Posted on 3/5/2019
Nestled in between the best of Panama City Beach and Scenic Highway 30A, Carillon Beach is a gated community that offers so many amenities you may not ever want to leave. Construction on the Carillon Beach neighborhood began in 1991, when architect Lloyd Vogt blended traditional urbanism with historical influences to create a community centered around celebrating the natural beauty around it. Downtown Carillon was further developed in 1998 and provides a place for those in the community to shop, dine, and receive services without having to hop in a car and drive. What used to be a 104-acre parcel of vacant gulf front property has now blossomed into one of the areas most prominent vacation rental neighborhoods.
With the preservation of nature at the forefront of the development plan, there is certainly no shortage of views surrounding the community. The private stretch of beach in front of Carillon has over 3,900 feet of shoreline. Lake Carillon sits to the East at about 13 acres and offers a serene location for bird watching, swimming, yoga, paddle boarding, and kayaking. Lake Powell, the largest of our area's coastal dune lakes, sits to the West and is a rare treasure that is only found in a few locations around the world. Lake Powell is a popular place to spend the day fishing, kayaking, and boating.
In addition to making sure that the natural beauty of the area was highlighted, Vogt knew that he needed to provide modern amenities and touches so that this would become a highly sought after destination year after year.
One of the many stunning amenities offered in Carillon beach is their gulf front pool. While this is just one of three pools available in the community, it's the perfect setting for catching the breathtaking sunsets. Bellview Park pool is a great place for families and those with younger kids because it has an oversized pool and a children's pool, a pavilion, shaded areas, table, and chairs. The Beach Club and Pool is also available and provides a more elegant and sophisticated gathering place.
The athletes of the family will love spending the day shooting hoops at the basketball court, working on their serve on the tennis courts, and throwing the football around on the grassy lawns in Bellview Park. Don't want to skip leg day? Paradise Fitness is a neighborhood gym that offers weekly and daily rates to accommodate whatever your fitness needs are while on vacation.
Take a walk through the neighborhood's pavilions, promenade and village green for a tranquil getaway from the hustle and bustle of being in a vacation town. Want to relax even more on your beach vacation? Salon Baliage and Spa is also located on Market Street and will satisfy all of your senses and leave you primped, pampered, and ready for the week ahead. Two cafes are available for dining including Our Little Beach Cafe, a coffee, breakfast and lunch spot, and The Lake House, which is a bar overlooking the lake. A general store, internet cafe, DVD and book rental store, bike rentals, and more also await you on Market Street.
Conveniently located just outside the community and across the street are Publix grocery, Winn Dixie grocery, a CVS, and gas station. Panama City Beach's Pier Park is about 20 minutes down the road and has shopping, dining, an amusement park, a movie theatre, and more. Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, and all that Scenic Highway 30A have to offer sits just a five-minute drive to the West. Stay at one of our Carillon Beach houses, and you will find yourself so impressed that you might never consider another vacation community again.
Perched on the sugary sand just steps from the beach, Eau Naturale is a magnificent and light-filled Carillon Beach home. This gulf front property has four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms ready to accommodate eight lucky beach lovers. The property features french doors that open up to a private porch overlooking the beautiful beach and large windows facing the gulf so you will be guaranteed stunning views whether you're inside or out.
This beachy hideout is ideally located in the neighborhood to grant easy access to the beach, the basketball courts, the tennis courts, and the swimming pools. Your group of up to 11 can enjoy all of these amenities when you stay in this four bedroom, three and a half bathroom property. Coast Awhile is a comfortable home with beachy accents and porches perfect for winding down with a glass of wine after a fun-filled day at the beach.
If you are looking for a great beach community to make lifelong memories, we definitely suggest considering Carillon Beach. With so much to offer its guests, we understand why visitors stay in Carillon Beach year after year.