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, Gator Beach 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 of one special ingredient–Southern Hospitality!
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, Mardi Gras on the Island, Musical Echoes, and the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival and Treasure Hunt which is now in its 54th year!
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