5/5 - Excellent
VickiOct 20, 2019
The Beaches and water are the best around!
With palm trees, white sands, country parks and wildlife trails, Fort Walton Beach is an ideal location for those who love the outdoors. Watch for dolphins, snorkel, take a hike through woods and investigate thousands of years of Native American history.
Visit the biggest draw for Fort Walton Beach: its miles of sea shore. Go to Henderson Beach State Park to swim, sunbathe and observe wildlife. Follow the nature trail through a coastal dune ecosystem and look for migratory birds, reptiles and other animals. During the summer, dolphins and sea turtles can occasionally be seen from the shore. Ride a bike through acres of pine flatwoods at Grayton Beach.
Drive across the Brooks Bridge to lie on the white sands of Okaloosa Island. This stretch of coast is part of Santa Rosa Island. Visit Okaloosa Island Boardwalk to shop, dine or picnic under one of the covered areas.
Away from the sand and sea, Fort Walton Beach has much more to offer. Go to the Indian Temple Mound Museum to see artifacts from 12,000 years of Native American history. Other relics on display are from European explorers, early settlers and local pirates. Gaze in awe at one of the fastest planes ever built, the SR-71 Blackbird. It's viewable at the Air Force Armament Museum along with other aircraft from World War II to the present day. Look at bombs and missiles and play with interactive displays.
Enjoy southern hospitality in the restaurants, bars and cafés of the downtown area. While you are there, browse the shops and flea markets of the Antique District.
Fort Walton Beach is located between Pensacola and Panama City along northern Florida’s Gulf Coast. Reach it by flying into Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. Getting around the city is easy by public transportation, rental car and taxi. For beaches, wildlife and almost year-round sunshine, Fort Walton Beach is a great vacation spot for the whole family.
Beaches, Sea and Dolphins
The family will enjoy a trip to Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, a favorite attraction in Fort Walton Beach. Wander the area's beautiful beaches or simply enjoy one of its seafood restaurants.
If a restful vacation is part of your travel plans, John Beasley Park might be the perfect place to seek out during your trip to Fort Walton Beach. Wander the seaside in this relaxing area.
Discover the fascinating history and culture of Florida’s Pensacola people at this national historic landmark and accompanying museums in Fort Walton Beach.
Board the Crown Jewel at 7am, and fish for a variety of species in the Bay for 2 hours. Then, we'll take a break, head to Crab Island and spend 2 hours relaxing and swimming.
Rise early, board the Kingfisher at dawn, and fish for a variety of species in Choctawhatchee Bay. Captain “Extreme” Eddie Brochin from Ultimate Outdoors TV will be your guide. Up to 2 passengers can fish for 675 dollars total.
We provide a boat with all the safety equipment and life jackets that are needed as well as a full tank of gas. We provide rules and regulations and all the safety equipment that is needed for a fun and safe trip.
Start out at the docks, then a brisk ride out to Crab Island, where you can take in the spectacular scenery and maybe catch a glimpse of the local wildlife before the sun sets. Make a reservation, and I'll meet you at the docks. Say hi to Greta the S
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Destin Harbor, FL 32541-7391 Sailing, dolphin watching, swimming all in Choctawhatchee Bay
Itinerary Come catch enough FISH to feed the family for months on the MATANZA! This Catamaran Hull provides a much more stable, smoother ride than others vessels! Glacier Bay’s boats are know as the Cadillac of the water and you’ll know why after you fish with us! Our boat is equipped with the best fishing equipment and most experienced Captains.
Verified travelerOct 10, 2019
Very clean wide beach with beautifully soft white sand.