Big City Convenience & Small Town Seclusion
Mexico Beach was founded in the 1950’s and remains a friendly town where families have been making beach side memories for generations. Peacefully secluded just 22 miles east of Panama City, the small town’s 1,000 full time residents and visitors alike can find “big-city” amenities conveniently nearby.
Scenic Drive along Beautiful Beaches
As you drive along scenic Highway 98, there are no high rises, nothing to block your view of sea oats and white sand. You may stop for a family of beachgoers crossing the road, but no traffic lights. Mexico Beach has amazing white sandy beaches and even better sunsets.
Mexico Beach Restaurants
There is a nice selection of locally owned restaurants that offer a great selection of local flavors. Toucan’s Restaurant and Tiki Bar on the beach draws the biggest crowds while many also enjoy Mango Marley’s, Killer Seafood, The Fish House, Blue Marlin Gourmet Deli, Graba Java/Internet Café and other local favorites.
Mexico Beach Shopping & Nightlife
If you’re looking to do a little shopping, you’ll also find an eclectic selection of clothing and gift shops. Don’t expect to find a wild and crazy nightlife scene like Panama City Beach, but you can find some good live music and places to enjoy a good cold drink.
Mexico Beach Fishing & Beach Fun
Fishing and relaxing on the beach are kings around Mexico Beach. The city provides a popular 823′ pier and a brand new public boat launching facility, both free of charge. There are a number of charter boats that make your fishing dreams a reality. Some of the most abundant fish species include red snapper, grouper, king mackerel, wahoo, cobia, mahi mahi, trigger fish and more.
Mexico Beach Festivals & Events
Numerous festivals are held throughout the year with the Independence Day, Best Blast on the Beach Fireworks show as one of the most anticipated. Other popular events include the Art and Wine Festival and the Gumbo Cookoff. The City has a great welcome center full of information located off of Canal Parkway.
Mexico Beach Vacation Accommodations
This little town boasts a variety of single family homes, condos (4-story maximum height limit), townhouses and a couple of locally owned beachfront motels. If you’re looking to rent a home, check out Serenity Beach Rentals, Harmon Vacation Rentals, Pristine Properties and Forgotten Coast Property Management. The two most popular motels are the El Governor and the Driftwood Inn. More lodging can be found on The Mexico Beach CDC website.