Inventoried as State Road 392A, and signed in the field both as SR 392 and SR 392A, the 3.283 mile long highway follows Hutchison Boulevard (Middle Beach Road) in east Panama City Beach. An undivided multi-lane urban arterial, Hutchison Boulevard provides an alternate route to SR 30 along Front Beach Road. The east end connects with Thomas Drive (County Road 392).

CR 392 extends 4.599 miles southeast along Thomas Drive between the Gulf of Mexico and Grand Lagoon to the northward turn at Lower Grand Lagoon. Thomas Drive continues from there across Grand Lagoon as County Road 3031.

Historically North Lagoon Drive, from CR 392 (Thomas Drive) east to CR 3031, was numbered as Florida Secondary 392A. It was redesignated as County Road 3030.


Florida 392A east
Signed here as SR 392, the first confirming marker for SR 392A stands just beyond the separation with SR 30 (Front Beach Road). Photo taken 09/23/09.
A set of flashers operate above the intersection of Middle Beach Road and Clara Avenue. Clara Avenue was formerly CR 30C north to U.S. 98 and south to SR 30 (Front Beach Road). Photo taken 09/23/09.
The succeeding reassurance marker, posted just after Clara Avenue, references SR 392A instead of SR 392. Photo taken 09/23/09.
Middle Beach Road next intersects Alf Coleman Road by Shipwreck Island Waterpart. Alf Coleman Road extends north from Front Beach Road to U.S. 98 and Arnold High School in Panama City Beach. Photo taken 09/23/09.
A confirming marker appears beyond Clara Avenue, alluding to the former status of the north-south road as County Road 30C. Photo taken 09/23/09.
Richard Jackson Boulevard intersects SR 392A (Hutchison Boulevard) at the ensuing traffic light eastbound. Formerly Beckrich Road and CR 3033, the multi-lane arterial leads south to Front Beach Road at the Edgewater Beach Resort and north to the Breakfast Point community. Photo taken 09/23/09.
Hutchison Boulevard advances east from Richard Jackson Boulevard by the Gulf Highlands Beach Resort. Photo taken 09/23/09.
Churchwell Drive provides the next link between SR 392A (Hutchison Boulevard) and CR 30 (Front Beach Road). South Glades Trail ties into the signal with SR 392A from The Glades golf course community to the north. Photo taken 09/23/09.
Clarence Street stems east from a signalized entrance to adjacent big box retail to residential areas just north of SR 30 (Front Beach Road). Photo taken 09/23/09.
Florida 392A meets Front Beach Road again along a commercial strip leading Florida 30 east toward U.S. 98 at the Hathaway Bridge. Photo taken 09/23/09.
Signs for Florida 30 were replaced by 2015 with shields for U.S. 98 Alternate. U.S. 98 Alternate was decommissioned in 2006. It ran along Front Beach Road west through Panama City Beach to Sunnyside and east to U.S. 98 at Thomas Drive. Photo taken 09/23/09.
SR 30 was decommissioned west from SR 392A (Hutchison Boulevard) to Richard Jackson Boulevard in 2016. The state road remains along Front Beach Road east two miles to rejoin U.S. 98 into Panama City. Photo taken 09/23/09.
County Road 392 east
Unmarked at Front Beach Road, County Road 392 (Thomas Drive) curves southward through Signal Hill Golf Course to CR 3030 (North Lagoon Drive). CR 3030 runs along the north side of Grand Lagoon to the CR 3031 portion of Thomas Drive. Photo taken 09/23/09.
Joan Avenue heads south from SR 30 (Front Beach Road) and CR 3030 (North Lagoon Drive) to the subsequent signal along Thomas Drive south. Photo taken 09/23/09.
Thomas Drive progresses southeast along a heavily developed peninsula between Grand Lagoon and the Gulf of Mexico. County Road 392 ends at Lower Grand Lagoon and the northern turn of Thomas Drive onto CR 3031. A separate branch of Thomas Drive spurs from here to St. Andrews State Park as well. Photo taken 09/23/09.
County Road 392 west
County Road 392 (Thomas Drive) shifts northward away from the Gulf front at South Thomas Drive. Passing through Signal Hill Golf Course, Thomas Drive intersects the west end of County Road 3030 (North Lagoon Drive). Photo taken 09/23/09.
Bay County Road 3030 constitutes a 3.34-mile route along North Lagoon Drive southeast back to Thomas Drive along CR 3031. Photo taken 09/23/09.
County Road 392 (Thomas Drive) intersected SR 30 east / CR 30 west (Front Beach Road) and SR 392 (Hutchison Boulevard) west beyond this reverse colored U.S. 98 shield. Photo taken 09/23/09.
Bay County installed the white on black U.S. 98 marker on September 7, 2001. It was replaced after 2011 with a shield for U.S. 98 Alternate. Photo taken 09/23/09.
Florida 392A west
Westbound Florida 392A (Hutchison Boulevard) at Alf Colemand Road (old CR 30H). Photo taken 09/23/09.
SR 392A reassurance marker posted west of Alf Coleman Road. Photo taken 01/16/16.
Clara Avenue (old CR 30C) links Front Beach Road with U.S. 98 (Panama City Beach Parkway) north of the Tapestry Park development. Photo taken 01/16/16.
Continuing west from Clara Avenue along SR 392A (Middle Beach Road). Photo taken 01/16/16.
SR 392A (Middle Beach Road) converges with SR 30 (Front Beach Road) at the Bahama Beach community. Photo taken 10/17/11.
Middle Beach Road seamlessly transitions into Front Beach Road west toward central Panama City Beach. Florida 30 runs along the Gulf front toward Laguna Beach, downgrading to County Road 30 near the west city line. Front Beach Road extends west from there to Sunnyside and U.S. 98 near Powell Lake. Photo taken 10/17/11.
Florida 392A scenes
Clara Avenue north ahead of Florida 392A (Hutchison Boulevard). This shield on this assembly dates from February 9, 1972, while the junction banner is stamped December 9, 1971. Photo taken 01/16/16.
2 photos
2 photos
Alf Coleman Road north at Florida 392 (Hutchison Boulevard). This vintage marker is date stamped July 9, 1973. Photo taken 10/17/11. Second photo taken 09/23/09.



Photo Credits:

  • 09/23/09 by AARoads and Carter Buchanan.
  • 10/17/11 by AARoads.
  • 01/16/16 by AARoads and Jake Bear.

Connect with:
Florida 30
County Road 3030 - North Lagoon Drive
County Road 3031 - Thomas Drive

Page Updated 10-15-2018.