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History of Panama City Beach, FL

The Rich History of Panama City Beach

Ever wonder about the history of “the world’s most beautiful beaches?” Panama City Beach, Florida has a very rich history filled with Native Americans, Spanish explorers and even pirates. It is even known as for it’s many shipwrecks.  Prior to the 1800’s, the area was inhabited by Native Americans and Spanish explorers searching for the fabled Fountain of Youth. Spanish explorer Ponce DeLeon was the first European to explore Florida. He named it Pascua de Florida or “Feast of Flowers.”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, guests of Days Inn come here for the beautiful sugar white sands and stunning emerald green waters. Panama City Beach’s rich history is a great chance to view a window into an exciting past.