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Fort Walton Beach and Dreamy Okaloosa Island: The Perfect Destination for Your Next Family Beach Getaway.

Perfect Destination for Family Beach Getaway - Okaloosa Island and Fort Walton Beach

 

Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island are two popular vacation destinations located on the Emerald Coast of the Florida Panhandle. From their beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters to their abundance of outdoor activities and delicious seafood, these two towns have something for everyone. Fort Walton Beach is only 12 minutes from the Destin area and Fort Walton Beach vacation properties. Check out the many beautiful vacation rental options available nearby. 

Fort Walton Beach is a small town with a big beach. The wide, white sand beaches are perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and building sandcastles. The Gulf of Mexico's crystal clear waters are also great for water sports, such as stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and parasailing. And for those who prefer to stay on land, the town has several public parks and playgrounds, as well as a skatepark and a disc golf course.

When it comes to dining and shopping, Fort Walton Beach has plenty to offer. Definitely top of the list is the wide variety of breathtaking views at one of the Fort Walton Beach vacation rentals. Another thing that Fort Walton has no shortage of, the town is home to a number of seafood markets and restaurants that serve up fresh catch daily. You can't leave without trying the famous Destin seafood basket, which includes a variety of seafood served in a basket with fries and hushpuppies. The town also has an endless array of boutique shops and souvenir stores, as well as a weekly farmers' market where you can find local produce and handmade crafts.

Just across the bridge from Fort Walton Beach is Okaloosa Island, a seven-mile barrier island that is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the state. The island's wide, white sand beaches are perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and building sandcastles. And the crystal clear waters are great for snorkeling and scuba diving, with a variety of colorful fish and coral to see.

Okaloosa Island is also home to a number of family-friendly attractions. The Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is a must-see, with dolphin shows, sea lion encounters, and more. The island also has a number of mini golf courses, go-kart tracks, and arcades. And for those looking to relax, the island has several spas and salons where you can get pampered.

When it comes to dining and shopping, Okaloosa Island has plenty to offer. The island is home to a number of seafood restaurants and beach bars, where you can enjoy fresh catch and tropical cocktails. The island also has a number of souvenir shops and beachwear stores, as well as a weekly farmers' market where you can find local produce and handmade crafts.

Overall, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island are two great vacation destinations on the Emerald Coast of the Florida Panhandle. Whether you're looking to relax on the beach, try your hand at water sports, or enjoy some family-friendly activities, these two towns have something for everyone. So pack your sunscreen and book a beautiful Fort Walton vacation rental at Find Rentals so you can wake up to the beautiful beaches of Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island.

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