Visit

When visiting, stay in one of the Panama City Beach condos on Thomas Drive. Our condos offer the best views of the beach and will make your stay feel like home. 

St. Andrews State Park

St. Andrews State Park was once a military reservation. Now, it is one of the most visited state parks in the state of Florida. Known for its “sugar-white sands and emerald green waters,” St. Andrews State Park has more than 1.5 miles of beach on the Gulf of Mexico and Grand Lagoon. There are two piers within St. Andrews State Park: Tiller Memorial Pier and another smaller fishing pier.

Tiller Memorial Pier is a tall, wooden pier that reaches into the Gulf of Mexico. Walking to the end of this pier gives you a perfect bird’s eye view of the crystal clear water. This allows you to look down and see the large array of marine life easily. 

There is no cost to walk on Tiller Memorial Pier. However, there is an entrance fee into the State Park. Fishing is also welcome from the pier. Right next to the pier you can find a picnic area and a small store. 

The second pier in St. Andrews State Park is unnamed because of its size.  However, it still offers all the same fun activities and features as a larger pier. This pier juts into the Grand Lagoon instead of the Gulf, so you will get some different views and be able to see some different wildlife from this pier.  


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