Located just 20 minutes from Panama City Beach on the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico Beach, Florida, is the perfect beach vacation destination for you and your family. There’s something for everyone in this laid-back little beach town. To help you plan your next visit, here are answers to some of the more frequently asked questions about Mexico Beach.
Q. How large is the city of Mexico Beach, Florida?
A. Mexico Beach, a seaside community of about one thousand residents, encompasses five miles of pristine beaches, has no traffic lights and features only family owned restaurants. It’s the perfect place for you to enjoy the white-sand beaches and emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico in quiet seclusion.
Q. Does Mexico Beach have public boat ramps?
A. Yes! Our public boat ramp offers FREE, easy and direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. [LINK to boating page]
Q. I don’t have a boat. Can I still enjoying the great fishing in Mexico Beach?
A. Yes! Our city pier extends far into the Gulf, allowing easy access to species such as Spanish mackerel and kingfish. Great surf fishing for species such as pompano can be experienced right from our beaches.
Q. Are dogs allowed on the beach?
A. Dogs are only allowed on the beach west of the canal in Mexico Beach. Gulf County permits dogs on the beach east of the county line at Highway 386.
Q. Are there any scuba diving opportunities in Mexico Beach?
A. Yes! Mexico Beach offers easy access to artificial reefs and the historic shipwreck of the Vamar. Divers, snorkelers, and spear fishermen will find much to do here!