Panama City Beach & The Warehome

Ashley Longnecker Ashley Longnecker / July 24, 2018
Airstream at St Andrews State Park

After a fantastic week in Pensacola, we continued down the coast visiting Grayton Beach State Park for a couple nights on our way to Panama City. This was our first time here and the beaches were just as pristine as the pictures showed. Powdery white squeaky sand, sparkling blue water, and views that make you want to stay forever.

Grayton State Park

I know we were lucky to even get these two nights, and on a weekend no less! We loved this area, but if you’re wanting to visit Grayton Beach State Park you’ll likely need to make reservations way in advance! (As with most Florida State Parks) Check out our campsite, though! Can you even see us back there?

Airstream at Grayton Beach State Park

We'll have to come back here and explore the area more, but for now...time to get back on the road.

We headed on down to St. Andrews State Park which is our favorite place to stay when visiting the Panama City area. It may be our favorite solely because it’s close proximity to Finn’s, which is THE BEST FOOD JOINT IN PCB.

Jax at Finn's

Seriously, we have a slight obsession with this place. I could eat there 3 times a day for a week and never tire of their fish tacos or ceviche! GET. IN. MY. BELLY.

I made my best attempt to convince Jonathan to forgo our grocery budget and just eat at Finns, for the week…but after our second $60 bill we quickly changed our minds…

We set up in a great site which was far enough away from the bath house that we easily got our miles in for the week!

Campsite at St Andrews State Park

Even with a couple rainy days, we were still able to have such a great time in PCB!

Rain at St Andrews

Having all these windows in the Airstream makes me so happy, even when its pouring we still have a great view here in the lagoon!

Aside from the amazing beaches, the real reason we came back to Panama City Beach was to see our good friends, the Branch's. They just recently converted an old warehouse into the most amazing Warehome and you can watch the whole process here! It is incredible!

We enjoyed pizzas baked in their outdoor pizza oven and toured their beautiful home. Of course there’s no pictures because we were just too busy hanging out and enjoying our time together. Thanks for having us over Allan and Anna!

We also met up with some new friends who hooked us up with a great deal renting a double decker pontoon boat from Lagoon Pontoons. (thank you, Melissa!)

Lagoon Pontoon Rental in PCB

Why have we never done this before?

We drove out to Shell Island where we anchored and explored in search of the most perfect shells.

Lagoon Pontoon Rental in PCB

The best part of the day was just swimming around our boat,

Lagoon Pontoon Rental in PCB Lagoon Pontoon Rental in PCB

finding some pretty cool creatures in the shallow waters,

shell island finds shell island finds shell island finds

sliding down the water slides,

Lagoon Pontoon Rental in PCB

and stuffing our faces with essential boat food!

Lagoon Pontoon Rental in PCB

We had the best day and would highly suggest renting a pontoon from Lagoon Pontoon. Splurge on the double decker with the 2 slides! It's worth it! We will defiantly be doing this again next time we visit PCB!

Now, let's get to Knoxville!

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Locations in this post

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Grayton Beach State Park

Grayton Beach State Park
357 Main Park Rd
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

2

St. Andrews State Park

St. Andrews State Park
4607 State Park Ln
Panama City Beach, FL 32408

3

Lagoon Pontoon

5201 N Lagoon Dr Suite 1
Panama City, FL 32408

4

Finn's Grub

7210 Thomas Dr
Panama City, FL 32408

Ashley Longnecker

About the Author

Ashley Longnecker is the fiercely independent tattooed and dreaded half of Tiny Shiny Home. She's a woodworker, photographer and maker of delicious baked goods. She loathes schedules and makes every day an adventure.

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