After I recovered from my sore throat this week, I decided to take a little drive along the beach, Panama City Beach that is. All along the beach, there are entry points with walkways over the dunes to the beach.
Now there are miles of beach available so where you decide to visit determines how crowded it might be. One exception might be "Spring Break" when I understand all beaches around here are crowded. Looking right from Entry 53, this was the nice uncrowded beach with lots of room.
Looking left of the same walkway, this was the view. You guessed it; there was a hotel or resort to the left. Both of these views were taken quite close to Pier Point which is a very well known mall area right near the beach.
This is a popular pastime along the beach. There were also surfers and swimmers in addition to the sunbathers. There are all sorts of hotels and resorts along "Front Beach Rd" in Panama City Beach. There was also an RV park amongst the hotels but I couldn't find a place to park quickly enough to snap a photo of that.
Even Ripley's sports a nautical theme along here.
You can head west from Panama City Beach and go through tiny community after tiny community right along the beach and they all have beach access points with lots of empty white sand beaches.