Part A---General Information
Sunnyside is in the northwest section of Florida, 20 miles west of Panama City,
and 83 miles east of Pensacola. It is on the Gilf of Mexico. The elevation
is 25 feet.
U. S. Highway 98 passes through Sunnyside. Coastal Stages and Modern Trailways
provide bus service. Air and rail service is not available.
Bay County had a population of 43,188 in 1945. Sunnyside is an unincorporated
town and its population figures are not reported.
(Based on U. S. Weather Bureau observations at Panama City for a 44-year period,
Sunnyside was selected as a good name for this
top of a hill where there is usually plenty of
town because of its location on
6. Major Sources of Income
Tourist trade in the summer season from June 1
source of income.
to September 1 provides the main
Part B---Recreation and Entertainment
1. Special Events
2. Athletic Events
3. Tourist Clubs
4. Recreational Clubs
5. Civic Organizations
6. Fraternal Organizations
7. Organized Entertainment
8, Recreational Facilities
Surf bathing in the Gulf of Mexico and fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, Philips
Inlet, and many fresh water streams are the main entertainment. There is a
golf course at Lynn Haven, 30 miles from Sunnyside.
Duck, squirrels and dove are found in this section. It is approximately two
miles to unposted hunting grounds. There are no hunting guides or hunting
Salt water pompano, whiting, mackerel, and snapper are caught in the Gulf of
Mexico. Salt water mullet and trout are caught in Powell Lake (Philips Inlet).
Fresh water trout and bream are caught in Pine Log Creek and many other creeks,
There are no fishing guides or fishing camps.
2. Tourist Courts
Sunnyside Beach Cottages, off-season rate $3.50 per day for two persons, $1 for
each additional person, European plan. Off-season is from October 1 to May 1,
In-season rates are $35 per week for one bedroom cottages that accommodate *wo
persons, to $65 per week for two bedroom cottages that accommodate 10 person,
In season the cottages are rented by the week only. It is about one and oln-half
miles to the nearest dining room facilities.
3. Guest Homes
4. Trailer Courts
5. Specialized Eating Places
Old Dutch Tavern
Further information on Sunnyside can be obtained from:
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Panama City Beach, Florida