Mexico Beach, Florida, just 20 minutes east of Panama City, is easily accessible by car or air. Located on a pristine stretch of beach in Bay County, Florida, Mexico Beach is Florida’s best choice for travelers who are in the know and seeking a genuinely quiet white-sand beach vacation destination.

By Car


City Distance Approximate Drive Time
Tallahassee, FL 100 miles 1.5 hours
Columbus, GA 202 miles 3.0 hours
Mobile, AL 223 miles 3.5 hours
Montgomery, AL 224 miles 3.5 hours
Jacksonville, FL 267 miles 4.0 hours
Birmingham, AL 315 miles 4.5 hours
Atlanta, GA 322 miles 5.0 hours
Nashville, TN 504 miles 7.0 hours
Charlotte, NC 552 miles 8.0 hours


From Panama City, South Walton and Destin

Mexico Beach is located just 20 minutes east of Panama City, and an hour east of the Destin / South Walton area. It’s a great day trip for vacationers seeking serenity and seclusion. Simply drive east on Highway 98. You will enter Mexico Beach shortly after passing Tyndall Air Force Base.


By Air

Air travel to Mexico Beach, Florida, is by way of the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) located in Panama City Beach and just a one-hour drive away. American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights arriving and departing daily, with many direct flights from major cities.

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP)

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Map & Info

GPS Coordinates: 29.56.29 N 85.24.23 W
Zip Code: 32410
Area Code: 850
Time Zone: Central

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