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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.

Activities

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)
Weather

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.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Fort Walton Beach?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 9,799 holiday rentals around Fort Walton Beach. From 7,427 flats & apartments to 1,618 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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:

  • Crystal Beach: 1,325 holiday homes
  • Holiday Isle: 1,901 holiday homes
  • Frangista Beach: 3,015 holiday homes
  • Avalon Beach Estates: 4,298 holiday homes
  • Dune Allen Beach: 1,398 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?

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

  • Northwest Florida State College - Fort Walton Beach Campus: 10,137 holiday rentals
  • Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island: 11,674 holiday rentals
  • Okaloosa Island Pier: 11,674 holiday rentals
  • Fort Walton Beach Park: 11,617 holiday rentals
  • Wild Willy's Adventure Zone: 11,674 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fort Walton Beach listed on Stayz 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. Stayz offers 7,427 Condos/Apartments in Fort Walton Beach. Our other popular types of Fort Walton Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,618 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 69 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 450 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas 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 8,643 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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