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Recent Fort Walton Beach reviews

  • Nice Condo

    "We rely on reviews when booking, and we also have rental units of our own in other states, so I appreciate brutally honest feedback... PROS - Clean beach and pool areas, roomy, nicely decorated, covered parking, nice guys renting chairs and umbrellas on the beach, convenient to workout room and parking deck as well as beach and pool. Master bedroom very quiet at night. The view was best from the master bedroom. Five people can comfortably sit together in the den to watch TV, which worked for us, but extra seating would be nice to stretch out, especially for larger families using the unit. Lots of DVDs were available. Locals are friendly. CONS - Sleepers in other bedrooms were disrupted by people in unit above moving furniture around in the wee hours and doors slamming in the hall. The WiFi signal was very weak - basically worthless. For a consistent signal, we had to stand in the laundry room. The patio furniture looked like yard sale leftovers. I think we were possibly the first renters of the season before a thorough spring cleaning was done. Many cobwebs were apparent under the furniture, around windows, etc., and artificial floral arrangements and plants were coated in dust. Some of the towels and pillows were very worn. Dishes and silverware were adequate, but the silverware could use a serious upgrade since not many pieces were available. Every room had a TV, but they looked dated and the one in the twin bedroom was too tiny to use. The pools were very nice, but not warm enough to use during March. Walking around town wasn't exactly easy since you have to cross 4 lanes of traffic to get to many places, and the area appears rather "depressed", which was unexpected. The parking deck is great, but tough to get luggage up and down steps. OUR FAVORITE AREA RESTAURANTS - *MacGuire's Irish Pub (excellent steaks, wedge salads, etc.) The Donut Hole (great donuts, pastries, pies) Crust Pizzeria (awesome pizza with original local artwork on walls) Crab Trap (great seafood, pasta, and hushpuppies with amazing views of ocean) Callahan's Deli (good subs, excellent service from our Transylvanian waiter) *High Tide (excellent steamed oysters, fried oysters, etc.). *** MacGuire's and High Tide were the runaway favorites all week. GULFARIUM - Exceeded our expectations. Arrived too late for the dolphin show, but the sea lion show was awesome. Enjoyed interacting with the knowledgeable trainers as they fed and played with the animals."
    Guest: Sheryl W. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 2, 2014
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  • Spring break

    "We had a great stay at the Pelican Isle. The room was very nice and very affordable considering we stayed during spring break. We had spectacular views each morning. We used the facilities each night: Hot tub, pool, and grill area. The room was really nice. Our two boys especially enjoyed their own private TV's in the bunk area. We would certainly want to stay here again in the future."
    Guest: James L. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 9, 2014
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  • East Tennessee

    "We enjoyed our trip to Destin West. It is a beautiful place. Hope to do a return visit some day. Lucy was great to work with."
    Guest: Deb Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 7, 2014
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  • Fabulous Stay

    "This condo was perfect. Johnette was awesome to work with. We were only a few steps away from pool/hot tub. Only a few more to the splash pad and then the beach. Also loved the lazy river on the bay side. The condo sleeps 8 easily.We will be booking again next year. The only negative is that we had to leave."
    Guest: Jeff F. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 7, 2014
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Fort Walton Beach Travel Tips

This cozy, beach city along the Emerald Coast is popular for its year-round fishing and well-known as a beach resort community.

The warm subtropical climate gives way to hot and humid summers that last from late May to mid-September. Even the winter weather is on the warm end of the spectrum and is a great place to escape the snow. Most days in Fort Walton Beach are sunny, with a much higher average of sunny days compared to the rest of the country. This hidden gem of a vacation destination is full of family-friendly activities, resorts and attractions.

Things to Do in Fort Walton Beach

- Heritage Park and Cultural Center: This educational and cultural center helps to preserve the history of Fort Walton Beach and the surrounding community. There are several museums throughout the area including the Indian Temple Mound Museum, Fort Walton Temple Mound, Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, Garnier Post Office Museum and Civil War Exhibits. Artifacts at these locations date back to prehistoric times through the Civil War and up to the 1950s.

- Emerald Coast Science Center: This family-friendly attraction boasts a Hall of Life and Under the Hood and Wind Tunnel. There's also the opportunity to touch lightning, see a frozen shadow and watch a skeleton ride a bike. Admission to the center is pocketbook-friendly.

- Emerald Coast Dirt and Vert: If you're into extreme sports, stop by the Emerald Coast Dirt and Vert. This sports facility boasts a 9,000-square-foot skate park and street course, a BMX racing track and Burly BMX/Freestyle dirt jumps.

- Downtown Arts and Entertainment District: you'll find a plethora of antique and collectables shops in the antique district as well as top-notch dining, salons and spas.

Water Activities

- Beaches in Fort Walton Beach: You'll run into no shortage of beaches while visiting Fort Walton Beach. There are a number of spots you can check out including Juana's Beach, Seascape, Navarre Park, Navarre Beach Pier, Miramar Beach, Homeport, Sandestin, Navarre Beach West, Woodlawn Beach and County Park East. When you stop by one of the city's several beaches you can do a little fishing, have fun in the sun, build a sand castle or go for a dip in the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

- Snorkeling and Diving: There are diving and snorkeling adventures to enjoy in Fort Walton Beach. In fact it is one of the top destinations in the world for shelling. The deep water attracts a variety of marine life, but you can also get the chance to explore artificial reefs, wrecks and a limestone shelf.

- Crab Island: A favorite spot among locals is Crab Island where you can partake in jet skiing, parasailing, kite boarding, surfing, water skiing and much more. You can even go on dolphin excursions on waverunners or while parasailing. There's also the chance to take a two-hour narrated glass-bottom boat dolphin cruise.

- Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park: The entire family will have a blast when you visit Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park. There are more than 40 water attractions, three tropical mini golf courses, go-kart tracks and even rides. You can race down water slides, try catching the perfect wave on the Honolulu Half Pipe and get blown away by the "Cyclone," an airplane-like attraction with a 160-foot attached propeller. If you're really a daredevil, try the "Sky Coaster" where you'll hang 100 feet in the air and take a dive toward the ground at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour before swinging back up into the sky.

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