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 features

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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Fort Walton Beach?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 9,892 vacation rentals near Fort Walton Beach. From 7,473 flats & apartments to 2,237 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Fort Walton Beach are on Vrbo.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Fort Walton Beach?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Fort Walton Beach. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Fort Walton Beach Golf Club: 11,719 vacation rentals
  • Okaloosa Island Pier: 11,670 vacation rentals
  • Fort Walton Beach Park: 11,676 vacation rentals
  • Emerald Coast Convention Center: 11,687 vacation rentals
  • Indian Temple Mound Museum: 11,751 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Flats in Fort Walton Beach?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 7,473 Flats in Fort Walton Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Fort Walton Beach include:

  • Houses: 2,237 rentals available
  • Villas: 83 rentals available
  • Cottages: 70 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Fort Walton Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 8,976 vacation rentals with pool available in Fort Walton Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Explore destinations around Fort Walton Beach

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    Emerald Coast Convention Center
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    Indian Temple Mound Museum
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    Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island
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    Emerald Coast Science Center
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