About Mexico Beach
Mexico Beach, Florida is located in Bay County on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. It’s a small city with about four miles of beachfront on the Gulf of Mexico and it’s known for its small, beach-town atmosphere and soft, white sand beaches. It’s located about 30 miles south of Panama City and the popular Panama City Beach. If you’re looking for a quieter, relaxing vacation, Mexico Beach is a great destination for it.
Things to do in Mexico Beach
This is a beach town and you’re undoubtedly here for the beach and the great weather. Mexico Beach is absolutely stunning and it’s never a very crowded area so you can enjoy sunbathing on the beautiful, soft beach and be able to kick back and relax. Events and festivities occur throughout the year in Mexico Beach and include their annual Fourth of July Best Blast on the Beach, Beach Blast Triathlons, Music in the Park, Art & Wine Festival, Gumbo Cook-Off as well as a Christmas Celebration of Lights and New Years Eve festivities if you’re visiting in the wintertime. There are also numerous activities you can enjoy other than sunbathing or swimming in the ocean. Mexico Beach is home to several scuba diving sites in both natural and artificial reef areas as well as a shipwreck dive site of The Empire Mica, which was a British steam tanker that was attacked and sunk by a German U-boat in World War II. You can also enjoy fishing and boating charters that take you out into the Gulf of Mexico where you can enjoy the sea and explore the wildlife around the coastal area. There is great shopping in small, colorful boutiques down the Highway 98 roadside throughout Mexico Beach as well as great seafood restaurants right on the beach including the popular Killer Seafood and Mr. G’s Smokehouse and Seafood Grill.
Day Trips from Mexico Beach
Mexico Beach is also great for its location in proximity to other great Florida cities and towns. Just 23 miles from Mexico Beach is Wewahitchka where you can explore the Dead Lakes State Recreation Area, which offers the finest freshwater fishing grounds in the state of Florida. Just over 30 miles from Mexico Beach is Panama City Beach. If you want to get away for a day or night from the laid back lifestyle Mexico Beach has to offer, you can find no shortage of fun in Panama City Beach, which is also a very popular spring break destination. You can spend the day enjoying attractions like the Gulf World Marine Park, ZooWorld, and Shipwreck Island Waterpark. The city also has great restaurants as well as nightclubs if you’re looking for some lively nightlife.
Mexico Beach Accommodations
If you’re travelling to Mexico Beach, we offer a number of short-term vacation rentals for great rates all over the area. On Tripping.com, you can find a wide variety of beautiful beach homes and condominiums of different sizes right on the beach to fit your needs and your budget in order to give you the best vacation experience possible. You can live like a local when you book your Mexico Beach vacation rental through Tripping today!
Transportation in Mexico Beach
You’re most likely travelling with your own vehicle to Mexico Beach and you can get around the small town easily that way or by just walking. There are also taxi services as well as party bus charters in the area if you’re with a large group looking for fun.