Best lakes in Florida Panhandle

Check out the top lakes in Florida Panhandle, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Grayton Beach State Park
1. Grayton Beach State Park
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28 local reviews
Grayton Beach State Park, Santa Rosa Beach
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Asli
Grayton Beach consistently ranks among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States. The beach…
Leslie
Beautiful beach with restrooms and lots of parking. Water is usually crystal clear. Great place to spend the…
Amy
Right off of scenic 30A, this park has one of the most interesting hiking trails that take you up through a…
1. Grayton Beach State Park
1. Grayton Beach State Park
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28 local reviews
Grayton Beach State Park, Santa Rosa Beach
Asli
Asli
Grayton Beach consistently ranks among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States. The beach provides an idyllic setting…
Leslie
Leslie
Beautiful beach with restrooms and lots of parking. Water is usually crystal clear. Great place to spend the day swimming and sunning…
Amy
Amy
Right off of scenic 30A, this park has one of the most interesting hiking trails that take you up through a hidden coastal dune forest to a…
2. Camp Helen State Park
2. Camp Helen State Park
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26 local reviews
23937 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach
Open · Closes 6:30 PM
+1 850-233-5059
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Lea And Sean
Camp Helen State Park is a place where visitors can explore an environment rich in natural and cultural…
David
The park is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and by Lake Powell, the largest coastal dune lake in Florida. …
Jason
Camp Helen State Park is a place where visitors can explore an environment rich in natural and cultural…
2. Camp Helen State Park
2. Camp Helen State Park
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26 local reviews
23937 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach
Open · Closes 6:30 PM
+1 850-233-5059
Lea And Sean
Lea And Sean
Camp Helen State Park is a place where visitors can explore an environment rich in natural and cultural resources. The park is bordered by…
David
David
The park is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and by Lake Powell, the largest coastal dune lake in Florida. Prehistoric middens and mounds…
Jason
Jason
Camp Helen State Park is a place where visitors can explore an environment rich in natural and cultural resources. The park is bordered by…
3. Deer Lake State Park
3. Deer Lake State Park
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14 local reviews
Deer Lake State Park
Laura
Deer Lake State Park shares its name with the coastal dune lake within its boundaries. Coastal dune lakes are…
La Belle Mer
A freshwater coastal dune lake located 800 yards from La Belle Mer. This lake is nestled among high,…
Linda
Deer lake beach access is within walking distance of the unit. There is a boardwalk over the dunes so its easy…
3. Deer Lake State Park
3. Deer Lake State Park
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14 local reviews
Deer Lake State Park
Laura
Laura
Deer Lake State Park shares its name with the coastal dune lake within its boundaries. Coastal dune lakes are extremely rare worldwide and…
La Belle Mer
La Belle Mer
A freshwater coastal dune lake located 800 yards from La Belle Mer. This lake is nestled among high, picturesque dunes with direct beach…
Linda
Linda
Deer lake beach access is within walking distance of the unit. There is a boardwalk over the dunes so its easy to bring a wagon along to…
4. Los Antojitos
4. Los Antojitos
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19 local reviews
1236 Beck Ave, Panama City
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
(850) 784-6633
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Tracy
This Mexican restaurant overlooks a pretty lake with an outdoor bar and large patio. They often have live…
Courtnie/Micah
Delicious Mexican food on a small lake in Historic St. Andrews District. Enjoy live music, and a small play…
Nicole
Great Mexican, excellent deck with live music on the lake (across the lake from Finn's). Best Mexican food…
4. Los Antojitos
4. Los Antojitos
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19 local reviews
1236 Beck Ave, Panama City
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
(850) 784-6633
Tracy
Tracy
This Mexican restaurant overlooks a pretty lake with an outdoor bar and large patio. They often have live music. Try the seven layer dip…
Courtnie/Micah
Courtnie/Micah
Delicious Mexican food on a small lake in Historic St. Andrews District. Enjoy live music, and a small play area for the kids on the patio.
Nicole
Nicole
Great Mexican, excellent deck with live music on the lake (across the lake from Finn's). Best Mexican food around.
5. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
5. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
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8 local reviews
7525 W County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach
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Asli
Offers a wide variety of natural resources including 3.2 miles of secluded, white sand beaches with majestic…
Greg & Stacy
This is our favorite state park in the local area.  It is located on the western end of Hwy 30A in South…
La Belle Mer
Located on the western end of 30A, this park has over 1,600 acres, over 10 miles of hiking and biking trails…
5. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
5. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
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8 local reviews
7525 W County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach
Asli
Asli
Offers a wide variety of natural resources including 3.2 miles of secluded, white sand beaches with majestic dunes over 25 feet tall. Three…
Greg & Stacy
Greg & Stacy
This is our favorite state park in the local area.  It is located on the western end of Hwy 30A in South Walton County.  If you only have…
La Belle Mer
La Belle Mer
Located on the western end of 30A, this park has over 1,600 acres, over 10 miles of hiking and biking trails with coastal dune lakes and…
6. Baytowne Wharf Boulevard
6. Baytowne Wharf Boulevard
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23 local reviews
Baytowne Wharf Blvd, Miramar Beach
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Beautiful area surrounding a lake in the Sandestin Resort area. It has great food, shops, and things to do,…
6. Baytowne Wharf Boulevard
6. Baytowne Wharf Boulevard
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23 local reviews
Baytowne Wharf Blvd, Miramar Beach
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Savanah Condo Manager
Beautiful area surrounding a lake in the Sandestin Resort area. It has great food, shops, and things to do, such as a rope course,…
7. Grayton Beach State Park
7. Grayton Beach State Park
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7 local reviews
357 Main Park Road, Santa Rosa Beach
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 850-267-8300
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David
Nice state park around a fresh water lake with great nature trail.
Stephanie
Nature, Beach, Lake, Bike Paths, Closeby
7. Grayton Beach State Park
7. Grayton Beach State Park
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7 local reviews
357 Main Park Road, Santa Rosa Beach
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 850-267-8300
David
David
Nice state park around a fresh water lake with great nature trail.
Stephanie
Stephanie
Nature, Beach, Lake, Bike Paths, Closeby
8. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park RV Resort
8. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park RV Resort
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11 local reviews
7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 267-8330
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Laura
Topsail Hill offers a wide variety of natural resources including 3.2 miles of secluded, white sand beaches…
Preston
Lots of trails in the state forest to rare coastal dune lakes.
8. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park RV Resort
8. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park RV Resort
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11 local reviews
7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 267-8330
Laura
Laura
Topsail Hill offers a wide variety of natural resources including 3.2 miles of secluded, white sand beaches with majestic dunes over 25 feet…
Preston
Preston
Lots of trails in the state forest to rare coastal dune lakes.
9. The Lake House at Carillon Beach
9. The Lake House at Carillon Beach
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4 local reviews
102 Carillon Market St, Panama City Beach
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
(850) 708-3170
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Paul
The Lamb Skewers are amazing, the patio and view is lovely over the Lake. Cocktails are not bad either.
9. The Lake House at Carillon Beach
9. The Lake House at Carillon Beach
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4 local reviews
102 Carillon Market St, Panama City Beach
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
(850) 708-3170
Paul
Paul
The Lamb Skewers are amazing, the patio and view is lovely over the Lake. Cocktails are not bad either.