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Located along the shimmering waters of North Florida's Gulf Coast, many of the homes and condos in lovely Ft. Walton are nestled along the ocean, beach or waterfront. Many of the condos are family-friendly, offer internet access, and cable TV. The stunningly beautiful area is a popular tourist destination and is known for its pristine white sand beaches, mesmerizing emerald waters, top-notch golf courses, and much more.
The fine white sands and deep green waters of Fort Walton are famous among beach goers the world over. Those visiting Fort Walton can enjoy a number of free access points to beaches throughout Okaloosa Island. During the summer months, the public beaches are populated by lifeguards who stand on duty and are ready to advise beach goers on beach safety.
Fort Walton is home to a number of wonderful golf courses and challenging holes for either the experienced golf enthusiast or an enthusiastic beginner. Fort Walton's combination of warm year-round temperatures and quality golfing facilities makes the coastal city a popular place for regional golf tournaments. Golfing facilities in Fort Walton include:
There are several shopping and entertainment districts offered in beautiful Fort Walton. The Uptown Shopping District is a popular location for shopping and dining. Well-equipped with over 60 stores and restaurants, those who are visiting are sure to find something that will pique their interest. Additionally, Fort Walton's Downtown is known for its arts and entertainment. The area is also home to a number of unique shops and restaurants. The walkable arts district also offers a number of stores that offer antiques and collectible merchandise.
Fort Walton is a family-friendly destination. Both children and adults alike are able to enjoy the many exciting outdoor activities available to beach goers. Of course, for families who want to spend a little time away from the sand and surf there are also some fantastic family-friendly attractions. Popular family attractions in Fort Walton include:
Fishing is one of the most popular activities in any community along the Gulf Coast of Florida. In Fort Walton, outdoorsmen are able to access charter fishing boats as well as fishing clubs that will help in finding that perfect catch. Those who do not have access to a boat are able to fish from the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier. Additionally, no fishing license is required.
Many people visit Fort Walton in the spring and summer months. During the warmer months of the year, Fort Walton, like much of North Florida's Gulf Coast, maintains an average temperature of approximately 70 degrees Fahrenheit. During the day, temperatures can reach the 90s. However, during the night, the temperature can dip down into the 60s.
Fort Walton, located along Florida's shimmering Emerald Coast is located close to Destin and Panama City. When traveling in your private car, Fort Walton is easy to access by way of the scenic coastal highway US 98. The scenic route has long been adored for its fantastic scenery and drive through charming coastal towns. Only 13 miles from the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, you can easily fly into the area and obtain a rental car.