These days, it's hard to find a place where you can truly get away from it all. Well, there is a place where things move at a slower pace, where there are no traffic lights, the sand on the beach is white as snow, and the gulf waters are warm and clean. That place is Mexico Beach on Northwest Florida's Gulf coast. Come visit!
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Dates closed Saturday and Sunday,
Hours 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. CST,
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Printed guides available,
Pet Types Allowed No
Meeting/Tour groups welcome
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Closest Airport Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP),
Distance from Airport 44 miles
The Mexico Beach CDC, Inc. will sponsor the Annual Mexico Beach Photography Contest. Submissions can be sent to the CDC, April 1st through July 30th.
Criteria: Photographs must be taken within the City Limits of Mexico Beach, FL. Photos may be either Black & White or Color and can have been captured anytime. Photographs cannot be digitally enhanced. Submissions must be unframed prints and fall within the required categories.
Submissions must be received at the Mexico Beach Visitor Information Center by 3:00 PM CT on July 30th. For more information, list of categories and rules visit the Mexico Beach website at www.mexicobeach.com
Best Blast on the Beach will begin with the annual Sandy Shoe 5K Fun Race at Under the Palms Park off 7th Street in Mexico Beach. From children to adults, this race will jump start the day. Those who register early receive an event t-shirt. For registration forms, visit www.mexico-beach.com.
Next it's onto our annual Kid's Fishing Tournament. With NO entry fee, children from the ages of 2-14 line up along the sea wall and jetty at Canal Park and try to reel in the big ones! Prizes, food and drinks are given out to all participating children and their family members! Fishing tournament is from 9:30am to 11am.
Finally, it's time to kick
back and enjoy the "Best Blast on the Beach" Firework Show! Starting at 8pm our grand firework show will be shot from the City Pier and can be viewed anywhere along our beautiful beach. So, grab the lawn chairs, blankets and coolers and hit the beach to enjoy this great show and say "Happy Birthday America".
This two-day offshore fishing tournament takes place at the end of July each year, with categories in King Mackerel, Wahoo, and Dolphin. Cash prizes are awards for the top three places in each category, along with a grand prize for the overall winner. This tournament is a great way for the whole family to spend a weekend in Mexico Beach.
The most wonderful tournament in the Florida Panhandle! Since its incorporation in 1997 the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association (MBARA) has had as parts of it mission the task of educating the public on the values of sustainable artificial reef fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico. Beginning in 1995 the MBARA hosted the Kingfish Tournament to raise awareness and monies towards the Reef industry. This annual tournament has grown with over 200 boats entering last year. This is a great weekend to be in Mexico Beach and families love watching the boat bring in the big trophy! Check our website for more information or visit the MBARA website a
d learn how to get involved with their mission or the tournament.
Every Thursday at Sunset Park (located next to the El Governor Motel) there will be talented performers playing for your enjoyment. Singing songs that we all know and love and letting us in on some of their own original creations. The event kicks off at 6pm and lasts until 8pm. Parking is available at the El Governor or across Hwy 98. So, come early, grab your spot, bring your chairs and coolers, and relax as you enjoy the rhythms of the music!
We are triathletes, volunteers, runners, couch potatoes, and other kinds of people. We love our bikes as much as you do and swimming challenges as much as it challenges you (probably a lot more). We love the sport. Starting it's 11th year at Veteran's Memorial Park in St. Joe Beach, athletes from all will run, bike, and swim in this USA Triathlon sanctioned event. With a well marked courses that follows the Gulf of Mexico, volunteers will be along the roads handing out water and cheering each athlete on. For more information or to register please visit www.mexicobeach.com
BEACH BLAST consists of 4 races; pick your passion and dist
Sprint Triathlon 0.35 mile swim - 15 mile bike - 3.1 mile run
Sprint Duathlon 1.2 mile run - 15 mile bike - 3.1 mile run
Olympic Triathlon 0.7 mile swim - 25 mile bike - 6.2 mile run
Olympic Duathlon 3.1 mile run - 25 mile bike - 6.2 mile run
Celebrating our 7th anniversary this year, Florida’s Gulf Coast will play host to a group of talented musicians and songwriters direct from the streets of Nashville. Festival performances will consist of over 30+ musicians who collectively have written hundreds of hit songs from Faith Hill and George Strait to Jason Aldean and Garth Brooks. Many songwriters from past events will be returning for another great weekend of music and storytelling, in addition, guests can count on several new faces at this years "Blast."
All of the artists really enjoy playing at the nearly dozen venues over the long weekend, from VIP sponsor artist welcome recep
ion on the beach Thursday night to the grand finale on Sunday afternoon at the world Famous Indian Pass Raw Bar. It is a weekend not to be missed. This annual event continues to deliver on the promise of an incredible time for anyone who appreciates great music. If you spend one weekend a year in the area, the 7th annual Blast on the Bay Songwriters Festival is one you'll want to attend.
Here Comes Santa...
The Mexico Beach Christmas Celebration of Lights will be held at Sunset Park starting at 6pm with our annual Golf Cart Parade. Come celebrate with Christmas carols by candlelight, the tree lighting ceremony, complementary refreshments and much more.
Santa will arrive once the tree has been lit by fire truck and will speak to each boy and girl.
So, come celebrate Christmas Beach style with the citizen of Mexico Beach.
Celebrate Safe-Celebrate Twice! No need to wait another 12 months to celebrate the next new year. Ring in the New Year twice.
Start in the Eastern Time Zone in Port St. Joe and St. Joe Beach, then travel west just five minutes to Mexico Beach and celebrate all over again an hour later in the Central Time Zone.
The trolley service will be carrying passengers to local hot spots and everywhere in between. The trolley rides are FREE to all riders but we do ask for tips for the drivers. ( After 10pm all riders must be 21 or older to ride).
For further details, please contact the Mexico Beach Community Development Council at 888-723-2546