Top 10 Spots for a Panama City Beach Proposal

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., August 12, 2020 – Panama City Beach, best known for its 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering emerald-green waters, provides a picturesque backdrop for a memorable and romantic proposal. From a beach sunset outfitted with a bonfire to a blissful boat ride gliding alongside dolphins or soaring over the Gulf Coast waters in a helicopter, there is no shortage of unforgettable locations and experiences available for couples looking to plan a dream proposal in Panama City Beach.

“Romance is in the air year-round in Panama City Beach, making it the ideal destination for couples to escape for a whirlwind getaway and a picture-perfect proposal,” says President and CEO of Visit Panama City Beach Dan Rowe. “With breathtaking views on our paradise beaches and unforgettable, curated experiences, we invite locals and visitors alike to plan for forever at our Real.Fun.Beach.”


1.     SkyWheel at Pier Park

Located in Pier Park, this luxury Ferris wheel offers couples 360-degree panoramic views of Panama City Beach from the safety of a climate controlled, glass-enclosed gondola. Rising 200 feet above the Gulf of Mexico, the attraction is an ideal setting for a private, romantic proposal in the sky.



2.     St. Andrews State Park/ Camp Helen State Park

Known for their natural beauty complete with graceful sand dunes, pine hammocks, scrub oak forests and inland lakes, both St. Andrews State Park and Camp Helen State Park are two of the destination’s most picturesque locations for an intimate engagement.



3.     Private Bonfire on the Beach

Endless Rentals offers custom built fire pits for a beachside bonfire that is sure to send sparks flying for the perfect engagement. Couples can enjoy a picnic and s’mores, or let Endless Rentals arrange a cozy hammock, perfect for watching the sunset and taking in that newly engaged bliss on the destination’s famous beaches.



4.     Private Pontoon Boat Charter

A private pontoon boat excursion with Paradise Adventures offers an entertaining and memorable experience where couples can sit back, relax and enjoy the romantic ride. Providing an easy, stress-free proposal experience with a complimentary photographer on board, these pontoon boats are also fitted with an anchor, allowing couples to explore the shallow bays or get out for a swim.



5.     Conservation Park

This 2,900-acre ecological gem offers a bounty of boardwalks along with 24 miles of unpaved trails that wind through wetlands and pine forests teeming with wildlife. Nature lovers can hike, bike or run the area’s unique landscape before getting down on one knee for a beautiful proposal in the park.



6.     Grand Lagoon Cruise

What better backdrop for a proposal than on the water! Island Time’s sleek 50-foot long, 30-foot wide sailing catamarans take guests on gorgeous sunset cruises through the Grand Lagoon, with views of the marinas, St. Andrews State Park and elaborate waterfront homes. A cruise with Island Time almost always guarantees dolphin sightings and a red fire sunset!



7.     Shell Island

Shell Island, an undeveloped beach that is located just across the pass from St. Andrews State Park, is a favorite among couples for picnics, walks and brilliant sunsets. This secluded and sandy oasis offers all the fun and relaxation of Panama City Beach’s public beaches, but without the crowds, so couples can enjoy their proposal in a more private setting. This barrier island is surrounded by the world’s highest concentration of bottlenose dolphins and is truly an oasis with natural beauty as far as the eye can see. The island is accessible by boat rental or an hourly shuttle service.



8.     Beach Proposal

Panama City Beach has been voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world for many years, so it is no surprise that a beach proposal is one of the most popular spots to get down on one knee. From sunrise to sunset, there is never the wrong time to pop the question on the destination’s 27 miles of magical, white-sand beach.



9.     Helicopter Above Panama City Beach

No view of Panama City Beach is more breathtaking than from the sky with one of the destination’s premier helicopter tours. Lovers can gaze in wonder at the coastline from above, spotting dolphins, sea turtles and marine life swimming in the brilliant green waters—a truly remarkable setting for a proposal.



10.  Underwater Snorkel Trip

The Gulf’s waters surrounding Panama City Beach provide the perfect home to colorful artificial reefs, sunken ships and a wide variety of marine life. Those seeking an out-of-the-box engagement can arrange an underwater proposal with one of the destination’s best snorkeling companies, who can take high-resolution images and videos for couples to relive for years to come.



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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 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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