Florida Travel~Panama City

4 Jul

A Time to Love

Melody Hendriv




We arrive at the Florida pan handle beaches and our hotel Osprey on the Gulf.


Trip Advisor attractions and activities Panama City Beach, Florida 

Walking down to the beach was heaven.



These beaches are so breathtaking with their clean white sand (most of the time) and beautiful, tropical green, crystal clear water with gentle waves that sooth the soul. It is a natural tranquilizer created by this peaceful environment.



There are many nice piers along the way. Russell – Fields Pier was just a short distance from our hotel.



It was fun exploring the public beach accesses from Panama City beach to Destin on SR 30 (Front Beach Rd) to Highway US 98 to Destin. Each access is a little different and all are stunning.




another beach access.


Continuing west, we stopped at Rosemary Beach. This mini resort town is gorgeous with it’s little shops and restaurants.



It’s worth a stroll. Then we continued sight seeing and stopping at beaches until we got to Destin.

The next day we visited St. Andrews State Park.



There are so many awesome features of this park. The dunes are spectacular.

This is a nice pier and jetties, and a perfect swimming area, concession and gift shop.

You can take a short boat tour to Shell Island State Park.  There is just majestic sand dunes and a gorgeous beach and water.


You have to bring food and water and a warning is the distance you have to walk uphill in the sand, no boardwalk, can be a bit challenging.


However to be in this gem is worth the effort.



You can see dolphins in the distance and many sea birds. You may even see some man made birds from Tyndall Air Force Base.


There is an amazing freshwater lake in the middle of the island.


It is like an oasis of a totally different fresh water environment. Nature is so amazing to have a relief for all the creatures in the harsh saltwater conditions.

As you walk along the white sand, you can see little creature tracks leading inland to the oasis.



You are restricted from some areas.

There is so much to do in the panhandle. Here is a link to find your interest here.


Join me next week as we explore beautiful Sanibel Island.





I am retired and enjoying life. My hobbies are my 5 grandchildren, son and daughter, and my loving husband. I am a photographer and extreme nature lover. I love spending time in my garden or in the wilderness connected to God my Creator.

2 Responses to “Florida Travel~Panama City”

  1. Onisha Ellis July 6, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

    You capture the essence of beach life, Melody.


  2. divoran09 July 4, 2017 at 8:35 am #

    How beautiful. I felt as if I had taken a vacation.

    Sent from my iPhone



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