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 Ft Walton Beach?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 9,617 holiday rentals near Ft Walton Beach. From 7,387 Condos/Apartments to 1,541 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Ft Walton Beach is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Ft 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 Ft Walton Beach:

  • Dune Allen Beach: 1,356 holiday homes
  • Crystal Beach: 1,304 holiday homes
  • Avalon Beach Estates: 4,129 holiday homes
  • Holiday Isle: 1,861 holiday homes
  • Frangista Beach: 2,939 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 Ft Walton Beach?

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

  • Northwest Florida State College - Ft Walton Beach Campus: 9,858 holiday rentals
  • Liza Jackson Park: 11,402 holiday rentals
  • Towncrest Shopping Center: 2,998 holiday rentals
  • Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum: 11,492 holiday rentals
  • Indian Temple Mound Museum: 11,482 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ft 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 Ft Walton Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 7,387 Condos/Apartments in Ft Walton Beach. Our other popular types of Ft Walton Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,541 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 68 holiday houses
  • Villas: 92 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 Ft Walton Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 8,417 holiday homes with pool available in Ft Walton Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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