Grand Lagoon is a treasure trove of boating and fishing spots, eclectic restaurants, and unique businesses and shops located on the East End of Panama City Beach. Ranked third in the best places to live in Bay County, Grand Lagoon is divided into Upper and Lower regions, with around 14,000 people residing in the upper communities and 4,000 people in the lower communities. The housing market for both areas is relatively competitive, so now is the time to look at Grand Lagoon homes for sale.
Grand Lagoon is the predominant feature of the Grand Lagoon area. There is so much to enjoy in Grand Lagoon aside from the beaches. Diving and snorkeling in the Emerald Gulf are popular hobbies. St. Andrews Bay is also a hotspot for surfing and swimming.
Besides enjoying the water, you can get in touch with nature by exploring St. Andrews State Park. The park covers over 1,000 acres of land and contains a mile and a half of beaches. It is also the home of five different ecological landscapes. Once a military reservation during World War II, St. Andrews State Park offers many experiences for nature lovers, including bike trails, the Heron Pond and Gator Lake hiking trails, boat tours on Shell Island, geocaching, and kayaking. Furthermore, the park is a migratory stop for several species of birds and butterflies and the home to several animals, including alligators, herons, ibis, and white-tailed deer.
If you enjoy a more fun and relaxed way of life, Lower Grand Lagoon will best suit your interests. Try the famous Hunch Punch at Ms. Newby’s or enjoy live music nightly at sunset at Schooners. Or, if you’re looking for a local sports bar with good food and great entertainment, Patches Pub & Grill was voted the best Sports Bar of the Bay by PC Living Magazine in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.
The venues mentioned above and several others offer weekly and nightly music and events if you appreciate live entertainment. As far as annual events go, Grand Lagoon is known primarily for the Freedom Rocks Fireworks Display to celebrate Independence Day and the Grand Lagoon Bloody Mary and Music Fest held annually in November.
Regarding food, there are quite a few excellent eating establishments in both Lower and Upper Grand Lagoon, including Hammerhead Fred’s, Pineapple Willy’s, Pier 77 Seafood Restaraunt, Billy’s Oyster Bar, and Crab House, and for those with a sweet tooth, Gypsea Crepes. Moreover, Dat Cajun Place hosts a seafood boil every Friday night throughout the year. Shrimp is served when crawfish is not in season.
Other local favorites include Captain Andersons and Grand Marlin.
Upper Grand Lagoon is on your side if you’re looking for a more comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere. There are several shops and boutiques in the area, including The Shadow Box, where you can purchase one-of-a-kind and antique furniture. Those with an artistic flair can check out paint parties and workshops The Beach Art Group hosts.
If you’re looking to relocate to Upper or Lower Grand Lagoon, there are plenty of homes for sale in Grand Lagoon, from cozy condos to spacious beach homes that might interest you. Let Counts Real Estate help you find a home in beautiful Grand Lagoon today!