Fort Walton Beach

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Fort Walton Beach which includes a sunset, a hotel and a beach
North Florida's Gulf Coast is a region of outstanding natural beauty, with idyllic beaches and nature walks where you can explore the state’s indigenous past.

With palm trees, white sands, country parks and wildlife trails, Fort Walton Beach is an ideal location for those who love the outdoors. Watch for dolphins, snorkel, take a hike through woods and investigate thousands of years of Native American history.

Visit the biggest draw for Fort Walton Beach: its miles of sea shore. Go to Henderson Beach State Park to swim, sunbathe and observe wildlife. Follow the nature trail through a coastal dune ecosystem and look for migratory birds, reptiles and other animals. During the summer, dolphins and sea turtles can occasionally be seen from the shore. Ride a bike through acres of pine flatwoods at Grayton Beach.

Drive across the Brooks Bridge to lie on the white sands of Okaloosa Island. This stretch of coast is part of Santa Rosa Island. Visit Okaloosa Island Boardwalk to shop, dine or picnic under one of the covered areas.

Away from the sand and sea, Fort Walton Beach has much more to offer. Go to the Indian Temple Mound Museum to see artifacts from 12,000 years of Native American history. Other relics on display are from European explorers, early settlers and local pirates. Gaze in awe at one of the fastest planes ever built, the SR-71 Blackbird. It's viewable at the Air Force Armament Museum along with other aircraft from World War II to the present day. Look at bombs and missiles and play with interactive displays.

Enjoy southern hospitality in the restaurants, bars and cafés of the downtown area. While you are there, browse the shops and flea markets of the Antique District.

Fort Walton Beach is located between Pensacola and Panama City along northern Florida’s Gulf Coast. Reach it by flying into Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. Getting around the city is easy by public transportation, rental car and taxi. For beaches, wildlife and almost year-round sunshine, Fort Walton Beach is a great vacation spot for the whole family.

Seabreeze Inn
Seabreeze Inn
2 out of 5
100 Miracle Strip Parkway SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
The price is £74 per night from 5 Sep to 6 Sep
Stay at this business-friendly motel in Fort Walton Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,000 reviews)
"The property and rooms are clean and as advertised!"

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2022

Seabreeze Inn
The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach
The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach
4 out of 5
Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast, 1500, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
The price is £207 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Fort Walton Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the bar in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,840 reviews)
"Awesome location! Perfect girls trip❤️Can’t wait to go back!!"

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2022

The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach
Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin
Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin
3 out of 5
573 Santa Rosa Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
The price is £161 per night from 29 Aug to 30 Aug
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Fort Walton Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,850 reviews)
"It was a big room"

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2022

Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Island Houseboat
Island Houseboat
3 out of 5
1201 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
The price is £223 per night from 24 Aug to 25 Aug
Stay at this 3-star houseboat in Fort Walton Beach. Enjoy free parking, boat tours on site and a balcony. Our guests praise the comfy beds in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (200 reviews)
"Love watching the rain on the boat . We enjoyed our stay . Definitely will come back"

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2022

Island Houseboat
Destin West Resort by Panhandle Getaways
Destin West Resort by Panhandle Getaways
3.5 out of 5
1326 Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
Stay at this 3.5-star beach condo in Fort Walton Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 7 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the WiFi in their reviews. ...
3.6/5 Good! (29 reviews)
"Nice condo fir a family vacation. Pool and lazy river were great. Beach access with several Options."

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2022

Destin West Resort by Panhandle Getaways
Destin West Vacations
Destin West Vacations
3 out of 5
1320 Miracle Strip Pkwy, SE, Suite #100, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
Stay at this 3-star beach aparthotel in Fort Walton Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 5 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
3.8/5 Good! (140 reviews)
"Beyond nice, friendly, and clean. A ton to do without leaving we will definitely be back"

Reviewed on 18 Apr 2022

Destin West Vacations
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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