Fort Walton Beach is a scenic beach destination on the shores of the Florida Gulf Coast. Across the Choctawhatchee Bay from Destin, Florida This classic beach town has museums and parks to explore near powder-white shores!
Located in Florida's beautiful Emerald Coast, Fort Walton Beach house rentals are one of the most frequently sought places to vacation in because of its blend of natural beauty and the variety of places there are to visit and explore in the area. The green waters and soft sands are among the best around. The shop owners and the locals are also very welcoming and known for displaying that Southern hospitality so many of us want to experience!
Fort Walton Beach was originally a prehistoric settlement. The peak of the "Fort Walton Culture" derived from Native American mound building and aspects of the Weeden Culture dates back to between 1100 and 1050 AD. Many historical sites and museums can be found in the area - places like Heritage Park & Cultural Center, which features the Indian Temple Mound Museum, Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, and heading into slightly more "modern" territory, The Civil War Exhibit building.
Aside from its historic value, Fort Walton Beach is famous for its beautiful coastline and for being a deep-sea fishing resort. Visitors and locals alike can be seen lined up along The Osalooka Island Pier hoping to catch Pompano and White Snappers. It goes without saying that the surrounding restaurants attract many a seafood-lover year-round! After grabbing a bite to eat, head on over to the Uptown Shopping District or the Downtown Arts and Entertainment District!
Whether you prefer to just relax by the beach or explore all the city has to offer, the options are endless in this gorgeous beach town. Don't wait any longer and make sure to book your Fort Walton Beach vacation rental through BeachHouse.com today! The "Treasure of the Emerald Coast" awaits.