Ever wonder about the history of “the world’s most beautiful beaches?” Panama City Beach, FL has a very rich history filled with Native Americans, Spanish explorers and even pirates. Prior to the 1800’s, this area was inhabited by Native Americans and Spanish explorers searching for the fabled Fountain of Youth.Pirates also used the inlets and St. Andrews Bay as a hiding spot while searching for treasure ships en route to Spain. After 1800, settlers began flocking to the area for the moderate climate and beautiful scenery. Today, visitors flock to Panama City Beach for many of the same reasons. Panama City Beach’s rich history is a great chance to view a window into an exciting past.