Salt Water Vacations - Ft. Walton Beach
Set between Destin and Navarre, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida is a city rich in cultural heritage and natural beauty. For those looking to stay right on the beach, Okaloosa Island - a barrier island connected to Ft. Walton beach via Brooks Bridge- offers unparalleled views and proximity to the sparkling Gulf waters. A favorite spot of locals and tourists, this pristine stretch of white sand dunes is a water lover’s paradise encircled by the Choctawhatchee Bay on the north and the Gulf of Mexico on the South.
With roots as a simple beach destination, Okaloosa Island has grown to offer much more than just gorgeous beaches. Accommodations like Destin West Beach & Bay Resort and Island Princess are two of the most popular with repeat guests. Attractions like the Gulfarium, the Okaloosa Island Pier, Wild Willy's Adventure Zone and restaurants at The Boardwalk offer exciting departures from sun bathing at the beach. Volleyball tournaments and water sports rentals are daily diversions along The Boardwalk. Plus, just across Brooks Bridge to the west is the charming Ft. Walton Beach downtown district. Art galleries, an old –fashioned movie theatre and one-of-a-kind boutiques are all within walking distance of each other. Moreover, a visit to the Indian Temple Mound, an ancient Native American temple and museum of artifacts, will round out any vacation with a bit of our nation’s historical culture.