Fort Walton Beach
Welcome to Fort Walton Beach, a charming community that beckons you with local flavor and southern hospitality. Whether you're assigned to Eglin Air Force Base or seeking a peaceful retirement haven, Fort Walton Beach offers an abundance of opportunities to explore and make this coastal paradise your home.
Downtown Fort Walton Beach offers local flavor and southern hospitality. This community is home to a number of unique owner operated boutique style stores, restaurants and bars. Just minutes away from the beaches on Okaloosa Island by car, foot or bicycle. Looking to discover something great that the entire family can enjoy, Fort Walton Beach offers:
Heritage Park & Cultural Center
The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center includes the Indian Temple Mound Museum, Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, Garnier Post Office Museum, Fort Walton Temple Mound, and the Civil War Exhibit building.
Together these four museums and National Historic Landmark form a cultural center which presents the history of the Fort Walton Beach area from prehistoric times, some 12,000 years ago, the Civil War as it relates to the region, the first school in 1912, and through the close of the post office in the 1950’s.
Emerald Coast Science Center
Located just West of downtown Fort Walton Beach, the science center offers numerous exhibits and hands-on demonstrations including new Robotics exhibits, Hurricane Simulator, SMALLab Learning (sponsored by IMPACT100 of Northwest Florida), live animal kingdom exhibit, and more! For more information about the Emerald Coast Science Center, visit their website.
Air Force Armament Museum
With a collection of over 15,000 artifacts from the early days of aviation warfare armament during World War I through today’s high tech bombs and planes, the armament museum is a must see in the Fort Walton Beach area. For more information about the museum, visit the Air Force Armament Museum.
Emerald Coast Dirt & Vert
The only complete extreme sports facility along the coast in Northwest Florida, Emerald Coast Dirt & Vert includes a 9,000 square foot skatepark/street course, a BMX Racing track, and Burly BMX/Freestyle Dirt Jumps all in one place!
Uptown Shopping District
With over 60 national and local retail stores and restaurants, you are sure to find what you are looking for in the Uptown Shopping District. In addition, the district hosts several major events throughout the year attracting thousands of people.
Downtown Arts & Entertainment District
The downtown area is home to a variety of unique shops and restaurants, Heritage Park & Cultural Center, Emerald Coast Science Center, and much more! Within the downtown area, the antique district contains numerous antique and collectables shops. To see what’s happening downtown this month, visit Downtown FWB.
Featuring two 18 hole miniature golf courses, people of all ages have been having fun at Goofy Golf in Fort Walton Beach for over 50 years! For more information, visit Goofy Golf.
The state parks and local spots offer the sugar white sand of the emerald coast. Fort Walton Beach area would not be complete without visiting America’s Most Beautiful Beaches.
Fort Walton Beach is not just a place to visit; it's a place to call home. Whether you're stationed here temporarily or seeking a forever home, this coastal paradise has something for everyone. Come and explore the possibilities—your new life awaits in Fort Walton Beach. I will be happy to be your tour guide and help you find the perfect home.