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Pier Park

Pier Park is located in the heart of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Anchored by Dillard’s Target, JC Penny and Marshall’s, the outdoor lifestyle center also features national brands as well as a range of boutiques along the boardwalk…just steps from the beach. With dozens of dining options, the Grand IMAX Theater and year round events, Pier Park is a premier destination for South Walton locals and visitors alike.


Dillard’s is the go to department store for luxe apparel and accessories for the whole fam, as well as goods for home. Good finds include MAC and Dior cosmetics and an outstanding shoe selection. Sephora has found a home inside JC Penny. You can also shop departments at Marshall’s and Target.

Find beach gear at Costa and Ron Jon Surf Shop, kids clothing at Andi’s at the Pier and Carter’s, accessories at Shimmering Seas, and fashion forward threads at Déjà Vu. Add a little spice to your shopping list at Pepper Palace. Pick up some new shades at Sunglass Hut. And play around in the As Seen on TV store.


Pier Park has dozens of dining options to suit any palate or time of day. Whether you’re out for a coffee run at Starbucks, breakfast at Shoney’s or FroYo at Bippy’s, there’s truly something for everyone.

The Back Porch Seafood and Oyster House opened its doors in 1979 at their original Destin location. They’re still serving the finest smoked tuna dip, ice-cold oysters and their famous char-grilled Amberjack. Though they’re billed as a seafood restaurant, they make one delicious beach burger.

From wings to New York strips, Dave and Busters has it all. With the whole menu available from open to close, you can fuel your desire to become Skee Ball champion of the world. You’ll find yourself transported to the legendary Munich Beer hall at Hofbrau Beer Garden. The brewery has cold draft beer and authentic Bavarian cuisine with wooden tables and benches and beer maids to set the scene. Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar features Japanese cuisine with Hibachi, a full-service bar and some of the freshest sushi you’ll find at the beach.


Pier Park is a hotbead of entertainment options, from nationally promoted festivals to the hottest new movie releases. The Grand IMAX at Pier Park features wall to wall screens, stadium seating, specialty café and the latest flicks. While indoor and outdoor children’s play areas help little ones release pent up energy.

Adjacent Aaron Bessant Park features an amphitheater with a large stage, lush green space and state of the art facilities. World famous musicians have played here and big name festivals, like Pepsi Jam and Seabreeze JazzFest have welcomed the masses. Taste of the Beach and the New Year's Ever Beach Ball Drop are popular local events. And it all takes place just steps from the beach. 

Pier Park is Panama City Beach’s premier open-air shopping destination with more than 125 retail and dining choices. This beachfront lifestyle center features island-inspired architecture and a variety of popular stores, eateries and entertainment options. Pier Park is located in the heart of Panama City Beach on Front Beach Road, about a 15-minute drive east of SoWal Beaches. For a map of stores and restaurants, please visit Stay up to date with the latest store openings and events on Facebook

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