Sandpiper Beacon - Panama City Beach Hotel

Things To Do at the Sandpiper Beacon

Fun Things To Do in Panama City Beach


things to do in panama city beach fl at the sandpiper beacon beach resort

Indoor / Outdoor Pools

Seasonally Heated
Indoor & Outdoor Swimming Pools

You only get one vacation, so do it right! Choose a hotel that gives you more choice, more fun, and more pools!

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Indoor Lazy River Ride

Right Here at the Resort!
Indoor Lazy River Ride

The only Hotel in Panama City Beach with a FUN indoor Lazy River Ride with inflatable inner tubes (seasonally heated).

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Inflatable Waterslides

Make a Splash!
Sandpiper's Inflatable Waterslides

Try out every single one of our inflatable waterslides, each one more fun than the last! You'll have to ride them all to pick a favorite!

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Turbo Waterslide

A Sandpiper Beacon Tradition!
sandpiper turbo waterslide

The 2 Story 360-degree Turbo Waterslide is a popular year-round favorite! Kids of all ages will love riding again, and again, and again!

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Children's Playground

Right on the Beach!
Kid's Beachside Playground

A safe, enclosed area on the beach for the little ones. Swings, slides, and beachside forts located right next to the Beachside Deli.

On-Site Mini Golf

Get a Hole-in-One!
Panama City Beach Mini Golf

Enjoy a FUN round of our 6-hole Mini Golf course with the family! Golf Clubs and balls are provided for free in the lobby...

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24-Hour Guest Services

We're Here Around the Clock For You
24-Hour Guest Services

Whatever you need, whenever you need it. It's reassuring to know you will get help no matter the time of day. From extra pillows or towels, to maintenence, or general information about Panama City Beach, we're here for you! No matter the time of day or night.

Huge Variety Of Rooms

Find EXACTLY What You Need
Wide Variety of Room Choice

Unlike many other Hotels, we give you the choice of rooms kitchens, suites, condos, villas, and beachhouses. Find the room the fits your group and budget perfectly... Don't pay for things you don't need, but still have the ability to upgrade.

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Kiddie Pool

Perfect for Toddlers
kiddie pool

Enjoy the peace of mind knowing that your youngest ones are safe and secure. The Kiddie Pool is surrounded by reclining chairs and tables so you can relax while they play. Fun & safe!

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Indoor Kids Slide

Beat the Heat & Make a Splash!
indoor kids slide

Take a break from the heat of the sun and let the kids come and make a splash riding the indoor slide. Perfect for the smaller Sandpiper guests... and located right next to the indoor Lazy River.

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Free WiFi

Stay Connected Whenever You Need it
free wifi property-wide

We understand how important it is to stay connected wherever you are, and how frustrating it can be to feel out of touch. Relax - we've got you covered. Enjoy free, unlimited WiFi all around the Resort, in the Tiki Bar, and even on the beach!

Polynesian Experience

An Authentic & Memorable Experience!
Polynesian Show

Don't miss this incredible show! Experience authentic songs and dances of French Polynesia, Hawaii, Samoa and New Zealand. Our energetic native entertainers perform a Polynesian Show you'll never forget. A Seasonal activity. Free to all registered guests.

Oyster Bar & Restaurant

Coconuts Restaurant
coconuts panama city beach restaurant

Located just across the road from the Sandpiper, Coconuts Restaurant is a family-friendly, casual oyster and sports bar that serves incredible food. Fast and friendly service, generous portions, and great value.

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1,000ft Private Beach

It Never Gets Crowded!
private beach

Build the biggest sandcastle, get buried in the sand, or just sit back and enjoy your space. However you choose to enjoy it, there's 1,000 feet of beachfront waiting just for you...

Face Painting

From Pirates to Princesses...
Kid's Facepainting

A fun seasonal activity that everybody loves! (Even the big kids!) Let their imagination run wild... We'll take care of the rest.

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Balloon Animals

Inflatable Fun!
Fun Balloon Animals

Watch the excitement as the kids get their very own balloon animal, pirate's cutlass, or anything else they can imagine!

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Beachfront Grills & BBQs

FREE to all Guests
Sandpiper Beacon BBQs and Grills

Lining the back deck of the Resort, you'll find large grills and seating just for you. Enjoy the perfect family cookout right on the beach beneath the palm trees.

Beachside Hot Tub

Soak up the Sun
Panama City Beach Hot Tub

Unwind in our large beachside Hot Tub, centrally located overlooking the Tiki Bar and Beach. Our oversized hot tub is the perfect place to drift away!

Family Karaoke

Sing Your Heart Out!
Family Karaoke

The beachfront Tiki Bar is home to Sandpiper Karaoke - Grab the mic and sing your favorite songs, or grab an ice-cold drink and enjoy the show! A family-friendly seasonal activity.

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Beach Games & Contests

Fun Family Games
Beach Games and Contests

Join us on the beach for lots of family-friendly games with fun prizes! From the Water Balloon Toss, to Hula Contests & Treasure Hunts, there's something for everyone!

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Ice Cream Shop

Who Doesn't Love Ice Cream?!
sandpiper beacon ice cream shop

Cool off on a hot sunny day at the beach with one... better make it two scoops of delicious hand-made ice cream! The only thing better than enjoying a yummy ice cream, is enjoying one of the awesome milkshakes we make with the ice cream!

Indoor Swimming Pool

The Perfect Way to Cool Off
indoor heated swimming pool

The perfect way to take a short break from the sun. Step inside to cool off, and take a plunge into our refreshing indoor swimming pool. Located right next to the Lazy River Ride, with lots of seating.

Sandcastle Building Contests

Family Fun on the Beach!
Sandcastle Building Contests

Think you can build the biggest, most creative, and unique sandcastle? Sandpiper Beacon's sandcastle building contests are a fun way to get the family together for some friendly competition with great prizes to win!

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Live Music and Bands

Live Bands on the Beach!
Live Music and Bands

The Tiki Bar is home to some of the best bands and live music on Panama City Beach - and we bring it all right to you so you don't have to go anywhere (seasonal).

Sailboat Rides & Lessons

Learn to Sail the Seven Seas!
Panama City Beach Sailboat Rides

The only Resort on Panama City Beach with an on-site Sailing instructor and Sailing program. Sail out on an adventure and return an expert! A great activity that's fun for all ages!

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Banana Boat Rides

Zoom Across the Water!
Panama City Beach Banana Boat

Complete your beach vacation experience with a fun ride on the Banana Boat! If you're lucky you might even see some Dolphins and Sea Turtles!

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Beachfront Deli

Convenient, Fresh & Great Value
Beachside Deli

Grab a tasty bite to eat without having to leave the Resort. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner right on the beach with an amazing view. There's even a special Kid's menu for the little ones.

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Constant Improvements

We're ALWAYS Getting Better!
constant improvements and upgrades

We're proud of the constant changes and improvements we make to the property and the entertainment schedule all year round. We strive to ensure your next stay will be bigger and better than the last!

World Famous Tiki Bar!

Tropical Laid Back Beach Vibe
World Famous Tiki Bar

The World famous beachfront Tiki Bar is the entertainment hub for all activities. Grab an ice-cold tropical drink feel your toes in the sand, and relax - you're on vacation!

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Sandpiper Merchandise

Take Some FUN Home With You!
Sandpiper Beacon Merchandise

Take a taste of the beach home with you! From T-Shirts and Towels to Hats and Huggies! Lots of FUN merchandise is available from the on-site Gift Shop, and the Tiki Bar.

Laundry Facilities

Just in Case You Need it...
Sandpiper Beacon On-Site Laundry

We have a large coin-operated washer and dryer facility for your convenience. You might not need them all vacation - but they are very handy just-in-case (perfect for baseball/softball teams).

Arcade Game Room

Can You Beat the Top Score?!
Arcade Game Room

A fun way to beat the heat for a little while. Kids will love our electronic Video Games and Air Hockey room. Be sure to check out our air conditioned on-site Arcade Game Room!

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Beach Chairs

Front-row Seats to Paradise!
Panama City Beach Chair Rentals

Relax in style right on the beach! Beachfront Cabanas are available to rent from the Sandpiper Beacon's Beach Service. Each Cabana comes with your own umbrella - we'll help get you set up.

Breathtaking Sunsets

Spectacular Balcony Views
Panama City Beach Sunsets

All around the property are excellent places to witness the stunning Panama City Beach sunsets, against the sugar white sandy beaches and emerald Gulf of Mexico waters.

Beach Volleyball

2 Courts to Play on!
Beach Volleyball

Round up a team and play on our two Beach Volleyball courts, located on each side of the Resort. Volleyballs are available from the front desk.

Ground Floor Rooms

No Stairs or Elevators Needed!
Ground Floor Rooms

Walk straight out of your room, and right onto the beach! Very few Panama City Beach Hotels can offer this convenience. Ground floor rooms are limited, so be sure to ask about them when you call, and book early to guarantee yours!

Book Direct With the Hotel

Speak With us, not a 3rd Party...
Book Direct with the Hotel

We believe that a friendly personal touch goes a long way. When you speak with us, you get a helpful Hotel expert who knows the Resort, is located at the Resort, and can answer your questions accurately. We're here to help you.

Close to Intl. Airport

When You Land, You're Almost Here!
Close to International Airport

The Sandpiper Beacon is one of the closest beachfront Hotels to Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. Served by several major airlines, including Southwest, the Sandpiper Beacon is just 15 minutes away.

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Generations of FUN!

From Toddlers to Tweens, Teens and Up!
Generations of Fun

As "The Fun Place!" we know how to provide fun for the entire family. Many guests stayed here as children, and now return with their own families, and grandchildren. There's something for guests of all ages.

Value and Affordability

So Many Ways to Save!
Value and Affordability

With so much to do right here, many guests never leave the Hotel. If you think about how much time and money you would spend entertaining your family, staying at a Resort without any activities, the value of The Sandpiper Beacon can't be beat.

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Beach Service

Our Beach is Your Back Yard...
Panama City Beach Watersports

Enjoy your very own friendly Beachservice and Watersports team, conveniently located on the beach right behind the Hotel. Rent relaxing lounge chairs and umbrellas, take the family on a fun and exciting watersports adventure, or just unwind...

Convenient Parking Access

No More 20 Minute Trips to the Car!
Safe and Convenient Parking

Park close to the beach, right in front of the Hotel, or in one of our parking lots just across the street. Your car will always be close, safe and secure.

Glitter Tattoos

Sparkle in the Sun!
Glitter Tattoos

Be dazzled by our fun, temporary glitter tattoos. Have your name or a beach design tattooed in vivid colors. Easily removed, safe for kids and 100% non-toxic. Seasonal.

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Shuffleboard Game

It's Trickier Than it Looks!
free sandpiper shuffleboard game

Test your skill, and see who's the family champion with a fun game of shuffleboard on the back deck. Plus you get incredible views of the Beach as you play! All equipment provided in the Lobby.

Open Plan Layout

Explore, Meet New People, See it All!
open plan layout

Everything at the Sandpiper Beacon is conveniently located close to the pools, beach, and other amenities. You're never far from the action - so explore it all, and try everything at least once!

Low Shoulder Season Rates

Unbelievable Deals to be had!
low shoulder season rates

If you can tailor your vacation to fall within the shoulder seasons, the Sandpiper Beacon offers exceptionally good value. Take a look at our Specials page to see how much you can save!

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Motorcycle Rally

It All Started Right Here...
panama city bike rally

The original home of the motorcycle rally. The Sandpiper is the original biker friendly Hotel, with incredible live bands, entertainment, vendors, and drink specials in the Tiki Bar all week long.

Car Show

Classic Cars + Beach = Good Times!
emerald coast cruizin car show

Come and witness decades of classic American automotive history lining the front of the Hotel, gleaming in the Panama City Beach sun. You won't want to miss out on the Emerald Coast's Classic Car Show.

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Seafood / Wine / Music Festival

So Much Fun!
seafood wine and music festival

The Panama City Beach Seafood and Wine Festival takes place during the month of October each year. Located less than one mile away at Frank Brown Park, The Sandpiper Resort is one of the closest beachfront Hotels.

Seabreeze Jazz Festival

Witness Incredible Performances
seabreeze jazz festival

The Seabreeze Jazz Festival, which takes place in April is just a couple of minutes drive from the Hotel. Featuring some of the most skilled jazz musicians in the World. Incredible music and all around good-times.

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Giant Beach Chair

A Classic Sandpiper Tradition!
giant beach chair

The giant, oversized beach chair has become a classic symbol of the Sandpiper Beacon. It's the perfect place for your family photos to capture the magic of your fun vacation in Panama City Beach, FL.

The Grand Cinema

IMAX Cinema Just Minutes Away!
grand cinema

Located just one mile away in the Pier Park shopping complex, take the family out for a movie night to see the latest blockbuster hit. Just don't forget the popcorn!

Pool Tables

Shoot a Few Games in the Tiki Bar
bar-sized pool tables

Enjoy a fun game of pool on our beachside pool tables, located in the World famous Tiki Bar. It's not every day you get to sink the 8-ball right on the beach!

Lobster Zone

You Catch it, we Cook it!
lobster zone game

Try out our 'Lobster Zone' game, if you're skillful enough to catch one, we'll cook it to order for you to enjoy.

Pier Park

Retail Therapy. Dining & Bars.
pier park panama city

Just a 2 minute drive away, with retail stores, bars and lots of great places to eat, the family will love a walk around Pier Park!

Fishing Pier

Catch Your Own Dinner!
panama city fishing pier

Take the family for a walk along the longest pier on the entire Gulf Coast! Located just one mile away from The Sandpiper Beacon, the pier is open all year round. Day licenses are available, so you can catch some fresh fish and grill them on the back deck at the hotel!

White Sandy Beaches

World Famous Sugar-Like Sand
panama city beaches famous white sand

Panama City Beach is famous for its incredible sugar white sandy beaches. As a Sandpiper Hotel guest, you get to enjoy over 1,000 feet of private beach - just for you, right behind the hotel! Listen out for the "squeak" under your feet as you walk.

Satisfied Customers

More Smiles Per Hour Than Anywhere Else!
satisfied customers

Fun for all the family, the Sandpiper Beacon is proud of our tradition of putting smiles on faces! We invite you to spend your next vacation with us, and find out why guests keep coming back year after year... For generations of fun!

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