Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County in the northwest Florida panhandle, approximately 45 minutes east of Pensacola
. Vacation home rentals, located on Florida's Emerald Coast
, offer 24 miles of pristine white-sand beaches
and green ocean waters stretching along the Gulf of Mexico. Aside from Fort Walton Beach, the towns along the Emerald Coast featuring beachfront vacation rentals include Destin, Niceville, Panama City and Mexico Beach
Fort Walton Beach vacation rental accommodations boast a year-round fishing and beach
resort community. The beautiful white sand beaches steps from apartment rental, condo rental and villa rental accommodation are made up of pure Appalachian quartz
that remains remarkably cool even in the heat of summer, and gives the waters their trademark emerald-green color
by reflecting sunlight back up through the surf. Although the preferred activity, while staying in vacation rental lodging and villas, in this laid back upper Gulf coast is relaxing and doing as little as possible
, visitors also enjoy fishing from Florida’s largest charter boat fleet, sailing in the emerald-flecked surf and sun bronzing on white powdered shores.
Exceptional snorkelling and diving
are possible close inshore due to the underwater 100 Fathom Curve. Pontooning, parasailing, waterskiing, sailing and windsurfing are additional Gulf and Choctawhatchee Bay water escapades in close proximity to apartment rental, condo rental and villa rental accommodation. Discover miles and miles of pure playground
for seeking shells, sun bronzing, sandcastle building and surrendering to sun-drenched solitude. Sprawling shores provide seating for performances by dancing dolphins and sandpipers
, as well as postcard-perfect sunrises and sunsets
over the Gulf.
With exquisite golf opportunities, restaurants, nightlife, shopping and sightseeing, everyone can find something fun things to do in Fort Walton Beach. Florida's Gulfarium
, situated near apartment rentals, condo rentals and villa rentals in Fort Walton Beach, features live marine animal shows including sea lions and dolphins. The Indian Temple Mound Museum and Park
journeys through 10,000 years of over 6,000 ceramic artefacts from four prehistoric tribes and is America’s most extensive collection. For more whimsical fun near vacation rentals, the Emerald Coast Science Center
is a child’s science fantasy, filled with interactive experiences and kid’s educational displays enjoyable for any age.
Vacation rental accommodations in Fort Walton Beach will delight your senses in their spectacular beaches, voted top ten in the country
, the expansive waters of Choctawhatchee Bay and the many renovated beachfront parks. Choose Owner Direct apartment rentals, condo rentals and villa rentals for a cost effective holiday option for families with children or romantic sanctuaries for couples.