July 10, 2018

3 Fun Things To Do at Mango Sunsets


Visit: Shell Island

Where can you go at the beach to experience nature at its finest? That would be Shell Island. Known for its miles of white sand beaches, swimming and snorkeling, Shell Island offers an alternative to the more crowded beaches on the mainland. See wildlife and beautiful waters to and from the island.

  • Take the Shell Island Shuttle from St. Andrews State Park or many of the other rental options taking off from Grand Lagoon
  • Keep your eyes open for dolphins. The bottlenose dophin population is high in Panama City Beach. If you are lucky, you may be able to swim with them while visiting Shell Island.
  • There are lots of other marine animals in the waters around the island. You'll find starfish, seahorses and sand dollars to name just a few. They are interesting to see and take pictures with but be sure to return the live creatures back to the gulf.

INSIDER TIP: Don't be fooled by the name, Shell Island. It does not have any more shells than other parts of the beach.

Play: Pirate's Island Golf

Mini golf is a serious sport within our family. Every trip to the beach includes a round or two. The competition is fierce and requires a good course for some family fun. After sampling many, we've found our course of choice - Pirate's Island Golf. This is a very well manicured and taken care of course.

  • There are two courses: Captain Kidd's Adventure and Blackbeard's Challenge
  • Kid's under 3 and under play free
  • Located on 9518 Front Beach Road

INSIDER TIP: Check their web site for coupons and discounts. You can also win free games with hole in 1's during your round. Be sure to ask if you won after you complete a round.

Eat: Shore Shack Pizza

Sometimes you just do not want to wait in line at a restaurant or cook a meal. That's where pizza fills the gap. But you do not just want any pizza, you want good pizza. We've tried many of the local pizza shops to less than satisfying pies. And then we found Shore Shack. It is now our go-to pizza joint in PCB.

  • Try the Shack Supreme pizza, it is delicious. Pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, ground beef, pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushrooms, green peppers, and red onions.
  • The kids love the baked Mac-n-Cheese - Macaroni and cheese topped with a mixture of mozzarella and romano cheese
  • Located conveniently at 4900 Thomas Drive

INSIDER TIP: Shore Shack is a couple blocks east of Mango Sunsets. Call ahead with your order , take the short walk and either pick up or eat in (either inside or out on their deck).