Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Fort Walton Beach

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Fort Walton Beach. Well known for its dolphin watching, surfing and seafood restaurants, this relaxing city won't disappoint. Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and Eglin Air Force Base are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Fort Walton Beach

Are you searching for attractions to see in the area? Travellers enjoy fun activities like dolphin viewing and fishing. Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Fort Walton Beach a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Wild Willy's Adventure Zone (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Oak Tree Nature Park (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Shalimar Pointe Golf Club (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Fort Walton Beach Golf Club (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)

Seasonal weather in Fort Walton Beach

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Fort Walton Beach

Travellers love Fort Walton Beach for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Fort Walton Beach is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • John Beasley Park (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Fort Walton Beach Park (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Liza Jackson Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Oak Tree Nature Park (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Henderson Beach State Park (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • James Lee Park (11.8 mi / 19 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Fort Walton Beach

Fly into Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional), the closest airport, located 7.2 mi (11.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach), which is 8.1 mi (13 km) away.

Where to stay near Fort Walton Beach?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 9,713 holiday rentals near Fort Walton Beach. From 7,393 Condos/Apartments to 1,594 Houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Fort Walton Beach area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Fort Walton Beach?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Fort Walton Beach:

  • Navarre Beach: 786 holiday homes
  • Dune Allen Beach: 1,377 holiday homes
  • Crystal Beach: 1,302 holiday homes
  • Avalon Beach Estates: 4,269 holiday homes
  • Holiday Isle: 1,913 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Fort Walton Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Fort Walton Beach. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Northwest Florida State College - Fort Walton Beach Campus: 10,166 holiday rentals
  • Liza Jackson Park: 11,622 holiday rentals
  • Towncrest Shopping Center: 11,711 holiday rentals
  • Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum: 11,686 holiday rentals
  • Indian Temple Mound Museum: 11,700 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fort Walton Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Fort Walton Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 7,393 Condos/Apartments in Fort Walton Beach. Our other popular types of Fort Walton Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,594 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 67 holiday houses
  • Villas: 87 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Fort Walton Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 8,605 holiday homes with pool available in Fort Walton Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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