Fort Walton Beach Vacation Information
There is no shortage of things to see and do in the Fort
Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island area. Here you can walk along miles and
miles of gleaming, powder-white sand beaches while you quickly forget the
cares and worries of everyday living. Our soft, white sand is sculpted from
Appalachian quartz so pure you’ll be tempted to carry your flip-flops in
hand while you squish your toes in the warm, inviting Gulf waters. All the
while your senses will be awakened by a whole new world of vacation
pleasures on Fort Walton’s fun-loving playground which is enjoyed by sun
worshippers, shell seekers and sandcastle builders. You’ll be just as glad
to know our magnificent beaches are protected by Federal law to ensure that
future generations will be able to enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility
of this unspoiled paradise for years to come.
As beautiful as the surroundings are in this idyllic
Gulf Coast landscape, the long list of local attractions and activities
which you and your family can enjoy while you’re on your Fort Walton
Beach dream vacation is equally impressive! Whether you enjoy boating,
fishing, shopping, golfing, water sports, diving and snorkeling, or
charters and cruises, the choices for recreation in Fort Walton Beach
and Okaloosa Island are almost endless. For starters, there are four
beautiful beachfront parks and six mini-beach parks which feature ADA
accessibility, showers and restrooms. Other family attractions include
the fabulous Gulfarium, America’s second oldest marine park,
where you can view live alligators for free,
Heritage Museum Park and
Cultural Center, and
Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier.
Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park, Lost Lagoon, and Goofy Golf offer more fun for the
whole family! If you’re a nature lover, there’s plenty to keep you
occupied between birding trails, sea turtles and dolphin watching.
Local eateries range from rustic oyster bars to open
air cafes and candlelit restaurants, so there are plenty of restaurants
to choose from to satisfy any taste bud. Fort Walton boasts the largest
variety of fresh Gulf seafood to be found anywhere in the state, fresh
from the harbor docks, so whether you prefer your seafood blackened,
broiled, fried or sautéed, you’ve definitely come to the right place! If
you’re more of a land lubber, there is a wide assortment of eating
places which serve up succulent steaks, burgers and other cuisines too.
Whatever mouth-watering selections you’re looking for, you can expect a
memorable dining experience in the Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island
area, all served up with a heaping dose one special ingredient--Southern
Events and festivals are scheduled in Fort Walton
Beach throughout the year, and there are numerous cultural opportunities
as well such as art exhibits and concerts in the park. Boat shows,
plays, children’s theatre, dinner shows, movie nights, lecture series,
dance competitions, car shows and craft sales are just a small sampling
of the various activities which you can attend while you’re in town.
You’ll also want to be sure not to miss the
Latin Salsa Festival,
Gras on the Island,
Taste of Fort Walton Beach Chamber, and the
Bowlegs Pirate Festival and Treasure Hunt which is now in its 54th year!
Call now to book your next fabulous Fort Walton
Beach, FL vacation at 888-702-2001 or click here to
contact us online.
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