Mexico Beach

White sand beach
500 US-98, Mexico Beach, FL 32456, USA
22 miles from Panama City Beach, FL
Water quality
Grades suggested by our reviewer
Water Quality
Unknown (read more)

Beach amenities

  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • RestaurantsF&B places nearby
  • SunbedsBeach chairs available
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • Gear rentalsEquipment for rent
  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

There are no lifeguards – please be careful in the water and keep a close eye on children.

Located on Florida’s Undiscovered Gulf Coast, Mexico Beach is a small coastal community with serene white-sand beaches. The pristine natural beauty of the sea and the land combined with a special small-town atmosphere create a truly charming seaside destination. Here, you can enjoy swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, sunbathing, shelling, watching dolphins, sunrises, or sunsets.

Both visitors and locals (who tend to be very relaxed and cordial) love and respect this place and take care of it. Mexico Beach is a must-visit for those who wish to avoid the fuss and crowds of the nearby cities.

Location and Access

Mexico Beach is located along US-98, Florida. The nearest airport is Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. Mexico Beach has plenty of free parking. Officially, the beach is open from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.; there are plenty of access points where you can enter the beach for free.

Beach Conditions

The beach is usually clean and uncrowded. There is plenty of room to relax at a distance from others. The sand is fine, white, and soft and, amazingly, it never gets too hot to step on!

You can collect a good assortment of medium-sized shells – there are quite many of them in the sand. There is a scenic pier to walk over the water and to fish, and it’s free to enter.

The water is crystal clear and warm and swimming in it is enjoyable. However, there are no lifeguards so please be careful in the water and keep a close eye on children.


You can find clean restroom and shower facilities at various spots within a short walk from the beach, for example, near the pier, near Toucan’s, etc.


You can rent umbrellas, beach chairs, and watersport equipment (such as jet skis, parasailing, etc.) on the stretch of beach near El Governor Motel.


There are barely any chain fast-food restaurants in the town but there are some fabulous local restaurants that provide the perfect setting to spend time with your nearest and dearest and enjoy the local flair.

Dog Policies

Dogs aren’t allowed on the beach.

Driving Time

  • 1 hour 50 minutes from Tallahassee, FL
  • 3 hours 50 minutes from Montgomery, AL
  • 4 hours 5 minutes from Jacksonville, FL

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

Beaches nearby

Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Mexico Beach which you can visit:

Beach reviewed by:
Daniel and Laura
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Mexico Beach videos

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A relaxing drone made video of the beach
Shelling on Mexico Beach
An amazing video of the sea treasures that can be found on the beach

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Mexico Beach, Florida 500 US-98, Mexico Beach, FL 32456, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: November 30, 2023
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