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Sterling Beach 3.5

Panama City Beach, Florida Panhandle, Florida

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  • Prime location on white-sand Panama City Beach
  • Huge condos are stocked with many amenities
  • All units have beautiful ocean views
  • Condo conveniences like kitchens and washer/dryers
  • Some units offer incredible floor to ceiling windows
  • Big, free-form outdoor pool (heated seasonally)
  • Sunny fitness center with cardio machines and free weights
  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Not all rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Decor varies depending on condo owner

Bottom Line

Sterling Beach sits on five acres of manicured Gulf-front land in Panama City Beach. Each of its 92 condos -- some of which can sleep up to 12 people -- are incredibly spacious and outfitted with a kitchen, washer/dryer, free Wi-Fi, and DVD players. While only some units have amazing floor-to-ceiling windows, all have sweeping ocean views. Decor ranges from classic and modern to kitschy and island-themed, all depending on the condo owner. The resort offers 300 feet of private beach, free chairs, and a huge outdoor pool that is heated seasonally.

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Miles and miles of beautiful white sand in Panama City Beach attract thousands of tourists each year to the Florida Panhandle. It’s an especially popular destination during spring break, drawing over 100,000 high school and college students. Along with a number of high-rise condos and hotels -- built up during a mid-2000s construction boom -- the city’s main strip is lined with a variety of mini-golf businesses, arcades, souvenir shops, and seafood restaurants. Other nearby attractions include the scuba diving shop Diver’s Den, Pier Park, St. Andrews State Park, and the Museum of Man in the Sea.

  • 21-minute drive to Panama City-Bay International Airport
  • 5-minute drive to Signal Hill Golf Course
  • 6-minute drive to Diver’s Den
  • 9-minute drive to Shipwreck Island Waterpark
  • 11-minute drive to Aquatic Adventures
  • 11-minute drive to St. Andrews State Park
  • 14-minute drive to Florida State University – Panama City
  • 16-minute drive to Pier Park
  • 17-minute drive to Museum of Man in the Sea
  • 35-minute drive to Tyndall Air Force Base

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6627 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida Panhandle, United States

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