Sugar Sands

20723 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Sugar Sands By The Sea is the perfect hotel for visitors searching for an idyllic and quiet beach vacation spot. Located away from the heavy tourism areas of Panama City Beach, Sugar Sands sits directly on the Gulf of Mexico and offers some of the most secluded beach property in the entire city. With direct access to the beach, guests can spend the day swimming in the gulf, reading a book on the pristine beach and relaxing in our pool. Don’t forget to have your camera at the ready as you watch the breathtaking sunrises and sunsets that occur over the gulf from the comfort of your private balcony.

Parking, Wi-Fi and a 10% discount to all Barefoot Restaurants and The Shrimp Boat are included in the daily resort fee.

Beach chairs are rented seasonally by a third party.

Accessibility note: Please be advised that this property is not ADA compliant. There are no accessible rooms available. Service animals allowed. Chair lift at pool.

All By The Sea Resorts properties are 100% smoking free, including vaping. Our non-smoking policy includes rooms, balconies, pool areas and public areas.

Resort Features:

  • Gulf Front
  • Gulf-Front Pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private Balconies
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Laundry Facility


Two Queen Suite

Two Queen Suite


Two Queen Split w/ Kitchen

Two Queen Split w/ Kitchen


Two Queen w/ Kitchen

Two Queen w/ Kitchen


Sugar Shack

Sugar Shack



Barefoot On the Beach Bar & Grill

No shirt or shoes required! Serving up seafood, sandwiches, surf & sunshine! It’s a casual cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner while offering a laid-back dining experience in an open-air setting overlooking the water and live music during the summer.


Barefoot Hide-A-Way

Barefoot On the Bay

The Shrimp Boat

Things To Do

  • Onsite Activities

    • Personal motorized watercraft on site
    • Surfing/boogie boarding


    Nearby Activities

    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Volleyball
    • Shopping
    • Golfing
    • Sailing


    FUNPCB provides a variety of water-related activities in Panama City Beach, FL, including sailboat rides, dolphin cruise tours, and deep sea fishing trips. Whether you crave an adrenaline-filled parasailing adventure or a more toned-down sightseeing expedition, we have what you’re looking for.

Area Guide



  • Check-in starts at 4:00 pm. If rooms are available prior to that time, our staff will be happy to check guests in early
  • Guests must provide a government issued ID.
  • Minimum check-in age is 18 unless:
  • They are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • They are 17 and accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 and have a parental consent form which has been completed in full and notarized prior to arrival.
  • (Parental consent form may be downloaded here.)
  • Guests under the age of 25 are required to pay a one time non-refundable fee of $45 plus tax.



  • Check-out time is 10 AM



  • Pets not allowed (with the exception of ADA approved Service Animals)


Extra Charges

  • Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
  • Guests under the age of 25 are required to pay a one time non-refundable fee of $45 plus tax.
  • Resort fee: USD 10.00 per day
  • Charges & fees could vary, check with reservations upon booking


Rate Policy

  • Quoted rates are based on single or double occupancy. A $10 fee will be added to the rate for each additional adult occupying a room. Children under 17 and staying with a parent or guardian stay free.


Other Policies

  • A Resort fee of $10.00 per day will be charged for each reservation. Guests are free to enjoy all of the amenities at any By the Sea Resorts property as well as a 10% discount at our restaurants, and other food & beverage outlets.
  • A deposit of one night’s stay is required to reserve any room. The deposit and balance can be paid with cash, credit card, money orders, traveler’s checks or cashier’s checks.
  • All guests are required to provide a major credit card or a cash deposit of $200 upon check-in to place on file for incidentals. Cash deposits will be refunded upon check-out.
  • Reservations must be canceled more than 3 days prior to the arrival date or the deposit of one night’s stay is forfeited. All cancellations are subject to a $25 cancellation fee.
  • No refunds for early departures.
  • Holidays, special event dates, and weekends may require a minimum length of stay.
  • Smoking is prohibited on all By The Sea Resorts properties.


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