Panama City Beach received approval from the United States Corps of Engineers to embark on two major beach renourishment projects which will employ one million cubic yards of sand on approximately 10 miles of beach. The total investment is $22 million and work is scheduled to commence as early as this fall.Â This will be the third major beach replenishment undertaking the destination will have completed in the past 12 years.
â€œIâ€™m thrilled that our city leaders and government officials share the foresight to keep our beaches healthy,â€ states Dan Rowe, president and CEO of the Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau. â€œWe are delighted to more forward in this important endeavor that will greatly impact Panama City Beach for generations.â€
Each year, Panama City Beach attracts six million visitors to the destination for its award-winning white sand beaches and this figure is expected to grow with next monthâ€™s opening of the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. Strong beaches also provide protective barriers to nearby homes, hotels and roads.
â€œThis is a win-win decision for everyone â€“ travelers who are seeking an authentic beach vacation and residents who are fortunate to call Panama City Beach home,â€ adds Rowe.
About Panama City Beach:
Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrews Bay converge.Â With more than 300 days of sunshine annually and attractions such as St. Andrewâ€™s State Park and Pier Park, the region has long been favored by travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round offerings for families, couples, groups and adventure-seekers.Â These include championship golf courses, spas, sporting events, award-winning dining and diverse recreational activities.Â For more information, call 1-800-PCBEACH (850-233-6503) or visit the official Web site of the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, //www.visitpanamacitybeach.com.Â You can now follow us on Twitter @PCBeach to receive up the minute news and details on special offers and deals.
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