'...enjoy walking out over the water, witnessing some amazing catches, or just enjoying the unique view of the beach and the clear emerald waters swirling around the pilings of the piers.'
A stroll along Russell-Fields Pier is always a good option while visiting Panama City Beach, this popular local pier offering guests amazing Gulf views, unbeatable fishing opportunities, and a great way to unwind in general.
This pier is located on the Gulf of Mexico and juts 1500 feet out. It is considered one of the longest on the Gulf, along with its twin pier, M.B. Miller. Both are made of concrete to resist hurricane weather. Russell-Fields is located directly across from the main entrance of Pier Park and holds a dog beach to the west, 11 volleyball courts to the east. Very close to the pier you will find showers, restrooms, benches, tables, concessions, and eateries.
You can choose to simply walk along the pier and enjoy 'breathtaking views of open skies, white sandy beaches, sunrises and sunsets', with ample opportunity to catch a glimpse of animal natives such as fish, turtles, rays, dolphin, manatees, and pelicans. Of course, the main draw to the pier is its unbeatable fishing opportunities, with rod rentals and a bait and tackle shop located onsite. Catch fish such as Cobia, King Mackarel, Spanish Mackarel, Red Fish, Flounder, and much more, all you need to do is purchase a daily fishing license for $7.
There are also two more piers in the city at St. Andrews State Park, Tiller Pier and the Grand Lagoon Pier.