In keeping with Panama City's maritime heritage and in support of the boating, fishing, and recreational activity in St. Andrews Bay, we offer the citizens of Bay County, Florida the Panama City Lighthouse. The new lighthouse will serve as a testimonial to the heritage of Panama City and honor the four founding families that settled in Bay County at the turn of the century.

Plans for The Panama City Lighthouse began in 2003, when it was going to be a quaint, utilitarian structure that would honor our community’s history as well as serve as an event shelter with a beacon on top. It was designed after an authentic, historical Florida lighthouse. Now, after more than a decade, the design changed to be a more dramatic, climbable venue!

The location will be immediately behind the old library in an area entitled LIGHTHOUSE POINT. This vertical element will be the “anchor” for the entire Marina redesign.

Click here to read a Panama City News Herald story on the Lighthouse.

We would like to assure everyone who has purchased bricks, cornerstones, and lithographs that their investment represents an integral part of this project, which will be bigger and better than what was first conceived. We believe the people who have invested to this point will be very pleased with the finished product. Our plan is to honor all donations past and present.

To find out more about becoming a part of the legacy, visit our purchase a paver page.