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Some properties allow cancellations up to 14 days before arrival. Check the policy before booking.

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-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Fort Walton Beach

Are you searching for attractions to see in the area? Travelers enjoy fun activities like dolphin viewing opportunities and fishing. Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Fort Walton Beach a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 vacation around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 89°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Fort Walton Beach

Travelers 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 center:

  • 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)

Transportation 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 center. 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.

Where to stay around Fort Walton Beach?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 9,294 holiday lettings near Fort Walton Beach. From 6,978 Condos/Apartments to 1,586 Houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Fort Walton Beach area.

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 accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Fort Walton Beach:

  • Crystal Beach: 1,307 holiday homes
  • Holiday Isle: 1,959 holiday homes
  • Frangista Beach: 3,023 holiday homes
  • Baytowne Wharf: 415 holiday homes
  • St. Tropez: 1,294 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Fort Walton Beach?

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

  • Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island: 11,954 holiday lettings
  • Liza Jackson Park: 11,895 holiday lettings
  • Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum: 11,966 holiday lettings
  • Indian Temple Mound Museum: 11,969 holiday lettings
  • Emerald Coast Convention Center: 12,023 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Fort Walton Beach listed on HomeAway 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. HomeAway offers 6,978 Condos/Apartments in Fort Walton Beach. Our other popular types of Fort Walton Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,586 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 66 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 91 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses 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 8,256 holiday homes with pool available in Fort Walton Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Explore destinations around Fort Walton Beach

    Crystal Beach
    1,307 holiday rentals
    Holiday Isle
    1,959 holiday rentals
    Frangista Beach
    3,023 holiday rentals
    Baytowne Wharf
    415 holiday rentals
    St. Tropez
    1,294 holiday rentals
    Dune Allen Beach
    1,405 holiday rentals
    Port of Call
    1,179 holiday rentals
    Laurel Grove
    60 holiday rentals
    Gulf Pines
    1,785 holiday rentals
    Avalon Beach Estates
    4,306 holiday rentals
    Villa Lago
    270 holiday rentals
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    93 holiday rentals
    Magnolia Village
    810 holiday rentals
    Indian Bayou
    1,270 holiday rentals
    Four Mile Village
    1,189 holiday rentals
    Kell-Aire Gardens
    73 holiday rentals
    Caribbean Isle
    173 holiday rentals
    The Vineyard
    122 holiday rentals
    Villages of Crystal Beach
    190 holiday rentals