Destination guide

The friendly area of Mary Esther awaits your stay

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Mary Esther. This welcoming city attracts visitors thanks to its seafood restaurants and shopping. Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and Eglin Air Force Base are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around Mary Esther

Do you want to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Mary Esther a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Oak Tree Nature Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Fort Walton Beach Golf Club (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Wild Willy's Adventure Zone (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Shalimar Pointe Golf Club (7 mi / 11.3 km)

Seasonal weather in Mary Esther

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Mary Esther

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Mary Esther is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Oak Tree Nature Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Liza Jackson Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • John Beasley Park (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Fort Walton Beach Park (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Henderson Beach State Park (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park‎ (15 mi / 24.2 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Mary Esther

Fly into Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional), the closest airport, located 9 mi (14.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach), which is 11.7 mi (18.9 km) away.

Where to stay near Mary Esther?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,683 holiday rentals near Mary Esther. From 185 Houses to 2,425 Condos/Apartments, 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 Mary Esther is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Mary Esther?

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 Mary Esther:

  • Crystal Beach: 1,320 holiday homes
  • Avalon Beach Estates: 4,262 holiday homes
  • Holiday Isle: 1,873 holiday homes
  • Emerald Waters Village: 4,191 holiday homes
  • Frangista Beach: 2,968 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 Mary Esther?

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

  • Oak Tree Nature Park: 9,957 holiday rentals
  • Santa Rosa Mall: 10,286 holiday rentals
  • Northwest Florida State College - Ft Walton Beach Campus: 10,025 holiday rentals
  • Eglin Air Force Base: 12,593 holiday rentals
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore: 2,281 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mary Esther 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 Houses in Mary Esther?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 185 Houses in Mary Esther. Our other popular types of Mary Esther holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,425 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 4 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 30 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Mary Esther?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,458 holiday homes with pool available in Mary Esther. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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