Beachwalk Cottage: Home comfort steps to the beachRenovated loft-style townhouse located next to Blue Dolphin Beach Walk on Okaloosa Island. Spacious, comfortable and affordable accommodations a few minutes’ walk from sugar-white sand beaches. * Master bedroom upstairs with king-size bed and en suite bathroom * Queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room downstairs * SMART flat-screen TVs on each floor * Fully-equipped kitchen * Washer / dryer upstairs * Half bathroom downstairs * Fenced-in back patio with bistro seating and outdoor shower
Beach HavenAPT 3 BED + 3 BATH (SLEEPS 8) - Across the street from the beach Pavilion Palms is a gated community located on Scenic Gulf Drive and is convenient to the beach, all shopping and restaurants. All 3 bedrooms are composed with their own private bathroom. The living area is furnished with a Queen-Size sleeper sofa and a 46 inch HDTV. The kitchen is fully-equipped and there's a large dining table adjacent to it. Also for your convenience is a secured, private two-car garage and an elevator.
Ocean View @ Sandpiper Cove, NETFLIX includedNewly renovated and beautifully furnished studio with Ocean view at Sandpiper Cove on Destin’s Holiday Island. This condo also comes with free NETFLIX. ***COVID19: Beaches and pools are open. Vacation rental ban is lifted and we are allowed to welcome guests. Please be assured that all surfaces, light switches, remotes and door handles are disinfected properly
This Emerald Coast beach vacation comes with a large scoop of fine white sand, a splash of the clear green Gulf, and a sprinkling of military installations. There are a couple of Air Force bases right on the beach, and the neon-lit “Miracle Strip” (as the highway through Fort Walton Beach is sometimes called) tends to cater to that population. While this isn’t exactly a tourist town, its strip malls, beachfront homes, and waterfront fish shacks have an unpretentious vibe that suits a low-key traveler. Families will appreciate the parks and museums, and outdoor enthusiasts will adore nearby Okaloosa Island for its dreamy beaches, lively boardwalk, and abundant watersports.
About 55 miles west of Panama City Beach and 55 miles east of Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach is mainly served by the Destin–Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS), located less than ten miles outside town. Two other airports, Pensacola International Airport (PNS) and Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP), are also within striking distance, although the latter is 60 miles away. Still, most vacationers arrive from the north by car, cruising down US 123. Alternatively, it’s possible to arrive on the scenic, coastal route, US 98, from the east or the west. You’ll definitely need wheels to get around town, but rental cars, taxis, and rideshares are all viable options. Shuttle and limo services are also plentiful in Fort Walton Beach.
Summers are popular with visitors, and they are also rainy, humid, and hot, with temperatures sometimes creeping into the 90s Fahrenheit. Spring and fall are still pretty warm, with temperatures hovering between the high 60s and low 80s, and not as rainy as the summer, but with fewer visitors. Meanwhile, winters are fairly short and not too cold, with temperatures ranging from the high 30s to the mid 60s. The best months to visit are April and May, when conditions are perfect and summertime crowds have yet to arrive. Regardless of when you’re traveling, be sure to pack your sunscreen, sunglasses, and sunhat. And don’t forget your raincoat in the summertime.
Just across the Choctawhatchee Bay from Fort Walton Beach, this windswept swath of the Gulf Islands National Seashore features sandy dunes and sea oats, gentle waves, and picnic tables. A boat launch offers opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding in the crystal-clear water.
Ideal for wandering, this popular fishing pier extends a quarter-mile into the Gulf of Mexico, and offers rental gear and illuminated night fishing, with redfish, ladyfish, mackerel, and tarpon regularly getting reeled in. The adjacent boardwalk features oyster bars, casual eateries, and fine dining restaurants along with cafes and shops. There’s also a nearby beach with soft sand ready-made for castling.
Perched in Fort Walton Beach’s historic downtown, this small museum contains more than 1,000 Native American artifacts along with interpretive exhibits on Native American and Florida history. Across the street is a large earthen mound built by the Pensacola culture many thousands of years ago.