Have a whole clutch of kids bouncing off the walls with surplus energy on your Emerald Coast getaway? Well, you certainly aren’t hurting for options when it comes to family attractions in and around Panama City Beach that can soak up that rambunctious energy. Among the best is Beachfront Adventures, situated a stone’s throw from the beachfront and the M.B. Miller County Pier.
This amusement park changed hands not long ago—there aren’t any dune buggies here anymore, heads up—and its roster of attractions is apparently likely to expand, with the possibility of ziplines and a ropes course in the future. For now, though, the trio of existing enticements has plenty of fun to occupy both the younger and the older crowd.
They include a well-landscaped and nicely varied mini-golf course: good for the whole gang getting their putt on. Then there are the special “Flip Zone” Bumper Cars, which add some spinning action to the normal bump-and-go routine.
Finally, Beachfront Adventures maintains a great go-kart track. There’s a “boost” button on your go kart’s control panel for a little extra kick: another feature that sets this park apart.
We don’t expect too many kids (or parents) will come away disappointed in the Beachfront Adventures offerings, and you can easily make a day of it by combining the go-karts, bumper cars, and mini-golf into a fun-tastic tripleheader.
Given the close proximity of Beachfront Adventures to the M.B. County Pier, we recommend combining the amusement rides and mini-golf with this beachside landmark: one of the standout attractions in Panama City Beach. The 1,500 pier juts out into the sparkling Gulf of Mexico and provides the perfect spot for an hour or two of family fishing. Bait and tackle—including fishing rods for rent—are available right at the pier. You can cast for king and Spanish mackerel, bluefish, cobia, flounder, redfish, and more here: a super-easy way to get a taste for the world-class saltwater angling available on the Emerald Coast.
Even if you don’t want to fish yourself, it’s worth paying the small fee so you all can stroll the pier, admire the Gulf views, and maybe watch an angler reel in a magnificent game fish or two.
The combo of a walk or fishing session on the M.B. County Pier and the full-bore blast of Beachfront Adventures, with its Flip Zone Bumper Cars and speedy, go-karts, is pretty much a home run when it comes to a family day in Panama City Beach!
– Consider springing for the “Unlimited” pass at Beachfront Adventures: This all-inclusive armband will give you the best deal and the fullest enjoyment of the amusement park.