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Bay County is home to 27 miles of white, sandy beaches with natural beauty like Shell Island or St. Andrews State Park. Beyond the beach, Bay County’s military bases also serve as a catalyst for attracting a strong cluster of research activity, defense contractors and aviation and aerospace-related companies and supplies. From downtown cafes and eateries to Gulf-front fine dining, the possibilities are endless. Enjoy a delicious meal at some of the best restaurants on the Gulf Coast.

Deer Point Lake

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Deer Point Lake is approximately 6 miles away and is fed by natural freshwater streams and supplies more than 760 million gallons of fresh water daily to Panama City and the surrounding areas. There are also boat ramps located on C2321 on either side of the dam.

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Gulf of Mexico Beaches

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Stroll down silky white sand, collecting sea shells as you go, or take a swim in the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Whatever you decide to do, the beautiful beaches of the Emerald Coast are approximately 15 miles away. The Emerald Coast offers 80 miles of pristine white-sand beaches stretching along the Gulf of Mexico. This sand is made up of pure Appalachian quartz and reflects the sunlight through the surf, giving the water its beautiful emerald-green color.

Nearby Schools

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Tommy Smith Elementary is approximately 3 miles away and offers programs like Chorus and Band.

Merritt Brown Middle School is approximately 3 miles away and offers extracurricular activities like Art, Band, and Journalism.

Bay High School is approximately 7 miles away and provides a full list of activities and programs for students as they ready for college.

 

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Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport

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Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (approximately 21 miles away) opened in May 2010. The new facility expands the region’s identity and appeal as both a major vacation and business destination. The airport is located in West Bay, near Panama City and Panama City Beach, serving as an international gateway to the region. Service is provided by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines with connections to popular U.S. and international destinations as well as direct service to:


 

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Tyndall Air Force Base

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Tyndall Air Force Base (approximately 13 miles away), located on the southeastern part of Bay county, is one of the largest Air Education and Training Command bases and the home of air dominance training. It houses the 325th Fighter Wing which provides training for the F-22 Raptor fighter pilots, maintenance personnel, air battle managers, intelligence officers, crew chiefs and air traffic controllers. Also at the base is the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group which conducts the Air Force’s air-to-air and air-to-ground Weapon System Evaluation Programs.

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